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04 Apr 2017

Portugal PM says leftist alliance should continue after 2019 vote

LISBON Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa praised his minority Socialist government's alliance in parliament with the far left and said it would be useful to extend the pact beyond the 2019 election even if he wins an outright majority.

22 Mar 2017

Eurogroup chairman Dijsselbloem refuses to quit over 'xenophobic' remarks

LISBON Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem rejected calls for his resignation led by Portugal's prime minister on Wednesday, but said he regretted comments suggesting southern European countries had squandered their money on "booze and women."

10 Mar 2017

Ex-CIA spy credits Trump for saving her from Italian jail

LISBON A former U.S. spy, newly pardoned by Italy in connection with the CIA kidnap of a terrorism suspect in Milan, has credited President Donald Trump's administration with saving her from an Italian jail.

01 Mar 2017

Ex-CIA spy freed in Portugal, avoids extradition over kidnapping

LISBON A former CIA officer convicted of involvement in the 2003 kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric in Italy was released by authorities in Lisbon, Portugal on Wednesday after winning a last-minute reprieve from extradition.

28 Feb 2017

Italy gives partial pardon to ex-CIA officer, making jail unlikely

ROME/LISBON The Italian president on Tuesday gave a partial pardon to former CIA officer Sabrina de Sousa, convicted in absentia in Italy for involvement in the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric there, the president's office said.

23 Feb 2017

Portugal extraditing ex-CIA officer on condition of new trial - lawyer

LISBON Portugal is likely to extradite former CIA officer Sabrina de Sousa next week to Italy, where she was convicted in absentia for the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric, on condition she is retried, her lawyer said on Thursday.

17 Jan 2017

Portuguese government faces dissent from allies in tax decree vote

LISBON Portugal's president approved a decree on Tuesday cutting the social security tax companies pay on the minimum wage, but parliament looked set to block the measure in a move that could expose cracks in the government's alliance with the far left.

22 Nov 2016

Portugal's judicial makeover - the reform that flattered to deceive?

LISBON When international creditors released Portugal from onerous loan conditions two years ago, they hailed the nation for some major reform achievements - not least, an overhaul of the judiciary.

12 Oct 2016

Portuguese leftists signal they will back budget bill

LISBON The two left-wing allies of Portugal's minority Socialist government signaled on Wednesday they would support the general outlines of a 2017 budget proposal which aims for more deficit cuts, but seek "improvements" before the final vote.

12 Oct 2016

Portuguese leftists signal they will back budget bill

LISBON The two left-wing allies of Portugal's minority Socialist government signaled on Wednesday they would support the general outlines of a 2017 budget proposal which aims for more deficit cuts, but seek "improvements" before the final vote.

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