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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Facing up to Europe's urban integration challenges

With almost seven out of 10 people in Europe living in towns and cities, this week Real Economy is exploring the economics of urban integration. The

With almost seven out of 10 people in Europe living in towns and cities, this week Real Economy is exploring the economics of urban integration. The

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Ryanair's business plans and Uber's nemesis in China

Ryanair expands in Greece. We talks to CEO Michael O'Leary, who in the past has criticised the country's government. And Didi Kuaidi, the hugely popular ride-hailing app you've probably never hear of.

Ryanair expands in Greece. We talks to CEO Michael O'Leary, who in the past has criticised the country's government. And Didi Kuaidi, the hugely popular ride-hailing app you've probably never hear of.

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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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Austria calls on FYRM to close borders to migrants

Taxi drivers in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, are protesting at being cut out of the lucrative migrant trade after the government

Taxi drivers in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, are protesting at being cut out of the lucrative migrant trade after the government

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Electric taxi maker wins court ruling over London "copy" cabs

A judge has ruled that London black cabs are not distinctive enough to be trademarked and dismissed a trademark case brought by the London Taxi Company.

A judge has ruled that London black cabs are not distinctive enough to be trademarked and dismissed a trademark case brought by the London Taxi Company.

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Budapest cabbies protest and call for ban on Uber

More than 100 Hungarian taxi drivers brought the capital Budapest to a standstill today calling for a ban on Uber and other smartphone taxi

More than 100 Hungarian taxi drivers brought the capital Budapest to a standstill today calling for a ban on Uber and other smartphone taxi

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Uber goes to new heights with Airbus

Uber and Airbus are to join forces for an on-demand ride service with helicopters at the Sundance Film Festival

Uber and Airbus are to join forces for an on-demand ride service with helicopters at the Sundance Film Festival

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New Delhi moves to tackle choking pollution

In what has been dubbed the world’s most polluted city, the message seems to be enough is enough. Moves to tackle toxic smog in New Delhi include

In what has been dubbed the world’s most polluted city, the message seems to be enough is enough. Moves to tackle toxic smog in New Delhi include

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New security measures on French Thalys cross-border trains

France has unveiled its planned new security measures on Thalys cross-border trains. They link France with Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne in

France has unveiled its planned new security measures on Thalys cross-border trains. They link France with Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne in

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Uber set for expansion in Cairo

Almost a year after its launch in Egypt Cairo has become Uber’s fastest-growing city in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The on-demand car

Almost a year after its launch in Egypt Cairo has become Uber’s fastest-growing city in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The on-demand car