Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko meeting US president Donald Trump  at the White House  on June 20th, 2017: BBC reports the meeting was secured by a secret payment of up to $600,000.  Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty

Kiev's top prosecutor denies freezing cases linked to Trump's ex-campaign chief

A police interpreter (right) with a group of migrants during the evacuation of a makeshift camp  in a Sarajevo park. Officials say that some 4,000 migrants have entered Bosnia this year. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Ethnic Serb leader claims Bosniaks want to boost Muslim population

Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev gives a news conference at the EU-Western Balkans Summit in Sofia, Bulgaria, last week.  Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

‘Ilinden Macedonia’ suggested as solution to 27-year dispute with Balkan neighbour

Supporters of Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan attend a pre-election rally in Sarajevo on Sunday. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Turkish leader holds controversial campaign rally in Bosnian capital

Migrants gather in a park across from City Hall in Sarajevo on May 3rd. In an election year, the issue is becoming a source of political tension in the country.  Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of people arriving each week on new ‘Balkan route’ to the EU

George Soros, founder and the Open Society Foundations. Open Society said Viktor Orban’s campaign had “invoked anti-Semitic imagery from World War II”. Photograph:  Olivier Hoslet/AFP/Getty Images

Future of Budapest’s Central European University also unclear under Orban reforms

Poland’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki meets his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban in Warsaw on May 14th: they have “absolutely identical” views on the need to safeguard farm subsidies and development funds for poorer members. Photograph: Kacper Pempel

Brussels gives Warsaw until late June to roll back judicial reforms eroding rule of law

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras is scheduled to meet his Macedonian counterpart, Zoran Zaev, on Thursday in Sofia. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou/AFP/Getty Images

Talks to end 27-year name dispute now in ‘most delicate phase’

 Bosnian president Bakir Izetbegovic delivers a press statement in Berlin on a visit including meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

Turkish president angry over EU states' ban on campaign events

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban (right) during his swearing-in ceremony for a third straight term, on Thursday, at the Parliament in Budapest. Photograph: Attila  Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images

Leader of nationalist Fidesz party wants to make Hungary a top EU nation by 2030

Russian president Vladimir Putin  and Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic attend the Victory Day reception at the Kremlin in Moscow on Wednesday. Photograph:  Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images

Aleksandar Vucic the first leader to meet Vladimir Putin since his inauguration

 People attend a protest against the government of prime minister Viktor Orban in Budapest, Hungary, last month. Photograph:  Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Anti-immigration leader pledges to protect ‘security and Christian culture’

Radical Party: Vojislav Seselj  in the village of Jarak, where he and a few dozen supporters gathered after police cordoned off Hrtkovci. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Vojislav Seselj barred from Hrtkovci on anniversary of infamous speech

People attend a protest rally in reaction to the murder of Slovak investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova, in Bratislava, Slovakia. Photograph: Reuters/Radovan Stoklasa

Thousands protest again across Slovakia over killing of Jan Kuciak and his fiancee

Paul Manafort, former campaign manager for Donald Trump:  quit in August 2016, amid claims that between 2007-2012 he received more than $12 million in secret payments from Viktor Yanukovich. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort under suspicion in US and Ukraine

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko watching testing  last month at a missile complex in the Kherson region. Photograph:  Reuters

Moscow criticises supply of anti-tank missiles as Kiev changes to military operation

Milorad Dodik, the nationalist president of Bosnia’s Serb-run region Republika Srpska, has described as “a farce”  the decision to release a Bosnian Muslim general accused of war crimes. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Serbs angry as Bosniak war hero Atif Dudakovic is freed from custody

European Council president Donald Tusk (left) on an official visit to Bosnian capital Sarajevo last Thursday shaking hands with members of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s tripartite presidency: Bakir Izetbegovic, Dragan Covic and Mladen Ivanic. Photograph:   Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

People smugglers are seeking gaps in the region’s tighter border security regime

Vojislav Seselj: his conviction earlier this month for war crimes in the 1990s should by Serbian law see him expelled from parliament. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Zagreb also angry over behaviour of Serb war criminal and deputy Vojislav Seselj

Newly appointed Slovak interior minister Denisa Sakova: said after being sworn in that she “will try to restore public trust in police that is currently missing”. Photograph: Vladimir Simicek/AFP/Getty Images

Ruling party’s Denisa Sakova vows to restore trust after reporter Jan Kuciak’s murder

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko with Patriarch Filaret, head of Ukraine’s Orthodox Church in Kiev: The bid to secure independence “will cause a huge upsurge in the national spirit”. Photograph: Mikhail Palinchak/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service

Kremlin and Russian Orthodox Church oppose Kiev’s move to sever religious links

Radovan Karadzic:  was found responsible for crimes including the 1995 massacre of 8,000 Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica and the 44-month siege of Sarajevo, which claimed about 10,000 lives. Photograph: Yves Herman/AP

Radovan Karadzic asks UN judges to quash 40-year sentence on 50 grounds of appeal

Protesters take part in an anti-government demonstration in Budapest, Hungary. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Hungarian capital a bastion of opposition to the country's nationalist premier

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade on Thursday. Photograph: Koca Sulejmanovic/EPA

Belgrade official returns to Kosovo a month after arrest sparked crisis

Pro-Russian rebels  preparing  a tank near  Luhansk, Ukraine, for a  “victory day” parade on May 9th to mark   the 73nd anniversary of the then Soviet Red Army’s victory over Nazi Germany. Photograph:  EPA/Alexander Ermochenko

Russian-led separatists say mine is no longer radioactive after 1979 blast

Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev (right) accepts the European Commission report from EU commissioner Johannes Hahn, on Wednesday. Photograph: Nake Batev/EPA

France's Macron demands EU reform before Balkan expansion

A demonstration comprising 35,000 protesters demand the resignation of Slovak police chief Tibor Gaspar. Photograph: Vladimir Simicek/AFP/Getty Images

Killings and possible link to alleged mafia figures sparked protests and top resignations

Milo Djukanovic: portrayed himself as only candidate who could ensure Montenegro remained on a pro-western path, with hopes of joining the EU by 2025, and fending off Russian influence. Photograph: Stevo Vasiljevic

Veteran ruler accused of presiding over corruption and nepotism in Balkan state

Anti-Orban demonstrators gather at the building of the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest on Saturday. Photograph: Zsolt Szigetvary/MTI via AP

Nationalist leader’s allies accuse George Soros’s ‘network’ of being behind protest

Milo Djukanovic said victory in Sunday’s presidential elections “is more important for Montenegro and its path than to me personally”. Photograph: Savo Prelevic/AFP/Getty Images

Veteran leader Milo Djukanovic seeks return to presidency

Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, after his Fidesz party’s victory in the parliamentary elections in Budapest last weekend. Photograph: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

Fine Gael's European Parliament bloc accused of shielding Viktor Orban

 Thousands of demonstrators gather in Wenceslas Square to protest against Czech prime minister Andrej Babis, in Prague on Tuesday. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

Protests grow as deadlock over indicted billionaire premier Andrej Babis grinds on

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: won a third successive term on Sunday, consolidating his grip on power. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo

Orban landslide victory set to raise pressure on NGOs, media and Soros-funded college

Viktor Orban (third right) celebrates his party’s election victory.  Photograph: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

Landslide win divides EU opinion as election monitors raise concerns

The Vencel family, members of the Association of Cultural Preservation for Hungarian Hussar Unit,   cast their vote in Jaszfenyszaru, east of Budapest, during the general elections on Sunday. Photograph: Ferenc Isza/AFP/Getty Images

Early data indicates prime minister’s party will win two-thirds majority

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban after the consecration of a statue in memory of Smolensk plane crash victims, in Budapest, on Friday. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Ruling Fidesz party tipped to win but ‘tactical voting’ could boost opposition

Czech police spokesman Jan Danek said six men had been arrested and placed in custody on suspicion of rape at a hostel in Prague’s old town. Image: iStock

Police stormed hostel in Czech city’s old town to arrest six suspects

 Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban (C), Serbian prime minister Aleksandar Vucic (R) and leader of the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians political party Istvan Pasztor (2L). Photograph: Szilard Koszticsak/EPA

Kiev and locals reject Budapest's depiction of ethnic strife in western Ukraine

 US president Donald Trump with (from left) President Raimonds Vejonis of Latvia, President Kersti Kaljulaid of Estonia and President Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania during a joint press conference at the White House in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Donald Trump tells Baltic leaders he might get on well with Putin

Senator Jeff Sessions: “Computer hacking is not just a crime, it is a direct threat to the security and privacy of Americans.” Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

Moscow angry and Czech president and government at odds over Yevgeny Nikulin

Prime minister Victor Orban: his anti-immigration and Eurosceptic rhetoric is popular in 10-million-strong Hungary. Photograph: Aris Oikonomou/AFP/Getty Images

Opponents struggle for coherent plan to oust ruling Fidesz party

Muhammed Usman (18) from Pakistan at a migrant aid centre in Belgrade after being caught and sent back from the Serbia-Croatia border. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Migrants accuse border guards of violence and robbery and forcing them back to Serbia

 Kosovo’s prime minister Ramush Haradinaj:  claims to have known nothing  about a police operation in which six men were seized and flown back to Turkey. Photograph: Hazir reka

Pristina under fire for handing over six alleged critics of Erdogan to Ankara

Kosovo police officers escort senior Serbian official Marko Djuric (centre) near the police station in Pristina. Photograph:  AFP

Russia accuses Pristina and allies of ‘brutally suppressing’ Serb rights

Kornel Klopfstein-Laszlo, a co-founder of “Nyomtass Te Is” (Print It Yourself), a free Hungarian weekly newsletter made by volunteers, which carries articles that pro-government media ignore. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Fears grow of press crackdown after Orban vows post-election ‘revenge’

Serbia’s chief negotiator in EU-brokered talks on Kosovo, Marko Djuric, is frogmarched down a street in Pristina by Kosovan police officers on Monday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

As some block roads in north, EU foreign policy chief flies to Belgrade to calm situation

Nadiya Savchenko on Friday. Ms Savchenko declared a hunger strike  after she was detained over accusations she plotted a terrorist attack in Kiev. Photograph: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images

‘Coup plotter’ Savchenko on hunger strike as Ukraine’s leader hails security service

Macedonian foreign minister Nikola Dimitrov (right) meets with Greek foreign minister Nikos Kotzias in Skopje, Macedonia, on Friday. Photograph: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters

Skopje renames ‘Alexander the Great’ airport in goodwill gesture

Nadiya Savchenko embraces a supporter after being detained on charges of planning a military-style coup, in Kiev on Thursday. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Nadiya Savchenko accused of planning to kill president and seize power

People celebrate the resignation of the prime minister, Robert Fico, and his government, during a rally in Bratislava, Slovakia, last week. Photograph: Darko Vojinovic/AP Photo

Murder of reporter Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend triggered government crisis and major protests

Leader of the Russian biker gang Night Wolves, Alexander “The Surgeon” Zaldostanov, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in the second World War in Brest, Belarus, in 2015. Photograph: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

Bosnia bars leaders of the Night Wolves amid rising security concerns

Nadezhda Savchenko says accusations that she plotted to blow up Kiev’s parliament and massacre its deputies are politically motivated. Photograph: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images

Nadezhda Savchenko rejects claims but calls for overthrow of Kiev's leaders

Putin protests: an effigy is hanged outside the Russian consulate in Kiev. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty

Moscow complains as Ukrainian protesters burn Putin effigies

Candles and messages for Slovak investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kusnirova outside the building where he worked for the news portal.

Jan Kuciak’s colleagues to finish his work detailing alleged links between Slovak political figures and Mafia

Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister:  his fiery speech and rival rallies laid bare the country’s divisions. Photograph: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

Supporters and critics of populist leader rally in Budapest ahead of April election

Polish right-wing activists  arriving in Budapest  to join a pro-Orban march on the anniversary of the 1848 Hungarian revolution. Photograph: Reuters/Bernadett Szabo

Opposition parties accuse populist leader of presiding over major corruption

Slovak prime minister Robert Fico has accused his critics of trying to oust him in a “coup”. Photograph: Radovan Stoklasa/Reuters

Snap elections increasingly likely as political deadlock deepens

Slovak interior minister Robert Kalinak: announced his resignation following tensions sparked by the murder of an investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kusnirova. Photograph: Tomas Benedikovic/AFP/Getty

More protests called as government faces collapse amid claims of Mafia links with elite

Demonstrators hold posters linking Slovakian prime minister Robert Fico to the mafia during an anti-government rally in Bratislava, Slovakia, on Friday. Photograph: Ronald Zak/AP

Robert Fico receives support from fellow populist, Hungarian premier Viktor Orbán

People gather in Slovak National Uprising  Square during a rally  to pay tribute to murdered Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak, in Bratislava. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands take to the streets over the government’s handling of the killing

Janos Lazar, Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban’s chief of staff: of Vienna he said “white Christian Austrians have moved out . . . and immigrants have taken control”.  Photograph:  Bernadett Szabo

UN human rights chief calls Hungary’s leader a ‘racist and xenophobe’

Ukraine’s foreign ministry has  ordered its embassies to find Gazprom assets around the world with a view to potential legal action to seize them

Kremlin-controlled firm is appealing ruling that it should compensate Ukraine €2bn

Slovakian prime minister Robert Fico suggested again that the president was working with liberal philanthropist George Soros to oust his populist cabinet Photograph: Dano Veselska/TASR via AP

Jan Kuciak killed with his girlfriend while probing mafia links to Slovak politics

Russian president Vladimir Putin with Gazprom chief executive Alexei Miller (right).

Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘blackmail’ and urges states to reconsider future energy deals

A cross stands on the grave of murdered journalist Jan Kuciak – who was slain as he was about to publish an explosive report on alleged high-level corruption linked to the Italian mafia –  prior to his funeral at a cemetery in Stiavnik, Slovakia, last Saturday. Photograph: Vladimir Simicek/AFP/Getty Images

Populist premier accused of peddling Soros conspiracy theory to shift blame

Arpad Schilling, acclaimed Hungarian theatre director, has been deemed a threat to national security for his civic activism and anti-government protests. Photograph: Kretakor Foundation

Orban's allies see Arpad Schilling as a threat to national security

A Slovak policeman outside a house linked to Italian businessman Antonin Vadala during a police search in Trebisov on Thursday. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Jan Kuciak was murdered while investigating mafia links to Slovak politicians

The president of Kosovo’s parliament, Kadri Veseli, welcomes Jean-Claude Juncker during  the European Commission  president’s visit to Pristina in Kosovo on Wednesday. Photograph: Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

Top EU officials end six-nation Balkan tour of would-be members

Lighting a candle in memory of murdered investigative journalist Jan Kuciak, in Slovakia. Photograph: Reuters/ Radovan Stoklasa

Slovak leader rejects speculation over associates’ possible link to the case

Police stand guard at the scene where Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kusnirova were murdered, in Velka Maca. Photograph: Vladimir Simicekv/AFP/Getty Images

Police believe the killings of Jan Kuciak and his partner are linked to his investigative work

Latvia’s prime minister Maris Kucinskis: the Baltic state sought to restore confidence in its scandal-hit banking sector.  Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

ECB shuts ailing ABLV bank amid North Korea money laundering claims

Protesters against corruption this week outside the Romanian government headquarters in Bucharest. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/Getty

Tudorel Toader sparked demonstrations with call for anti-graft Laura Codruta Kovesi’s dismissal

Young men in the Roma district of Mitrovica, northern Kosovo, collecting recyclable plastic refuse. It is probably the main source of income in the city for the marginalised Roma community. Photograph: Dan McLaughlin

Decade of independence has brought no benefit to Kosova’s Roma minority

Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov (centre) and Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic (second from right) at the St Sava temple in Belgrade on Thursday. Photograph: Djordje Kojadinovic/Reuters

Grenade hits US embassy in Montenegro amid geopolitical tussle in Balkans

Bank of Latvia governor Ilmars Rimsevics says he has  become the target of  Latvian commercial banks to destroy Latvia’s reputation. Photograph: EPA/Valda Kalnina

Ilmars Rimsevics suspended from his post but claims he is victim of smear campaign

People attend a commemoration ceremony at the monument to the so-called Nebesna Sotnya (Heavenly Hundred), the people killed during the Ukrainian pro- EU mass protests in 2014, in Kiev on Tuesday. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Anger over failure to jail those who massacred protesters on Maidan square

An Albanian flag is carried as thousands of people walk down the main pedestrian zone in Pristina,  on Saturday, the 10th anniversary of Kosovo’s independence. Photograph: Visar Kryeziu/AP

EU says Balkan states must normalise their relations before joining the bloc

A boy dressed as a police officer holding Kosovo flags in Pristina on the eve of celebrations for the 10th anniversary of Kosovo independence. Photograph: Getty Images

EU demands major reforms from a state blighted by corruption and poverty

German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel with Kosovo’s prime minister Ramush Haradinaj in Pristina. Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

Pristina reassured by Sigmar Gabriel as it prepares to mark 10 years of independence

Mitrovica band Proximity Mine, which is made up of ethnic Albanians and Serbs, at the Mitrovica Rock School. Photograph: Flickr

Mitrovica residents are aiming to bring together Kosovar Albanians and ethnic Serbs

Georgian former president Mikheil Saakashvili speaks during a news conference in Warsaw on Wednesday, a day after he was expelled from Ukraine. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Former Georgian leader deported to Poland says he will keep fighting ‘corrupt oligarchy’

Croatian president Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic  and her Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic inspect the guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony  in Zagreb on Monday. Photograph: Stringer/AFP/Getty Images

Leaders disagree on history but seek answers to practical disputes

Flowers and candles mark the place in Mitrovica, Kosovo, where moderate Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was shot dead outside his office in January. Photograph: Dan McLaughlin

EU calls politician’s killing a ‘wake-up call’ 10 years after Kosovo’s independence

Federica Mogherini: “The next months will be not only intense but also crucial to make sure that this historic and unique opportunity is seized.” Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Six EU hopefuls must tackle corruption, ailing economies and bitter disputes

Demonstrators urge the Greek government not to compromise in the name row with neighbouring Macedonia, at Syntagma Square in Athens, on February 4th. Photograph: Valerie Gache/AFP/Getty

Nationalist feeling inflamed as Athens and Skopje seek to compromise on title

 Melanie, Maynat Kurbanova, Edit Schlaffer and Salita Salamova with Women Without Borders’s Mothers Schools certificates in Vienna. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Women Without Borders scheme helps Muslim women stop radicalisation of their children

A screengrab of the Ukrainian National Militia’s promotional video of its swearing-in ceremony last Sunday. Photograph:  Youtube

National Militia emerges as crisis of trust in the state fuels rise in volunteer groups

 Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban and  Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz  at a press conference after their meeting in Vienna. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/EPA

Leaders disagree over Hungary's nuclear plant and Austrian cuts to benefits

New Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila in the parliament in Bucharest on Monday. Photograph: Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via Reuters

Viorica Dancila’s populist government determined to push through reforms

Milos Zeman celebrating  victory with  staff members after he was re-elected Czech president. Photograph: Getty Images

Media watchdog urges populist Milos Zeman to condemn his supporters' actions

A woman walks past a vandalised electoral poster of incumbent president Milos Zeman ahead of a presidential election run-off in Prague, Czech Republic. The poster reads: “Stop migrants and Drahos. This is our land! Vote Zeman!” Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Challenger pledges to restore liberal, pro-EU outlook by ousting often-divisive incumbent

Czech presidential candidate Jiri Drahos and incumbent Milos Zeman attend a televised debate ahead of an election run-off, in Prague. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Anti-immigration Eurosceptic Milos Zeman faces off against placid liberal professor Jiri Drahos

Alexander the Great Airport  in Skopje. Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev said   his country would rename the airport to show its “strong commitment” to ending a long-running row with Greece over the use of the name Macedonia. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images

Skopje to rename controversial ‘Alexander the Great’ airport and highway

 Local rescuers carry the body of a man killed by the shelling of a bus  at the Olenivka checkpoint between Ukrainian  controlled territory and the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic this week. Photograph: Alexander Ermochenko/EPA

US and Russian envoys plan to discuss conflict on Friday

Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic, next to Serbian Orthodox bishop Teodosije, visits the Banjska Monastery in northern Mitrovica on Saturday. Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

Belgrade accused of playing politics over murder of prominent Kosovo Serb

Viorica Dancila, the newly appointed Romanian prime minister with Liviu Dragnea, the leader of the ruling Social Democrat Party: new government will face widespread public discontent and growing EU scrutiny. Photograph: Octav Gane AFP/Getty

Ruling party of Liviu Dragnea accused of anti-graft efforts and weakening rule of law

Hungarian police with a Ukrainian-registered AN-2 aircraft near Kallosemjen, 242km east of Budapest on Wednesday. Photograph: Zsolt Czegledi/AP

Government targets groups it accuses of helping illegal immigration

A cortege escorts a car carrying the coffin of Oliver Ivanovic, flanked by priests and family, to the northern outskirts of Kosovska, Mitrovica, in Kosovo on Wednesday. Photograph: Djordje Kojadinovic/Reuters

Pristina may ask the FBI to help find Oliver Ivanovic's killers

Oliver Ivanovic: one of the chief interlocutors for Nato, United Nations and European Union officials based in Kosovo after the war. Photograph: Andrej Cukic/EPA

Moderate Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic gunned down in divided city of Mitrovica

Czech presidential candidate Jiri Drahos: has  faced a string of unfounded allegations on fake news sites and social media, including that he is a paedophile, collaborated with the communist-era secret police, and wants to flood the Czech Republic with refugees. Photograph:  Martin Divisek/EPA

Jiri Drahos hit by lurid fake news as he challenges Kremlin-friendly Milos Zeman

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