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Portugal's fuel-tanker drivers call off strike to negotiate

18 Aug 2019

LISBON Portugal's fuel-tanker drivers voted on Sunday to call off an indefinite strike, with their union agreeing to negotiate with employers in government-brokered talks due on Tuesday.

Portugal's fuel-tanker drivers back down, walkout continues

17 Aug 2019

LISBON Portuguese fuel-tanker drivers will maintain their strike indefinitely after a 10-hour meeting of union leaders and government officials ended without an agreement.

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.

Portugal government orders striking fuel drivers back to work

12 Aug 2019

LISBON Portugal's government ordered striking fuel-tanker workers back to work in some parts of the country on Monday after fuel supplies ran low at locations including Lisbon airport despite measures to counter the impact of the walkout.

Portuguese fuel drivers strike, government imposes rationing

12 Aug 2019

LISBON, Aug 11 The Portuguese government imposed fuel rationing at petrol stations on Monday as fuel-tanker drivers started a strike and it promised to prevent the labour action from paralysing the country at the height of the tourist season.

Portugal's fuel-tanker drivers vote to go ahead with strike

10 Aug 2019

LISBON Portugal's fuel-tanker drivers voted on Saturday to strike from Monday for an indefinite period, raising fears about the impact on the country's tourism-dependent economy during the busy summer season.

Far-right conference in Lisbon draws hundreds on to streets in protest

10 Aug 2019

LISBON Hundreds of activists marched through some of Lisbon's main streets on Saturday in protest at a conference of far-right groups organized by Portugal's Nova Ordem Social which attracted around 65 people from around Europe.

Portugal competition watchdog fines insurers over cartel practices

01 Aug 2019

LISBON, Aug 1 Portugal's competition authority AdC said on Thursday it had fined four insurance companies a total of 54 million euros ($59.6 million) for "cartel practices", following a long-running investigation.

Italy under fire over charges against migrant rescue volunteer

28 Jun 2019

LISBON Portugal's parliament has protested an Italian decision to charge a Portuguese student with aiding illegal immigration, a move condemned by officials, who argue he was saving lives of migrants stranded in the Mediterranean.

E.Timor, Australia to ratify maritime, gas deal this year

25 Jun 2019

LISBON, June 25 East Timor and Australia are set to ratify a maritime border treaty, which regulates how the two countries will share revenue from the offshore Greater Sunrise natural gas field, later this year, East Timor's foreign minister said.

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