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Portugal agree extra austerity measures


The Portuguese government became the latest European country to agree extra austerity measures to try and start getting its debt under control.

Details of the measures emerged after a cabinet meeting earlier today. Portugal is anxious to avoid a Greek-style run on its finances.

The news came as trade unionists in neighbouring Spain called a public strike to protest at wage cuts.

Nigel Cassidy reports.


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