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Portugal's health chief quits amid hospital staff shortages

Aug. 30, 2022 05:08 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese Health Minister Marta Temido quit Tuesday, saying she felt “no longer able to remain in office” after broad criticism over her handling of recent staffing problems at public hospitals. Temido, a 48-year-old expert in hospital administration...

European firefighters join battle to stop French wildfires

Aug. 12, 2022 10:30 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Firefighters from across Europe started arriving in France on Friday to help battle several wildfires, including a giant blaze ravaging pine forests in the southwest. A series of heat waves have compounded a critical drought in much of Europe to create prime wildfire...

Portugal: EU eyes Iberia-Italy pipeline to get gas to Europe

Aug. 12, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — European authorities are considering a liquefied natural gas pipeline from Spain to Italy as a way of getting around France’s opposition to a gas link-up across the Pyrenees between the Iberian peninsula and central Europe, Portugal's prime minister said Friday. ...