Uber Is Officially A Cab Firm [world Service]

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20171220

The European Court of Justice has ruled the ride-hailing firm is not a digital service

BBC OS gives a vibrant account of the day\u2019s events with explanation and reaction from those involved.

Ben James continues his train journey around Spain in the days leading up to the Catalan regional election. Today he is travelling from Lleida to Barcelona, speaking to taxi drivers about how Uber may have affected their businesses.

Also, we hear from a 26-year-old woman who became pregnant using an embryo that was frozen for more than 24 years, breaking a world record. And we speak to the BBC's Justin Rowlatt about the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.

(Photo: Uber in Spain. Credit: Getty Images)

20171220

The European Court of Justice has ruled the ride-hailing firm is not a digital service

BBC OS gives a vibrant account of the day\u2019s events with explanation and reaction from those involved.

The ride-hailing firm argued it was a digital service - an "information society service" - helping people to make contact with each other electronically - and not a cab firm.

Ben James continues his train journey around Spain in the days leading up to the Catalan regional election. Today he is travelling from Lleida to Barcelona, speaking to people ahead of tomorrow's vote. Also in the news: we hear from a 26-year-old woman who became pregnant using an embryo that was frozen for more than 24 years, breaking a world record. And we speak to the BBC's Justin Rowlatt about the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.

(Photo: Uber in Spain. Credit: Getty Images)