Police control streets while  Bosnian Serbs wave Serbia’s national flag  in the centre of Srebrenica, on October 3rd, to celebrate  results of the local elections. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

The Muslim mayor of the Bosnian town of Srebrenica has refused to concede electoral defeat to a Serb rival, claiming the vote was marred by major fra(...)

 Anti-China protesters  protest against China’s territorial claims in the Spratly  islands in the South China Sea in front of the Chinese Consulate on July 12th, 2016, in Makati, Philippines. Photograph: Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images

An international arbitration court’s ruling that China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea have no legal basis has increased the possibility o(...)

Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon: her party could get a referendum through Holyrood even if all the unionist parties were opposed. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

The UK referendum vote was decisively won, but for Scotland and Northern Ireland it raises a multitude of questions. It may also be a legal struggle. (...)

Chad’s former dictator Hissène Habré raises his hand during court proceedings in Dakar, Senegal, on Monday: he was sentenced  to life in prison. Photograph: Carley Petesch/AP Photo

Hissène Habré, the former president of Chad, has been convicted of crimes against humanity, the first time an ex-leader has been tried in an African (...)

Tenacity, determination and a bit of luck: Jill Tully, Oonagh Sands, Karen McMonagle, Gráinne McNamara and Kathleen Garrett

Grainne McNamara Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Working with PwC’s Capital Markets team, McNamara is currently focused on how emerging tec(...)

Japan has decided to resume whaling in the Antarctic Ocean by the end of March. File photograph: Thinkstock

Japan has decided to resume whaling in the Antarctic Ocean by the end of March after a hiatus since last year, a move likely to prompt internat(...)

British prime minister David Cameron  at the United Nations. Photograph: Darren Ornitz/Reuters

Black British activists have warned prime minister David Cameron that the pressure to make reparations for slavery will not go away, after he faced ca(...)

Omaima (left), Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa, campaigning for his release from prison in Egypt. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Barristers examining the case of Ibrahim Halawa believe the release of the Irish teenager, who has been detained in Egypt for almost two years, could (...)

Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir waves to his supporters at the airport in Khartoum on June 15th, on arrival for  South Africa. Photograph: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters

South Africa will review its membership of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and consider withdrawing as a last resort in light of demands mad(...)

The memorial for the victims of the Distomo massacre in Greece perpetrated by Nazis during the second World War, pictured on March 26th. Germany’s economy minister branded Greece’s demand for €278.7 billion in reparations from the second World War  as ‘stupid”’ on Tuesday. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s economy minister branded Greece’s demand for €278.7 billion in reparations from the second World War as “stupid“ on Tuesday, while the Germ(...)

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