Bakir Izetbegovic of the Party of Democratic Action at a news conference in Sarajevo. Photograph: Reuters/Dado Ruvic

Nationalists from rival ethnic groups have claimed victory in the Bosnian elections, a result which, if confirmed, will deepen divisions and fuel inst(...)

Guests at the Sarojin in Khao Lak, Thailand are being offered the chance to engage with more authentic local experiences during their stay

Get vaccinated before you travel long haul The Ebola crisis in West Africa is the most devastating in history of the disease, so far resulting in(...)

Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie leave Sarajevo City Hall on June 28th, 1914, the day of their assassination. Four days later the Turin correspondent of Italian daily La Stampa referred to fears in Serbia that Germany could attack their country in response to the murders. Photograph: JU Sarajevo Museum)/handout via Reuters

AFTER THE SARAJEVO TRAGEDY Anti-Serb demonstrations have now spread [from Sarajevo] to Mostar. As a Croat man was going into a shop in Mostar o(...)

Josip Simunic has failed to have his ban overturned by CAS. Photograph: Getty Images.

Croatia defender Josip Simunic will definitely miss the World Cup finals after losing his appeal against a 10-match ban imposed by Fifa after he made (...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore  denied he was trying to capitalise on the pope’s popularity and said the decision was taken because of the Holy See’s renewed focus on tackling “hunger and world poverty” under Francis.

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has linked the Government’s decision to reopen the Embassy to the Holy See to the arrival of Pope Francis. However, Mr Gilmore (...)

The decision announced yesterday by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade significantly to expand Ireland’s embassy network is an essential affi(...)

The Government is to reopen the Vatican Embassy, The Irish Times has learned.

The Government has decided to reopen the Irish Embassy to the Vatican as part of a wider expansion of the embassy and consulate network. Tánaiste Eamo(...)

Gylfi SigurDsson of Iceland battles with Luka Modric of Croatia at the Laugardalsvollur stadium  in Reykjavik, Iceland. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

ICELAND 0 CROATIA 0Ten-man Iceland hung on for a heroic 0-0 draw in the first leg of their play-off with Croatia to keep alive their dream of reaching(...)

Joining the EU during a recession is bad enough but Croatia’s own economy is also in severe difficulty: there has been no growth in five years and unemployment is at almost 20 per cent. Photograph: Reuters/Antonio Bronic

Croatia may be just days away from setting off the fireworks in celebration of its entry into the EU, but Luka Zucko is not all that enthusiastic. The(...)

Andro Tomic, a leading Hvar winemaker The name prosek could be banned from July 1st because it sounds too similar to prosecco, the wine from northern Italy that has brand protection in Brussels.

Croatia is rightly proud of what it will bring to the European Union when it becomes the bloc’s 28th member next week, from graceful Zagreb in the nor(...)