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US president  Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will hold talks next Wednesday in Geneva. Photograph: Jim Watson, Grigory Dukor/AFP via Getty Images

Russia has said it expects no major breakthrough in next week’s summit with the United States, and warned that its president Vladimir Putin will not t(...)

Italy have improved under manager Roberto Mancini. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Turkey Odds: 50-1 Previous best: Semi-finalists 2008 Prospects: Traditionally cavalier, Turkey’s recent resurgence has been built on their defence. P(...)

In this grab taken from video released by Belarusian state-controlled ONT Channel on Thursday, June 3, dissident journalist Raman Pratasevich reacts during his interview with Belarusian ONT Channel in Minsk, Belarus. Photograph: ONT channel via AP

The European Union has banned Belarusian airlines from its airports and airspace amid international outcry over the country’s treatment of Roman Prota(...)

The Irish Government has supported calls for an ‘independent and transparent’ investigation into the deaths in custody of Ashurak and another opposition figure. Photograph: Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty

In the days after the dramatic forced landing of a Ryanair flight by the dictatorial regime of Alexander Lukashenko to seize an opponent who was on bo(...)

Belarusian law enforcement officers carry Stepan Latypov from a court  in Minsk after he stabbed  himself in the neck during his trial. Photograph:  Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/AFP via Getty Images

Belarusian activists say anti-government campaigner Stepan Latypov has been returned to jail after stabbing himself in the neck during his trial, as r(...)

The Opposition will seek to ram home key messages that the Coalition is uninterested in fairness, the welfare of vulnerable groups, and is unnecessarily opening up people to economic hardship. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

As far as sweeteners to a bitter pill go, having another €3.5 billion to throw at taxpayers is no bad thing. Unfortunately for the Coalition, amid the(...)

Protesters in central Minsk last year. “The idea that the avenues of Belarus would, in a few decades’ time, be the location of almost continuous, colourful and peaceful protest against the hard-line, two-decade long rule of Alexander Lukashenko, was then unimaginable.” Photograph: Misha Friedman/Getty Images

The current goings-on in Belarus, one of the few remaining Soviet-style, Moscow-dependent jurisdictions, since the large-scale dismantling of the anci(...)

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. Photograph: Pavel Golovkin/Pool/EPA

Russia has pledged to help autocratic Belarus resist growing pressure from the European Union and United States, and announced plans to beef up its mi(...)

Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko  and  Russian president Vladimir  during a boat trip on the Black Sea on May 29th, 2021. Photograph: Sergei Ilyin/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

The US is to join the European Union in imposing sanctions on Belarus over its campaign to crush critics of president Alexander Lukashenko and its div(...)

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Photograph: Dmitry Astakhov/Getty Images.

The US is drawing up a list of targeted sanctions against key members of the Belarusian government following the former Soviet republic’s forced landi(...)

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