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Portuguese police march for better pay

21 Nov 2019

LISBON Thousands of police officers marched to Portugal's parliament on Thursday to demand better pay and conditions, in the biggest police protest since the Socialists came to power in 2015.

Victory for Brazil tribe as hotel group cancels plans for luxury resort

19 Nov 2019

LISBON/BRASILIA A Brazilian tribe that has been fighting for 15 years to preserve land they use to gather food won a victory on Monday when public pressure made Portuguese hotel group Vila Gale cancel plans to build a 500-room luxury resort on the Bahia coast.

Altice to sell minority stake in Portuguese fibre network

14 Nov 2019

LISBON The sale of Altice's Portuguese fibre optic network is expected soon and is likely to be a minority stake of 40-49%, company executives said on Thursday.

Altice Portugal gets new offers for fibre network, sees sale 'soon'-CEO

14 Nov 2019

LISBON, Nov 14 Altice is analysing offers it has received in the last few months for its Portuguese fibre optic network and expects the long-awaited sale to happen "very soon," the telecoms firm said on Thursday.

Portugal receives more in remittances than any other EU country

12 Nov 2019

LISBON Portugal received more money in remittances than any other EU country for the second year in a row in 2018, Eurostat data showed on Tuesday, as the number of emigrants increased for the first time since 2014.

EU's Vestager says Google's antitrust proposal not helping shopping rivals

07 Nov 2019

BRUSSELS Alphabet unit Google's proposal to create a level playing field for price comparison shopping rivals to stave off fresh fines has not led to more traffic for its competitors, Europe's antitrust chief said on Thursday.

EU's Vestager backs Twitter for banning political ads, berates Facebook

07 Nov 2019

LISBON Europe's antitrust chief praised Twitter on Thursday for banning political advertising but criticised Facebook, which will continue to run such ads, for its "de facto manipulation of who you're going to vote for".

U.S. official criticises countries 'opening their arms' to Chinese 5G

07 Nov 2019

LISBON U.S. chief technology officer Michael Kratsios on Thursday criticised countries that "open their arms" to Chinese 5G networks and artificial intelligence technologies.

EU's Vestager says Apple Pay has prompted many concerns

07 Nov 2019

LISBON Apple Pay has attracted regulatory scrutiny as a result of several expressions of concern about the U.S. tech giant's mobile payment service, Europe's antitrust chief said on Thursday.

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