Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko attends the All-Belarusian People’s Assembly in Minsk on Thursday. Photograph: Maxim Guchek/Pool/EPA

Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko has accused opposition protesters and western powers of launching a “blitzkrieg” against his country, as he (...)

The weekend demonstrations in more than 100 Russian cities – some 40,000 participating in Moscow, where some 3,500 were arrested – saw a new generatio(...)

Armagh v Roscommon in the National League in October: Armagh had "home advantage", courtesy of self-portraits from over 3,000 primary school children across the county in the stands. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

Crowds There weren’t any. And it took our pundits some time to adjust to the new normal. Eg Before Armagh played Roscommon at the Athletic Grounds: C(...)

The Covid-19 pandemic shaped the world’s political dynamic.  Photograph: Kyodo News via AP

“and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven”. – Luke 21:11 (...)

Belarusian women protest against the government of president  Alexander  Lukashenko in Minsk, Belarus on Wednesday. Photograph: STR/EPA

Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko has called for deeper integration between former Soviet states, as the European Union imposed new sanctions (...)

Belarusians living in Ukraine along with their supporters and Ukrainian activists lay flowers and candles at a symbolic memorial for Roman Bondarenko in Kiev. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Thousands of Belarusians have taken to the streets to denounce the country’s autocratic president Alexander Lukashenko and to honour a pro-democracy p(...)

Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko said Poland would like to seize ‘all of Belarus’. Photograph: EPA

Embattled Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko has reshuffled top security officials and backed the creation of armed volunteer militias to patro(...)

A woman confronts riot police at  an opposition rally in Minsk on the last  day of an ultimatum for Alexander Lukashenko  resign. Photograph: Stringer/AFP

Opponents of Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko plan to launch a nationwide strike on Monday after he rejected demands to resign from more than 10(...)

Belarusian opposition politician Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. Photograph: Emil Helms/EPA

Belarus is braced for a weekend of protests and the expiry of a deadline that opposition leaders have given to its veteran president, Alexander Lukash(...)

EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Verhaegen/Pool/EPA

The member states of the European Union agreed on Monday to impose sanctions on Russians suspected of a role in poisoning Kremlin critic Alexei Navaln(...)

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