Luis Figo drops out of FIFA election, cites corruption

LISBON, Portugal - Calling FIFA a dictatorship under Sepp Blatter, presidential candidate Luis Figo dropped out of the election race...

Lisbon easy on the eyes -- and wallet

LISBON, Portugal --- Lisbon is not only one of Europe's cheapest and sunniest capitals; it's...the Tejo) as it rolls toward the Atlantic. The most memorable Lisbon experiences can be absolutely free: strolling beneath freshly laundered...

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Portuguese bank fears rekindle euro market tension

LISBON, Portugal - Worries over the health of Portugal's biggest bank on Thursday...suspended after a precipitous fall of more than 17 percent, dragging the Lisbon stock exchange down by 4.2 percent and pushing up the yield on Portugal's...

Intracity rivals will square off for Champions League title

LISBON, Portugal - For Atletico Madrid, the only thing in the way of the greatest...intracity Champions League final in history, with the match to be played in Lisbon.Real Madrid is the competition's most successful club and bidding to end...

Real Madrid roars back to beat rival Atletico in Champions League Final

LISBON, Portugal - Real Madrid broke down Atletico Madrid's resistance in extra time to win the Champions League Final 4-1 on Saturday...

European vacation as much as 25 percent cheaper because of euro

LISBON, Portugal - Vacations in Europe have a new attraction: the euro's steep drop in value is making the continent cheaper for tourists...

A small victory for fliers: summer domestic fares fall $2.01

...destination. Overall fares are down but it will cost more this summer to fly to cities like Amsterdam; London; Budapest, Hungary; Lisbon, Portugal; Frankfurt, Germany or Reykjavik, Iceland.Prices are coming down because airlines are now saving billions of...

Saramago wins Nobel literature prize

LISBON, Portugal -- Portuguese novelist Jose...poor family in Azinhaga, a small town near Lisbon. He never finished university but continued...In the 1989 The History of the Siege of Lisbon, a Lisbon proofreader mischievously inserts...

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Sampras beats Safin at Masters Cup

LISBON, Portugal -- Making no secret he was out for revenge, Pete Sampras showed...said Sampras, who didn't play a match between the U.S. Open final and Lisbon. Attacking Safin's second serve, Sampras broke for a 3-2 lead in the...

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Euro should provide better play than Cup

LISBON, Portugal - The display of talent is daunting. There's David Beckham of...Steven Gerrard and Paul Scholes can all recapture their form. Two games in Lisbon - France-England and Germany-Netherlands - will also be good tests of...

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