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The Uber app in action in San Francisco, Calif. (AP)
(Bloomberg) — France plans to ban Uber Technologies Inc.’s UberPop car service, three days after a Paris judge rejected a bid to block the smartphone application that lets users get rides with private cars.

“We are banning the service where someone can be a driver while not having the training, the background checks and basic requirements,” Pierre-Henry Brandet, an Interior Ministry spokesman, said in a telephone interview today. “Car-sharing is allowed but not this service.” The ban will take effect on Jan. 1, he said.

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