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German chancellor Olaf Scholz (above) and his foreign minister Annalena Baerbock are racing to restart the stalled engine of diplomacy as the shadow of war spreads once more across the continent. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

After just six weeks, Berlin’s new government has been thrown in at the deep end. The pandemic and the very real threat of war on Germany’s doorstep h(...)

Pro-Trump supporters storm the US Capitol following a rally with president Donald Trump on January 6th, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Samuel Corum/Getty Images

January 6th: Donald Trump, refusing to accept his defeat in the US presidential election, holds a rally outside the White House, urging his supporters(...)

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin will speak to US president Joe Biden via video call on Tuesday. Photograph: Mikhael Klimentyev/Kremlin pool/EPA

Leaders of key Western countries have underlined their support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and have urged Russia to de-es(...)

 Migrants  near the Bruzgi-Kuznica border crossing on the Belarusian-Polish border. Photograph: Maxim Guchek / Belta / AFP a Getty

Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki warned on Sunday that the migrant crisis on the Belarus border may be a prelude to “something much worse”, an(...)

Belarusian president Aleksandr Lukashenko: “Okay, okay, I admit it, I admit it. People were beaten in the Okrestina detention centre.”

The Belarusian leader, Alexander Lukashenko, has acknowledged that his troops probably helped Middle Eastern asylum seekers cross into Europe, in the (...)

Hundreds of migrants were moved from the border to a warehouse in Belarus on Thursday night. Photograph: Leonid Shcheglov/Belta/AFP via Getty

Poland accused Belarus on Friday of trucking hundreds of migrants back to the border and pushing them to attempt to cross illegally, only hours after(...)

Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki. Photograph: Pawel Supernak/EPA

Poland has signed an agreement with the UK for British military engineers to help install a solid wall on its eastern border with Belarus, to be compl(...)

Migrants clash with Polish law enforcement officers as they attempt to cross into Poland from Belarus. Photograph: Leonid Shcheglov/Belta/AFP via Getty

“Human beings suffer/ they torture one another, they get hurt and get hard.” These words by Seamus Heaney have rattled around my mind while covering (...)

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian about “concerning” Russian military activity taking place “in and near Ukraine,” a US official said on Sunday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images

The United States last week briefed allies and Ukraine on intelligence “strongly indicating” that Moscow is preparing for a possible invasion of Ukrai(...)

Migrants gather at the Belarus-Poland border. Photograph: Leonid Shcheglov/Belta via AP

Polish security forces turned water cannon on migrants who threw rocks across the Belarusian border, where thousands have gathered in a chaotic attem(...)

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