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The Belgium international is keen on a move to the Premier League

Viana: 'England wasn't easy. I had difficulties adapting'

Hugo Viana returns to these shores tonight with Braga hoping to erase memories of a hard time at Newcastle

Taste the tipple of kings...and Fidel

Portugal - This hotel overlooking Porto is perfect for wine lovers. It has an Iberian heart with an English accent, writes Sarah Donnelly

48 Hours In: Porto

Portugal's majestic 'City of Bridges' offers formidable waterside views – and lots more to whet the appetite, writes Chris Gibson

UK sailors missing off coast of Portugal

The search continues today for two Britons whose sailing boat was capsized by a large wave off the coast of Portugal.

Henry silence only adds to Hodgson's agony and state of crisis at Anfield

Liverpool hierarchy urged to make intentions clear as speculation increases over possible replacement for beleaguered manager

Anderson signs new Manchester United deal

Brazilian midfielder Anderson has extended his Manchester United contract until June 2015.

Winter magic in Madeira

As Britain faces another big freeze, Portugal's beautiful Atlantic outpost provides a tempting escape. Emma Gregg gets set for fireworks and festivities

UK 'developed case on McCanns'

British police are alleged to have helped "develop" evidence against the parents of Madeleine McCann as they were investigated by Portuguese authorities looking into their daughter's disappearance, according to cables published by WikiLeaks.

Guardiola says Mourinho is 'best in the world'

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has described Real Madrid compatriot Jose Mourinho as the 'best in the world'.

Sousa Mendes saved more lives than Schindler so why isn't he a household name too?

With the Nazi invasion of France came an order from Portugal that no Jews or dissidents be granted passage. But one man stood tall against the decree – and in issuing visas for 30,000 people, Aristides de Sousa Mendes was to risk everything. Seventy years on, the people whose lives he saved are battling to restore his honour...

Best Poems on the Underground, ed Gerard Benson, Judith Chernaik, Cicely Herbert

What is great about the Poems on the Underground project is that it doesn't demand high commitment from the reader. The poems are short, easy to read, and the range is so wide and eclectic that if you don't like or get one poem, you'll be likely to like or get the next. This latest edition to collect the 300 "best" poems used for the project captures that spirit perfectly.

Mourinho plays down England talk

Jose Mourinho appears to have ruled out ever becoming England manager by claiming only Englishmen should be appointed to the role.

Wenger bemoans Bolton's 'bad' tackling as Arsenal limp into battle

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal begin their Champions League journey tonight aiming to go all the way to the final, which geographically is no distance – "Wembley is only six miles," as the manager said yesterday before conceding, "but unfortunately that is a long way." The trip will be made increasingly difficult if Arsenal maintain their current rate of picking up injuries en route.

Iberian World Cup bid to receive positive report

The joint Spanish-Portuguese bid to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup is to receive a "very positive" report from the FIFA delegation following this week's visit to the Iberian countries, inspection team leader Harold Mayne-Nicholls said.

Mourinho looks to calm expectations

Jose Mourinho has warned Real Madrid fans not to expect miracles from him, telling them: "I'm not Harry Potter."

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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003