A weeklong cab strike is paralyzing traffic in Rome as taxi drivers protest new regulations they say favor ride-sharing services like Uber.
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.
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 has booked massive full-year losses, a technology site has reported. The company is struggling to recover from a series of scandals, as well as increased regulation by state and municipal authorities.
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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