The Portuguese government is using special legal powers to compel refineries to supply a minimum amount of fuel, as the tanker driver strike continues.
A new port for cruise ships in Lisbon is bringing record numbers of tourists to Portugal's capital. The downside of the boom is massive pollution and health hazards, which the government still choses to ignore.
When Poland turned the taps off on contaminated Russian oil this week, fears of price hikes were felt in Germany and Poland. But for Belarus, the issue could have deeper ramifications in its relations with Moscow.
Locals fear many more of those who were attempting to scoop up leaking fuel may be dead. At least 22 people were taken to local hospitals with serious burns.
Opposition-led protests have unfolded across India over surging fuel prices, a key issue ahead of next year's general election. Pockets of the country saw protesters block trains and vandalize cars.
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