Laurence Lee

"Laurence Lee is Al Jazeera's London correspondent, covering economic, social and political affairs across the UK and Ireland.

Laurence joined Al Jazeera in 2007 as Delhi correspondent and has also worked as Europe correspondent for the channel. A lifelong reporter, he began his career at the BBC before moving to Sky News. Laurence has reported from more than 40 countries around the world, covering the second Palestinian intifada and the Iraq war. He spent several years in Moscow covering Russia and the former Soviet bloc, reporting on the wave of popular uprisings across Georgia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan in 2004 and 2005. Laurence's work has won several RTS awards in the UK and he won the ""Golden Verb"" prize for international correspondents in Moscow."


What will Brexit mean for UK expats in Spain?

As Brexit negotiations gather steam in the UK, there are plenty of Britons abroad who worry about how it will affect them. In Spain, which is home to a large British community, entrepreneurs who have companies fear their ventures are being undermined.


Spain: Basque separatist group ETA disarms

More than 850 people were killed as the Basque separatist group ETA fought for an independent state in southwestern France and northern Spain. But now ETA has disarmed after fighting a bloody campaign for independence for more than half a century.


St Petersburg metro blast kills at least 11 people

Police are hunting for clues after a bomb blast tore through a subway train in St Petersburg, killing at least 11 people and wounding more than 40. The train was between two metro stations when the explosion happened.


UK: Anxiety in Stoke-on-Trent as Brexit looms

The city of Stoke-on-Trent in the English Midlands voted by a huge majority to leave the European Union.


New details emerge about London attacker

UK police have identified Khalid Masood as the assailant in a deadly car and knife attack in the heart of London earlier this week. Now, more details about the life of the 52-year-old British man have surfaced.


Four dead and dozens injured in Westminster attack

Four people have been killed, including an armed police officer and an attacker, in a major attack just yards from the UK's Houses of Parliament on Wednesday.


Netherlands coalition talks under way after vote

European leaders have been congratulating Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister. This week’s parliamentary election results are being seen as a setback for the far-right leader Geert Wilders. Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports from the Hague.


Geert Wilders concedes defeat in Dutch elections

Geert Wilder, a far-right politician known for his anti-Islam views, has conceded defeat in parliamentary elections in The Netherlands. His party had been leading in opinion polls as recently as last week.


Dutch elections: Left-wing party gaining ground

The rise of the far-right leader Geert Wilders in the Dutch elections has put the traditional liberal opposition in the Netherlands in a tailspin. But a new left-wing party is making up ground on Wilders.


Dutch far-right leader Wilders rides Turkey row wave

The diplomatic row between Turkey and the Netherlands is playing into the hands of the Dutch right wing. Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders is enjoying growing support ahead of elections on Wednesday.


Erdogan lashes out at Netherlands for barring minister

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the Dutch government of being 'Nazi remnants' after the Netherlands barred the Turkish foreign minister from flying to the country, as a diplomatic dispute between the two countries escalated.


Sinn Fein makes major gains in Irish elections

The Irish republican party, Sinn Fein, has made major election gains in Northern Ireland's assembly at the expense of pro-British unionists. The Democratic Unionist Party, which supports Brexit, has seen its 10-seat majority cut to just one.