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Lawsuits filed against Lyft over ‘predatory drivers’ Special

Recent lawsuits have been filed against Lyft for failing to protect women from predatory drivers. Security expert Robert Prigge, President of Jumio provides his thoughts on the matter to Digital Journal readers.

Striking taxis up pressure as tourism fair opens in Madrid

Madrid - A taxi strike against Uber-like services in Madrid entered its third day Wednesday just as one of the world's biggest tourism fairs opened, with hundreds of drivers protesting at the convention centre.

Taxi driver badly hurt in Spain's 'anti-Uber' strike

Madrid - A taxi driver protesting in Madrid against Uber-like services was seriously hurt in a car accident on Tuesday as a strike continued in the Spanish capital and Barcelona with sporadic clashes.

Spanish taxi strike against app services spreads to Madrid

Madrid - Madrid taxi drivers began an open-ended strike Monday against online ride-hailing services like Uber, joining their counterparts in Barcelona who walked off the job three days ago.

Spanish taxis call off strike against Uber

Madrid - Spanish taxis late on Wednesday called off their days-long strike against online ride-hailing services like Uber after Madrid agreed to let regional governments regulate the sector.

Six-year boom pushes New York to mull Uber regulation

New York - Should Uber be forced to pay drivers better? After years of untamed growth, app-based for-hire services have brought New York's iconic yellow cabs to their knees and the city is mulling regulatory action.

Waymo to launch driverless robo-taxis in Arizona

Phoenix - If you’re in Arizona in the near future and require a cab the chances are the vehicle that turns up to take you to your destitution will be without a human behind the wheel. This is in light of Waymo’s plan to introduce an autonomous service.

Uber appeals UK court case on drivers' rights

London - Uber appealed before a British employment tribunal on Wednesday against a ruling that would give its drivers official worker status, as the company also battles against a threatened ban in London.

London ouster of Uber not justified: US commerce chief

Washington - The decision by London transport authorities to oust US ride-hailing firm Uber is "not really justified," US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Friday.

Uber loses licence to operate in London

London - London transport authorities said Friday they would not renew Uber's licence to operate in the city when it expires, due to public safety concerns, although the US-based ride-hailing app has said it will appeal.

Polish taxi drivers protest against Uber

Varsovia - Two thousand Polish taxi drivers on Monday snarled traffic in the capital Warsaw by driving at a snail's pace to protest against competitors including the controversial ride-sharing app Uber.

Taxi-hailing app Grab hits the road in Myanmar

Yangon - Ride-hailing firm Grab launched a trial service in Yangon on Tuesday, becoming the first international company to enter Myanmar and stealing a march on fierce rival Uber in the largely untapped market.

Italy taxis stop strike over 'Uber' benefits

Rome - Taxi drivers in Italy striking over delays to legislation regulating Uber and car-hire services stopped their protests late Tuesday after reaching a deal with the government.

Argentina threatens to arrest Uber drivers, managers

Buenos Aires - An Argentine prosecutor on Tuesday threatened to arrest and jail Uber drivers and managers for operating unregulated vehicles and tax evasion.

Spanish taxi driver returns 10,000 euros left in cab

Madrid - A Canadian tourist who left a suitcase containing 10,000 euros ($10,500) in cash in a Barcelona taxi has been reunited with his money thanks to an honest cab driver, police said Sunday.

FacePalm Friday: Burglar uses phone to book taxi for getaway

Birmingham - A woman from England used her mobile phone to book a taxicab after she took thousands of dollars from her employer's safe.

Palestinian 'killed after attempted attack in West Bank': Police

Jerusalem - A Palestinian driving a taxi attempted to ram into civilians in the West Bank and charged at them with a knife before being shot dead, police said Sunday, in the second attack of the day.

New York cabs get smart in battle with Uber

New York - As New York taxi drivers face surging competition from smartphone cab services, the traditional taxi force in the city that never sleeps is preparing to push back against the likes of Uber.

Two Uber bosses taken into custody in France

Paris - Two top Uber bosses were taken into custody in France Monday as part of a probe into their ride-booking app which has sparked violent protests from regular taxi drivers, the company said.

Hungary becomes latest country to crack down on Uber

Budapest - Hungary became the latest country on Friday to crack down on ride-booking app Uber, with the government confirming that only licensed taxi drivers would be able to use the service from 2018.

French president condemns violent Uber protests

Paris - French President Francois Hollande on Friday condemned violent protests against ride-booking app Uber after taxi drivers set fire to vehicles and blocked highways but he said the service should be taken off the road.

French anti-Uber protests turn violent

Paris - Protests against ride-booking app Uber turned violent in France on Thursday as taxi drivers set fire to vehicles and blocked major roads.

French cabbies angry at Uber block Paris airports, train stations

Paris - French cab drivers angry at competition from taxi app Uber on Thursday blocked access to Paris airports and train stations as they protested losing customers to the popular service.

Taxi drivers hospitalised after Beijing pesticide protest: police

Bejing - More than 30 taxi drivers were hospitalised after apparently drinking pesticide during a protest in central Beijing over a dispute with authorities, police said Saturday.

Uber drivers assaulted in Belgium

Brussels - Uber drivers in Belgium were assaulted by fake clients this weekend, including by at least one cabbie angered by the lower cost rival, Belgian police said on Monday.

Melbourne Uber driver arrested over alleged indecent assault

Melbourne - An Uber driver has been arrested over an alleged assault on a 19-year-old woman passenger in Melbourne on New Year's Day.

What you need to know about on-demand home services

Three years ago, what did it take to hire a ride on Friday night? For many people, it involved an awkward, probably unanswered, phone call to a local taxi company or eyesight keen enough to spot a fare-free cabbie on the street.

Op-Ed: Has Uber’s Poaching Crossed the Line?

Taxi companies are claiming that Uber, the popular car sharing app, is “poaching” business at record speed while some critics point to the potential risks and dangers of encouraging car sharing amongst strangers.

Uber staff cancel nearly 5,000 rides from rival company

New York - The claws come out. According to reports, Uber employees have scheduled and canceled about 5,560 rides from their rival company Lyft. That's according to a report that dates back to last October.

World's most expensive taxis? — Not where you might think

Christchurch - Which metropolitan destination has the most expensive taxis in the world? London? Barcelona? Los Angeles? A taxi ride may cost a pretty-penny in these international hubs, but not one of them owns the top spot.
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A London taxi, close to Euston Square.
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Broadway: New York
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The Mumbai police is planning this initiative as part of its Alert Mumbaikar campaign.
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A New York City taxi buried in a recent blizzard
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Taxis have been used by terrorists to carry out their activities in the past in Mumbai.
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"The Last Cab Ride" photo of elderly woman in New York City taxi
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Uber and Taxis in São Paulo
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Hailo cab parked in London, England
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A London taxi driving close to Tottenham Court Road, September 2017.
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The famous donkey taxis of Mijas
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Kellen chatting to the taxi driver.
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