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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 (...)

Smurfit Kappa will fund the Colombian deal from existing cash resources. Photograph: Bloomberg

Cardboard box-making group Smurfit Kappa has launched a €90 million offer to buy the 30.1 per cent stake it doesn’t already own in its Colombian opera(...)

Migrants wait for medical assistance at a migrant facility in Bihac in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Photograph:  Darko Bandic/AP

Amnesty International has said the European Union is complicit in Croatia’s “unlawful and frequently violent” treatment of asylum seekers arriving fro(...)

A supporter of the opposition party throws a flare during an anti-government protest in front of the parliament in Tirana, Albania yesterday. Photograph: Florion Goga/Reuters

Thousands of Albanians protested on Tuesday outside parliament in their capital, Tirana, to demand the resignation of prime minister Edi Rama’s govern(...)

Bulgarian prime minister Boiko Borissov  and  Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev, during an official welcome ceremony in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Monday. Photograph:Vassil Donev/EPA

Russia has told Bulgaria that it needs guarantees from the European Union before it can commit to routing a major planned gas pipeline through its ter(...)

A supporter of the opposition party at an anti-government protest in front of the parliament in Tirana, Albania. Photograph: Florion Goga/Reuters

Thousands of people rallied in Serbia and Montenegro at the weekend, as anger around the region over threats to the rule of law and the EU’s alleged a(...)

Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Smurfit Kappa said on Wednesday, as it reported record earnings, that it has started proceedings to seek compensation after the Venezuelan government (...)

Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik rejects rulings that the Srebrenica massacre was genocide. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

The United States has criticised Bosnian Serb officials for launching new investigations into atrocities committed in Srebrenica and Sarajevo during t(...)

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 (...)

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