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

In 1980s Yugoslavia, Mitrovica in northern Kosovo was famous for its metal and its music. More than 20,000 employees blasted and drilled lead, zinc, (...)

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

The European Union and United States have called for calm after a leading Kosovo Serb politician was shot dead in what Belgrade called an act of terro(...)