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  • War between French taxis and Uber deepens, unlimited strike Thursday
    Taxi drivers demonstrate during a protest against car-sharing service Uber in Nantes, western France, June 9, 2015 REUTERS/Stephane Mahe via RFI

    By RFI with Christina Okello
    Tourists are bracing themselves for a nightmarish gridlock on roads from Thursday, as French taxi drivers prepare for unlimited strike action in protest against Uber. The Californian ride-sharing service announced this week it was opening up its controversial Uberpop-booked via smartphone apps-in 3 new French cities, despite it being illegal.
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    France’s taxi wars took a new twist on Friday night, when several taxi drivers parading as clients, tricked a group of UberPop drivers into picking them up, before later attacking them.
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    It’s yet another display of the simmering tensions between traditional taxi drivers and UberPop, whose operators use GPS-enabled smartphones to link up with passengers. A service considered as “unfair competition,” by taxis, which say UberPop is undercutting their pay.

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  • BRAZIL: Brazil superstar Neymar da Silva Santos Junior out of Copa America

    BRAZIL: Brazil superstar Neymar da Silva Santos Junior out of Copa America 0 Neymar’s participation in the South American footballing showpiece came to an abrupt end after a disciplinary hearing slapped him with a four-match ban for headbutting a Colombian opponent. Neymar Facebook/Neymar-Jr-Oficial Standard Source: Source

  • FRANCE-MIGRANTS: French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve adds 10,500 housing places for migrants

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  • BASKETBALL: Golden State Warriors claim NBA title

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  • FRANCE – VIETNAM – US: Franco-Vietnamese Agent Orange victim sues US chemical companies

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Sports

  • SPORTS: Messi joins the 100 club

    0 Acknowledged as one of the greatest , Lionel Andres Messi Cuccittini will don national colours for the 100th time on Saturday when Argentina take on Jamaica. Not the most illustrious of opponents but the opposing players in the team nicknamed the Reggae Boyz will be the first to big up the Barcelona striker. His […]

  • ROYALS FLUSH WITH ALL-STAR STARTERS

    MURRAY CHASS —  Poor Omar Infante. On any other team, he would be no more than a daily hitless blip in a box score; in any other city, he would be free to wage war with the Mendoza Line in relative obscurity. But not in Kansas City, where Royals’ fans enthusiastic ballot stuffing has transformed […]

  • BRAZIL: Brazil superstar Neymar da Silva Santos Junior out of Copa America

    0 Neymar’s participation in the South American footballing showpiece came to an abrupt end after a disciplinary hearing slapped him with a four-match ban for headbutting a Colombian opponent. Neymar Facebook/Neymar-Jr-Oficial Standard Read More