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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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Radovan Karadzic snubs Hague court

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.

Karadzic trial to start, but will he be in the dock?

Fourteen years after end of Bosnian war, victims hope to see justice at last

Leading article: From Srebrenica to The Hague

Radovan Karadzic is a name from the past, but suddenly it is a name for the present, too. His trial for war crimes is due to open today at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. Proceedings may yet be postponed; the defendant sent a letter to the court last week saying that his defence was not ready. Or the trial may open, and Mr Karadzic will act on his threat not to turn up. The former Bosnian Serb leader, who was arrested last year after a decade in hiding, clearly sees no reason to simplify the prosecutors' lives.

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

Williams cites the Devil in attack on invasion 'spin'

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