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Top court: Uber should be regulated like a taxi company

Top court: Uber should be regulated like a taxi company This decision does, however, mean it can't try and pull a fast one on regulators in future, at least not within the EU. An Uber spokesperson said in an emailed statement before the decision was announced that whatever the ruling's outcome, things won't change in most European Union countries where the company already operates under transportation law . [Full Article...]

Uber drivers to face new regulation after ruling from Europe's top court

Uber drivers to face new regulation after ruling from Europe's top court The taxi drivers wanted to prevent Uber from setting up in the Spanish city, and said Uber drivers should have authorizations and licenses. The startup could also eventually be asked to collect new taxes from customers. Uber said the ruling would make little difference in practice. Licensed taxi drivers meanwhile often have to undergo hundreds of hours of training, and they accuse Uber of e... [Full Article...]

New Bill Would Preserve Net Neutrality In Massachusetts 03:23 Download

New Bill Would Preserve Net Neutrality In Massachusetts 03:23 Download Join the rest of us struggling to figure out what happens next. All web traffic would be treated equally, and the big operators, like AT&T , Comcast and Verizon , would not be allowed to abuse their power as gateways to the internet. This week, a Tennessee Republican introduced a Bill that would see Congress itself legislate for net neutrality and remove that oversight from the FCC. [Full Article...]

Didi valuation hits $56bn as Uber rival seeks expansion

According to reports, the fresh investment will raise Didi's valuation to $56 billion, a healthy increment on $50 billion valuation mark that was reached in April when it received $5.5 billion in fresh investment. However, Didi ended an experimental service in the U.S. in November and has since encouraged its customers to download the Lyft app instead. Before this round, the company had raised upw... [Full Article...]

At least 4 killed, 7 still missing in Philippine ferry mishap

At least 4 killed, 7 still missing in Philippine ferry mishap The accident occurred off the town of Real, about 70 kilometers east of Manila , as the boat sailed towards the remote island of Polillo in rough weather, PCG spokesperson Captain Armand Balilo told a news conference. "As of press time, the PCG is focusing on the search and rescue operations and will immediately conduct investigations to identify the cause of the incident and to verify possible o... [Full Article...]

NKorea vows to retaliate over U.S. ransomware accusation

NKorea vows to retaliate over U.S. ransomware accusation The WannaCry attack struck more than 150 nations in May, locking up digital documents, databases and other files and demanding a ransom for their release. It is not unusual for Pyongyang to issue harsh rhetoric against Washington and South Korea. He also called on the private sector to advance accountability and information sharing in support of the USA cyber defense efforts. [Full Article...]

North Korean soldier defects to the South - S.Korean defence official

North Korean soldier defects to the South - S.Korean defence official In a message on its official website, the company said that at around 4:34 a.m., it lost about 17 percent of total assets due to an external hack. On November 13th, a North Korean soldier was shot by his comrades as he defected to the South in an extremely rare crossing via the truce village in the Demilitarized Zone. [Full Article...]

Boiler blast in Bihar's sugar mill kills 3, injures others

Boiler blast in Bihar's sugar mill kills 3, injures others Three of the seriously injured persons have been admitted to Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) for further treatment. Earlier in November, 46 people were killed in a similar incident at a sugar factory in Rae Bareli of neighbouring Uttar Pradesh. [Full Article...]

President Trump Commutes Sentence of Man Serving 27 Years for Bank Fraud

President Trump Commutes Sentence of Man Serving 27 Years for Bank Fraud Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, 58, an American Chabad rabbi, used to be the CEO of a kosher slaughterhouse and meat-packing plant in Postville, Iowa, which he had grown into the largest kosher meat producer in the United States, until the plant was cited for animal mistreatment, food and environmental safety issues, child labor, and employing illegal aliens. [Full Article...]

White House axes online petition tool to build new one

White House axes online petition tool to build new one The White House has said it will announce details "soon" of President Donald Trump's proposed visit to the United Kingdom, amid growing expectations that he will come to London in February to open the new US Embassy. According to Downing Street, Mrs May "began by offering her condolences over the loss of life in the awful train crash in Washington state" which claimed three lives after a train... [Full Article...]

Russia, China react to Trump's security strategy remarks

Russia, China react to Trump's security strategy remarks Putin and Trump talked on the phone twice last week. The Commerce Department is due to report soon on investigations into steel and aluminum imports, while the U.S. This added to the concerns in Europe and the USA over China's dumping price policies. Senior Chinese diplomat in Washington Li Kexin reportedly warned that "the day that a US Navy vessel arrives in Kaohsiung [Taiwan's main port] is... [Full Article...]

Turkish government wants Enes Kanter imprisoned for four years

Turkish government wants Enes Kanter imprisoned for four years Over the summer, Turkey cancelled Kanter's passport and he was detained in Romania, until some help from American diplomats got him to the United States again. "I get my (U.S.) passport in two, three years I hope". They hate it, but that's why they're doing all this. Here's what he said at Knicks practice, via ESPN. [Full Article...]

JUST IN: Damian Green, deputy of British prime minister, resigns

JUST IN: Damian Green, deputy of British prime minister, resigns The resignation of one of her most trusted allies, who helped pacify her deeply divided party, is a serious blow for May as she navigates the final year of tortuous Brexit negotiations before Britain's exit in March 2019. It has been a privilege to serve in your government both as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and as First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office. [Full Article...]

Democrat Franken to leave US Senate on Jan. 2

Democrat Franken to leave US Senate on Jan. 2 One lady said the entertainer turned-lawmaker persuasively kissed her and grabbed her amid a USO visit in 2006. Franken is expected to speak at least once more on the Senate floor before his resignation, a spokesman said. and Trent Franks, said they would advance down from Congress even with assertions. Smith said she will run in next November's election to fill the final two years of Franke... [Full Article...]

Mexico bus crash kills 11 tourists including foreigners

Mexico bus crash kills 11 tourists including foreigners In addition to the tourists, a guide and driver were aboard the bus, the company said. Seven Americans and two Swedes were among the injured, said Vicente Martin, spokesman for the Quintana Roo state Civil Defense agency. The company also said it had little information about the details of the accident. Celebrity Equinox departed from Port Miami on Saturday, while the Serenade of the Seas left F... [Full Article...]

USA blacklists Chechen leader Kadyrov, 4 others over human rights abuses, corruption

The Magnitsky Act is aimed at sanctioning Russians for human rights abuses and has been a subject of focus in the congressional and federal probes into alleged ties between the Trump administration and Russian meddling in the presidential election. [Full Article...]

Ethics watchdog says Trudeau vacation on private island broke conflict rules

Ethics watchdog says Trudeau vacation on private island broke conflict rules Dawson also concludes that Trudeau broke the ethics code when he travelled on the Aga Khan's private helicopter. "Because there was ongoing official business between the government of Canada and the Aga Khan at the time each invitation was accepted, Mr. [Full Article...]

Jurgen Klopp ready to put faith in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Jurgen Klopp ready to put faith in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain The Reds defender has been out with a muscle injury since last month but is almost ready to return again. "The biggest improvement and the biggest potential he has is being involved in goalscoring situations". We make sure that we don't give any counter-attacks away. "Apart from that, there's small things to sort out but as long as I'm playing then I'm happy". [Full Article...]

Support for Trump impeachment hearings at 41 percent in new poll

Support for Trump impeachment hearings at 41 percent in new poll As of December of their first year in office, all first-time elected presidents back to Eisenhower have approval ratings of 49% or higher except for Trump. The poll released Tuesday by CNN seems to indicate that Democratic messaging on the legislation has been more successful. Over one-half said they would vote for a generic Democrat over the president. [Full Article...]

Idaho to Move Kids to Medicaid if Congress Doesn't Save CHIP

Idaho to Move Kids to Medicaid if Congress Doesn't Save CHIP Jonathan Miller, the division chief for general pediatrics at the hospital. More than 80,000 Alabama children stand to lose their health insurance on February 1 unless Congress restores funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, state health officials have announced. [Full Article...]


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