Serb army commander sends off for his false teeth - and dismisses UN war crimes tribunal as 'satanic court'
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Tuesday 07 December 2010
The grandson of the late Communist dictator Josip Broz Tito has set up a new political party, pledging "to restore the dignity of the people" nearly 20 years after former Yugoslavia disintegrated in civil war. Joska Broz yesterday filed the signatures needed for the formal registration of his Communist Party.
Friday 05 November 2010
Serbian President Boris Tadic yesterday became the first Belgrade official to visit a site where more than 200 Croatians were massacred at the beginning of the war that tore the former Yugoslavia apart.
Thursday 23 September 2010
The question above – Lenin's famous question, you may remember – refers to the name of a loose collective of leftist Russian poets, artists, philosophers, singers, set designers, critics, writers, etc. who are currently colonising various spaces at the ICA. They call themselves "a self-organising platform of cultural workers". They are all angry. They are all dissidents. They are all fiercely didactic.
Wednesday 08 September 2010
The bodies of up to 700 people killed at the end of the Second World War have been discovered in a mass grave in Slovenia, 65 years after they were herded into woods and killed by anti-fascists seeking revenge on Nazi collaborators.
Thursday 17 June 2010
Friday 21 May 2010
Jose Nasazzi, the captain of Uruguay, and his Yugoslavia counterpart Milutin Ivkovic are presented with flowers prior to the semi-final between the two at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo at the inaugural World Cup in 1930.
Friday 14 May 2010
Best known as the father of Alexander the Great, Philip merits the same honorific according to his biographer. In the "disunited, weak backwater" of Macedonia, he created the first nation-state and built an empire in two decades that included much of Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria and former Yugoslavia.
Friday 16 April 2010
Saturday 20 March 2010
Once more, the London courts may find themselves making far-reaching legal rulings with momentous political implications for other countries. In 1998, the alleged crimes of Augusto Pinochet became the focus of the courts right up to the House of Lords when the former Chilean dictator was arrested in London.
Thursday 11 March 2010
Lawyers acting for a former Bosnian president who was arrested at Heathrow over war crime allegations return to the High Court today in a bid to secure him bail.
Monday 01 March 2010
The arrest of former Bosnian leader Ejup Ganic at Heathrow in response to an arrest warrant issued in Belgrade flows from events 18 years ago in Sarajevo.
Saturday 19 December 2009
Wednesday 04 November 2009
The former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic appeared before the international war crimes tribunal for the first time yesterday, but only to repeat that he needed more time to prepare his defence.
Friday 30 October 2009
Elly Ligertwood (née von Hunkar) grew up near Ptuj, in today's Slovenia, latterly part of Yugoslavia. She had a happy childhood in a large, bustling house, with cousins and au pairs frequently visiting from England. In 1941, after the Nazi occupation, she was sent to cousins in Hungary to avoid joining the Bund Deutscher Madchen (the League of German Girls). Her parents managed to remain at home throughout the war. As the Russians approached in 1945, Elly got herself back home alone on trains strafed by allied bombers, nourished for days by a single bag of plums.
Wednesday 28 October 2009
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