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The app-based taxi service Uber is reported to have been ordered by a French court to pay €1.2m (£911,000) to a rival taxi group after a complaint that drivers were breaking the rules.The court ruled that Uber drivers were unlawfully collecting fares waiting in the street, the AFP news agency said.

This can only be done by taxi drivers who pay more for their licences.

The ruling comes on a second consecutive day of protests by taxi drivers angry over the impact of Uber.

Uber has argued that the goal of rival taxi companies is to put pressure on the government to limit competition. Forwarded by