UK prime minister Boris Johnson (left) and former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic. Photographs: Neil Hall/EPA and Patrick Hertzog/AFP via Getty

We could be witnessing the beginning of the end of the United Kingdom. The centrifugal forces of competing nationalisms are strong enough to recast th(...)

Kosovo’s president Hashim Thaci on the day he was sworn into office in April 2016. Photograph: Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

The specialist prosecutor’s office in The Hague has charged Kosovo’s president Hashim Thaci with “war crimes, including murder, enforced disappearance(...)

Serbian president, and Serbian Progressive Party leader, Aleksandar Vucic is accused of creating an autocratic system. Photograph: Getty

Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic has celebrated a crushing victory for his party in elections boycotted by most opposition groups, ahead of a week o(...)

 Austrian writer Peter Handke complained that journalists had bombarded him with questions about his political views without trying to engage with his writing. Photograph: Alain Jocard/ AFP/ Getty Images

The Austrian writer Peter Handke has for the first time addressed the controversy over his award of the Nobel Prize in Literature, saying he will “nev(...)

Organisers of the Nobel Prize in Literature are investigating a hoax phone call informing the Irish writer John Banville (pictured) that he was to receive this year’s award. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The organisers of the Nobel Prize for Literature are investigating a hoax phone call informing the Irish author John Banville that he was to rece(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton delivers a speech during the 20th anniversary of the deployment of Nato troops in Kosovo, in Pristina on Thursday. Photograph: Florion Goga/Reuters

Former US president Bill Clinton was Kosovo’s chief guest of honour on Wednesday as it marked 20 years since Nato drove out Belgrade’s forces and help(...)

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 (...)

Protesters light flares in front of a banner reading in Serbian Cyrillic “It has began” in Belgrade, Serbia on Saturday. Photograph: Andrej Cukic/EPA

Thousands of Serbians have taken to the streets again in protest against their president, Aleksandar Vucic, as his allies planned a major counter-ral(...)

 People attend an anti-government protest in Belgrade, Serbia on Saturday. Photograph: Srdjan Suki/EPA

Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic has said he is ready to listen to protesters’ demands and to call snap elections if necessary, after thousands of p(...)

A mural in the Serb district of Mitrovica, an ethnically divided town in northern Kosovo, reads: “There’s no going back from here. Kosovska Mitrovica.”

From the little balcony of her flat in Gracanica, Rada Trajkovic can look out over Kosovan fields where Serbs have lived for more than 700 years. The(...)

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