Belarus has told the United States to reduce its embassy staff in Minsk and revoked its consent to the appointment of Julie Fisher as the ambassador in response to the latest sanctions by Washington, the Foreign Ministry said.
Western powers prepared to pile sanctions on Belarus and cut off its aviation links, furious after it scrambled a warplane to intercept a Ryanair aircraft and arrest a dissident journalist, an act one leader denounced as 'state piracy'.
A leading Member of the European Parliament is organising a debate on Wednesday (10 February) intended to overturn a decision by the assembly's President David Sassoli not to open an office in Brussels representing the Belarus opposition, presumably under the advice of EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell.
French President Emmanuel Macron insisted on Monday (28 September) that Europe should cooperate with Russia to build peace in Europe, despite calls among European Union peers to review his stance towards Moscow after the poisoning of a Russian opposition leader.
Seventeen members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have appointed an independent team of experts to investigate alleged rights violations in Belarus' August presidential election.
Belarus opened a criminal investigation into attempts by the opposition to "seize power" on Thursday (20 August) as strongman Alexander Lukashenko moved to assert his authority after days of protests over a disputed election.
The exiled head of Belarus's opposition urged European leaders to reject President Alexander Lukashenko's "fraudulent" re-election on Wednesday (19 August) as the EU held an emergency summit on the country's political crisis.
European leaders urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to push for dialogue in neighbouring Belarus on Tuesday (18 August), as opposition supporters protested President Alexander Lukashenko's disputed election win for a 10th day.
Belarus police fired water cannons, tear gas and stun grenades in a crackdown on protests that erupted on Sunday (9 August) as President Alexander Lukashenko was set to claim another election win in the face of the biggest challenge in years to his grip on power.
France, Germany and Poland on Friday (7 August) called on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko to ensure a "free and fair" election in the former Soviet republic Sunday as fears of irregularities mounted.
The EU has called for the release of a vlogger arrested in Belarus in May, as the challenges to the more than 25 year-long rule of the country’s strongman Alexander Lukashenko mount in the run-up to the presidential election in...
Parliamentary polls in Belarus did not show respect for democracy, international observers said Monday (18 November), after the opposition to authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko failed to win a single seat.
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko maintained his hold on power after results published early on Monday (18 November) showed not a single opposition candidate had won a seat in parliamentary elections over the weekend.
British Prime Minister Theresa May told leaders yesterday (20 September) that her country will not turn away from the world after the shock vote to leave the European Union, seeking to allay fears over the future unity of the West.
Lawmakers loyal to hardline Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko retained power in an election yesterday (11 September), but the opposition's win of a seat for the first time in 20 years could help the ex-Soviet nation further improve ties with the West.
The European Union agreed on Monday (12 October) to suspend sanctions against the regime of Belarussian strongman Alexander Lukashenko after he won a fifth term as president, even though observers said the poll was flawed.