An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Wednesday:
Leader under pressure: A new German president is scheduled to be elected Wednesday, with the vote seen as a test of chancellor Angela Merkel and her current policies.
Amusement park deaths: An accident on a ride at a Chinese amusement park has left six dead, and several more injured, Chinese media agencies reported Tuesday. Read more
Fight over school crucifixes: Italy will fight Wednesday against a European court ruling that crucifixes in classrooms violate students' right to freedom of religion. Read more
Political dynasty:Â BenignoÂ Aquino III has been sworn in as the president of the Philippines, the country's 15th, after winning election in May by a landslide. He is the son of former president CorazonÂ Aquino and her husband, opposition leader Benigno. Read more
Travel chaos continues: Strikers have again shut down the Spanish capital's metro system, forcing roughly hundreds of thousands of travelers to fill buses and taxis, reported CNN's sister network CNN Plus.
Drunken city trader banned: Britain's financial regulator said Wednesday it has banned an oil trader after he made huge trades while drunk last year, causing global prices of Brent crude to jump to abnormally high levels. Read more
Spanish footballers triumph: David Villa was Spain's hero yet again as his goal helped them past Portugal and into the last eight of the World Cup. Read more