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Portugal fuel-tanker drivers say they will suspend strike, negotiate

16 Aug 2019

LISBON Portugal's fuel-tanker drivers will suspend a five-day-old strike that led to fuel rationing at the height of the tourist season and negotiate with employers in government-brokered talks, their union said on Friday.

Spain's Socialists rise above 40%, voter poll shows

30 Jul 2019

MADRID Spain's Socialist party extended its lead in an opinion poll published on Tuesday, which potentially put it on course to challenge for a majority in a snap election days after it failed to persuade lawmakers to confirm it in government.

Spain's Sanchez seeks to avoid election, Podemos coalition offer off

26 Jul 2019

MADRID Spain's Socialists said on Friday that they would keep working with all parties to avoid a repeat election but were no longer prepared to offer a coalition government to far-left Podemos, which blocked their attempt to be confirmed in power. | Video

Portugal's Socialists extend lead before October election - poll

12 Jul 2019

LISBON Portugal's ruling Socialists extended their lead over the opposition in an opinion poll released on Friday three months before a parliamentary vote, putting them closer to winning a majority after years of solid, if slowing, economic growth.

With Spanish politics in turbulence zone, what next for Sanchez & Co?

31 May 2019

MADRID Two sets of elections in the past month have left Spanish politics deeply fragmented, paving the way for a complex and hard-to-predict round of horse-trading as the main parties seek to form alliances.

Portugal parliament rejects teacher pay rises, avoids PM resignation

10 May 2019

LISBON Portugal's parliament rejected on Friday proposed retroactive pay hikes for teachers, quelling the prospects of a political crisis following last week's threat by the government to resign if the measure was approved.

Hinweise auf Putsch im Sudan - Militär kündigt Erklärung an

11 Apr 2019

Khartum Im Sudan gibt es Hinweise auf einen Militärputsch. Armee und Sicherheitskräfte wurden am Donnerstag rund um das Verteidigungsministerium, Hauptstraßen und Brücken in der Hauptstadt Khartum gesichtet, während Tausende Menschen zu einem Protest gegen die Regierung sich versammelten.

Portuguese oil firm Galp girds for belated Brazilian boost

11 Feb 2019

LISBON, Feb 11 Portuguese oil company Galp said on Monday it expects higher crude output, refining margins and efficiency gains to deliver a steep rise in 2020 and beyond as its Brazilian and Angolan operations pump up the volumes.

Police station attacked, cars torched in Portugal protests

22 Jan 2019

SEIXAL, Portugal Unidentified attackers threw petrol bombs at a police station in the Portuguese city of Setubal and torched cars in the capital Lisbon on Tuesday, hours after a protest against alleged racially-motivated police violence ended in clashes.

Portugal's parliament passes deficit-shrinking 2019 budget

29 Nov 2018

Portugal's parliament on Thursday approved in the final reading the minority Socialist government's 2019 budget bill that aims to nearly eliminate the deficit in an election year, further reducing Portugal's debt burden, still one of Europe's heaviest.

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