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Italy's taxi drivers strike over proposed Uber regulations

Taxi drivers went on strike across Italy on Thursday over a government proposal to regulate new market players, such as Uber.

Uber president Jeff Jones steps down after less than a year

Uber president Jeff Jones has stepped down from the job less than a year after he was appointed, telling Recode website on Sunday his "beliefs and approach to leadership" were "inconsistent" with what he had experienced at Uber.

South African taxi drivers block airport in protest against Uber

Hundreds of South African taxi drivers on Friday blocked roads to Johannesburg airport, holding up thousands of travellers and causing traffic chaos in a protest against the app-based taxi service Uber, local media reported.

Uber Thailand launches online campaign amid police crackdown

Uber Thailand launched an online petition on Thursday calling for the regulation of its ride-sharing service, amid an intensifying police crackdown on Uber drivers for operating without licences.

Alphabet's self-driving car company sues Uber over alleged theft

Alphabet's self-driving car company Waymo said Thursday it was suing Uber and its subsidiary Otto for allegedly stealing its technology and infringing its patents.

Uber, Grab private-hire drivers must now be licensed in Singapore

Drivers from private-hire car operators such as Uber and Grab must now apply for a vocational licence to continue driving, according to new laws passed in the Singapore parliament on Tuesday.

Uber halts service in Taiwan amid government pressure

Uber announced Thursday that it will suspend operations in Taiwan next week under orders of the country's transport authority which issued heavy fines against the app-based taxi service, state-run media reported.

Uber Croatia has no comment on lawsuit for illegal business practices

Uber Croatia, a member of Uber, an American worldwide online transportation network company, on Wednesday said that they had not been acquainted with a lawsuit lodged against them by the Croatian Chamber of Crafts and Trades (HOK) for alleged unlawful business practices.

Butkovic: In interest for citizens to have safe, cheap taxi services

Minister of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure Oleg Butkovic on Tuesday said that the ministry had formed a task force to look into the possibility of amending legislation to liberalise the market and that it was in the interest of citizens to pay less and have safe taxi services.

Taiwan turns up heat on Uber by introducing heavy fines for drivers

Taiwan's legislature on Friday ratcheted up the pressure on ride-sharing company Uber by significantly raising the maximum fine for illegally providing passenger transportation services.

Uber launches 50-cent rickshaw rides in Pakistan

Global taxi-hailing giant Uber has begun offering rides for the equivalent of as little 50 US cents in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore with its new rickshaw service.

Report: Uber to offer rides in self-driving cars

Ride service Uber will begin offering passengers trips in self-driving cars later this month, the Bloomberg financial news agency reports.

China's Didi Chuxing confirms merger with rival Uber China

Car-hailing app Uber will sell its China business to domestic competitor Didi Chuxing, the Chinese company confirmed in a statement on Monday. 

Report: Uber said to merge with China's Didi for $35 billion company

Car service app Uber is preparing to sell its China business to domestic car-hailing app Didi Chuxing, with the combined business valued at 35 billion dollars, a news report said Monday. 

EU advises against bans on sharing economy firms like Uber, Airbnb

EU countries should ban companies in the sharing economy only as a "measure of last resort," the bloc's executive recommended Thursday, as firms like Uber and Airbnb struggle to win over regulators in Europe.

EU set to advise against bans on companies like Uber, Airbnb

EU countries should ban companies in the sharing economy only as "a measure of last resort," the bloc's executive is set to recommend on Wednesday, as firms like Uber and Airbnb struggle to win over regulators in Europe.

Uber testing own self-driving technology, as does GM-owned Cruise

Uber's tests are under way in the city of Pittsburgh in the north-eastern US state of Pennsylvania using a converted hybrid Ford Fusion car, the company said in a blog post.

Clashes as Indonesian taxi drivers rally against ride-sharing apps

Clashes erupted Tuesday as thousands of taxi drivers took to the streets of the Indonesian capital to protest against Uber and other smartphone ride-sharing applications.

Uber car-sharing service launches in Pakistan, with modifications

Car-sharing service Uber launched in Lahore on Thursday, with a few key modifications for the market.

Uber CEO: Company losing over 1 billion dollars a year in China

Chief executive Travis Kalanick made the admission at a private event this week in Vancouver, Canada, where he shared advice based on the company's experiences.“We’re profitable in the USA, but we’re losing over $1 billion a year in China. 

As Europe strains to get moving, Uber brings both promise and peril

France's Uber problem demonstrates the hazards of wanting innovation and tradition at the same time. The issue has forced Europe to weigh the balance between protecting workers and encouraging services that people crave.