The Lithuanian embassy in Beijing:  China demanded Lithuania recall its envoy  after Vilnius allowed Taiwan to set up an office under its own name in a move seen as provocative by the Chinese government. Photograph: Jade Gao/AFP/ via Getty Images

It was never a secret that China tightly controls what its people can read and write on their mobile phones. But it came as a shock to officials in L(...)

Migrants rest in a former school turned into a refugee facility, in Vydeniai village, Lithuania. Photograph: Petras Malukas/AFP via Getty Images

Latvia’s government has declared a state of emergency in eastern areas due to fears of an influx of migrants arriving via Belarus, as neighbouring Lit(...)

Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko claimed on Monday that no one had been beaten or tortured by his security forces. Photograph: Dmitry Astakhov/AFP via Getty Images

The United States, Canada and Britain have imposed new sanctions on Belarus as its veteran leader, Alexander Lukashenko, said the West risked provokin(...)

A woman during a protest in Minsk in August, 2020. Photograph: Sergei Gapon/AFP via Getty

The pro-democracy movement in Belarus is defiant as the Lukashenko regime jails and exiles critics When Belarusian police raided the media organ(...)

Vitaly Shishov posing for a photo in Kiev.  The Belarusian activist was found dead in a park in the Ukrainian capital Kiev on Tuesday. Photograph: Handout/Facebook page of Vitaly Shishov/AFP via Getty Images

Belarusian pro-democracy groups have blamed the country’s autocratic regime for the death of an opposition activist who was found hanged, as one of th(...)

A migrant detention centre in  Vydeniai, Lithuania. The Lithuanian government has accused the president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, of illegally allowing refugees from the Middle East trying to reach Europe to pass through its borders. Photograph:   Paulius Peleckis/Getty Images

Lithuania has warned neighbouring Belarus that it could face more EU sanctions unless it gives up its alleged role in helping thousands of migrants il(...)

Lithuanians sell things to migrants standing behind the fence at the refugee camp in the village of Verebiejai, Lithuania, on July 11th. Photograph: Mindaugas Kulbis/AP

Lithuania is seeking help from governments in Europe and the Middle East to stem a surge in migrants arriving via neighbouring Belarus, which is accus(...)

Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya  during a protest organised at the Dam Square, Amsterdam on May 28th, 2021. Photograph:  Romy Arroyo Fernandez/ NurPhoto via Getty

Rare is the foreign politician whose visit to Ireland combines talks with top Government officials and a trip to Knockshegowna Hill in Co Tipperary. (...)

Opposition politician and banker Viktor Babarik, charged with corruption and money laundering, is seen from inside a defendants’ cage during the opening day of his trial in Minsk in February. Photograph: Getty Images

Belarus has jailed an opposition leader for 14 years, and threatened to stop western goods entering the country while allowing migrants to move in the(...)

Belarus’s autocratic president Alexander Lukashenko has been criticised by the EU after downgrading ties with the bloc. Photograph: Dmitry Astakhov/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

The European Union and Belarusian opposition figures have condemned Belarus’s president Alexander Lukashenko for sharply downgrading ties with the uni(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Next
  • Last »