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 giant saw disappointing returns in its second quarter report. Uber has not yet reached profitability, as it continues to subsidize prices to acquire riders and rely on spending to expand services.
An industry body has called the demonstrations "the largest taxi protest" in Germany's modern history. Taxi drivers are rallying against plans to open Germany to ride-hailing services like Uber.
Madrid taxi drivers blocked the vital Paseo de la Castellana boulevard as part of an ongoing protest against ride-hailing apps. Police were forced into unusual measures to halt the disruption.
Ride-hailing service Uber went public on Friday, and the event had been billed as one of the largest IPOs in the history of the New York Stock Exchange. The shares did not start the day well.
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