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Radojicic to head SNS list for Belgrade elections

BELGRADE - Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) leader and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced late Sunday that Zoran Radojicic, a professor at the University of Belgrade School of Medicine who heads a children's clinic in Belgrade, would lead the SNS list for the local elections in the capital.

Gojkovic: Belgrade elections to be held on March 4

BELGRADE - The elections for the Belgrade city assembly will be held on March 4, Serbian Parliament Speaker Maja Gojkovic announced on Monday.

Gojkovic also called local elections in the municipalities of Arandjelovac and Bor for the same date.

Vucic, Brnabic to host dinner for Abe

BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and PM Ana Brnabic will host a dinner for Japanese PM Shinzo Abe late Monday, a source close to the Serbian government has told Tanjug.

Abe, who will arrive in Belgrade for a two-day official visit to Serbia, will be accompanied by a Japanese business delegation.

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Troicki through to Australian Open second round

MELBOURNE - Serbian tennis player Viktor Troicki is through to the Australian Open second round after coming from two sets behind to defeat Australian wild-card holder Alex Bolt 6-7 (2-7), 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4.

Troicki, who produced yet another trademark comeback, won after two hours and 52 minutes of play and will next face Australian Nick Kyrgios.

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Vucic: Abe's visit historic

BELGRADE - Japanese PM Shinzo Abe's visit to Serbia is of great significance for improvement of bilateral relations, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday.

"Your visit to Serbia is of historic significance for us as it comes exactly 31 years after the last visit to Serbia by a Japanese PM," Vucic told Abe in Belgrade.

Abe ceremonially welcomed in Belgrade, meetings begin

BELGRADE - Japanese PM Shinzo Abe was ceremonially welcomed outside the Palace of Serbia and greeted by President Aleksandar Vucic after arriving in Belgrade on Monday for a two-day official visit to Serbia.

Official discussions between the two delegations are under way and meetings with businesspeople will follow later in the afternoon.

Kocijancic: We expect constructive approach

BRUSSELS - European Commission spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic said Monday a new round of the Belgrade-Pristina technical dialogue, to take place from Tuesday through Thursday, would address the parts of the Brussels Agreement that have not as yet been implemented.

Vucic says Amphilochius's words hurt him

BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has said he had been deeply hurt by the words of Metropolitan Amphilochius of Montenegro and the Littoral of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC), who recently expressed fears Vucic's policy was leading to a betrayal of Kosovo.