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Ekaterina Trendafilova, president of new EU-backed court at The Hague that will hear cases of alleged war crimes stemming from the conflict in Kosovo. Photograph: Hazir Reka/Europe

As the United Nations tribunal for former Yugoslavia prepares to close, a new EU-backed court at The Hague is ready to start hearing cases of alleged (...)

This picture taken on Wednesday  and posted to the Twitter account of Marc Knapper shows NKorean workers digging on the North side of the border line while N Korean soldiers stand guard as seen from the South side in the DMZ. Photograph: Getty

North Korea has reportedly replaced guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea where a North Korean soldier defected last week, whi(...)

A screen grab  from  video provided by the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) shows former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic shouting at the presiding judge during the verdict hearing in his genocide trial, in The Hague. Mladic has been sentenced to life in prison. Photograph: EPA

On a day when the world re-examined the darkest events of recent Balkan history, and condemned them, Serbia’s leaders urged their people to turn the o(...)

Ireland’s  Ryan Mullen:  ““I don’t know my programme yet. We have a team camp in December, where I guess we will get the race programme.” Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Heading to the Trek-Segafredo team after two years with another American squad Cannondale Drapac, Ryan Mullen wants to move his career to a new level (...)

Flour ground from dried crickets and crickets in jars, for the first mass-delivered bread made from insects, at the Finnish food company Fazer bakery in Helsinki on Thursday. Photograph: Attila Cser/Reuters

Finnish bakery and food service company Fazer launched on Thursday what it said was the world’s first insect-based bread to be offered to consumers in(...)

A Rohingya refugee woman walks with a child in her lap in Balukhali refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia on Thursday. Photograph: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images

Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed an agreement covering the return of Rohingya Muslims who fled across their mutual border to escape violence in Rakh(...)

A woman mourns over a relative’s grave at a memorial centre near Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina,  on Wednesday. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty

Victims of Ratko Mladic have joined much of the international community in welcoming the former Bosnian Serb commander’s conviction for genocide in T(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

The Srebrenica-Potocari Memorial Centre and Cemetery in Potocari, Bosnia, where many victims of the Srebrenica massacre of Muslim men and boys are buried. Photograph:  Andrew Testa/The New York Times

Serbia’s leaders have called on its people to look to the future after the conviction for genocide of former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic, whos(...)

 A woman walks past a mural of Bosnian Serb wartime general Ratko Mladic in Belgrade, Serbia, in 2009. Photograph: Photograph:  Marko Djurica/Reuters

A United Nations court may finally mete out a measure of justice to former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic on Wednesday, but its ruling will be reje(...)

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