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10 July 2019 | 6:00 am
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi talks about Uber Copter, which can take passengers to New York City airports. He also talks about future transportation options. Khosrowshahi appears on "The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations." The interview was recorded on June 11 at The Economic Club in Washington.
29 Sep 2020
Uber has been granted the right to resume operating in London, despite what a judge described as "historical failures". The ride-sharing platform had faced scrutiny over safety protocols and its screening of drivers. Also in the show: the French government unveils its 2021 budget as it tries to lift the economy out of a coronavirus-induced recession, and TikTok gets a reprieve in the US.
2 Oct 2020
He was once called the best boss in America: we speak to Dan Price, the man who took a million dollar pay cut to boost his workers' salaries five years ago. Also, will the current video gaming boom last beyond the Covid-19 pandemic? We take a closer look at the industry. And as Disney slashes thousands of jobs at its theme parks in the United States, we hear from some staff at Disneyland Paris about their fears for the future.
12 Oct 2020
The chief executive of British Airways Alex Cruz has stepped down with immediate effect after a turbulent four years in the role. Mr Cruz will be replaced by Sean Doyle, the boss of IAG stablemate Aer Lingus, but will remain on the airline's board as non-executive chairman for the time being.
23 Oct 2020
The hotel industry is "60 percent distressed, 40 percent optimistic" as it confronts the next wave of the coronavirus pandemic. That's the view of Sébastien Bazin, the CEO of AccorHotels, the largest hospitality company in Europe. Bazin spoke to FRANCE 24 about the challenges and opportunities facing the sector. He says European government aid has been "indispensable" but that member states need to coordinate more on travel guidelines, and forecasts the region won't return to pre-pandemic occupancy levels until 2023.
25 Dec 2020
We're not superheroes, we are scientists, BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin has told DW. In an exclusive interview, the scientist explains how the firm will respond to a new virus strain and why he has not been vaccinated yet.
29 Dec 2020
The death by suspected poisoning of Lin Qi, the billionaire founder of Chinese video game company Yoozoo, leaves an opening on the listed firm's nine-person board of directors.
14 Jan 2021
Jack Dorsey has defended Twitter's decision to ban Donald Trump over his role in inciting violence offline. He added that such a move has "real and significant ramifications."
19 Feb 2021
The CEO of Robinhood, a Reddit influencer and Wall Street hedge fund managers have all faced a grilling from US lawmakers over the recent frenzy around GameStop. The House Financial Services Committee asked six key witnesses whether the extreme volatility in the shares last month, which rose almost 2,000 percent in a short space of time, exposed questionable market practices and potential conflicts of interest. But first, Renault booked a net loss of €8 billion for 2020 as global car sales dropped by more than a fifth, although the situation recovered strongly in the second half of the year.
18 Mar 2021
Uber will give workers' rights, including the minimum wage and holiday pay, to all of its more than 70,000 British drivers after the ride-hailing app lost a battle in the Supreme Court last month.
18 Mar 2021
The New York City police has reinforced its presence in neighbourhoods with important Asian-American communities after 8 people, including 6 Asian women, were killed in Atlanta, Georgia. The suspect denies any racial motive. "People feel unsafe, they're worried," says Justin Yu, a community leader in New York's Chinatown. According to Yu, police presence makes "people feel they are protected". Anti-Asian discrimination appears to have risen in the United States over the past year amid the coronavirus crisis.
22 May 2021
The CEO of Apple took the stand to reject a lawsuit filed by Epic Games claiming the tech giant is abusing its position with its online marketplace and claiming outsized commissions.
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As Algeria marks 60 years of independence from France, we take a closer look at the deep diplomatic and social tensions that exist between the two countries. From the enduring pain over atrocities committed during colonial rule to calls for reform from within Algeria, the country has had a bumpy six decades. Yet July 5, the official date of independence, still sparks a deep, if complex, sense of pride for many Algerians.