Madeleine's father returns to Portugal to continue search

Madeleine's father returns to Portugal to continue searchLisbon - Gerry McCann, the father of missing British toddler Madeleine, has returned to Portugal one-and-a-half years after her disappearance to continue the search for his daughter.

McCann, 40, told Portuguese journalists late Tuesday he returned to speak to his legal team and to develop new strategies to rekindle the search for Madeleine.

He said that he hoped to find his daughter until her birthday in May. McCann came to Portugal for the first time since returning to Britain in September 2007.

World's oldest person dies at 115

World's oldest person dies at 115Lisbon  - The world's oldest person, Maria de Jesus, died Friday at the age of 115 in a hospital in the Portuguese community of Corujo near the city of Tomar.

She held the Guinness world record for just a month after the death of American Edna Parker.

De Jesus, born September 10, 1983, had never left the small town where she was born and completely avoided both alcohol and coffee, relatives told local media.

Her husband, Jose, died 58 years ago, when she was 57 years old. She had six children, 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Guinea Bissau alleged coup leader detained

Portugal's new security laws blasted as "totalitarian"  Lisbon- Guinea Bissau security forces have detained five soldiers suspected of attacking the residence of President Joao Bernardo "Nino" Vieira, including their leader, Portuguese media quoted a police spokesman as saying Monday.

The government earlier described the attack as a coup attempt which was defeated by the army.

Former head of bankrupt Portuguese bank taken into custody

Portugal sees Obama as an "opportunity for change"

Lisbon, PortugalLisbon - Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates on Wednesday described US

Eight presidents leave Iberian-American Summit before closing

Eight presidents leave Iberian-American Summit before closing San Salvador - Eight presidents left the Iberian American Summit in San Salvador before it closed Friday, in a mass escape that made the gathering's last day lacklustre.

Between midday Thursday and early Friday, the leaders of Brazil, Nicaragua, Argentina, Panama, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and the Dominican Republic left the Salvadorian capital. The presidents of Venezuela, Cuba and Uruguay directly skipped the summit.