Laurence Lee

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."

Europe

Dutch scientists close to 'breakthrough' method of growing crops

Scientists in the Netherlands say they are close to a breakthrough which will allow crops to be grown in deserts. Many say this could completely alter life on the African continent and even end hunger.

Dutch scientists close to 'breakthrough' method of growing crops

Environment

Netherlands sets model of flood prevention

Cities are looking for ways to strengthen their defences against prospective flooding, and they are turning to the Netherlands for answers.

Netherlands sets model of flood prevention

Catalonia

Spain celebrates National Day amid Catalonia crisis

Spain celebrated National Day on Thursday with a grand show of unity.

Spain celebrates National Day amid Catalonia crisis

Europe

Catalonia villagers report intimidation by far-right activists

People in the Catalonia countryside say cars’ tires have been slashed and windows broken since Sunday's vote.

Catalonia villagers report intimidation by far-right activists

Europe

Catalonia's obstacles in bid for independence

Catalonia's pro-independence parties are set to debate secession from Spain following Sunday's controversial referendum. Millions of Catalans hope an independent country would remain in the European Union, sitting between France and Spain.

Catalonia's obstacles in bid for independence

Europe

Poland demands huge monetary compensation for Nazi invasion

The Polish government is demanding that Germany pay as much as a trillion dollars in compensation for the Nazi invasion during World War II. It is a sign that after seven decades, the wounds from Hitler's war have yet to heal.

Poland demands huge monetary compensation for Nazi invasion

Europe

Schulz fails to make headway against Chancellor Merkel

With just a few days to go before Sunday's elections, SPD contender faces mounting criticism for his campaign.

Schulz fails to make headway against Chancellor Merkel

Europe

German election: Military defence spending gets political

By the end of this week, Angela Merkel could become German chancellor for a fourth term. With uncertainty about the direction of the United States, many countries are increasingly looking to Germany to provide stable global leadership.

German election: Military defence spending gets political

Europe

Brexit supporter hopes to send message to UK politicians

The British parliament will begin discussing the next step of the Brexit process today. Al Jazeera revisits one Brexit supporter who is hoping to send a message to politicians

Brexit supporter hopes to send message to UK politicians

Europe

McDonald's workers launch first strike in UK

Staff at two McDonald's restaurants in the UK are staging the first strike to hit the company in the country.

McDonald's workers launch first strike in UK

Europe

European union new rules for reducing CO2 car emissions

The European Union is rolling out stricter car emissions tests, in the wake of the Volkswagen scandal. The German car manufacturer's diesel emissions cheating left the EU facing accusations of lax rules.

European union  new rules for reducing CO2 car emissions

Europe

EU cracks down on Dutch eggs contaminated by pesticides

Two men have been arrested by Dutch police as part of an investigation into the illegal use of pesticides at poultry farms in Europe.

EU cracks down on Dutch eggs contaminated by pesticides