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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.

European taxis cause chaos in app protest

London - Taxi drivers brought parts of London, Paris and other European cities to a standstill on Wednesday as they protested against new private cab apps such as Uber which have shaken up the industry.

Woman charged $787.33 for two-mile cab ride

Chicago - We’ve all complained about expensive cab-fare at some point, but nothing compares to Becky Siegel’s recent charge on her credit card bill. For Siegel, a two-mile cab fare came out to a shocking $787.33.

Cab driver finds $300,000 cash in back seat and returns it

Las Vegas - Proving that honesty is not dead, a Las Vegas cab driver found a brown bag full of cash that a passenger left behind on Monday. Rather than keep the money for himself, he promptly called his dispatcher and turned it in to the main office.

Drunk German ends up in Belgium after taxi misunderstanding

Aachen - A misunderstanding between a very drunk 27-year-old German and a taxi driver ended up with the man being driven to Hauset in Belgium, instead of his home in a suburb of Aachen. He now faces legal problems because he cannot pay the fare.

Honesty drive: Taxi driver returns elderly couple's €250,000

A Bavarian taxi driver found €250,000 on the back seat of his taxi on Monday. He then tracked down the elderly couple who had left it behind and would not accept a finder's reward from them.

Op-Ed: Mobile Payments — The top stories of July

It's been a busy summer of mobile payments industry news and developments and there's no indication the news cycle will slow any time soon.

Arrested for using an ambulance as a taxi cab

Ambulances are used to transport people to the hospital due to an emergency, but a woman in South Carolina has been using the ambulance as a taxi for the past seven years.

Video: Chinese taxi driver drives off with cop on hood

Lanzhou - In yet another CCTV capture in China, an illegal taxi driver literally drives off with a police officer on the hood of his vehicle.

Photo Essay: Transportation in Turkey Special

When traveling in Turkey, you can face adventure or adversity. Whether you take a taxi, bus, train, or ferry, keeping your sense of humor is important.

Japanese taxi service undergoes 'anime' treatment for its cabs

Sapporo - Choei Taxi, which is located in Sapporo, Japan, in the section of Hokkaido, is undergoing an anime treatment for its taxi cabs. For most of the year, the service will be using motifs from different titles to be illustrated on their cabs.

Paris Hilton's rep on damage control over anti-gay comments

New York - A rep for Paris Hilton is trying to clarify remarks the hotel heiress made suggesting gay men are "disgusting" and that most of them "probably have AIDS."

'The Last Cab Ride' a NYC taxi driver's moving memory goes viral

New York - A former New York City taxi driver's essay about one memorable passenger has gone viral with more than half a million 'likes' on Facebook. But you may want to grab a Kleenex before reading it through.

Nissan's new London Taxi updated version of traditional black cab

Nissan is riding the wave of Olympic hype to unveil its new London Taxi, with many of the same features as the black cabs but a few changes like the ability to go electric.

Taxi driver to be charged with hit-and-run caught on tape

A 23-year-old man was rushed to the hospital early Sunday morning with severe head injuries after being struck and run over by a taxi following a heated confrontation.

Adorable video: kid tells New York taxi driver he loves him

New York - Kellen, 3, took his first ride in a New York taxi cab recently. He made the driver's day by telling him that he loved him.

Accident backs up traffic leaving Billy Bishop Airport in Toronto Special

Toronto - A car accident involving a taxi and another vehicle backed up traffic at Bathurst and Queen's Quay in Toronto this afternoon.
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