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Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic said he wanted an agreement with Kosovo that would “end this cycle of conflicts forever”. Photograph: Koca Sulejmanovic/EPA

Kosovo has warned against any bid to divide it along ethnic lines as part of a deal to secure recognition of its independence from Serbia. Kosovo bro(...)

New York Times publisher AG Sulzberger, who raised concerns with US president Donald Trump over his attacks on the media. Photograph: Damon Winter/New York Times via AP

US president Donald Trump and the publisher of the New York Times, AG Sulzberger, have engaged in a fierce public clash over Mr Trump’s threats agains(...)

Dr Patrick Kelly at Dr Kelly’s Medical Treatment Facility in the Golan Heights.

Ruth Caden Canada Ruth Caden, whose practice is in Vancouver Island, Canada Dr Ruth Caden completed her general practice training in(...)

Mary Robinson and Maeve Higgins in Dublin. Higgins says she wasn’t thinking about climate change on a day-to day-basis until she began working with Robinson. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

Some partnerships make instant sense when you hear of them, no matter how unlikely they initially appear. For a new climate change podcast – Mothers O(...)

Supporters of Zanu-PF cheer after a rally at Ebenezer Primary School,  Caledonia, an informal settlement in Harare. Photograph: Jekesai Njikizana/Getty Images

Reports of voter intimidation and threats of violence are on the increase in the final days before Zimbabwe’s first general election since former pres(...)

A UN honour guard carries a box containing remains believed to be from American servicemen killed during the 1950-53 Korean War after they arrived from North Korea, at Osan Air Base. Photograph:  Ahn Young-joon/ Pool/Getty Images.

North Korea has returned the remains of some US troops killed during the Korean War (1950-53), the latest stage in diplomacy since president Donald Tr(...)

Uighur people walk near  Baida Mosque. Urumqi Uygur in China’s Xinjiang province. Photograph: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images

Human rights activists have noted a “staggering” increase in the number of arrests among minorities in Xinjiang as the Chinese government cracks down (...)

New Zealand Green Party MP Jan Logie (left), who introduced the domestic violence Bill: “Domestic violence doesn’t respect that split between work and life.” Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

New Zealand has passed world-first legislation granting victims of domestic violence 10 days paid leave to allow them to leave their partners, find ne(...)

Mylan is the largest manufacturer of HIV Aids medicine in the world, treating around 40%  of people with the disease

Global generic drugmaker Mylan will this week launch a HIV self-test kit in the Irish market in the first intervention of its kind to aid early detect(...)

O'donoghue

Prof Martin O’Donoghue, the economist and former government minister, was remembered at his funeral on Tuesday as a courteous and gentle man who used (...)

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