‘We can’t see a future’: group takes EU to court over climate change

Litigants from eight countries claim EU institutions are not protecting fundamental rights

Victory for Austria’s Greens and the left is a sigh of relief for Europe

The leftist’s win was hailed as the ‘liberal pushback’ against Brexit and Trump, but 46% voted for the far-right Norbert Hofer

Fossil-fuel CO2 emissions nearly stable for third year in row

But while increase in emissions has been halted, CO2 concentrations in atmosphere still at record high and rising

Global life expectancy increases to 71.4 years

Life is getting longer, reports World Health Organisation, at the fastest rate since the 1960s