As the crisis in Syria collapses into what looks like full-blown civil war, Russia's response stems from a complicated mix of principle, self-interest, mistrust of Western motives, and differing perceptions of the situation.
Officials of Bosnia's two regions disagree over how to view the man who assassinated Archduke Ferdinand. One young worker observed that Bosnians have enough current-day problems to worry about without fighting over history.
On Sunday, Kosovars voted for mayors and local councilors with emphasis placed on encouraging Serbs to vote. A deal with the EU requires Serb participation in Kosovo politics, but many Kosovo Serbs reject Kosovo's 2008 secession from Serbia.