James Brownsell

James Brownsell

James Brownsell is Al Jazeera Online's Europe news editor. He was previously the managing editor of The New Arab.

Sport

Could Saudi Arabia's mass scale IP theft sink Newcastle bid?

The final whistle may blow on Saudi-led bid for Newcastle United takeover after WTO rules against kingdom.

 Could Saudi Arabia's mass scale IP theft sink Newcastle bid?

Football

How Saudi piracy station beoutQ could sink Newcastle takeover bid

Saudi Arabia's $370m bid to buy an English football club appears to be foundering on the rocks of the WTO.

How Saudi piracy station beoutQ could sink Newcastle takeover bid

United Kingdom

'Nothing but soundbites': UK PM Boris Johnson left isolated

There is an urgent need to rebuild trust in leadership, say experts, after multiple failures in UK government strategy.

'Nothing but soundbites': UK PM Boris Johnson left isolated

Brexit

Brexit changed immigrant perceptions for the better: Study

A new study reports anti-immigrant sentiment softened among both Leave and Remain camps after the 2016 referendum.

Brexit changed immigrant perceptions for the better: Study

United Kingdom

Dominic Cummings fuels British anger after flouting lockdown

The government's support for the prime minister's top aide is undermining public health advice, say experts.

Dominic Cummings fuels British anger after flouting lockdown

Europe

Latest UK 'terrorism' legislation criticised by rights groups

A further tightening of measures against people who have not been convicted undermines British justice, say campaigners.

Latest UK 'terrorism' legislation criticised by rights groups

Human trafficking

Danger lurks in lockdown for survivors of trafficking, violence

Coronavirus lockdowns are physically trapping survivors with abusers, while removing chances for economic empowerment.

Danger lurks in lockdown for survivors of trafficking, violence

United Kingdom

Right-wing UK minister under fire for 'Islamophobic fake news'

Nadine Dorries on Thursday retweeted a far-right Twitter account known for Islamophobic misinformation.

Right-wing UK minister under fire for 'Islamophobic fake news'

United Kingdom

UK to start trade talks with Japan, with US and EU talks ongoing

Securing multiple trade deals simultaneously is not impossible, say experts, but the UK will have to make concessions.

UK to start trade talks with Japan, with US and EU talks ongoing

United Kingdom

US-UK trade talks begin, nearly four years after Brexit vote

Negotiators have come online, aiming to reach a Free Trade Agreement - but economists aren't holding their breath.

US-UK trade talks begin, nearly four years after Brexit vote

Business & Economy

Half the world's workers face losing their jobs, says ILO

The loss in working hours due to the coronavirus pandemic means 1.6 billion workers may lose their livelihoods.

Half the world's workers face losing their jobs, says ILO

United Kingdom

UK diplomat in U-turn over EU ventilators 'political decision'

The UK's non-involvement in an EU ventilator bulk-buy plan was not 'Brexit before breathing', UK officials insist.

UK diplomat in U-turn over EU ventilators 'political decision'