Lukashenko set to retain grip on Belarus

President faces economic uncertainty

Ukraine urges donors to double commitment

Minister warns $40bn rescue is too little for long-term stability

Herogram: Edward Snowden’s tweet to Max Schrems on Tuesday after his complaint against Facebook led to the scrapping of the Safe Harbour clause

Data protection: No safe harbour

Will ECJ’s ruling on a pact allowing the free flow of data across the Atlantic help or hurt Europe’s start-ups?


Global tax deal targets multinationals

Clamp on avoidance could raise up to $250bn a year, says OECD

Vote Leave outlines Brexit battle lines

Campaign honed by months of polling and research

Rome mayor quits amid expenses allegation

Ignazio Marino’s resignation ends rocky two-year tenure

Vote Leave group launches ‘Brexit’ battle

Cross-party organisation seeks to lead Out campaign

Youth employment threatened by slowdown

ILO urges governments to redouble efforts to support young people

Russians face risk of Syria ground war

Military experts warn of challenge, but issue is taboo to Kremlin

Fortress Russia offers west a cosy deal

On offer is a relationship that permits fluid interpretation of global rules, writes Lilia Shevtsova

Strategy tests loom for new bank chiefs

Heads of Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and StanChart prepare debut strategies

US warns Moscow over escalation in Syria

Nato steps up support for Turkey against Russia

Global fight on personal data begins

One can’t blame America for complaining about European hypocrisy

Pietro Ingrao, politician, 1915-2015

He was among the last surviving members of a generation of communists who shaped politics in Italy

EU aims to detain more failed asylum seekers

European interior ministers agree tough measures to step-up deportations

Messi to face trial over tax allegations

Prosecutors previously said footballer would not face court

Eurozone jobseeker confidence boosts Hays

Recruiter reports 8% rise in net fee income thanks to recovery

Sapin lashes out at France’s ‘cretins’

Air France protest muddies attempt to boost country’s credibility

Belarus writer wins Nobel prize

Svetlana Alexievich praised for work that explores ordinary lives

EM slowdown hits German exports

Data show sharpest monthly fall since financial crisis

Greek banks anxious as bailout nears

Lenders fear implementation details may deter private investors

Buoyant mood prevails, but dangers lurk

A robust economy has allowed Germany to welcome refugee influx

UK troops bolster Baltic buffer to Russia

Rotating deployment with German and US forces likely to anger Kremlin

EU set to delay diesel emission tests

Postponement for diesel cars blamed on industry lobbying

Bundesbank releases gold reserve details

Central bank acts to quell doubts over bullion’s existence