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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.

Business

Uber quits Hungary over new law

There has been another setback for Uber which is to stop all operations in Hungary saying a new law makes it impossible to run the ride-hailing service there.

There has been another setback for Uber which is to stop all operations in Hungary saying a new law makes it impossible to run the ride-hailing service there.

Science_technology

New Zapata hoverboard breaks world record

When he released the video of his first test-flight on his Flyboard Air, former French jet ski champion Franky Zapata was initially accused of staging a hoax.

When he released the video of his first test-flight on his Flyboard Air, former French jet ski champion Franky Zapata was initially accused of staging a hoax.

Business

Saudi Arabia invests heavily in Uber

Saudi Arabia's government investment fund has put $3.5 billion (3.1 billion euros) into Uber in a boost to the ride-hailing service's Middle East expansion.

Saudi Arabia's government investment fund has put $3.5 billion (3.1 billion euros) into Uber in a boost to the ride-hailing service's Middle East expansion.

Business

All hail the self driving car

Uber has confirmed it is testing a self-driving car in the US city of Pittsburgh.

Uber has confirmed it is testing a self-driving car in the US city of Pittsburgh.

News

Rome's newest metro station will incorporate newly discovered ruins

The Italian city of Rome is to open its first archaeological metro station. Ancient Roman ruins and mosaics have been discovered during work on the

The Italian city of Rome is to open its first archaeological metro station. Ancient Roman ruins and mosaics have been discovered during work on the

Business

Uber & Lyft exit Texas city of Austin over background checks for drivers

Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft have have quit the Texas city of Austin after losing a vote that meant their drivers would be subject to fingerprint-based criminal background checks.

Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft have have quit the Texas city of Austin after losing a vote that meant their drivers would be subject to fingerprint-based criminal background checks.

Business

China's Didi Kuaidi beefs up war chest to fend off Uber

The Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Kuaidi is reportedly close to raising $2 billion (1.75 billion euros) as it bulks up its war chest to fend off competition from Uber.

The Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Kuaidi is reportedly close to raising $2 billion (1.75 billion euros) as it bulks up its war chest to fend off competition from Uber.