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 (...)

Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz was stopped at the border with Poland on August 31st. Photograph: Grzegorz Galazka/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images

The Vatican has urged Belarus to allow the head of its Catholic Church to return to the country, after his passport was annulled following his critici(...)