Europe

Europe set for a negative open, as rising yields put investors on edge

European markets are expected to fall into the red Wednesday, as rising yields in the U.S. weighed.

Health

Alfie Evans' dad giving toddler mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to 'keep him alive'

Alfie Evans' parents are tonight giving him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in a desperate bid to keep him alive after a court ruled he cannot be flown to Italy for treatment.

Australia

Blood and poetry on western front as Turnbull beaten in battle of the words | David Marr

Who would have thought the Anzac Day opening of a new Monash museum at Villers-Bretonneux in France would turn into a diplomatic incident? • Support our independent journalism with a monthly or one-off contributionThose damn French never could be truste

World

Kim Wall death - what we know so far

What we know so far about Kim Wall's death.

Europe

Fancy a French farm for free?

This Brittany farm could be available to someone who will preserve its traditional methods.

Technology

WhatsApp raises minimum age in Europe ahead of new privacy laws

WhatsApp is raising the minimum age to use its popular messaging app to 16 from 13 for European users, ahead of new data privacy laws slated to go into affect in the region next month.

World

Head of German Jewish organisation warns people to avoid wearing skullcaps for their own safety

The head of Germany’s leading Jewish organisation on Tuesday warned people to avoid wearing Jewish skullcaps in major cities following a series of violent anti-Semitic attacks.

World

Greece to investigate claims over UNICEF branch's finances

A Greek prosecutor has ordered an investigation into allegations of financial mismanagement in the local branch of UNICEF.

Social

Kogan: ‘I don’t think Facebook has a developer policy that is valid’

A Cambridge University academic at the center of a data misuse scandal involving Facebook user data and political ad targeting faced questions from the UK parliament this morning. Although the two-hour evidence session in front of the DCMS committee’

World

Macedonia: 8 million-year-old elephant-like remains found

Paleontologists from Bulgaria and Macedonia are excavating the fossilized remains of a prehistoric elephant believed to pre-date the mammoth, after its bones were discovered accidentally by a man working in a field.

United States

Macron’s charm offensive on Trump is part of his bid to lead Europe | Natalie Nougayrède

They’re an odd couple, but the French president hopes his trip to the White House will boost his authority within the EUCan a 40-year-old French president, who gives sweeping speeches about Europe, singlehandedly save the global liberal order – and we

World

German state orders all government buildings to display a Christian cross

Religious symbol is already compulsory in public schools and courtrooms in predominantly Catholic Bavaria

World

Italian police seize weapons from Spain-bound rental car

Police in northern Italy found a small arsenal of Kalashnikovs, pistols and ammunition hidden in the trunk of a rental car and arrested the Bosnian man who was driving it.

United Kingdom

Wales isolates Nicola Sturgeon over EU powers after Brexit

Welsh government’s acceptance of UK concessions leaves Scotland fighting lone battleThe Welsh government has left Nicola Sturgeon unexpectedly isolated after agreeing to sign a controversial deal with UK ministers over the sharing of EU powers after Bre

World

Italy's high court refuses to release migrant rescue ship

Italy's highest court has rejected a request by a German group to release its migrant rescue boat seized eight months ago by prosecutors investigating allegations that non-governmental organizations colluded with migrant smugglers.

Business

Cheesed off: Spain's manchego makers vow to fight EU name ruling

EU says Mexican producers can use manchego name to describe their cheaper, cow’s milk cheeseMakers and lovers of manchego, Spain’s famous sheep’s milk cheese, have vowed to fight an EU decision allowing Mexican producers to carry on using the same n

Food

Global wine output falls to lowest level in 60 years

Poor weather conditions in the EU have led to a sudden decrease in production

Europe

Oracle acquires Grapeshot, a marketing tech startup that helps ensure ‘brand safety’

In the era of fake news and controversies over how brands’ advertising — via programmatic platforms — unwittingly ends up alongside content with which they’d rather not be associated, Oracle has made an acquisition to beef up its a

United Kingdom

Cambridge Analytica Files: academic tells MPs his work had no value - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 1.04pm BST Here is Ryan Mac, BuzzFeed’s tech reporter, with an assessment of Aleksandr Kogan’s evidence to the culture committee.My assessment of Kogan so far: He's answered most ?s

World

UN prosecutor urges judges to give Karadzic life sentence

A United Nations prosecution lawyer has urged appeals judges to convict former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic on a second genocide count and increase his 40-year sentence for overseeing Serb atrocities during the Bosnian war to a life sentence.

World

Armenia marks massacre by Ottoman Turks 103 years ago

Armenia's government and the country's opposition are taking part in events to mark the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks.

World

Romania: Leader faces misconduct charges in court hearing

Romania's most powerful politician is heading to court for the final hearing in a corruption case, days after the U.S. State Department said graft remains widespread at every level of government in the European Union member.

Startups

Belgium’s Cowboy raises $3M led by Index to launch a smarter e-bike

Cowboy, the startup that’s building a new, smarter electronic bicycle, quietly launched in its home country of Belgium this past week, whilst simultaneously disclosing it has raised $3 million in seed funding. Notably, the round is led by Index Vent

World

Verdict looms into macabre death of Swedish journalist

One of the most talked-about and macabre court cases in recent Danish history is set to conclude Wednesday when the verdict is handed down on whether Peter Madsen tortured and murdered a Swedish journalist during a private submarine trip.

World

Timeline for case against Danish inventor Peter Madsen

— Aug 10: Kim Wall goes on submarine trip with Peter Madsen.

Top News

First statue of a woman unveiled near UK parliament

The 11 statues of male historic figures dotted around Britain's Parliament Square has a new addition Tuesday -- Millicent Fawcett.

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