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Radovan Karadzic's successor as Bosnian Serb president left a Swedish prison yesterday and arrived in Belgrade after winning early release from her sentence for committing war crimes.

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Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic refused to attend the start of his war crimes trial today saying he was not ready, and judges said they would impose a legal team on him if he failed to show up again.

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Karadzic to boycott war crimes trial opening

The former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has told judges he will boycott the start of his trial for war crimes next week.

We asked you: Could you really stomach Tony Blair as EU President? These are your responses

Here, we publish all the responses which were sent by e-mail to our letters page. There were more than 100 opposed to Mr Blair becoming EU President, and we have edited these down from approximately 10,000 words in total to less than 4,000 words. We have published all of those who wrote in favour, including one dripping in irony. Our website also received more than 100 responses, splitting in a similar, overwhelming proportion against the former PM

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