Land mine blast kills OSCE observer in Ukraine

OSCE chairman calls for 'thorough investigation' after monitors' patrol hits roadside bomb in rebel-held Luhansk.

French elections 2017

France set for key presidential vote

Voters head to the polls on Sunday in the first round of a closely contested election that could impact the rest of EU.


Iron Grandpa

A 72-year-old Finnish weightlifter who has won four world championships is determined to win one final title.


Israel-Europe gas deal sparks criticism

Palestinians living under occupation will 'continue to be further brutalised' by expansion of Israel's gas industry.


The Germans left behind by the country's economic boom

The battle over perceptions of inequality and injustice could be at the heart of September's national elections.


German anti-immigrant AfD party set to go further right

Far-right leaders reject calls for pragmatism as Islamophobia takes centre stage at Cologne conference.


German nationalists divided over ideology amid protests

AfD leaders cannot agree on the future direction of their anti-migrant party as they gather in Cologne city.


Europe's late spring freeze

An intrusion of cold air has pleased skiers, and worried farmers, in Europe


Protests in Cologne against far-right party meeting

Tensions run high as thousands descend on German city to protest against a key conference of anti-immigration AfD party.


Cyclist Michele Scarponi dies in road accident

Scarponi, who won the Giro d'Italia in 2011, was training near his home in central Italy when he was hit by a van.

French elections 2017

French Election 2017: Who I'll vote for

Al Jazeera asks French citizens on the streets of Paris and its suburbs about their thoughts on the impending election.


French candidate Marine Le Pen says ‘the country is at war’

Al Jazeera’s Natacha Butler reports on how events unfolded on Thursday night in Paris and reactions from the leading French presidential candidates to the killing of a French police officer.


Russia bans Jehovah’s Witnesses

Russia's Supreme Court has ruled Jehovah's Witnesses an 'extremist' group. This will effectively shut the organisation down at the national and regional level, and the government will seize their assets.

Inside Story

Will security concerns affect the French elections?

France is on high alert as voters head to the polls after an attack on Paris' most famous boulevard, the Champs Elysees.


French Muslims despondent after Champs Elysees attack

Worshippers at Paris Grand Mosque lament increasing frequency of ISIL attacks and the consequences for their community.