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Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic  in court on Wednesday in The Hague, where a UN tribunal increased his sentence for war crimes from 40 years to life. Photograph:  Peter Dejong/AFP/Getty Images

A United Nations tribunal has rejected former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic’s appeal against his conviction for genocide and war crimes, and in(...)

A riot policeman the far side of a broken window at the Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) headquarters in Belgrade after people protested over the smothering of democratic freedoms. Photograph: Andrej Cukic

Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic has called anti-government protesters “fascists, hooligans and thieves” after they forced their way into the state (...)

Arlene Harris and her friend Julie Albrecht on a moped in Greece in the 1990s as they Interrailed around Europe

Forget material things and pricey possessions, there is nothing better than seeing the world. My parents always travelled to far-flung places so I pic(...)

Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill holding a church service in Minsk. Photograph: Sergey Vlasov/AFP/Getty Images

Five years ago, as Ukraine’s then president, Viktor Yanukovich, weighed up whether to loosen ties with Moscow and pursue integration with the European(...)

Head of the Turkish - Arab Media Association Turan Kislakci (centre) speaks to media in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, October 20th 2018. Photograph: Erdem Sahin/EPA

Amidst international scorn for Saudi Arabia’s official explanation of the death of Jamal Khashoggi, friends and colleagues of the reporter on Saturday(...)

A Turkish forensic police officer walks in front of the back garden of the Saudi Arabian consulate general residence. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Turkish police are searching a forest on the outskirts of Istanbul and a city near the Sea of Marmara for remains of a Saudi dissident journalist who (...)

Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj. Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

Parliament in Kosovo, which relies on NATO troops for its protection, voted on Thursday to set up a 5,000-strong national army though its Serb minorit(...)

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(...)

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