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Vucic receives Ukrainian deputy prime minister

BELGRADE - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze met in Belgrade Thursday to discuss bilateral relations, agreeing it was important that the leaderships of Serbia and Ukraine support the territorial integrities of both countries.

Biden, Medvedev to visit Serbia soon - report

BELGRADE - US Vice President Joseph Biden and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will visit Serbia after its new government has been formed, most likely in August and September, respectively, Belgrade's Vecernje novosti daily reports.

Biden should arrive in Belgrade on August 18, with Medvedev's visit slated for early September, the daily reported.

Vucic: Serbia will never be on verge of bankruptcy again

BELGRADE - Serbia will never be on the verge of bankruptcy again, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Thursday at a meeting with the new IMF Resident Representative in Serbia Sebastian Sosa and outgoing Resident Representative Daehaeng Kim.

Djokovic gets off to successful start in Toronto

TORONTO - Serbia's Novak Djokovic, the current world number one in men's tennis, has got off to a successful start at the ATP Toronto Masters tournament after beating Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) in the second round Wednesday.

Djokovic won after 104 minutes of play and is now 3-0 head-to-head against Muller.

MFA: Serbia expects reaction by Croatian authorities

BELGRADE - The Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday vehemently protested against a series of incidents, threats and provocations by members of the pro-Ustasha Autochthonous Croatian Party of Rights and its followers during Wednesday's 75th anniversary commemorations of a WWII anti-fascist uprising in Srb, Croatia.

Commissariat for Refugees: Influx of migrants lower

SID - The number of migrants in Serbia has been steady for about ten days now - there are about 3,000 of them - and the accommodation capacities in temporary reception centres are nowhere near being full, Ivan Miskovic of the Serbian Commissariat for Refugees and Migration said Thursday.

Ministry: Gov't currently not considering EPS sale

BELGRADE - The Serbian government has no intention at this time to sell the national electric power company EPS, sources in the Ministry of Economy told Tanjug Thursday.

Dacic thanks Ukraine for active participation in Kfor

BELGRADE - Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic held a meeting with Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze in Belgrade on Thursday at which they noted a mutual commitment to territorial integrity as the basic principle of peaceful development of international relations.