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Spain latest country to suspend Uber taxi app

The Uber phenomenon has travelled across the world.
The Uber phenomenon has travelled across the world. Image by Julien Gong Min / CC BY 2.0

A Spanish judge has imposed a temporary ban on Uber taxis in the country, after ruling that its drivers lack appropriate authorisation. The ban follows a decision by the Thai government to ban the app across the kingdom following the alleged rape of an Uber passenger in New Delhi by a driver for the online company. The service was banned in the Indian capital following the incident, as well as in the technology hub Hyderabad. Read more: time.com