Novak Djokovic is running out of time to break Roger Federer’s record. Photograph: Getty Images

The curse, at least, has been consistent. Almost every sportsperson I’ve ever been drawn to has, role model wise, been a stinker. The Hurricane. Best.(...)

Journalists  in front of the house in Chartres, France, where neighbours say Ismaël Omar Mostefaï, one of the three suspected attackers who killed almost 100 people at the Bataclan music venue in Paris, lived with his family until about two years ago. Photograph: Michel Spingler/AP

At least three members of the jihadi gang who killed 129 people Paris on Friday night were French citizens, police believe. The authorities identifi(...)

A police officer watches the Serbian side of the border between Hungary and Serbia. Photograph: Sandor Ujvari/EPA

An emergency meeting of EU justice and home affairs ministers has been convened for next Tuesday in a bid to secure agreement on a cohesive EU respon(...)

Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn (partially seen in backseat of car) arrives for the start of a trial in the so-called Carlton Affair, in Lille on Monday. Photograph: Reuters

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, will go on trial in Lille on Monday accused of pimping, in a case that (...)

Kosovo’s foreign minister Enver Hoxhaj, at the Conrad Hotel in  Dublin in January 2014. He has paid the first visit by a foreign minister of independent Kosovo to its old master, Serbia. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Enver Hoxhaj paid the first visit by a foreign minister of independent Kosovo to old master Serbia on Thursday and declared himself a “symbol of Kosov(...)

A regiment of French marine fusiliers arriving in the ruined square in Cambrai, France, in 1914, after the outbreak of the first World War. As late as July 25th that year Le Petit Parisien newspaper hoped that war could be avoided. Photograph:  PA

Will Serbia give in to the Austrian ultimatum? Such complete humiliation would be tantamount to abdication Such is the general opinion France and Russ(...)

Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife, Sophie, on the Appel Quay in Saraevo shortly before their assassination on June 28th, 1914. The murders led to Austria delivering an ultimatum to Serbia on July 23rd, which in turn led to the outbreak of the first World War. Photograph: EPA/Museum of Military History, Vienna

Will the Austrian government’s ultimatum be sent to Belgrade today? Reports in yesterday’s Vienna Free Press in relation to the tone of the dip(...)

1914: Members of the Serbian reserve forces, encamped near Belgrade. Photograph:  Central Press/Getty Images

The Austro-Hungarian press promotes Serbo-phobia; A Socialist paper In Vienna denounces unprecedented reprisals in Bosnia VIENNA, July 16th, 1914 – A(...)

 The French statesman, Georges Clemenceau (1841–1929) circa 1919. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The Repercussions... The bomb and revolver shots of Sarajevo could not have reverberated more cruelly through the entire expanse of the Empire. When m(...)