Europe: News

28 May 2024


Audi celebrates RS4 Avant's 25th anniversary with limited-run model

Audi is marking the 25th anniversary of the RS4 Avant by launching a limited-run special edition of the performance wagon.

27 May 2024


David Beckham joins Alibaba as global brand ambassador for AliExpress

Alibaba Group Holding's popular global shopping platform, AliExpress, has announced a one-year partnership with English football legend David Beckham.

24 May 2024


How filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof fled Iran, reached Germany 

Faced with a prison sentence, acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof decided to escape from Iran, embarking on a "complicated" and "anguishing" 28-day journey across Europe. He finally found refuge in a safe house in Germany. Recently, he opened up about this journey.

22 May 2024

Cannes Film Festival

Iranian director who fled country recently to attend Cannes screening

Acclaimed Iranian director, Mohammad Rasoulof, has confirmed his attendance at the Cannes Film Festival screening of his competition movie, The Seed of the Sacred Fig set for Friday.

22 May 2024

Electric Cars

Electric, hybrid cars more likely to hit pedestrians, study finds

A recent analysis of the UK's road traffic accidents has revealed a startling trend: hybrid and electric cars are more likely to be involved in accidents with pedestrians, than their petrol or diesel counterparts.

EU Council greenlights pioneering risk-based regulations for artificial intelligence

The Council of the European Union has officially approved the establishment of its flagship risk-based rules for artificial intelligence (AI).

16 May 2024


AstraZeneca COVID vaccine linked to another rare blood clotting disorder

A new research has linked AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine to an increased risk of a rare but fatal blood clotting disorder known as Vaccine-Induced Immune Thrombocytopenia and Thrombosis (VITT).

15 May 2024

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo unveils limited-run Quadrifoglio with red carbon interior

Alfa Romeo has ceased accepting bookings for the Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio models in the US, but continues to offer these models in Europe.

15 May 2024


AWS announces plans for European 'sovereign cloud' in Germany

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon's cloud computing division, has confirmed its plans to launch a European "sovereign cloud."

14 May 2024

Cannes Film Festival

Iranian filmmaker evades prison sentence; flees Iran ahead of Cannes

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof has fled Iran, evading an eight-year prison sentence linked to his latest film, The Seed of the Sacred Fig.

13 May 2024

Technology now under purview of EU's Digital Markets Act regulations, a leading online travel agency, has been designated as a 'gatekeeper' under the European Union's Digital Markets Act (DMA).

13 May 2024


Microsoft commits €4B to develop AI data centers in France

Microsoft and Amazon, two leading US tech companies, have committed to investing billions in France's technology infrastructure.

11 May 2024

New Zealand

Aurora Borealis illuminates European night sky amid solar storm

The Aurora Borealis, also referred to as the Northern Lights, illuminated the night skies across several parts of Europe yesterday (May 10, local time).

06 May 2024


China capable of building world's largest particle collider: CERN president

Eliezer Rabinovici, the president of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) and professor emeritus of physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has backed China's bid to construct the world's largest particle collider.

30 Apr 2024

Columbia University

Israel-Hamas war protesters and police clash on Texas campus

Tensions surrounding the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict have sparked protests on the United States campuses, leading to confrontations with law enforcement and student suspensions.

30 Apr 2024


ChatGPT's 'memory' feature enables personalized interactions for paying customers

OpenAI has expanded access to its 'memory' feature for ChatGPT Plus subscribers, with the exception of those located in Europe or Korea.

29 Apr 2024

Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicle sales soar globally, dominating market in 2023

A recent study by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has revealed a significant global increase in electric vehicle (EV) sales, reaching nearly 140 million units in 2023.

28 Apr 2024


India to ink 6G co-operation agreement with European body

India's Bharat 6G is on the verge of finalizing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Europe's Industry Alliance 6G, according to HT Mint.

Amid regulatory changes, HUL withdraws 'health' label from Horlicks

In response to recent regulatory changes in the health drinks category, Hindustan Unilever (HUL) has rebranded its "health food drinks" category as "functional nutritional drinks" (FND).

24 Apr 2024


EU's new rules will extend warranty if you repair device

The European Union (EU) has implemented a new set of right-to-repair regulations, aimed at encouraging consumers to repair rather than discard faulty devices.

23 Apr 2024


Europe warming at nearly double the global average, says study

The latest European State of the Climate (ESOTC) report for 2023, reveals that Europe is facing a severe climate crisis, warming at nearly double the global average.

23 Apr 2024


EU launches probe into TikTok Lite over potential DSA violations

The European Union (EU) has initiated a new investigation into TikTok Lite, a simplified version of the popular social media app.

22 Apr 2024


Tesla slashes prices of cars globally amid falling sales

Tesla, the leading electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, has announced significant price cuts in several major markets including China, Germany, and the US.

20 Apr 2024


EU to greenlight Apple's tap-to-pay tech offer next month

Apple is preparing to broaden its tap-to-pay mobile payments technology access, to developers within the European Union, according to Reuters.

18 Apr 2024


Unveiling hidden histories: Non-fiction books on historic revelations to read

Nonfiction books are like a voyage through history's dimly lit corridors, bypassed by well-known stories.

Europe's AI pioneer expresses skepticism over artificial general intelligence

Arthur Mensch, the leader of Europe's emerging AI company, Mistral, has voiced skepticism about the pursuit of artificial general intelligence (AGI).

09 Apr 2024


Fairphone challenges disposable trend in Europe with innovative repairable earbuds

Dutch tech firm, Fairphone, has launched a unique pair of wireless earbuds called 'Fairbuds.'

09 Apr 2024

Climate Change

Human rights violated by Switzerland's climate inaction, says European court

In a significant victory for climate change activists, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled in favor of a group of old Swiss women today.

Explained: US bird flu outbreak, concerns of next pandemic

The diagnosis of the H5N1 bird flu virus in a Texas farm worker in the United States, the second human case in the United States, has raised concerns.

07 Apr 2024

Maruti Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki aims high with export goals for FY25

Maruti Suzuki, a leading player in the Indian car market, has set ambitious export targets for the coming years.

02 Apr 2024


Alternative app shop AltStore to offer Patreon-backed apps in EU

The European Union's Digital Markets Act (DMA) has instigated a significant shift in Apple's App Store ecosystem, enabling the emergence of alternative app stores.

02 Apr 2024


TikTok counters content criticism with STEM feed launch in Europe

TikTok, the popular social media app, has announced plans to extend its dedicated Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) feed to Europe.

25 Mar 2024


Porsche ends Boxster and Cayman availability in EU: Here's why

Porsche has officially confirmed the cessation of its entry-level sports cars, the Boxster and Cayman, in the European Union.

25 Mar 2024


Google Wallet now mandates device unlocking for all transactions

Google is introducing a significant modification to its Google Wallet service, mandating users to unlock their devices for every transaction, regardless of the amount.

19 Mar 2024


Meta proposes lower subscription fees for ad-free Facebook, Instagram 

Meta is planning a significant reduction in its monthly subscription charges for Facebook and Instagram in response to privacy and antitrust regulator concerns.

10 Mar 2024


DMA effect: Apple reinstates Epic Games in Europe

Epic Games has announced that Apple has restored its developer account in the European Union, allowing the gaming company to launch its Epic Games Store and bring Fortnite back to iOS devices in Europe.

07 Mar 2024


Apple calls Epic Games 'untrustworthy' and terminates its developer account

US tech giant Apple has axed Epic Games' developer account.

06 Mar 2024


Spotify to display subscription pricing in its EU app

Spotify is changing its tune in the European Union by opting not to offer in-app purchases.

06 Mar 2024


Google outlines changes done to ensure DMA compliance in EU

Google has announced over 20 updates to align with the European Union's Digital Markets Act (DMA) deadline (March 7).

06 Mar 2024


Apple releases iOS 17.4 with major changes for EU users

Apple's latest iOS 17.4 update is here, and it's packed with new features.

04 Mar 2024


Apple fined $2 billion by EU antitrust regulators: Here's why

Apple has been fined €1.84 billion (around $2 billion) by the European Union (EU) antitrust regulators due to its App Store policies, following a complaint by Spotify.

04 Mar 2024


WhatsApp to allow sending messages to Signal, Telegram users soon

WhatsApp is gearing up to introduce a chat interoperability feature, permitting users to send messages to other messaging apps like Signal and Telegram.

01 Mar 2024


Belgian Malinois: Special Forces' top pick

Belgian Malinois are deemed the most intelligent canines due to their independence, problem-solving abilities, quick responsiveness, and adeptness at reading humans.

29 Feb 2024


Google faces $2.3bn lawsuit from European media groups: Here's why

Google is facing a massive $2.3 billion lawsuit from 32 media groups, including big names like Axel Springer and Schibsted.

25 Feb 2024


WhatsApp to update Terms of Service, Privacy Policies in Europe

WhatsApp is gearing up to update its Terms of Service and Privacy Policies for users in Europe, in line with the Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act.

21 Feb 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi meets Mitsotakis: A review of Indo-Greek ties

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi during his two-day state visit to India—the first by any Greek leader in 15 years.

08 Feb 2024


Australia: Employees allowed to ignore bosses' calls after work hours

Australia is gearing up to implement a groundbreaking "right to disconnect" law, which would allow workers to disregard "unreasonable calls," messages, and emails from their bosses when off the clock.

08 Feb 2024

Climate Change

January 2024 was the world's warmest on record

January 2024 was the hottest January ever recorded, with global temperatures reaching 1.66°C above pre-industrial levels, a monitoring agency said on Thursday.

07 Feb 2024


Apple rolls out iOS 17.4 beta 2 update: What's new?

Apple has rolled out the iOS 17.4 beta 2 update for developers, and plans to release a stable version to all users in March.

25 Jan 2024


Apple plans to charge developers for sideloading apps in EU

Apple is gearing up for new European regulations, that will force the tech giant to let users download applications from sources outside its App Store.

22 Jan 2024

British Airways

Fumes in cockpit: British Airways flight makes emergency landing

A British Airways flight bound for Prague from London had to make an emergency landing at the United Kingdom (UK)'s Heathrow Airport after "fumes were detected in the cockpit".

04 Jan 2024


What is the Red Sea crisis? Does it affect India?

Major shipping companies like Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd have temporarily halted their Red Sea routes due to increased Houthi rebel attacks in the Bab-el-Mandeb strait.

04 Jan 2024


Sweden hits -43.6°C; experiences coldest January in 25 years

Sweden recently faced its chilliest January night in 25 years, with temperatures dropping to a frigid -43.6°C in the far north.

19 Dec 2023

Royal Family

Who is Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg—royal figure expecting first child

Exciting news graced the Luxembourg royal family as Princess Alexandra is expecting the arrival of her first child with her husband Nicolas Bagory.

10 Dec 2023

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia may gain majority control of London's Heathrow Airport

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) and investment company Ardian are eyeing majority control of London's Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, The Times has reported.

10 Dec 2023


India-EU's import duty dispute resolution likely through free trade talks

India is working to resolve a World Trade Organisation (WTO) import duty disagreement with the European Union (EU).

01 Dec 2023


European bankers brace for job cuts, smaller bonuses in 2024

Global economic concerns and geopolitical uncertainty have dampened the spirits of bankers from London to Frankfurt.

30 Nov 2023


Meta's Threads set to launch in EU next month

US tech giant Meta is gearing up to introduce Threads, its text-based social network, to the European Union (EU).

30 Nov 2023


World's most expensive cities and economic realities

As 2023 unfolds, the pervasive global cost of living crisis continues unabated, significantly impacting urban dwellers.

28 Nov 2023


AI increases employment opportunities but reduces wages: ECB study

The European Central Bank (ECB) on Tuesday published research indicating that the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe has so far led to increased employment, especially for young and highly-skilled workers.

28 Nov 2023


Meta's paid ad-free service draws privacy complaint in Austria

Meta Platforms, the company behind Facebook and Instagram, is facing a privacy complaint in Europe over its new paid ad-free subscription service.

14 Nov 2023

Stock Market

Markets worldwide rise ahead of US inflation data, US-China summit

Global stocks experienced a mostly positive trend on Tuesday, as investors eagerly awaited major events such as the US-China summit and economic data releases from the US, Japan, and China.

11 Nov 2023


Iceland declares state of emergency after earthquakes threaten volcanic eruption

Authorities in Iceland have announced a state of emergency after a series of powerful earthquakes threatened a volcanic eruption in the region.

09 Nov 2023


Apple faces setback in $14bn tax battle with EU

Apple and Ireland find themselves in a challenging position in their ongoing clash with the European Union's (EU) antitrust watchdog.

06 Nov 2023


The concept of daylight saving time

Daylight Saving Time (DST), a time-honored practice that involves adjusting the clocks forward or backward to maximize daylight during the summer months, has a fascinating reason and widespread adoption across the globe.