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SPECIAL police units that moved into Kosovo's disputed north overnight on Monday will withdraw as part of a deal between Kosovo and Serbia, brokered by Nato.
Serbia's last major war crimes suspect has refused to enter a plea on charges over the 1991-1995 Croatian war when he made a brief first appearance at the United Nation's Yugoslavia tribunal.
THE last Balkan war crimes suspect was extradited to the United Nations tribunal yesterday for prosecution after being allowed to pay a last-minute visit to his ailing mother.
THE last fugitive sought by the UN Balkan war crimes tribunal was arrested yesterday, answering intense international demands for his capture and boosting the country's hopes of becoming a candidate for European Union membership.
SERBIA'S war crimes prosecutor will seek permission from a UN tribunal to question former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic as part of its own investigation into wartime atrocities against Serbs.
RATKO Mladic is dying from Hodgkin's disease, according to medical documents seen by Alo, a Serbian newspaper. The paper said the documentation had been handed over by Mladic's lawyer and confirmed he was suffering from the last stages of the disease.
RATKO Mladic belied his frail appearance yesterday to defiantly reject genocide charges laid before him at a United Nations war crimes tribunal.
In his first appearance at The Hague following his arrest, the former Bosnian Serb army commander dismissed the allegations that he orchestrated some of the worst atrocities of the Bosnian conflict as "obnoxious" and "monstrous words".
The trial of Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic, known as the "butcher of the Balkans", may serve justice by exposing the truth about the war in Bosnia, but reconciliation of its divided people is still far off.
RATKO Mladic has told a United Nations war crimes court he is "a gravely ill man" and refused to enter pleas to "obnoxious charges" alleging he orchestrated the worst atrocities of a war that claimed 100,000 lives.
The trial of Ratko Mladic in the Hague will reopen old wounds in the Netherlands, whose troops were defending Muslims in the United Nations' "safe haven" at Srebrenica when Bosnian Serb tanks rolled in. What followed in July 1995 was a Dutch national humiliation.
CAPTURED Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic was treated for cancer in a Serbian hospital while he was on the run, his lawyer claimed last night.
The lawyer for war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic has formally filed an appeal against the former general's detention - a move that is likely to delay his extradition for at least a day.
Bosnia's economy is ruined, many of its people unemployed and more violence waits in the wings
RATKO Mladic claims he did not order the massacre of 8,000 people in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, his son said yesterday.
UP TO 2,000 Muslim Bosniaks converged on the eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad yesterday to remember friends and relatives killed there by forces led by Ratko Mladic at the start of the country's 1992-95 war.
In an interview in 1997, Ratko Mladic was defiant when asked whether he thought he would ever be arrested.
SERBIAN nationalism is a powerful force that triggered wars across the Balkans more than a decade ago - but the arrest of Ratko Mladic is proof that in the end it proved no match for Belgrade's need for foreign cash.
former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic has been judged fit to be extradited to face trial at the UN's International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague.