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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.

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

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.

Stocks, M&A, Bonds, Markets, 26 Feb 2015

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

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.

Bonds, Markets, 24 Feb 2015

Portugal PM says against loans for Greece if no clear obligations

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.

World, 20 Feb 2015

Leftist party says Portugal next target if Greece exits euro

LISBON - Portugal's debt will be the next target of speculators if European countries push Greece out of the euro with their demands for more austerity, the leader of Portugal's Left Bloc party said.

World, Greece, 19 Feb 2015

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

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

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

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

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".

World, Greece, 12 Feb 2015

UPDATE 3-Portugal Telecom shareholders postpone vote on asset sale

LISBON, Jan 12 - Portugal Telecom SGPS shareholders on Monday postponed until Jan. 22 a vote on the sale of its former operations by its merger partner, Brazil's Oi , complicating the 7.4 billion euro ($9 billion) deal and possibly casting doubts on the long-agreed deal.

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German police search house of pilot who flew A320 into mountain

PARIS/SEYNE-LES-ALPES - A young German co-pilot locked himself alone in the cockpit of Germanwings flight 9525 and set it on course to crash into an Alpine mountain, killing all 150 people on board including himself, prosecutors said on Thursday. | Video