Cries of racism prompt Boston art museum to cancel 'Kimono Wednesdays'

Jul 8, 2015

Cries of racism prompt Boston art museum to cancel 'Kimono Wednesdays'

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston is cancelling “Kimono Wednesdays” after protesters decried the event as racist. In a Tuesday statement, the museum apologized for offending some visitors with the event, where museum-goers were encouraged to don the traditional Japanese garments and pose in ...

Protesting ferry workers block Calais port; Channel Tunnel closed

Jul 1, 2015

Protesting ferry workers block Calais port; Channel Tunnel closed

Ferry workers on Tuesday threatened to continue their protest on Wednesday after blocking Calais’ port for two days, forcing the closure of the Channel Tunnel linking France and England for several hours. The ferry workers on Tuesday blocked the tunnel’s entrance by setting fire ...

Court bans UberPOP car service in Italy

May 27, 2015

Court bans UberPOP car service in Italy

An Italian court on Tuesday ordered UberPOP to shut down within two weeks in the latest in a series of legal challenges and protests across Europe against the ride-sharing service. The popular but controversial taxi app for mobile phones puts customers in touch with ...

Mexico cabbies stage traffic-stopping protest targeting Uber

May 26, 2015

Mexico cabbies stage traffic-stopping protest targeting Uber

Thousands of Mexico City taxi drivers snarled traffic in the mega-capital on Monday in a protest demanding that the government ban U.S. ride-sharing service Uber. In response, Uber fired back by offering free cab service “on a day so complicated to move” around the ...

Uber drivers assaulted by bogus fares in Belgium: police

Mar 24, 2015

Uber drivers assaulted by bogus fares in Belgium: police

Uber drivers in Belgium were assaulted by fake clients this weekend, including by at least one cabbie angered by the lower cost rival, Belgian police said on Monday. “Four individuals, including employees of the Uber company, were assaulted by four to six people,” said ...

Mar 19, 2015

Police called as Copenhagen protest grounds Ryanair plane

A Ryanair pilot on Wednesday called Danish police as demonstrators kept the budget airline’s first flight from Copenhagen grounded for three hours amid a dispute with staff unions over wages and working conditions. “The Ryanair pilot has asked for police to be called to ...

Suspect, 20, charged in shooting of Ferguson police officers

Mar 16, 2015

Suspect, 20, charged in shooting of Ferguson police officers

A 20-year-old man was charged on Sunday with first-degree assault for last week’s shooting of two police officers during a protest in the troubled city Ferguson, Missouri, a crime that fueled a national debate on race and policing. The suspect, Jeffrey Williams, has admitted ...