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Kosovan president forced to step down

Kosovo's president resigned yesterday, potentially destabilising the political scene before talks with Belgrade, which still refuses to recognise the former Serbian province's independence.

Tipsarevic sparkles for Serbia to book Davis Cup final showdown with France

Janko Tipsarevic was Serbia's hero after he beat Radek Stepanek in the decisive rubber to propel his country to their first Davis Cup final with a nerve-jangling 3-2 win over the Czech Republic.

Super Sava: Find beauty, wildlife and history on the shores of this mighty river

The Sava runs for 1,000km from the Julian Alps to the Danube

Allowed to remain in Britain, the Bosnian accused of war crimes

A judge yesterday threw out an attempt by Serbia to extradite a former Bosnian president for war crimes after ruling that the request was "politically motivated" and an abuse of the British judicial process.

Charles Crawford: Belgrade must accept history and finally confront need for action on Srebrenica

Belgrade is having a gloomy time in foreign courts. First the International Court of Justice last week gave an advisory opinion on Kosovo's 2008 independence declaration which was widely seen as a significant victory for Kosovo.

Belgrade loses fight over Kosovo independence

UN's highest court backs 2008 declaration as Nato steps up presence amid fears of violent backlash from Serbian minority

48 Hours In: Belgrade

With a new low-cost link making it easier to reach, discover the charms of the Serbian capital, says Mick Webb

Book Of A Lifetime: Danube, By Claudio Magris

The Balkans shaped the opening and close of our last century, but for poorly prepared Westerners they remain, even now, a distant cauldron into which we like to toss our prejudices, ignorance and jokes; an indeterminate, Ruritanian region, full of people with names like Zog and nowhere better evoked than in the novels of John Buchan and Dornford Yates. Asked in 1921 to consider an invitation to become king of Albania, Lord Inchape is supposed to have stared at the motorcyclist who brought him the urgent message, and replied: "Where is it?" (He declined on the grounds "It's not in my line."). Nor does prejudice vanish on the ground. "Who ever saw a green horse or an intelligent Serb?" is a Romanian proverb of lengthy stock.

Horrors of Bosnian War relived in British court

An engineering professor masterminded a series of war crimes, including ordering the execution of wounded Yugoslav soldiers, when he briefly became President of Bosnia at the outbreak of war 18 years ago, a court in London heard yesterday.

The problem is all in Rooney's mind, says Italian coach

For the second time in a week Wayne Rooney marched out of a football stadium with a face like thunder on Friday night, clutching a coffee carton just as tightly as the half-eaten apple he had in his hand after the draw with the USA six days earlier. No FCUK U boots on his feet this time because Rooney did not need any subliminal way of conveying his message.

Mladic's wife held over weapons in Belgrade

The wife of fugitive war crimes suspect, Ratko Mladic, has been questioned over illegal weapons found at the family home.

Birmingham complete Zigic deal

Birmingham have finalised the signing of Serbia striker Nikola Zigic on a four-year contract.

Mladic is dead, family tells war crimes tribunal

The family of the Bosnian Serb war-time commander Ratko Mladic is seeking to bring the search for the genocide suspect to an end by having him declared legally dead.

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