Paris, - French taxi drivers are stepping up their protests against ridesharing service UberPop. On Thursday, hundreds of taxi drivers went on strike to ask for a ban on the application that connects customers and private drivers. According to police, nearly 2,800 drivers across France joined the protest and at least 30 roads were blocked, bringing chaos across the country. Access to the three terminals of the main Paris airport Roissy-Charles de Gaulle was blocked, as well as to Orly. Traffic was halted at Porte Maillot, one of the main entry points to the capital, where taxi drivers attacked and set fire to two cars. Riot police and firefighters intervened using water cannons, but the protesters responded by throwing firecrackers and burned garbage cans.
Access to the capital's two stations was blocked by a dozen cars. Tensions also ran high in Lyon, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Lille and Strasbourg. Tires were burned In Marseille and in Nice a Molotov cocktail was seized by police. The taxi drivers blocked the train station in Bordeaux as well as the main access roads and the Courthouse. The airport of Cannes was also inaccessible. The drivers are furious because the are afraid of losing their livelihood, now that UberPop allows clients to pay lower prices than they would to traditional taxi drivers. UperPop was banned in France in January, but the law is scarcely enforced and the service continues to operate.
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has asked the prefect of Paris to issue an order prohibiting the use of the service and called for an end to all violence. The minister will meet representatives of the union of taxi drivers at Matignon in the presence of officials of the Economy and Transport ministries. (AGI)
Washington - The health care reform promoted by U.S. President Barack Obama won a crucial victory on Thursday.
In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court saved the controversial law for generations to come. It was the second time the Supreme Court backed the reform and without this backing, six million Americans would have lost their health-care coverage.
Helsinki - The creations of Salvatore Ferragamo will be on show in Finland for the first time at the Milavida Museum in Tampere, with the exhibition "Walking Dream - Salvatore Ferragamo 1898-1960", focused on the shoes that have captured the imagination of generations.
Rho (Milan) - The 'dual flag' approach that expresses the dual nature of Eni as both local and global company allows the Italian energy company to operate in the countries in which it is active. "Our flag showing the six-legged dog and the flag of the country that hosts us fly over every installation, in every field, town or village in which we are present.
Rome - A new project meant to revive tourism on coastlines covered with Posidonia, a type of seagrass, was presented in Rome on Thursday. The Medcot project aims to turn waste into resource with the help of innovative Italian technology while respecting the environment.
II° Aperitivo Biotech con Marco Mancini
Lunedì 13 luglio 2015 dalle ore 18.30
Sala Terrazzo della Camera di Commercio, Industria, Artigianato e Agricoltura di Milano
Palazzo dei Giureconsulti in Via Mercanti 2 - Milano
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Según las mismas fuentes, dos hombres armados penetraron en el recinto de ambos hoteles y abrieron fuego de forma indiscriminada contra las personas que se encontraron, entre ellos algunos turistas extranjeros.
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Roma - In Tunisia, a Sousse, sulla costa centro-orientale, sono stati attaccati due alberghi frequentati soprattutto da turisti europei: sono morte almeno 27 persone, tra cui diversi turisti e l'attentatore. Secondo le autorita', l'assalto e' stato condotto da almeno due terroristi, uno dei quali, armato di kalashnikov, e' stato ucciso dalle forze di polizia in uno scontro a fuoco avvenuto sulla spiaggia. L'altro e' stato catturato poco dopo. Gli hotel finiti nel mirino sono l'Hotel Riu Imperial e il Port el Kantaoui.