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(FILES) A file picture taken on June 11, 2014 shows taxi drivers carrying a banner during a strike action in protest of unliscensed taxi-type-services in central Madrid. A judge on December 9, 2014 banned the popular US cellphone-based taxi service Uber from operating in Spain, court officials said, following similar attempted moves in several other countries. Drivers hired for rides via the application "lack the administrative authorisation to carry out the job, and the activity they carry out constitutes unfair competition, " the court services said. AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIENGERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) A file picture taken on June 11, 2014 shows taxi drivers carrying a banner during a strike action in protest of unliscensed taxi-type-services in central Madrid. A judge on December 9, 2014 banned the popular US cellphone-based taxi service Uber from operating in Spain, court officials said, following similar attempted moves in several other countries. Drivers hired for rides via the application "lack the administrative authorisation to carry out the job, and the activity they carry out constitutes unfair competition, " the court services said. AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIENGERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images

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Car service Uber continues to encounter resistance around the world. CNN's Samuel Burke explains.

Uber hit with bans in Spain, Thailand

Car service Uber continues to encounter resistance around the world. CNN's Samuel Burke explains.