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Serbia's new president - nationalist or not?

Serbia has elected a new president - and it's not the one that most people were expecting. Tomislav Nikolic has unseated Boris Tadic, the man in power since 2004. Observers are worried about the new head of state, who used to be part of the ultra-nationalist Radical Party. He once said he would prefer to be allied with Russia than join the EU, but he has since toned down the rhetoric, saying he will take Serbia to Europe after all.

By Kate WILLIAMS

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2018-06-18 Europe

How corruption has damaged Armenia's environment

It's now more than a month since anti-government demonstrations in Armenia forced the government of Serzh Sargsyan to resign. At the heart of the protest movement was anger over...

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2018-06-15 Middle East

Residents of southern Lebanon live in fear of another war

Last month, the leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group announced that a new chapter in Syria's civil war had begun. This came after missiles were fired from Syrian soil into the...

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2018-06-14 Asia-pacific

Video: Men forced into marriage in northern India

Forced marriages are on the rise in India. In most cases, it's women who are kidnapped and forced into marrying a man they do not know. But in the northern state of Bihar, one of...

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2018-06-13 Europe

Russia gets set to host World Cup as costs soar

All eyes will be on Russia as the World Cup kicks off on Thursday. The country has spent almost €9 billion on the event. Of the 12 stadiums, nine have been built from scratch. In...

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2018-06-12 Europe

The Italians speaking out against the mafia in Sicily

Racketeering, extortion, so-called protection money: Italy's economy, and its southern regions in particular, are hit hard by organised crime. On the island of Sicily, the local...

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