A weeklong cab strike is paralyzing traffic in Rome as taxi drivers protest new regulations they say favor ride-sharing 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.
Spanish taxi associations have demanded stricter enforcement of a law that limits the issuing of new licenses to Uber and Cabify. Representatives from the ride-sharing apps say the taxis just want to keep a "monopoly."
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says ride-hailing app Uber no longer exists in his country. His statement comes after Istanbul taxi drivers called for the service to be banned.
The head of Lithuanian cyber security has said the popular Yandex taxi app is unlawfully collecting passengers' data. Yandex has responded that the accusations are without merit.
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