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A manhunt was launched today for 16 of Europe's most wanted fugitives thought to be hiding in Britain.

Serbia jails ex-policemen for Kosovo massacre

A war crimes court today found four Serbian former policemen guilty of the massacre of 48 Kosovo Albanians and sentenced them to up to 20 years in prison.

Albanian unknowingly had bullet in head for 12 years

An Albanian woman went around for 12 years with a bullet lodged below her cheekbone without her noticing it, the woman said today.

Tangled justice for Kosovo

Former Serbian president cleared of ethnic cleansing as three officials sentenced to 22 years for war crimes

Expat cash for Kosovo stops flowing

Independence day marked by fears for Europe's poorest state

David Smiley: Military officer who became a master of irregular warfare

In a military career that encompassed clandestine operations in the Balkans, the Middle East and South-east Asia, as well as more conventional soldiering with the Royal Horse Guards (the “Blues”) during the Second World War, David Smiley was one of Britain’s most skilled proponents of irregular warfare – and his post-war activities were to prove equally as colourful.

Melanie McDonagh: Babies are the batons in the parents' relay race

Perhaps the only thing more terrifying than the Secretary of State for Children and Families taking advice from agony aunts is the nature of the problems they talk about. Ed Balls got together with an anguish (the collective noun of their choice) of aunts last week to unveil a new Cabinet Office report on the family. And it made dispiriting reading: apparently there's no such thing as a "typical" family any more because a quarter of families are single parent. But among parents who jointly raise their children, there's a new take on the whole business. The authors of the Cabinet Office report – and one would love to know about their own home lives – have called it "relay parenting". It involves two busy individuals more or less passing the baton of childcare on to each other on a daily basis. One arrives home to take up the task of childminding, leaving the other free to get to an appointment outside. It saves on babysitting, but the inevitable effect is that couples have less "alone time". And this, pronounces the Cabinet Office, is bad for their relationships.

EU begins Kosovo mission

The European Union began its police and justice mission in Kosovo yesterday after an eight-month delay as international peacekeepers stepped up security in the north where Serbs oppose the move.

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Biografi, by Lloyd Jones

First published in 1994, long before his Booker-shortlisted Mister Pip made him an international name, this is Lloyd Jones's story of a trip around Albania in the aftermath of communism, in search of the body double of the late Communist dictator, Enver Hoxha.

Taken (15)

The only puzzle of this toxically stupid Europhobe thriller is that its director (Pierre Morel) and producer (Luc Besson) are both French.

Albania: Charmed by Tirana

There is still one place in Europe that offers cultural treasures free from the tourist crowds. Hamish McRae enjoys an Albanian adventure
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