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Monfils cruises into second round in Toronto

TORONTO A confident Gael Monfils, fresh off his tournament win in Washington, cruised by Portugal's Joao Sousa 6-3 6-3 on Tuesday to ease into the second round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

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EU may fine Spain, Portugal for deficits, give more time to cut them 26 Jul 2016

BRUSSELS The European Commission is likely to propose on Wednesday to fine Spain and Portugal for not effectively cutting their budget deficits and to give them new, longer deadlines to reduce their shortfalls to EU limits.

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Keen to avoid sanctions, Portugal unveils backstop for fiscal goal 18 Jul 2016

LISBON Portugal has a budget cushion worth 0.3 percent of GDP to guarantee that this year's fiscal commitments are met, the government told the European Commission on Monday as it seeks to convince Brussels not to impose sanctions over its 2015 deficit.

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Portugal protests against LSE-Deutsche Boerse merger 13 Jul 2016

LISBON/PARIS Portugal has asked Europe's antitrust chief to take action to prevent a merged Deutsche Boerse and London Stock Exchange becoming so dominant that it would make access to finance more difficult.

Portugal protests against LSE-Deutsche Boerse merger 13 Jul 2016

LISBON/PARIS, July 13 Portugal has asked Europe's antitrust chief to take action to prevent a merged Deutsche Boerse and London Stock Exchange becoming so dominant that it would make access to finance more difficult.

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EU's Moscovici says Portugal, Spain fines could be set at zero 13 Jul 2016

PARIS European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Wednesday Spain and Portugal could see possible fines for breaching budget deficit rules set at zero if they provide sufficient guarantees that they are reining in spending.

EU states back deficit sanction procedure for Spain, Portugal 12 Jul 2016

BRUSSELS European Union finance ministers endorsed on Tuesday a deficit sanction procedure for Spain and Portugal, paving the way for the EU executive to propose possible fines in the next 20 days.

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French finance minister says Portugal doesn't deserve EU deficit sanction 11 Jul 2016

PARIS Portugal does not deserve to be penalised by the European Union for missing fiscal targets, having made a huge effort to rein in its public finances, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Monday.

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OECD: EU sanctions on Portugal, Spain is 'last thing we need' 08 Jul 2016

LISBON OECD chief Angel Gurria on Friday urged the European Commission not to apply sanctions on Portugal and Spain for overshooting their budget deficit goals, saying it was the "the last thing we need" as Europe grapples with Brexit and other challenges.

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Brexit opens up bank fault line from Milan to Lisbon 07 Jul 2016

FRANKFURT/LISBON The ripples from Britain's decision to leave the European Union have spread across Europe to its southwestern edge, where Portugal is quietly struggling to contain a banking crisis.

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Islamists attack French church, slit priest's throat

SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France Knife-wielding attackers interrupted a French church service, forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat on Tuesday, a murder made even more shocking as one of the assailants was a known would-be jihadist under supposedly tight surveillance. | Video