We hear the latest from Ukraine and a look at how the growing energy crisis is affecting Europe. Plus: aviation news and a preview of Paris Men’s Fashion Week.
As Russia ratchets up tensions in Ukraine, we discuss Moscow’s joint military drills with Belarus. Plus: Marine Le Pen’s campaign to become France’s president and an interview with the director of the Oscar-nominated film, ‘Flee’.
Poland calls on Nato for help with the migrant crisis on its border with Belarus, and Austria locks down for the unvaccinated. Plus: the latest fashion and retail news, and the American Song Contest.
We hear the latest as the migrant crisis escalates on the border between Poland and Belarus, and discuss the assassination attempt on Iraq’s prime minister. Plus: the Czech Republic’s coalition and the week’s music news.
Grodno is a city in western Belarus, near the Polish and Lithuanian borders. By the Neman River, the Old Castle is a Renaissance palace on the site of an 11th-century fort. Nearby, the New Castle was built in the 18th century as a royal residence. The 12th-century Kalozha Church of Sts. Boris and Gleb is adorned with polished stones and majolica tiles. The St. Francis Xavier Cathedral features an ornate carved altar.
get the latest as Poland imposes a state of emergency on its border with Belarus. Also in the programme: the US Justice Department’s challenge to protect the constitutional right to an abortion, plus Hong Kong’s announcement to allow quarantine-free travel again.
We discuss worsening relations between the EU and the US and ponder whether their immediate future might lie apart. Plus: Russian influence in Belarus and a preview of Salone del Mobile.
We assess China’s ‘five-year plan’ for its economy and ask what it means for the country’s private firms. Plus: the latest on Lithuania’s plans to build a wall on its border with Belarus, and Zürich’s Design Biennale.
Minsk is the capital and the largest city of Belarus, located on the Svislač and the Niamiha rivers. As the capital, Minsk has a special administrative status in Belarus and is the administrative centre of Minsk Region and Minsk District.
Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest.