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From rescue in the Med, to a migrant's life in Portugal

Aug 04, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Portugal is an exception in Europe in that it faces a labor shortage and encourages immigration

Nigerian refugee Debora Osaretin, 22, poses at her apartment in Fundao, central Portugal, on July 9, 2019. In June last year, the Aquarius was one of the first rescue vessels that the Italian government blocked as it closed the country's doors to NGOs picking up migrants from the Mediterranean. After a week at sea, the boat docked in Spain and its 630 passengers were distributed across six countries, with Portugal taking in 19 -- all of whom wound up in Fundao.  PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP

Portugal wildfires '90%' under control

Jul 22, 2019 - 6:24 PM

'Despite a significant effort carried out overnight... 10% of the perimeter of the fire is still active... mainly in hard to reach areas,' Pedro Nunes, the spokesman for Portugal's civil protection force, says

PORTUGAL'S FIREFIGHT. Firefighters are at work to extinguish a wildfire in Cardigos village in Macao, central Portugal on July 21, 2019. Photo by Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP

1,700 firefighters battle Portugal wildfires

Jul 21, 2019 - 1:34 PM

(UPDATED) Some 1,700 firefighters and 400 vehicles are deployed in one of the biggest mobilizations ever seen in the area to fight the blazes in the heavily forested Castelo Branco region

Ronaldo still hungry for more glory with Portugal

Jun 10, 2019 - 2:53 PM

The Juventus superstar helps Portugal seize the inaugural Nations League crown

LOVE FOR NATIONAL TEAM. Cristiano Ronaldo says he still has the same enthusiasm for the national team he had when he was a teenager. File photo from FIFA.com


Rescued migrants allowed to disembark in Malta, go on to Europe – PM

Apr 13, 2019 - 7:52 PM

All 62 migrants on the Alan Kurdi ship will be disembarked and redistributed between Germany, France, Portugal, and Luxembourg

Portugal's bullfighting culture woos kids to boost its audience

Mar 09, 2019 - 9:42 PM

Stalwarts of Portugal's centuries-old bullfighting tradition are reaching out to children, hoping to turn them into future fans, to the dismay of animal rights advocates

An apprentice bullfighter waits to demonstrate his skills during the Bullfighting Day at the Campo Pequeno bullfighting arena in Lisbon on February 23, 2019. The 'Corrida' explained to children, followed by a bloodless show: bullfighters in Portugal are trying to seduce a new audience in order to stop the decline of a culture criticized by animal rights defenders. PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP

Ina Raymundo, Ai-Ai delas Alas bag Best Actress award at film festival in Portugal

Mar 07, 2019 - 3:57 PM

The actresses won for their performances at the 2018 Cinemalaya Film Festival

BEST ACTRESSES. Ai-Ai delas Alas and Ina Raymundo win at the Oporto International Film Festival. File photos by Precious del Valle/Rappler

Transparency International slams 'mysterious' Eurogroup

Feb 05, 2019 - 7:06 PM

'For an institution whose decisions have had an impact on the lives of millions of Europeans, there is much about the Eurogroup that is mysterious,' Transparency International says in its report

IN PHOTOS: World welcomes 2019 with fireworks and festivities

Jan 01, 2019 - 10:29 AM

Here's how the world celebrates the new year

UNITED KINGDOM. Fireworks explode around the London Eye during New Year's celebrations in central London just after midnight on January 1, 2019. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Ronaldo 'not obsessed' by individual trophies

Dec 31, 2018 - 9:36 PM

The Portugal and Juventus superstar has missed on winning the Ballon d'Or and the FIFA and UEFA's player of the year trophies

WE NOT ME. Cristiano Ronaldo says the most important thing is winning "collective trophies." File photo by Jose Jordan


Rappler Marawi docu wins top prize at Asian Digital Media Awards

Nov 09, 2018 - 8:50 AM

The Virtual Reality war documentary wins the Best Use of Online Video award

'Zombie' storm Leslie smashes into Portugal, Spain

Oct 14, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Leslie was dubbed a 'zombie' hurricane as it first formed on September 23, only to meander through the Atlantic Ocean for weeks

Firefighters battle blaze in Portugal national park

Oct 07, 2018 - 7:27 PM

The fire has injured 18 including 9 firefighters

Former model accuses Ronaldo of rape, football star calls it 'fake news'

Oct 02, 2018 - 1:57 AM

Kathryn Mayorga alleges in a lawsuit that she was pressured to sign a nondisclosure agreement to keep the alleged rape secret

TOUGH ACCUSATIONS. Football star Cristiano Ronaldo allegedly anally raped Kathryn Mayorga after she refused to perform oral sex. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP


Deep striker: FIFA World Cup 2018 best scorers

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Check out the top 5 contenders for the Golden Boot award

FRONTUNNER. England's Harry Kane leads the top Golden Boot candidates. Photo by Martin Bernetti/AFP

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Jul 13, 2018 - 12:38 PM

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Portugal parliament approves new gender change law

Jul 13, 2018 - 11:23 AM

Portugal becomes 'the 6th European country to grant the right to self-determination of transgender identity... without the guardianship of a third party and without a diagnosis of identity disruption'

CHANGE. File photo of the Portuguese Parliamnent which passed the 'gender change' law. Photo by Partricia de Melo Moreira/AFP

Cavani optimistic over injury after firing Uruguay into quarterfinals

Jul 01, 2018 - 3:01 PM

The Paris Saint-Germain striker fires all of Uruguay's goals in a 2-1 win over Portugal before hobbling off the pitch with a calf problem

INJURY SCARE. Edinson Cavani had to be helped by Cristiano Ronaldo after suffering an injury late in Uruguay's win over Portugal. Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP


Cristiano Ronaldo tight-lipped on future after World Cup KO

Jul 01, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The Portuguese superstar makes his World Cup exit following a 2-1 loss to Uruguay in the last 16

MUM. Cristiano Ronaldo says it is not the time to talk about his future after Portugal's last 16 exit in the World Cup. File photo from Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP


Uruguay shatters Ronaldo, Portugal’s World Cup hopes

Jul 01, 2018 - 8:05 AM

Brilliant Cavani fires Uruguay into last 8 as Ronaldo dream ends

MATCH HERO. Uruguay's forward Edinson Cavani (left) says it's a 'special day' after scoring a brace to power Uruguay. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Prediksi Uruguay vs Portugal: Adu tajam Suarez vs Ronaldo

Jun 30, 2018 - 11:43 AM

Pelatih Uruguay sudah menyiapkan strategi untuk mematikan pergerakan Ronaldo

Foto dari FIFA.com

Messi, Ronaldo gear up for World Cup knockout phase

Jun 30, 2018 - 10:54 AM

The football rivals are just a win away from setting a blockbuster quarterfinal clash

STAR POWER. Arentina’s Lionel Messi and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo find themselves on the same side of a tough last 16 bracket. Photos by Lluis Gene/AFP

World Cup 2018: The last 16

Jun 29, 2018 - 12:17 PM

Check out how the 16 teams rank ahead of the World Cup's knockout stages

STRONG START. Belgium (in red) downs England, 1-0, in their final group game to join Croatia and Uruguay as the only teams to win all 3 games in the group stage. Photo by Attila Kisbenedek/AFP

World Cup wide open after dramatic group stage

Jun 29, 2018 - 10:11 AM

Croatia stays impressive, Brazil finds its footing, while France and Argentina labor through

CONSISTENCY. Croatian star Luka Modric (right) looks to lead the way again in the last 16 after Croatia’s impressive run in the group stage. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

World Cup allows Iranian women to score spots in the stands

Jun 26, 2018 - 4:47 PM

Many Iranian clerics oppose women attending football matches, saying they must be protected from the masculine atmosphere

OPEN DOORS. It is another step forward to gender equality as Iranian women were finally allowed to watch Iran's match against Portugal at Azadi stadium in Tehran. Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

Messi's Argentina has a shot at World Cup redemption

Jun 26, 2018 - 3:26 PM

If Argentina beats Nigeria and Iceland fails to win against Croatia, they will go through to the last 16. If Iceland wins, it will be time to get the calculators out.

NOT OVER. Lionel Messi and the rest of the Argentina squad look to clinch their first World Cup win over Nigeria.

Portugal and Spain reach World Cup last 16 on high drama

Jun 26, 2018 - 10:28 AM

Calls confirmed by the video assistant referee (VAR) rescue Portugal and Spain's campaigns

CONTROVERSIAL. Portugal's star forward Cristiano Ronaldo ends up at the heart of a series of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) incidents against Iran. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Uruguay, Russia reach World Cup knockout phase

Jun 21, 2018 - 10:43 AM

Luis Suarez scores the winner on his 100th international appearance to send Uruguay into last 16 with host Russia

BACK AT IT. Luis Suarez (left) and Uruguay secure a berth in the knockout stage after downing Yasser Al-Shahrani and Saudi Arabia in their Group A match. Photo by Pascal Guyot/AFP

Ronaldo delivers again as Portugal boots out Morocco

Jun 20, 2018 - 10:30 PM

The football superstar scores in the 4th minute as Portugal tears apart Morocco's early game plan

FLYING HIGH. Cristiano Ronaldo leads all scorers in the 2018 World Cup as the Portugal star nets his 4th goal of the tournament. Photo by Francisco Leong/AFP

Ronaldo seeks encore against 'battle-hardened' Morocco

Jun 19, 2018 - 4:45 PM

It will be just the second meeting between the two countries, after Morocco beat Portugal 3-1 in the group stage in 1986

MOMENTUM. Cristiano Ronaldo is looking to continue his scoring momentum to reach the round of 16. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

World Cup duel: Ronaldo 1 - Messi 0

Jun 17, 2018 - 12:01 PM

Ronaldo revels after dramatic hat-trick as Messi misses in the first round of the global football showcase

ETERNAL RIVALS. Who’s better? The never-ending debate pitting superstars Lionel Messi of Argentina (left) and Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal continues. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

Ronaldo hat-trick steals show as Portugal and Spain draw classic

Jun 16, 2018 - 7:07 AM

After only 3 goals in the last 3 World Cups, Cristiano Ronaldo doubles his tournament tally in one night

INCREDIBLE. Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his hat-trick during the 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Portugal and Spain. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Shell-shocked Spain faces Portugal in early World Cup treat

Jun 15, 2018 - 3:42 PM

The highly anticipated football showdown features a confident Portugal vying to take advantage of a Spain side reeling from the surprise sacking of its coach

BLOCKBUSTER DUEL. Sergio Ramos (left) and 2010 World Cup winners Spain battle Cristiano Ronaldo and European champions Portugal in their first Group B fixture in Sochi. Photos by Franck Fife and Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

5 potential breakout World Cup stars

Jun 15, 2018 - 3:15 AM

The new generation of football talents look to impress in the sport's biggest stage

YOUNG SENSATIONS. Expect spectacular outings from rising stars (from left) Mexico’s Hirving Lozano, Portugal’s Goncalo Guedes, Germany’s Timo Werner, Iran’s Sardar Azmoun, and Morocco’s Hakim Ziyech. Photos by AFP (Lozano, Werner) and Shutterstock (Gueddes, Azmoun, Ziyech)

FIFA World Cup 2018: 5 potential group stage highlights

Jun 14, 2018 - 11:31 AM

From Spain's sudden sacking of its coach to Egypt star Salah's doubtful return, here are some moments to look out for in the global football showpiece

CHAOTIC. Andres Iniesta (left), Cesar Azpilicueta and the Spanish players try to stay focused even as training gets thrown into turmoil after coach Julen Lopetegui got fired on the eve of the World Cup. Photo by Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP

Duel terakhir di pentas tertinggi

Jun 13, 2018 - 4:01 PM

Piala dunia 2018 menghadirkan peluang duel terakhir antara Cristiano Ronaldo dan Lionel Messi

DUEL. Piala Dunia 208 menghadirkan peluang lahirnya duel terakhir antara Messi dan Ronaldo di pentas tertinggi. Ilustrasi oleh Rappler Indonesia

Menanti keajaiban sang penerus 'El Comandante'

Jun 04, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Di Piala Dunia, Cristiano Ronaldo bakal bermain berdampingan dengan Goncalo Guedes, pemain muda Portugal yang digadang-gadang menggantikan perannya di timnas

KECEPATAN. Kecepatan menjadi salah satu senjata pamungkas Guedes saat bermain di Valencia. Foto instagram @goncalo_guedes15

Rappler stories on Marawi, incest are finalists in prestigious SOPA Awards

May 16, 2018 - 8:52 PM

Rappler is a finalist in two categories of the Society of Publishers in Asia Awards: 'Excellence in Reporting on Women's Issues' and 'Excellence in Journalistic Innovation'

FINALIST. The Marawi team that worked on the VR/360 video, which earned a SOPA finalist nod. Photo from Rappler

Ronaldo's last-gasp two-goal show steals Salah limelight

Mar 24, 2018 - 11:14 AM

Mohammed Salah had a 1-0 lead until Ronaldo bested him during stoppage time

LAST GASP. Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his second goal during the international friendly football match between Portugal and Egypt at Letzigrund stadium in Zurich on March 23, 2018. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Ronaldo: Orang tak peduli garis 'start', hanya hasil akhir

Dec 09, 2017 - 11:03 AM

"Saya adalah pemain terbaik dalam sejarah sepak bola dunia".

RACE TO 7. Cristiano Ronaldo earns his 5th Men's Player of the Year award but he wants 7 of that. Photo by Philippe Marcou/AFP

World Cup draw throws up Spain, Portugal showdown

Dec 02, 2017 - 12:43 PM

This may be the last chance for world football stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to win a title in the World Cup

FINAL DRAW. Spain and Portugal are pitted against each other in Group B.

Wildfire toll hits 41 in Portugal and Spain but rain brings respite

Oct 17, 2017 - 11:02 PM

Portugal's civil protection agency says the 15 biggest fires, which had raged through the center and the north of the country, had been brought under control. In Spain, the death toll rises to 4 from the fires.

PORTUGAL WILDFIRES. Firefighters inspect a burnt house in Lufreu near Penacova following wildfires on October 17, 2017. Photo by Francisco Leong/AFP

30 killed as wildfires rage in Portugal and Spain

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:07 PM

(UPDATED) The recent fires have been caused by 'higher than average temperatures for the season and the cumulative effect of drought, which has been felt since the start of the year'

FIGHTING THE FLAMES. Firefighters and civilians attempt to subdue wildfire flames in Vigo, northwestern Spain, October 15, 2017. Miguel Riopa/AFP

Kalahkan Portugal, Cile melaju ke final Piala Konfederasi

Jun 29, 2017 - 9:27 AM

Claudio Bravo menggagalkan tiga tendangan penalti berturut turut

Penjaga gawang Cile Claudio Bravo tampil gemilang saat timnya menekuk Portugal di laga semifinal Piala Konfederasi, Kamis (29/6). Foto diambil dari @LaRoja/Twitter

The week in photos: June 17-23, 2017

Jun 24, 2017 - 7:18 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Afghan refugee women wait to scan their eyes at the UNHCR registration center in Peshawar, Pakistan on June 19, 2017 ahead of the World Refugee Day. Photo by Abdul Majeed/AFP

Main forest fires in Portugal under control

Jun 22, 2017 - 5:36 PM

Civil protection official Carlos Tavares says the fire in Gois affected 20 000 hectares The firefighting effort involves nearly 2 400 firemen and water bombing planes

Ronaldo sets aside off-field problems in Portugal win

Jun 22, 2017 - 2:46 PM

Concerns over tax accusations and his future with Real Madrid had no bearing as Ronaldo s goal gives Portugal a 1 0 victory over Russia

ON TARGET. Ronaldo showed no signs of trouble with his ongoing drama off the field in a win over Russia. Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP

Questions over fire response as Portugal battles blaze

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:19 PM

As water bombing planes make regular passes over the flames there were growing questions as to whether the response to the disaster could have been better

A wildfire is reflected in a stream at Penela, Coimbra, central Portugal, on June 18, 2017.  A wildfire in central Portugal killed at least 25 people and injured 16 others, most of them burning to death in their cars, the government said on June 18, 2017. AFP PHOTO / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA

'Portugal weeps' as deadly forest fire rages

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:08 AM

Many victims were burnt as they were trapped in their cars around the epicenter of the blaze in Pedrogao Grande in what is the deadliest such disaster in Portugal s recent history

ON DUTY. Firefighters and soldiers work to extinguish a wildfire in Carvalho, next to Pampilhosa da Serra, on June 19, 2017. Miguel Riopa/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 19, 2017

Jun 19, 2017 - 10:20 AM

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