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Following taxi drivers rioting in France and the arrest of key executives, the company has suspended UberPOP in the country until further notice. Thibaud Simphal, Uber’s French director who was also arrested this week, announced the news in an interview with Le Monde saying that the company has decided to suspend UberPOP in France tonight at 8pm. UberPOP is the company’s name for UberX in Europe, which doesn’t require a taxi license or training to drive passengers around. France ordered a nationwide crackdown on UberPOP on June 25 following the riots. Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that the service “[gives] a deplorable image to visitors to…

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