The regional court of Frankfurt am Main in Germany issued a ruling Thursday banning the ride-hailing service Uber throughout the country. The case had been brought by a taxi association alleging that Uber and its drivers violated regulations governing transport orders. To operate as it does, the court held, Uber would need to be licensed [...]

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Bolivia’s interim President, Jeanine Anez, on Monday provided formal assent to legislation that would create a path to fresh elections. The bill was approved by both chambers of Bolivia’s legislature on Saturday, and Anez announced that she would sign the deal. The law effectively annuls the results of the hotly contested October election and creates [...]

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A former staff member of the British Consulate-General in Hong Kong issued a statement via Facebook on Wednesday describing an “illegal process” of “torture, threats, and coercion” by Chinese authorities. Simon Cheng, the consulate employee and a Hong Kong citizen, was detained for 15 days while returning from a business trip to mainland China in [...]

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