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Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic addressing people in Mitrovica, Kosovo on Sunday. Photograph:  Laura Hasani/Reuters

Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic has warned that a deal to normalise relations with Kosovo is a long way off and that he will defend his ethnic kin (...)

Kosovo’s president Hashim Thaci talks to the press after meeting with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Brussels on Friday. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

The presidents of Serbia and Kosovo abruptly called off a face-to-face meeting in Brussels on Friday, deflating hopes of a deal involving a land swap (...)

Serbia’s president Aleksandar Vucic listens at a forum in Alpbach, Austria, in August. File photograph: Herbert Neubauer/AFP/Getty Images

The leaders of Kosovo and Serbia will resume EU-brokered talks on how to establish normal relations on Friday, amid conflicting hopes and fears that s(...)

A 2002 file image of Dragoslav Ognjanovic, adviser to Slobodan Milosevic, being surrounded by  media during the course of Milosevic’s trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Photograph: Paul Vreeker/Reuters.

A prominent Belgrade lawyer who in the past helped to defend the late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic was shot dead in front of his home on Satur(...)

Sanita Puspure: “It is ridiculous that we are trying to find someone to fund the team at the Europeans. We’re one of the top Olympic sports in Ireland.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The secrets of her success? Ireland’s silver medallist at the World Cup in Belgrade, Sanita Puspure, takes an unlikely tack. For five weeks in the spr(...)

Denise Walsh and Margaret Cremen: they will form a  lightweight double at the   World Cup Regatta in Belgrade

Ireland will send four women’s crews and two men’s crews to the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade (June 1st-3rd). All six are in Olympic-class events. S(...)

People pay their respects in front of dozens of coffins containing remains of more than 600 victims of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. File photograph: Themistocles Hakizimana/Reuters

Between 2001 and 2015, sales of translated fiction grew by 96 per cent. One reason, argues Daniel Hahn, who last year established a prize for first tr(...)

Sanita Puspure secured her place in Ireland side at the trial at the National Rowing Centre. Photograph: Inpho

The Ireland team for the first World Cup in Belgrade is set to be announced on Tuesday. The lightweight double of Paul and Gary O’Donovan and single s(...)

Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll  at the Ireland trial on Friday at the National Rowing Centre in Cork

Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan, world champions in the lightweight pair but now campaigning as heavyweights, survived a real test at the Ireland (...)

 Serbia and Kosovo have been urged to resolve a dispute over their power grid that has  caused some digital clocks in Europe to lose time.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

European power grid lobby Entso-e has urged Serbia and Kosovo to resolve a dispute over their power grid that has affected the broader European networ(...)

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