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Italy's angry taxi protests called off

Taxi drivers in Italy have called off their protests over delays to legislation regulating the ride-hire app Uber and other services. A deal has been reached with the government.

Taxi drivers in Italy have called off their protests over delays to legislation regulating the ride-hire app Uber and other services. A deal has been reached with the government.

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Anti-Uber rally in Italy

Protesting taxi drivers block streets in central Rome, calling for tougher regulations on competing car-share and car-hire operators.

Protesting taxi drivers block streets in central Rome, calling for tougher regulations on competing car-share and car-hire operators.

Business

Uber and Tesla take different roads over immigration row

Uber's Travis Kalanick has quit President Trump's business advisory group while Tesla's Elon Musk stays to raise objections for "the greater good".

Uber's Travis Kalanick has quit President Trump's business advisory group while Tesla's Elon Musk stays to raise objections for "the greater good".

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German government approves autobahn tolls

Germany’s government has approved plans to impose tolls on its previously free autobahns.

Germany’s government has approved plans to impose tolls on its previously free autobahns.

Business

Uber loses UK driver employment case

Uber should no longer treat its drivers as self-employed, a British employment tribunal has ruled, dealing a major blow to its business model.

Uber should no longer treat its drivers as self-employed, a British employment tribunal has ruled, dealing a major blow to its business model.

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German bridge blown up for highway construction

A footbridge on Germany’s Autobahn near Stuttgart was demolished in the early hours of Saturday morning to make way for a new stretch of highway with extra driving…

A footbridge on Germany’s Autobahn near Stuttgart was demolished in the early hours of Saturday morning to make way for a new stretch of highway with extra driving…

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Taxi drivers demonstrate in Lisbon

Portuguese taxi drivers took to the streets of Lisbon to rally against driving companies such as Uber and Cabify, which are not covered by the same tax, training and safety regulations as the city’s r

Portuguese taxi drivers took to the streets of Lisbon to rally against driving companies such as Uber and Cabify, which are not covered by the same tax, training and safety regulations as the city’s r

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Portugal: Taxi drivers protest against Uber

Tempers flared in Portugal on Monday as traditional taxi drivers protested against government moves to regulate ride-hailing apps like Uber, accusing them of unfair…

Tempers flared in Portugal on Monday as traditional taxi drivers protested against government moves to regulate ride-hailing apps like Uber, accusing them of unfair…

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Afghan teenager travels 400km strapped to bottom of truck

An Afghan teenager, reportedly 16-years-old, has been found strapped to the bottom of a truck, after apparently travelling for around 400 kilometres.

An Afghan teenager, reportedly 16-years-old, has been found strapped to the bottom of a truck, after apparently travelling for around 400 kilometres.

Business

China ride-hailing war over, proves too costly for Uber

US ride-hailing firm Uber is selling its China operations to its bigger local rival Didi Chuxing having lost billions in a price war.

US ride-hailing firm Uber is selling its China operations to its bigger local rival Didi Chuxing having lost billions in a price war.

Business

Tesla's Musk unveils plans to make electric trucks and buses

Tesla's boss Elon Musk has unveiled an ambitious expansion plan to build electric trucks and buses as well as set up car sharing and solar energy systems.

Tesla's boss Elon Musk has unveiled an ambitious expansion plan to build electric trucks and buses as well as set up car sharing and solar energy systems.

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Uber drivers fight for workers rights in London

Two Uber drivers in London have brought a test case at an employment tribunal arguing the ride service is acting unlawfully by not offering paid holidays and sick pay.

Two Uber drivers in London have brought a test case at an employment tribunal arguing the ride service is acting unlawfully by not offering paid holidays and sick pay.

Science_technology

Green road: a testing time on Sweden's eHighway

The world's first 'eHighway' is being tested in Sweden on which trucks connect to overhead cables like trams or trains, their engines switching from diesel to electric.

The world's first 'eHighway' is being tested in Sweden on which trucks connect to overhead cables like trams or trains, their engines switching from diesel to electric.

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One killed in road bridge collapse in Bavaria

At least one construction worker has been confirmed dead after a road bridge which was undergoing renovation collapsed in central Germany.

At least one construction worker has been confirmed dead after a road bridge which was undergoing renovation collapsed in central Germany.

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Disgruntled family man blamed for deadly bus attack

A man at odds with his family is believed to be behind Monday’s deadly attack on a passenger bus in the Armenian capital Yerevan.. Two people were

A man at odds with his family is believed to be behind Monday’s deadly attack on a passenger bus in the Armenian capital Yerevan.. Two people were

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Crimea-Russia bridge delayed by one year

The completion of a new bridge linking the Russian mainland with annexed Crimea has been pushed back by one year. The problem is the plans didn’t

The completion of a new bridge linking the Russian mainland with annexed Crimea has been pushed back by one year. The problem is the plans didn’t

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Truckers and farmers block Belgian roads in tax protest

Belgian truck drivers and farmers are protesting against new toll rates by blocking roads and highways and the country's frontiers in Wallonia.

Belgian truck drivers and farmers are protesting against new toll rates by blocking roads and highways and the country's frontiers in Wallonia.

Europe

Road deaths in Spain, Portugal and Greece down sharply

Across the bloc, the number of people killed has fallen by 15 percent since 2010, but in Spain, Portugal and Greece that number is down around a third.

Across the bloc, the number of people killed has fallen by 15 percent since 2010, but in Spain, Portugal and Greece that number is down around a third.

Business

Uber sues Indian rival Ola alleging fake accounts and false bookings

A ride-hailing battle is underway in Indian where Uber is suing Ola accusing its rival of creating fake accounts and making false bookings to interfere with its business.

A ride-hailing battle is underway in Indian where Uber is suing Ola accusing its rival of creating fake accounts and making false bookings to interfere with its business.

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Bogota taxi drivers protest against Uber

Riot police moved in as tensions boiled over during a march by thousands of taxi drivers in the Colombian capital Bogota. More than a dozen people

Riot police moved in as tensions boiled over during a march by thousands of taxi drivers in the Colombian capital Bogota. More than a dozen people

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Russian lorries stuck as Poland and Ukraine close borders

Russian lorries are facing a tortuous journey to Europe because of separate disputes with Poland and Ukraine. Hundreds have been stuck at three

Russian lorries are facing a tortuous journey to Europe because of separate disputes with Poland and Ukraine. Hundreds have been stuck at three

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London's Black Cabs protest against Uber

Thousands of London’s traditional Black Taxis blocked roads near parliament in protest on Wednesday against the car-sharing service app Uber, calling

Thousands of London’s traditional Black Taxis blocked roads near parliament in protest on Wednesday against the car-sharing service app Uber, calling