French taxi drivers joined a nationwide strike on Tuesday. They're protesting what they consider unfair competition from non-licensed services such as Uber, which has faced numerous legal challenges in France.
The US ride-hailing company has said it is halting its pilot program for driverless cars after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology hit and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona on Sunday.
French President Emmanuel Macron has warned the Syrian regime that the use of chemical weapons will result in French retaliation. The Syrian government has reponded saying it does not possess such weapons.
Uber can be regulated as a taxi service and not as a digital app following a European Court of Justice decision. Traditional taxi firms, whose drivers have protested in dozens of cities, have welcomed the ruling.
Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi has said the US ride-hailing firm will focus on "responsible growth" in Europe as he seeks to end the "pirate mentality" he inherited from company founder Travis Kalanick.
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