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Serbian Olympians arrive home, given water cannon salute

BELGRADE - Serbia's medallists from the Rio Olympics arrived in Belgrade Tuesday to a water cannon salute at the Nikola Tesla Airport.

The men's national water polo and basketball teams, the women's volleyball and basketball teams and male kayakers Marko Tomicevic and Milenko Zoric arrived on a flight from Dubai that had been delayed for three hours due to technical problems.

Train Driver's Diary wins youth audience award in Sarajevo

SARAJEVO - Milos Radovic's film Train Driver's Diary has won the Youth Audience Award at the recent Sarajevo Film Festival.

The audience gave the film starring Lazar Ristovski a high 4.6 rating.

Bogdanovic: Dreams do come true, medal belongs to team

BELGRADE - Serbian female taekwondist Tijana Bogdanovic said Tuesday her Olympic silver medal in the women's 49 kg event was a result of efforts by the entire team, including former Olympic champion Milica Mandic.

Government: Serbia at EXPO in Kazakhstan in 2017

BELGRADE - Serbia will take part in the International Specialized Exhibition EXPO 2017 - Astana, which will be held from June to September 2017 in Kazakhstan, the Serbian government decided at a meeting on Tuesday.

Vucic, Pupovac: Remove burden, ease tension in communication

BELGRADE - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and Milorad Pupovac, president of Croatia's Serb National Council, said Tuesday there was a need to ease tensions and remove a burden on communication between Belgrade and Zagreb.

Merkel: Important tasks ahead for Vucic

BELGRADE - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has congratulated Aleksandar Vucic on his election as Serbian prime minister, affirming the German government's future support for Serbia and noting that important tasks - continuation of reforms, regional reconciliation and normalisation of relations with Kosovo - were ahead for him.

Knezevic: All barriers to Fiat exports to EEU overcome

BELGRADE - Minister of Economy Goran Knezevic said Tuesday the last barrier to duty-free exports of Serbian-made Fiat cars to the Eurasian region had been overcome after Kazakhstan's Minister of National Economy Kuandyk Bishimbayev had pledged earlier in the day his country would vote in favour of the exports at the next Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) Council meeting.

Vucic to meet with president of Kazakhstan Wednesday

BELGRADE - Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic will meet with the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev on Wednesday and attend a signing ceremony of agreements between the two countries.