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Germany calls Greek conspiracy remarks 'foul play', Commission mediating

BRUSSELS - The European Commission said it was seeking to maintain EU unity after Greece accused Spain and Portugal of conspiring against it, triggering complaints from Madrid and Lisbon and a charge of "foul play" from Berlin.

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Spanish PM hits back at Greek accusation of anti-Athens 'axis' 01 Mar 2015

ATHENS/MADRID - Spain's centre-right Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy hit back on Sunday against accusations from Greece's leftist premier that Spain and Portugal had led a conservative conspiracy to topple his anti-austerity government.

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Greek PM accuses Spain, Portugal of anti-Athens 'axis' 28 Feb 2015

ATHENS - Greece's leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused Spain and Portugal on Saturday of leading a conservative conspiracy to topple his anti-austerity government, saying they feared their own radical forces before elections this year.

Opposition leader in pre-election hot water for lauding Portugal's progress 26 Feb 2015

LISBON, Feb 26 - Portugal's main opposition Socialist candidate for prime minister has drawn criticism within his party and ridicule by the ruling coalition after lauding the country's progress over the past four years - none of it under the Socialists.

GRAPHIC-Portugal may be the big winner of ECB bond-buying 24 Feb 2015

LONDON, Feb 24 - Portugal's government debt market is likely to benefit more than any other in the euro zone from the European Central Bank's bond-buying programme that starts next month.

Portugal PM says against loans for Greece if no clear obligations 20 Feb 2015

LISBON - Portugal considers it unacceptable for Europe to keep providing Greece with funding if Athens does not assume any obligations, Portugal's Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho said, adding that Greece is unlikely to avoid a third assistance package.

RPT-UPDATE 1-Bank of Portugal, Goldman gear up for legal battle over bank loan 17 Feb 2015

LISBON, Feb 17 - The Bank of Portugal on Tuesday stuck to a decision to keep a loan linked to Goldman Sachs in a "bad bank" carved out after the rescue of Banco Espirito Santo (BES), putting the central bank and Goldman Sachs on course for a legal battle.

UPDATE 1-Bank of Portugal, Goldman gear up for legal battle over bank loan 17 Feb 2015

LISBON, Feb 17 - The Bank of Portugal on Tuesday stuck to a decision to keep a loan linked to Goldman Sachs in a "bad bank" carved out after the rescue of Banco Espirito Santo (BES), putting the central bank and Goldman Sachs on course for a legal battle.

Bank of Portugal keeps 15 potential bidders in race for Novo Banco 16 Feb 2015

LISBON, Feb 16 - The Bank of Portugal has trimmed down the list of potential bidders for Novo Banco - the successor to Banco Espirito Santo after a state rescue - saying that 15 out of 17 institutions that had expressed interest in the sale met its requirements.

Post-bailout Portugal shrugs off Greek contagion risks 12 Feb 2015

LISBON - Portugal has largely assuaged fears it is the euro zone's weakest link after Greece, although it could still be stung if a confrontation between the left-wing government in Athens and European creditors ends in "Grexit".

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Knife-wielding attacker slashes face of U.S. ambassador in South Korea

SEOUL - U.S. ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was slashed in the face by a Korean nationalist but was not seriously hurt during an attack at a breakfast forum held in the capital on Thursday to discuss Korean reunification, police and witnesses said.