Brexit

UK's PM Johnson likens himself to The Incredible Hulk

Defiant British leader vows Brexit on October 31 saying if Bruce Banner was bound by manacles, Hulk exploded out.

UK's PM Johnson likens himself to The Incredible Hulk

Europe

Frankfurt motor show: Companies go big on electric

When motor exports are threatened, so, too, is the country's economic growth.

Europe

French police fire tear gas at 'yellow vest' protesters in Nantes

Officials say at least 21 people have been arrested in a new wave of 'yellow vest' protests against the government.

French police fire tear gas at 'yellow vest' protesters in Nantes

Opinion

Why the Kremlin launched Stalinist-style mass raids

The resurgence of opposition is worrying the Russian government.

Roman Dobrokhotov

by Roman Dobrokhotov

Roman Dobrokhotov

Italy

Italy's new government allows rescue ship to dock at Lampedusa

In break from Salvini's hardline policies, government authorises Ocean Viking to disembark 82 people in southern island.

Italy's new government allows rescue ship to dock at Lampedusa

Europe

Is Greece going to back down on asylum 'reform'?

New government's plan to 'simplify' asylum procedure has been met with concern by human rights and legal aid groups.

Is Greece going to back down on asylum 'reform'?

Inside Story

What's the cure for misinformation on vaccines?

European Commission and World Health Organization urge action against anti-vaccination campaigns.

Europe

Slovakia tries to shake off mafia influence

Evidence is mounting that the populist Smer party allowed mafia-linked groups to extend influence deep into Slovakia.

Slovakia tries to shake off mafia influence

AJ Impact

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg takes climate protest to Trump

After bringing her message from Stockholm to Berlin, Paris, Rome and New York, the teen advocate hits Washington, too.

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg takes climate protest to Trump

AJ Impact

Transport workers' pension strike brings Paris to a standstill

The action is to protest sweeping reforms to France's pension system, which President Emmanuel Macron says is unfair.

Transport workers' pension strike brings Paris to a standstill

Weather

At least four killed in eastern Spain floods

The change of season is usually violent in the western Mediterranean and eastern Spain is bearing the brunt this autumn.

At least four killed in eastern Spain floods

AJ Impact

London Stock Exchange rejects Hong Kong's $39bn takeover offer

HKEX made its surprise offer on Wednesday, just two days after its officials travelled to London.

London Stock Exchange rejects Hong Kong's $39bn takeover offer

Environment

Heathrow drone protest grounded after arrests

Police make at least 10 arrests while runways and taxiways remain operational despite one toy drone completing flight.

Arrests and 'technical glitch' ground Heathrow drone protest

AJ IMPACT

Regulate crypto, says France

Libra could spark financial instability and challenge national economic sovereignty, said France's finance minister.

Libra and cryptocurrencies must be regulated, says France

Humanitarian crises

Rescuing migrants is moral responsibility: MSF official

MSF official talks about plight of migrants crossing Mediterranean and conditions in Libya detention centres.

Q&A: MSF official on migrants' rescue efforts in Mediterranean