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Taxis cause chaos in Rome

Italy's taxi drivers have staged a sixth day of protests in major cities across the country. The aim is to force the government to crack down on burgeoning limousine business and the app-based ride hi

Italy's taxi drivers have staged a sixth day of protests in major cities across the country. The aim is to force the government to crack down on burgeoning limousine business and the app-based ride hi

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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 vs Suva in Swiss driver employee ruling

A Swiss insurance agency has ruled one of Uber's drivers is an employee so it has to pay social security contributions; Uber said it will appeal.

A Swiss insurance agency has ruled one of Uber's drivers is an employee so it has to pay social security contributions; Uber said it will appeal.

Business

Maersk and Alibaba link up

The world's largest container shipping line Maersk has teamed up with the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to cut out freight forwarders.

The world's largest container shipping line Maersk has teamed up with the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to cut out freight forwarders.

Business

Uber still losing billions though revenues increase

The ride-hailing firm Uber continues to hemorrhage money, reportedly losing more than $800 million between July and September.

The ride-hailing firm Uber continues to hemorrhage money, reportedly losing more than $800 million between July and September.

Business

Amazon makes drone delivery history

Internet retailer Amazon has made its first drone delivery in Europe and the first ever directly to a customer. It took place in Cambridge, England.

Internet retailer Amazon has made its first drone delivery in Europe and the first ever directly to a customer. It took place in Cambridge, England.

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The future of car driving is electric, say experts

How can we persuade people to replace cars with bicycles and electric cars, and to use public transport more often?

How can we persuade people to replace cars with bicycles and electric cars, and to use public transport more often?

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Hack means San Francisco travels for free

Commuters in the San Francisco Bay area were able to travel for free after hackers hit the network.

Commuters in the San Francisco Bay area were able to travel for free after hackers hit the network.

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Adapting transport to the challenges of the modern world

Transport systems are one of the major pollution sources. They are responsible for the emissions of one quarter of world greenhouse gases. What

Transport systems are one of the major pollution sources. They are responsible for the emissions of one quarter of world greenhouse gases. What

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Taxify steals Uber's place on the rank in Budapest

The Hungarian capital Budapest kicked US taxi app Uber out of its city in July, when it passed a new law denying Uber internet access.

The Hungarian capital Budapest kicked US taxi app Uber out of its city in July, when it passed a new law denying Uber internet access.

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And also... 'Ryanaldo,' a wild boar and much more

Every Friday journalists from euronews’ various language teams choose a selection of stories from Europe and beyond which may not have reached the international headlines Soaring to new…

Every Friday journalists from euronews’ various language teams choose a selection of stories from Europe and beyond which may not have reached the international headlines Soaring to new…

Business

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Business

Uber partners with Alipay for Chinese travellers worldwide

Ride-hailing service Uber has expanded its alliance with Chinese online payment platform Alipay so Chinese travelers can use its app to call for cars and pay for rides in over 400 cities worldwide.

Ride-hailing service Uber has expanded its alliance with Chinese online payment platform Alipay so Chinese travelers can use its app to call for cars and pay for rides in over 400 cities worldwide.

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Budapest wins European tram-driving championship

Budapest has won the European Tram drivers championship TRAM-EM for the second time. Following their maiden victory in 2012, the Hungarians once

Budapest has won the European Tram drivers championship TRAM-EM for the second time. Following their maiden victory in 2012, the Hungarians once

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New support for Maelbeek victims as station readies to re-open

One month to the day after the Brussels attacks and members of parliament’s investigation commission paid a symbolic visit to the Maelbeek metro

One month to the day after the Brussels attacks and members of parliament’s investigation commission paid a symbolic visit to the Maelbeek metro

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Uber agrees $25m lawsuit over driver vetting and fees

The taxi-hailing service Uber has agreed a 25 million dollar settlement to end a lawsuit in California. It has been accused of misleading customers

The taxi-hailing service Uber has agreed a 25 million dollar settlement to end a lawsuit in California. It has been accused of misleading customers

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Santiago, Chile comes to standstill in taxi protest against Uber

Taxi drivers in Chile have been protesting against private car companies like Uber and Cabify. Thousands of taxis lined up in the centre of the

Taxi drivers in Chile have been protesting against private car companies like Uber and Cabify. Thousands of taxis lined up in the centre of the

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Brussels travellers struggle with security checks

After Tuesday's terror attacks, travellers in Brussels have been subject to a major security operation with troops and police checking bags leading to long delays at stations.

After Tuesday's terror attacks, travellers in Brussels have been subject to a major security operation with troops and police checking bags leading to long delays at stations.