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 Bulgarian fans during the Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and England. Photograph:  Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Bulgaria 0 England 6 Given the history and given the build-up, in which claim and counter-claim had flown, raising the temperature around this Euro (...)

Overall, Ryanair will be operating 160 routes out of Ireland next summer, of which 105 will be at Dublin airport

Ryanair has announced four new routes from Dublin for its summer 2020 schedule. It also emerged yesterday that the Irish carrier is moving ahead with(...)

Bulgarian prime minister Boiko Borisov. Bulgaria has tried to defuse a potential row with Moscow.  File photograph: Alastair Grant/AFP/Getty Images

Bulgaria has tried to defuse a potential row with Moscow after accusing the head of a pro-Kremlin organisation in Sofia of espionage and banning two p(...)

Statue of Edmund Burke at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The words “Burkean” and “berk” do not often appear together in print, but when they featured side-by-side in the subheading of an Economist article on(...)

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov: “I have never seen this man, have never met him, and have never monitored his career or movements.” Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

The Kremlin on Tuesday played down US media reports of a CIA spy inside Russia’s presidential administration, calling them “pulp fiction”, but said a(...)

The monastery of Ostrog in Montenegro

In her epic book on Yugoslavia between the wars, all 1,200 pages of which I brought on a recent road-trip in those parts, Rebecca West discusses one o(...)

Serbia’s president Aleksandar Vucic: ‘It should be an agreement where both sides would lose to an equal degree to enable both sides to gain to an equal degree.’ Photograph: Reuters

US officials and congressmen have urged Serbia and Kosovo to finally thrash out a historic deal to establish normal relations, as Washington boosts it(...)

Daniel McNally navigates the Sarajevo tunnel

Since as long ago as the 1984 Winter Olympics, I have known that Sarajevo is a city surrounded by hills. But even so, when I finally met some of those(...)

The Sarajevo street corner, where on June 28th, 1914, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s driver took a cataclysmic wrong turn

It has been rightly suggested that, on the model the old BC/AD divide, modern history could be separated as BS/AS: before and after Sarajevo. This bei(...)

“We forgot all about borders because, God knows, the roads were enough to be worried about”

On a family road trip through the former Yugoslavia recently, we got used to crossing international borders, some less eventfully than others. The mou(...)

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