Portugal’s striking fuel-tanker drivers ready to talk to employers

Lisbon - Portugal’s striking fuel-tanker drivers said on Wednesday they were ready to sit down with employers, in what appeared to be the first conciliatory gesture in an industrial stoppage that has led to petrol rationing in the busy tourist season.


Hong Kong protesters offer apologies, China doubles down after airport clash

Hong Kong - China condemns protesters as ‘terrorists’. Protesters apologise after chaotic airport violence


Grieving relatives ask Italian road chiefs to leave bridge memorial ceremony

Genoa - Politicians, relatives gather to remember 43 victims . Feuding lawmakers suspend hostilities for the day.


“Parts of collapsed Italian bridge lacked maintenance for 25 years”

Genoa - A technical report showed some parts of a bridge that collapsed last year in northern Italy had lacked maintenance for 25 years, a local prosecutor said on Wednesday.


Fuel-truck drivers in Portugal raise spectre of empty filling stations

Lisbon - Fuel-tanker drivers raised the spectre of empty filling stations and aviation fuel shortages during Portugal’s busy tourist season on Tuesday, saying they would comply with a government order to go back to work but would not do extra time.

Ryanair’s Irish pilots agree to talks as strike looms

Ryanair’s Irish pilots agree to talks as strike looms

Dublin - Europe’s largest budget airline suffered a number of strikes a year ago after a rocky start to its move to recognise unions for the first time, and is under pressure again with pilots in its home market threatening to join cabin crew in Portugal and pilots in Britain on the picket line this month.

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