Composite image of Kosovo’s prime minister Avdullah Hoti  (L) and Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic. Photos: Armend Nimani and Andrej Isakovic/AFP via Getty Images

Leaders of Kosovo and Serbia will meet in Washington and Brussels in the coming days, as the US and EU intensify efforts to break an impasse in negoti(...)

Anti-goverment protesters walk past an advert for army conscription in Minsk, Belarus. Photograph: Misha Friedman/Getty

Tens of thousands of Belarusians have rallied again to demand the resignation of president Alexander Lukashenko, defying warnings from the autocratic (...)

Thousands rally in support of opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in Minsk. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich

Autocratic Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko has turned to Moscow for help as hundreds of thousands of protesters called on him to resign for all(...)

Riot police disperse protesters after polls closed in the Belarus presidential election in Minsk on Sunday. Photograph: Siarhei Leskiec/AFP via Getty Images.

Opponents of Belarusian autocrat Alexander Lukashenko have said they are ready for a long struggle to remove him from power, after a presidential elec(...)

 Health workers wearing protective face masks watch a member of the contemporary circus company Cirk La Putyka perform at the courtyard of a hospital in Prague, Czech Republic. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

The Czech Republic has unveiled detailed plans for a phased reopening of businesses and schools, after becoming one of the first countries in Europe t(...)

An old man sits outside a house in a Roma  neighbourhood under curfew in the town of Tandarei, Romania.  Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP via Getty Images

Rights groups say the coronavirus pandemic and sweeping countermeasures against it are exposing millions of Roma to increased danger from poverty, soc(...)

 US secretary of state Mike Pompeo (R) and Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko (L) shake hands in Minsk, Belarus. Photograph: Nikolai Petrov/Pool/Belta/EPA

The US has offered to supply Belarus with all the oil it needs and end its energy dependence on Moscow, amid rising concern in Minsk that Russia’s pus(...)

Kosovo’s president Hashim Thaci in Berlin, Germany. File photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

A White House special envoy for Serbia and Kosovo has urged the two states to make compromises and focus on economic development as a basis for establ(...)

A total of 63 Canadians, many of Iranian descent, were among the passengers and crew who died. Photograph: Bloomberg

The Ukrainian jet that crashed in Iran on Wednesday killing 176 people was downed by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, US and Canadian officials have(...)

 The monument depicting  Ivan Konev in Prague, Czech Republic. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

“Svoikh ne brosayem,” Russian officials and military men like to declare in praise of their country’s loyalty to its people: “We don’t abandon our own(...)

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