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Former US president Bill Clinton delivers a speech during the 20th anniversary of the deployment of Nato troops in Kosovo, in Pristina on Thursday. Photograph: Florion Goga/Reuters

Former US president Bill Clinton was Kosovo’s chief guest of honour on Wednesday as it marked 20 years since Nato drove out Belgrade’s forces and help(...)

Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker:  “We are ready for talks with Russia . . . but, first of all, we must be able to defend ourselves and become strong economically, politically and militarily.” Photograph: Francois Lenoir

Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has said his country is committed to integration with the West and ready for peace talks with Russia, as(...)

EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty

Albania and North Macedonia should now be allowed to open accession talks with the EU, the European Commission has urged. Both, the commission said, h(...)

Members of a Kosovo  special police unit  near the village of Cabra, northwestern Kosovo, during  police raids. The  operation against “organised crime” has sparked tensions with Serbia.  Photograph: AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu

Serbia put its military on full alert on Tuesday after an armed police operation in neighbouring Kosovo led to the detention of about 30 people, inclu(...)

Crossing is Pajtim Statovci’s second novel, after his award-winning debut My Cat Yugoslavia

“La grande maladie de l’horreur du domicile.” The biggest sickness, wrote the French poet Charles Baudelaire, is horror of the home. It is an idea tha(...)

Glasgow Girls: it could be unbearably earnest were it not for the Glaswegian duty to be gruffly unsentimental

GLASGOW GIRLS Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ When immigration officers kick down the door of a Glasgow flat, during a dawn raid, it is, perversely, beca(...)

Macedonia’s foreign minister Nikola Dimitrov (left) and Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg after the signing ceremony of the accession protocol at Nato headquarters in Brussels. Photograph:  Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Nato states have signed an accession agreement with Macedonia, after Athens lifted its veto on the move as part of a deal to change the country’s name(...)

A  statue of Alexander the Great in Skopje, Macedonia: has 28 years of prevarication and chicanery come to an end?  Photograph Akos Stiller/The New York Times

The “Prespes agreement”, which brings into existence the newly named state of the “Republic of North Macedonia”, has been ratified by both the Skopje (...)

Cellar Door: ‘It’s as if Darren Aronofsky made a film about the Magdalene Laundries.’

We should have seen Cellar Door coming. Focusing on a young woman as she searches for the child who may have been taken by the Catholic Church, Viko N(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin walks with Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic outside the palace in Belgrade, Serbia. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov

Russian president Vladimir Putin has pledged to deepen economic ties with Serbia and to support its position on Kosovo, as he visited Belgrade to help(...)

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