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Job insecurity weighs on Portuguese growth prospects

Mar 12 2019

LISBON Portugal's jobless rate has tumbled from record highs as it recovers from an economic crisis, but with more than one in five workers on temporary contracts, insecurity of employment is increasingly acting as a drag on growth.

Exclusive: Crews to abandon two Venezuelan tankers stuck in Portugal - operator

Feb 21 2019

LISBON The crew of Venezuelan oil tanker, the Rio Arauca, that has been stuck in the middle of the river Tagus in Lisbon for nearly two years due to unpaid debt, is set to be dismissed, managers Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) said on Thursday.

Portuguese PM withstands no confidence motion in parliament

Feb 20 2019

LISBON Portugal's minority Socialist government of Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Wednesday survived an opposition motion of no confidence lodged over a recent wave of public sector strikes.

Police hit smuggling gang on high seas, seize 3.3 tonnes of cocaine

Feb 15 2019

LISBON Authorities seized more than three tonnes of cocaine and arrested 11 people off Portugal's Atlantic coast, dismantling a drug smuggling gang that operated across international waters from a cargo vessel, police said on Friday.

Portugal tackles labor trafficking on farms but resources scarce

Feb 13 2019

ODEMIRA, Portugal Portugal is cracking down on labor trafficking, carrying out thousands of raids on farms suspected of trapping poor migrants in unpaid work, with the known number of victims almost doubling in less than a decade.

Arrested Portuguese hacker is Football Leaks 'whistleblower': lawyers

Jan 23 2019

(Corrects January 19 story to remove reference to Doyen Sports after company says individual quoted was not authorized to speak on its behalf)

Police station attacked, cars torched in Portugal protests

Jan 22 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.

China hails 'mutual respect' as it loops Portugal into belt initiative

Dec 05 2018

LISBON China will always stick to "mutual respect" in its efforts to deal with global challenges, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday in Lisbon, where he signed agreements to link Portugal to Beijing's belt and road initiative.

Presidente Xi quer aprofundar parceria com Portugal, reforçar projectos

Dec 04 2018

LISBOA, Dec 4 A China quer aprofundar a parceria estratégica com Portugal, reforçando os projectos actuais e as trocas comerciais, visando criar novos pontos de crescimento e benefícios mútuos, disse o presidente chinês Xi Jinping.

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