Category Archives: LISBON, Portugal

The Latest: Police boat miles from Cyprus picks up 14 at sea

The Latest on mass migration to Europe (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Cyprus authorities say a police vessel has rescued 14 people believed to be migrants in waters approximately 53 kilometers (33 miles) off the island nation’s southeastern tip. Continue reading

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4 Portuguese police arrested after immigrants assaulted

Portuguese detectives have arrested four police officers suspected of assaulting Nepalese immigrant workers in the country’s latest allegations of police misconduct. Continue reading

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Portugal’s government warns of quitting over teacher pay

Portugal’s prime minister is warning opposition parties his minority government will resign if parliament approves a bill giving teachers retroactive pay to replace income they lost due to national austerity measures. Continue reading

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The Latest: EU congratulates Sánchez on Spanish victory

The Latest on the results of the Spanish general election (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Continue reading

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Socialists set to reign in Spain, but not without support

Spain’s third parliamentary election in less than four years has done little to dispel uncertainty over the political future of the eurozone’s fourth largest economy. Continue reading

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Senior official quits in Portuguese family ties controversy

Portugal’s secretary of state for the environment has resigned after it emerged he appointed a cousin as his assistant, fueling mounting concerns over family connections in senior government posts. Continue reading

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