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 ...

Taxis block Brussels in Uber protest

Mar 4, 2015

Taxis block Brussels in Uber protest

Hundreds of taxi drivers from Belgium and France brought central Brussels to a virtual standstill Tuesday with their vehicles in a protest targeting the Web-based taxi app Uber. Police said a go-slow procession of 627 cabs several kilometers long drove through the city before ...

Thousands march against Boko Haram in Niger

Feb 18, 2015

Thousands march against Boko Haram in Niger

Thousands of people marched in Niger’s capital on Tuesday to protest Boko Haram Islamists, who have launched deadly raids in the country from their base in neighboring Nigeria. Prime Minister Brigi Rafini led the demonstrators who marched under a heavy police presence, with snipers ...

Mayor eulogizes slain officer as cops outside turn backs

Jan 5, 2015

Mayor eulogizes slain officer as cops outside turn backs

Thousands of New York City police officers turned their backs Sunday as they watched Mayor Bill de Blasio eulogize an officer shot dead with his partner, repeating a stinging display of scorn for the mayor despite entreaties from the police commissioner not to do ...

NYC police chief calls protest at funeral 'inappropriate'

Dec 29, 2014

NYC police chief calls protest at funeral 'inappropriate'

New York’s police commissioner, Bill Bratton, said Sunday it was “very inappropriate” for officers outside the funeral of slain cop Rafael Ramos to turn their backs in protest as the mayor spoke. “That funeral was held to honor Officer Ramos, and to bring politics, ...

Protesters vow to continue fight against secrecy law

Dec 6, 2014

Protesters vow to continue fight against secrecy law

Protesters against the contentious secrecy law enacted exactly a year ago vowed Saturday to continue fighting to have it scrapped, amid concern the legislation will undermine the public’s right to know. With the law that toughens penalties for leakers of state secrets set to ...