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Portugal agree extra austerity measures

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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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