Europe

Turkey, Greece brace for standoff over Cyprus gas drilling plan

Controversial Turkish plan to drill in Cypriot waters comes as regional industry leaders discuss energy plans in Athens.

Health

France confirms first European coronavirus cases

France announces three people have the deadly new virus from China and health minister says she expects more cases.

France confirms first European coronavirus cases

Brexit

UK PM Johnson signs Withdrawal Agreement, paving way for Brexit

The UK expected to quit EU on Jan 31, following years of political division over how to carry out referendum result.

UK PM Johnson signs Withdrawal Agreement, paving way for Brexit

Italy

Emilia-Romagna: Will Italy's left-wing stronghold turn far-right?

Emilia-Romagna, traditionally a red region, prepares for political earthquake as it heads towards regional poll.

Emilia-Romagna: Will Italy's left-wing stronghold turn far-right?

History

Auschwitz survivor Leon Schagrin: 'The suffering doesn't go away'

At 93 and having lost his survivor friends, Leon Schagrin educates young people on the horrors of Nazi Germany.

Auschwitz survivor Leon Schagrin: 'The suffering doesn't go away'

AJ IMPACT

Thousands rally as French PM presents pension bill to ministers

Interior ministry says 249,000 join protest, with demonstrators calling for end to government's planned reform project.

Thousands rally as French PM presents pension bill to ministers

Russia

Bulgaria expels two Russian diplomats suspected of spying

Men accused of collecting secrets on elections, energy and security to leave, but Moscow says evidence not presented.

Bulgaria expels two Russian diplomats suspected of spying

Europe

Greta Thunberg challenges world leaders on climate change

Young, renowned activist slams what she says is inaction of world leaders amid World Economic Forum in Davos.

Migrants

Migrant truck deaths suspect to be extradited to UK from Ireland

Eamonn Harrison is alleged to have driven a container full of people being trafficked to the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.

Migrant truck deaths suspect to be extradited to UK from Ireland

Gun violence

Gunman opens fire in German town, killing six

One suspect has been arrested, local police have announced.

Gunman opens fire in German town, killing six

United Kingdom

UK foreign minister rebukes US over extradition refusal

Harry Dunn's family wants to continue fight to have diplomat's wife Anne Sacoolas brought to the UK.

UK foreign minister rebukes US over extradition refusal

AJ Impact

Tesco to remove 350m tonnes of plastic from UK shelves

Supermarket giant will replace multipacks with 'multi-buy deals' to save 350 million tonnes of plastic a year.

Tesco to scrap multipack plastic wrapping in green drive

AJ Impact

Nissan to supply 2,000 electric cars to Uber in London

The ride-hailing firm is driving changes to its fleet while appealing against a ban on operating in the UK capital.

Uber's London charm offensive steps up with electric Nissan deal

Europe

Greener garb: Repurposed clothes at Paris Fashion Week

Some designers at Paris Fashion Week present more sustainable collections in rare nod towards sustainability.

US & Canada

US refusal to extradite diplomat's wife 'denial of justice': UK

Anna Sacoolas' case is a political headache for PM Johnson who is trying to cultivate better ties with US amid Brexit.

US refusal to extradite diplomat's wife 'denial of justice': UK