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Ana Brnabic became  Serbia’s first female and first openly gay prime minister last month. Photographer: Oliver Bunic/Bloomberg via Getty Images

When Ana Brnabic became Serbia’s first female and first openly gay prime minister last month, the country’s civil society may have been expected to ha(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni and French president Emmanuel Macron descend from the Italian Navy school ship Goletta Palinuro on the sidelines of the Western Balkans summit in Trieste, Italy, on Wednesday. Photograph: Andrea La Sorte/EPA

In the souvenir shops of Sarajevo’s old town, popular with the tourists that throng its narrow, cobbled streets, Bosnia’s past and present sit co(...)

Relatives of Lance Corporal Francis Ledwidge, Frank Ledwidge  and Joseph Ledwidge in his birthplace during the State Commemoration ceremony to mark the centenary of the poet’s death.Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The people of Slane never forgot Francis Ledwidge even while the rest of the country was indulging in what FX Martin called “national amnesia” over th(...)

Laptop X-ray:  It is estimated that 60-90 per cent of passengers carry  large portable electronic devices and a ban would require additional security staff at airports.  Illustration: Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters

A proposed ban by the US of laptops and other large portable electronic devices (PEDs) on flights coming out of Europe would disrupt operations at 53 (...)

Lifejackets  inside a wrecked boat used by refugees and migrants to cross part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece at a garbage dump site on the island of Lesbos. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

On March 25th last Greeks celebrated the 197th anniversary of independence. You might call it “virtual independence”, since it was the day when the wa(...)

October 1961: a car drives between US tanks across the border of the American sector in Berlin, at Checkpoint Charlie. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Perhaps their proximity to events and having the power to make history distort the perspective of world leaders. Donald Trump is not known for the so(...)

 USS Porter  launching a missile strike while in the Mediterranean Sea, 07 April 2017. The United States military launched at least 50 tomahawk cruise missiles against al-Shayrat military airfield near Homs, Syria, in response to the Syrian military’s alleged use of chemical weapons in an airstrike in a rebel held area in Idlib province. EPA/US NAVYEPA/US NAVY

President Donald Trump’s airstrikes against Syria were of dubious legality. They were hypocritical. They were impulsive. They may have had political m(...)

 Vesel Jahiri denies murder of  Anna Finnegan. Photograph:   Collins

The jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering his former partner, the mother of their two children, will resume its deliberations on Wednesday. (...)

Vesel Jahiri (35), originally from Kosovo but of no fixed abode, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Anna Finnegan (25)  on September 21st , 2012. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

A judge has “very reluctantly” excluded a man accused of murdering his former partner from his own trial, where he was representing himself. Mr Justi(...)

The court heard Anna Finnegan  sent text messages to her former partner saying she did not want to see him again and wanted to feel ‘safe without some animal beating and bullying’  her.

A judge has told a man representing himself at his own trial, where he is accused of murdering his former partner, that he is “throwing out allegation(...)

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