Sport Andrei Yarmolenko celebrates scoring Ukraine's winner

Ukraine kept up the pressure on England at the top of Group H but also ensured Roy Hodgson’s side will face an eliminated team on Tuesday when they beat Poland 1-0 in Kiev last night.

Coalition edges out Tudjman in city elections

Zagreb - An opposition coalition edged President Franjo Tudjman's nationalist party in key elections for the city assembly of the Croatian capital Zagreb, according to a final unofficial count announced yesterday.

Croatia defies tribunal

Croatia yesterday challenged the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal's authority and refused to hand over documents that might shed more light into atrocities against Muslims.

Menaced radio to stay on air

Croatia's only independent radio station won a broadcasting licence yesterday, two months after mass protests in Zagreb thwarted an attempt by the government to shut it down.

Leading Article: The West can weaken the Balkan strongmen

One year after the end of the Bosnian war, there are fresh political upheavals in former Yugoslavia - but this time the upheavals may bring a brighter future for the people of this long-troubled region of Europe. The daily street demonstrations in Belgrade against President Slobodan Milosevic of Serbia, and recent protests in Zagreb against President Franjo Tudjman of Croatia, show that an increasingly large number of Serbs and Croats want a change from the diet of authoritarian nationalism on which they have been fed throughout the 1990s. The demonstrators want democracy, an end to official corruption, media free of state control, and civil rights - in short, everything that people elsewhere in Eastern Europe won in 1989, but which Mr Milosevic and Mr Tudjman correctly regard as threats to their personal authority.

Croatia closes radio station

Croatia's hardline government ordered the country's last independent radio station to close, on the grounds that the Zagreb-based Radio 101 was "not objective". The ministry of communication gave the station until the end of the month to cease operations.

Protest over Tudjman veto

Croatian opposition parties decided to start a 30-day boycott of parliament and continue boycotting the Zagreb city council.

Bodies found in mass graves

Sarajevo (Reuter)- Investigators said yesterday that they had exhumed 105 bodies from two mass graves in north-west Bosnia. They are believed to be Muslims killed by Bosnian Serbs at the beginning of the war, state radio reported.

Racing: Old problem for the young bucks

Arc de Triomphe: History and experience point to local hero Swain seeing off rivals and preserving generation gap; Sue Montgomery predicts a home success in today's French showpiece

Letter: War crimes double standard

Robert Fisk's interview of Judge Richard Goldstone, described as "head of the Bosnian war crimes tribunal", predictably focuses on Karadzic and Mladic ("A cup of coffee...", 29 September). Why the collective amnesia about war crimes in Croatia and what are the criteria by which certain leaders are charged but not others?

Bosnia's men of war sweep back into power

Our republic is like a beautiful 16-year-old girl with curly hair and blue eyes, the most beautiful creature that we will, if God permits, dress up and marry off into an alliance of Serb states

Slim defence against Shaamit

Shaamit, the Derby winner, could face just six rivals when he lines up in the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday. The colt was one of 12 acceptors for the Group One race yesterday but nearly half the list, including Classic winners Bosra Sham and Zagreb, are expected to miss the race.

Weld takes a superior view of his Arc chance

John Cobb finds the trainer of Zagreb, Ireland's top colt, in confident mood

Croats take revenge on Serbs by phone

Bad blood still runs deep in a town in no man's land, reports Adrian Bridge

Racing: Eclipse in the sights of Weld's firepower

Dermot Weld, still flying after Zagreb's annihilation of the best Britain could muster in the Irish Derby on Sunday, may be gunning for the old enemy again at the weekend if Definite Article comes over for the Eclipse Stakes.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

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English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

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