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PHOTOS: A Secret Hotel In Lisbon

Sivan Askayo | Posted 09.18.2012 | Travel
Sivan Askayo

A chance encounter in a coffee shop led me to one of the most veiled secrets in Lisbon, and the history of the place is the story of Portugal itself.

PHOTOS: Celebrating The Start Of Summer In Portugal

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 07.17.2012 | Travel
Olivia Katrandjian

The first of several saints days celebrated in Portugal, it marks the beginning of the city's many summer festivals.

Opening Doors With Art In Madeira, Portugal

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 07.13.2012 | Travel
Olivia Katrandjian

Two years ago, José Maria Montero had an idea -- to have artists paint the deteriorating doors of abandoned shops and homes.

Latin America Wants Drug Peace; Washington Demands More War

Doug Bandow | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The Drug War is over. The U.S. government hasn't stopped arresting people for using pot and other illicit substances. But no one seriously believes Washington is going to "win," whatever that means.

Portugal Is Everything You Expected And Much More

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.11.2012 | Travel
Elysabeth Alfano

There were certainly things that I expected to see and experience while traveling in Portugal ---- seafood, beaches, old churches -- but, for every expectation fulfilled, a surprise cropped up.

What Being A City Of Culture Could Mean For Guimarães, Portugal

Mehdy Ghannad | Posted 09.10.2012 | World
Mehdy Ghannad

With an unemployment rate hovering around 15% and with an ever-growing debt-to-GDP ratio, Portugal is in dire need of financial assistance to resuscitate its economy. Could tourism be the silver bullet?

LIVE: Portugal vs. Spain

AP | Posted 08.27.2012 | Sports

WARSAW, Poland — Spain beat Portugal 4-2 in a penalty shootout on Wednesday to reach the final of Euro 2012. The match ended 0-0 after extra-tim...

LIVE: Euro 2012 Quarterfinal

AP | JACK BEZANTS | Posted 08.21.2012 | Sports

WARSAW, Poland — In the first quarterfinal at Euro 2012, Portugal beat the Czech Republic 1-0 on Thursday. Here is a running account of the acti...

Soccer Soothes Countries In Crisis

AP | MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS and DAVID RISING | Posted 06.20.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Chancellor Angela Merkel watched Germany weather the storm and emerge with flying colors, while other European countries simply flou...

US Less Peaceful Than Other Wealthy Countries

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 08.19.2012 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

The major components in America's poor rating are its high incarceration rate, high potential for terrorist attacks, access to weapons and disrespect for human life.

KICKTV'S Euro Trip 2012: Portugal's Biggest Fan Is Awesome and Will Get You Drunk

Jimmy Conrad | Posted 06.18.2012 | Sports
Jimmy Conrad

2012-06-18-carlos.jpgHis name is Carlos, he is Portuguese, he has a van, and he is awesome.

Marie Antoinette Gets a Royal Makeover at the Chateau Versailles

Kisa Lala | Posted 08.18.2012 | Arts
Kisa Lala

Joana Vasconcelos - Lilicoptère at the Chateau de Versailles, 2012 Photo: Kisa Lala The Château de Versailles was aflame with the fanfare Marie An...

Showing Underwear Cost Him $126,000

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business

His goal was to ambush-market during the Euro Cup, but soccer star Nicklas Bendtner will pay a steep price. Denmark's Bendtner has been fined 100,0...

Ronaldo Leads Portugal To Quarterfinals

AP | BARRY HATTON | Posted 08.17.2012 | Sports

KHARKIV, Ukraine — Cristiano Ronaldo's smile and swagger were back, and so was his scoring touch. The Real Madrid forward finally found the for...

An Ugly New High In Spain

AP | HAROLD HECKLE and ALAN CLENDENNING | Posted 08.14.2012 | Business

MADRID — Spain's borrowing costs broke through another record Thursday after a credit ratings agency downgraded the country's ability to pay dow...

Late Goal Lifts Portugal Over Denmark

AP | BARRY HATTON | Posted 08.13.2012 | Sports

LVIV, Ukraine — Underperforming Portugal finally got a win. Underperforming Cristiano Ronaldo wasn't much help. After a miserable run of four g...

In an Emotionless World, There Is Still Fado

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 08.13.2012 | Home
Elysabeth Alfano

I have just returned from two weeks in Portugal where I swooned my way through the country on the deep, visceral, longing songs of Fado.

LIVE: Denmark vs. Portugal

AP | JACK BEZANTS | Posted 08.13.2012 | Sports

WARSAW, Poland -- Portugal plays Denmark in Lviv, Ukraine in their second Group B match at the European Championship. Here is a running account of ...

Spain Lifts Ban on Hooker Advertising

Tony Phillips | Posted 08.12.2012 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

Those seem like sound ideas to me, but they might be beyond the reach of the various governments in those countries where, much to the chagrin of the European Central Bank, citizens do still have the right to vote.

PHOTOS: Old-Fashioned And New-Fangled Photographs Of Portugal And Spain

Sofia Verzbolovskis | Posted 07.22.2012 | Travel
Sofia Verzbolovskis

We drove west from San Sebastian scaled the mountains of Cantabria then descended through Asturias on the way to the Galician coast. Finally, we hopped a train for Portugal.

How to Navigate Markets Through the Euro-Zone Turmoil

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

As the euro zone crisis intensifies and global markets reflect investor concerns, we ask ourselves, is a Greek exit from the euro on its way? Preparations have already begun to protect shareholder interest.

Mexico City: High Art in Thin Air

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 07.16.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Capital Soars with Huge New International Street Art Murals An Amazing Week in DF with Interesni Kazki, El Mac, Saner, Sego, Roa, Herakut, Vhils, and...

Economic Crisis, the "PIGS" and the European "Animal Farm"

Panagiotis Roilos | Posted 05.12.2012 | World
Panagiotis Roilos

According to René Girard, in periods of collective crisis the phenomenon of scapegoating flourishes. Today, the notorious "PIGS" (Portugal, Ireland or Italy, Greece, Spain), have become those animalized, "criminal" scapegoats.

Spain Celebrates Protest With Protests

AP | ALAN CLENDENNING | Posted 07.12.2012 | Business

MADRID — At least 100,000 Spaniards angered by grim economic prospects and the political handling of the international financial crisis turned o...

Some Pets 'Catch' Yawns From Humans, Study Suggests

| Zuberoa Marcos | Posted 05.08.2012 | Science

Yawn next to your dog, and she may do the same. Though it seems simple, this contagious behavior is actually quite remarkable: Only a few animals do i...