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Russian-trained mercenaries back Bosnia’s Serb separatists

Security minister confirms report, fuelling fears of destabilisation of the Balkans and a resistance to Nato enlargementRussian-trained mercenaries are helping to establish a paramilitary unit serving the Serb separatist leader in Bosnia, it was reported in Sarajevo on Friday. The report on the military parade in Banja Luka in defiance

For Catalans, the Question Is Compliance or Defiance to Madrid

Normal weekend routines like shopping, soccer and strolling prevailed in Catalonia even as the first test of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s decision to take over the breakaway region approached, with Catalans weighing compliance versus defiance. When schools and government offices open Monday, teachers and civil servants will decide whether to

One dead, three injured in knife attack at train station near Munich

State interior minister says suspect in stabbing at Grafing apparently had psychological and drug problemsOne person has died and three others have been injured after a man wielding a knife launched an attack at a train station in southern Germany. Police arrested the suspected attacker after he was overpowered at

Berlusconi cuddles lambs in vegetarian Easter campaign

Film featuring Italian ex-PM circulated on social media as meat lobby calls on advertisers to boycott his TV channelsFormer prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has infuriated Italys meat industry by joining a vegetarian campaign and adopting five lambs that would have been butchered for Easter. A video by the Italian

102 villagers, 750 refugees, one grand experiment

The long read:In the autumn of 2015, Germany designated the hamlet of Sumte as a sanctuary for hundreds of displaced people. What followed was a test of the countrys deepest principlesAutumn There is no cinema in Sumte. There are no general stores, no pubs, gyms, cafes, markets, schools, doctors, florists,