Uber's hopes of securing a long-term operating licence in London look to have been dashed, with the ride-hailing giant now expecting authorities to grant it a temporary extension. After prevailing in a court battle to overturn an outright ban, Uber was awarded a short-term permit by last year. It had hoped to be handed a five-year licence when its current term ends next month. London has proved to be one of Uber's most profitable markets outside of the US. However, insiders now expect TfL to only receive a short-term operating permit, Sky News reported, with one person saying there was "no chance" it would get a long-term licence. Sources also told the news organisation that the expectation is... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week … [Read more...] about London poised to refuse Uber a long-term operating licence
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US President Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked London Mayor Sadiq Khan over knife crime in the British capital, most recently calling him “a disaster” only days after visiting. The president tweeted that Khan was a “national disgrace” after two teenagers were killed within ten minutes of each other last weekend. But how does London compare to US cities, and is Trump right to criticise? What data is available to put the president’s remarks into context? Knives vs guns Trump has made his remarks about knife crime while defending America’s gun laws despite mass shootings. He appeared as a guest at the NRA annual convention in 2018 and spoke about London’s tight controls on gun ownership. “That’s right, they don’t have guns, they have knives,” Trump said, telling his audience of blood-soaked hospital wards. “Knives, knives, knives,” he said, making a stabbing motion. His most recent outburst came with a … [Read more...] about Deadly knife crime: How does London compare to New York?
MANILA -- China’s extraction of giant clams in the Scarborough Shoal is an "affront" to Philippine sovereignty, a Palace official said Tuesday. Filipino fishermen recently told ABS-CBN News that Chinese Coast Guard ships drove them away from the shoal as wooden ships that bore China's flag harvested giant clams. "It is an affront to our territory and our sovereignty," Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo told reporters. "As far as we are concerned, that is ours so we will be objecting to those intrusions," he said. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Tuesday said the Philippines would take legal action against China over the clam harvest. Former Foreign Affairs Sec Albert del Rosario and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales recently raised concern over reports that hundreds of Chinese vessels were sighted near Philippine-occupied Pag-asa Island. The two former officials also recently raised China's actions in disputed waters before the International Criminal … [Read more...] about China’s harvest of giant clams an ‘affront’ to Philippines: Palace
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Duterte names retired Air Force chief to Philippine Coconut AuthorityPRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Friday announced the designation of retired Air Force chief Galileo Gerard Kintanar Jr. as head of the new governing board of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA). The governing board is the policy-making body of the PCA, which is higher than the administrator of the agency. “I want somebody. I need a person who is really above the rest of the crowd. A person who is clean, since this involves billions [of pesos], I hope it will not be lost and if it is not distributed to the persons who are righteous to take care of it, then we might as well reserve that money for the future generation of farmers,” Duterte said in his speech during the change of command of the Philippine Air Force. “I do not know General Kintanar, but I chose him to the chairman of that board,” he said, noting that he is only aware that Kintanar has chosen to step down ahead of his retirement in … [Read more...] about Duterte names retired Air Force chief to Philippine Coconut Authority