Brexit

Ireland officials reject British calls to renegotiate Brexit

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has insisted a new way must be found to keep the Irish border open, but still can not say what that plan may be.

Europe

Spanish warship to assist transfer of refugees stranded off Italy

Announcement by Madrid comes as 15 refugees stuck on Open Arms rescue vessel jump overboard and try to swim ashore.

Spanish warship to assist transfer of refugees stranded off Italy

Brexit

Johnson's backstop gambit rejected outright by EU

Britain's new prime ministers wrote to European leaders suggesting Irish backstop position be removed from Brexit deal.

Boris Johnson's Brexit backstop bid rejected by EU leaders

AJ Impact

Italian stocks continue to fall as prime minister steps aside

The collapse of Italy's populist coalition and resulting political instability are making investors uneasy.

Italian stocks continue to fall as prime minister steps aside

Netherlands

Woman forced to leave bus for wearing face veil in Netherlands

It is the first time the controversial law, which went into effect this month, has been implemented.

Woman forced to leave bus for wearing face veil in Netherlands

AJ Impact

UK pound falls ahead of EU leaders' backstop response

The British pound slipped again after a recent rally in recent weeks.

Johnson's Brexit backstop gambit sends sterling tumbling

Romania

'People know and like their Muslim neighbours'

Romanian Muslims, some with Ottoman roots, largely spared Islamophobic rhetoric seen in neighbouring countries.

Romania, a beacon of coexistence for Muslims in Eastern Europe

AJ Impact

Seoul to fine Volkswagen over emissions scandal

Certification for eight models will be revoked and the manufacturers will be fined an estimated $9.5m.

Seoul to fine Volkswagen over emissions scandal

Europe

Italian PM Conte faces removal as Salvini flexes political muscle

Far-right interior minister hopes to trigger elections by forcing Prime Minister Conte to resign on Tuesday.

Italian PM Conte faces removal as Salvini flexes political muscle

Europe

Migration in focus on 30th anniversary of Pan-European Picnic

Thirty years after the Pan-European Picnic, leaders of Hungary and Germany are divided over how to treat asylum seekers.

Migration in focus on 30th anniversary of Pan-European Picnic

Russia

Macron tells Putin truce in Syria's Idlib must be respected

French president hosts Russian counterpart for wide-ranging talks, including about Syria and Ukraine.

Macron tells Putin truce in Syria's Idlib must be respected

Europe

Russia says 'foreign meddling' to blame for protests

Moscow says it will investigate alleged interference for inspiring anti-Putin demonstrations over upcoming local elections.

Weather

'Out-of-control' Canary Islands wildfire rages as 9,000 evacuated

Blaze on Spanish island of Gran Canaria propelled by combination of high temperatures, strong winds and low humidity.

'Out-of-control' Canary Islands wildfire rages as 9,000 evacuated

Spain

Charity says refugees stranded off Italy should be flown to Spain

On standoff's 18th day, Open Arms calls Spanish offer to allow ship disembark at port 1,000km away 'incomprehensible'.

Charity says refugees stranded off Italy should be flown to Spain

Denmark

Denmark PM: Greenland 'not for sale'

Mette Frederiksen says she 'persistently' hopes that US president's comment was not 'something that is seriously meant'.

Danish PM: Trump's idea of buying Greenland is 'absurd'