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Portugal's PM gets his way in defeat of spending bill

May. 10, 2019 7:48 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's prime minister isn't carrying out his threat to resign — and has even scored a political victory over opponents six months before a general election. Socialist Prime Minister Antonio Costa had threatened to quit if opposition parties went ahead with their intention...

Portugal's government warns of quitting over teacher pay

May. 3, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — 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. Socialist Prime Minister Antonio Costa said the move would...

Bus carrying Germans crashes, kills 29 on Portugal's Madeira

Apr. 17, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing 29 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said. The bus, which was carrying 55 people, rolled down a steep hillside after veering off the road on a bend east of the capital,...

Bus carrying Germans crashes, kills 28 on Portugal's Madeira

Apr. 17, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing 28 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said. The bus carrying 55 people rolled down a steep hillside after veering off the road on a bend east of the capital, Funchal, and...

Senior official quits in Portuguese family ties controversy

Apr. 4, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's secretary of state for the environment resigned Thursday after it emerged he appointed a cousin as his assistant, deepening a controversy over family connections in senior government posts. Five months before a general election, opposition parties have chided the...

Portugal PM says keeping jobs in party's family not a worry

Mar. 28, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's prime minister says it's not a problem that his Cabinet contains a husband and wife, as well as a father and daughter, and insists that the relatives of senior politicians received other government jobs based on merit. Opposition parties criticized Prime Minister Antonio...