Tuesday

28th Mar 2017

Ticker

Germany rejects calls to scrap Russia's 2018 World Cup

The German government on Wednesday rejected calls to stop Russia from hosting the 2018 World Cup. The vice-chair of Germany's CDU party, Michael Fuchs, had earlier floated the idea of hosting the event jointly in Germany, France and Italy as an additional sanction against Russia.

Analysis

Lukashenka: End of an era?

The political spring in Belarus ended just as the actual season began, but greater changes loom after 23 years of dictatorship.