Balkan Gangsters

There are all sorts of reasons why people will talk to journalists, even if they're internationally sought criminals. Havana Marking found that despite an Interpol task force out to get the 'Pink Panthers' jewellery-robbing gang based in the Balkans, eventually some members of the gang agreed to meet her. Their motives for doing so ranged from nostalgia for a wartime journalist, to showing off, or as therapy, to finally offloading one's troubles onto someone else.

Staying in the Balkans, Tim Hartley travels to Sarajevo, where the national Bosnia-Herzegovina football team has qualified for the World Cup. But in a city scarred by the long war in the 1990s, can football help heal old rivalries? At a match between two Sarajevo teams, that looks far from certain.

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