Supporters of Serbian far-right leader Vojislav Seselj during a rally in Belgrade last month. Photograph: Alexa Stankovic/AFP/Getty Images

When Serbian ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj was controversially cleared of war crimes last month, cheers were heard far to the east of Belgrade. “(...)

An ethnic Armenian soldier near Nagorno-Karabakh’s town of Martuni: two soldiers were killed by Azeri mortar fire today, separatist officials said. Photograph: Reuters

Deadly skirmishes have continued around the disputed Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh, despite a ceasefire between Azeri and Armenian forces and Ru(...)

Vojislav Seselj arrives for a press conference in Belgrade on Thursday after a UN court  acquitted him  of war crimes. Photograph: Koca Sulejmanovic/EPA

A United Nations court has cleared veteran Serbian ultra-nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj of war crimes charges, in a verdict hailed by allies incl(...)

A Russian Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle carrying the Progress M-27M cargo ship lifts off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan,  April 28th, 2015. Photograph: Roscosmos /EPA

Top Russian space officials convened on Wednesday amid reports that they had lost control of an unmanned resupply spacecraft heading to the Internatio(...)

Moldovan students from Craiova city in Romania display EU-colored umbrellas and placards while arriving in Bucharest before voting in Moldova’s parliamentary elections at their country embassy.  Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

A senior Russian official has urged Moldova to re-think its pro-EU course, after a parliamentary election gave parties favouring integration with the(...)

A single tank participates in a military parade on Victory Day, marking the 69th anniversary of the Allies’ victory over Nazi Germany, in  Tiraspol city in the breakaway Transnistrian Republic. Photograph: EPA/STR

A senior Russian official ratcheted up pressure on Moldova yesterday warning that the impoverished former Soviet country would face sanctions if it(...)

Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev  lays a wreath at the city memorial for the defenders of Sevastopol in Sevastopol yesterday. He is the first senior Russian figure to visit the region since its annexation. Photograph: EPA/Alexander Astafyev/Ria Novosti

Russia has recalled some forces from near Ukraine and its cabinet has paid a controversial visit to annexed Crimea as Germany’s finance minister co(...)

Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev (centre) visits an upper secondary school today  with Crimea’s prime minister Sergei Aksyonov (right) in the Crimean city of Simferopol. Photograph: Alexander Astafyev/RIA Novosti/Reuters

Russia’s prime minister has arrived in Crimea to consider priorities for its economic development following the Russian takeover. Dmitry (...)

A worker prepares a security camera outside the Rijksmuseum  in Amsterdam yesterday ahead of US president Barack Obama’s visit. Obama, who will be attending the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, will visit the Rijksmuseum today. Photograph: Reuters/Cris Toala Olivares

US president Barack Obama arrived in the Netherlands for four days of meetings with European allies in a visit likely to be dominated by the cri(...)

Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (second from right) and EU Council president Herman Van Rompuy (right) exchange documents during the signing ceremony of political provisions of the Association Agreement with Ukraine at the second day of spring European head of states summit at the EU council headquaters in Brussels, yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Olivier Hoslet

The EU yesterday extended sanctions to close allies of Russian president Vladimir Putin, including the deputy prime minister a(...)