People block a street during an anti-European Union protest in Belgrade on Monday. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Serbia has rejected a European Union-brokered deal on relations with neighbouring Kosovo, casting doubt on bo(...)

Kosovo’s prime minister Hashim Thaci (right) arrives for a meeting with Serbian prime minister Ivica Dacic and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton  in Brussels earlier this week.  Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Serbia and Kosovo are racing against time to clinch a deal that would boost their European Union membership ambitions during Ireland's presiden(...)