AJ Impact

Poland in first recession since communist era: official data

The economy shrank by 8.9 percent in the second quarter after a contraction of 0.4 percent in the first quarter.

Poland in first recession since communist era: official data

Europe

Belarus releases protesters before EU discussion on sanctions

European Union foreign ministers are due to discuss possible new sanctions on the Belarusian leadership.

Belarus releases protesters before EU discussion on sanctions

Europe

Lithuania bans Hezbollah affiliates in move hailed by Israel

Lithuania bans individuals affiliated with the Lebanese Shia Hezbollah movement from entering the country.

Lithuania bans Hezbollah affiliates in move hailed by Israel

Europe

Thousands form 'lines of solidarity' with protesters in Belarus

Thousands of Belarusians take to the streets of Minsk for a fifth consecutive day of protests against an election.

Thousands form 'lines of solidarity' with protesters in Belarus

Europe

Pompeo visits Slovenia to push 5G security, warn about China

The US secretary of state is to make the case for high-speed wireless networks that bar Chinese companies like Huawei.

Pompeo visits Slovenia to push 5G security, warn about China

Coronavirus pandemic

Sputnik V: What we know about Russia's coronavirus vaccine

Russia is the first country to grant approval for a COVID-19 vaccine, but the announcement has drawn a mixed response.

Sputnik V: What we know about Russia's coronavirus vaccine

Europe

UK police receive 'hostile state activity' powers at entry ports

People entering the UK can be stopped, searched and arrested on suspicion of involvement in 'hostile state activity'.

UK police receive 'hostile state activity' powers at entry ports

Europe

France to boost military presence in eastern Mediterranean

Move comes as Greece-Turkey tensions rise after Ankara sends ship to prospect for oil and gas in disputed waters.

France to boost military presence in eastern Mediterranean

Inside Story

Will the Russian COVID-19 vaccine work?

Russia has approved the first vaccine against COVID-19 but many governments are sceptical.

Belarus

UN rights boss condemns Belarus crackdown, 'massive arrests'

Michelle Bachelet's remarks come as hundreds of women in Minsk protest against post-election violent clampdown.

AJ Impact

Fed's Rosengren: US failure to control COVID-19 hurting recovery

Two senior Fed officials said US efforts to control the pandemic stood in poor comparison with other advanced countries.

Fed's Rosengren: US failure to control COVID-19 hurting recovery

Podcast

A network of abuse against Irish women

The Take takes a deep dive into a documentary that exposed the disturbing fate of thousands of babies born to Irish unmarried mothers.

A network of abuse against Irish women

Europe

Three people die in Scotland passenger train derailment

Six others are taken to hospital but their injuries are not thought to be serious.

Three people die in Scotland passenger train derailment

AJ IMPACT

Where are all the women leaders?

Kamala Harris makes history as US vice presidential candidate, but barriers remain for women in power around the world.

Where are all the women leaders?

Fly on the Wall

The Virus | Fly On The Wall

We go inside the battle against COVID-19 in Spain.

The Virus | Fly On The Wall