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Dacic: Results of Belt and Road project to be serious

BELGRADE - The Belt and Road project of cooperation between China and 16 Central and East European countries, which also involves Serbia, is among the most significant ones in the world, Serbian FM Ivica Dacic has told the Xinhua news agency.

Serbia stands to benefit from Chinese investments by increasing its exports and GDP growth, the China Daily quoted Dacic as saying.

Parliament finishes debate in principle on budget bill

BELGRADE - The Serbian parliament has finished a debate in principle on the 2017 budget bill, with a debate on amendments to begin on Thursday.

Nearly 300 amendments have been proposed to the budget bill, with over 30 put forward to the amended budget system bill.

Partizan edge Ludwigsburg in overtime

BELGRADE - Partizan Belgrade have chalked up their fourth FIBA Basketball Champions League win after overcoming Germany's Ludwigsburg 86-82 (21-12, 16-23, 19-23, 16-14, 14-10) in overtime in Tuesday's Group E, Round 8 game in Belgrade.

Novica Velickovic led Partizan with 21 pts, followed by William Hatcher with 20, Stefan Bircevic with 16 and Mihajlo Andric with 13 pts.

ICTY prosecution seeks life imprisonment for Mladic

THE HAGUE - The prosecutors of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on Wednesday requested life imprisonment for Ratko Mladic, who is charged with war crimes, including a 1995 genocide of thousands of Muslims in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Lavrov's visit to be opportunity to discuss topics of mutual interest

BELGRADE - Russian FM Sergey Lavrov's upcoming visit to Belgrade will be an opportunity to discuss topics of mutual interest, Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic and Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Chepurin concluded at a meeting Wednesday.

Vucic and Chepurin discussed all significant matters in Serbian-Russian relations, the Serbian government said in a statement.

Mihajlovic: Let us build together

SREBRENICA - After an ugly past marked by destruction, a time is coming when we will need to build together, Serbian Deputy PM and Minister of Construction Zorana Mihajlovic said in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Wednesday.

Dacic to visit China on December 15

BELGRADE - Serbian First Deputy PM and FM Ivica Dacic said Wednesday he had been invited to visit China on December 15 as a guest of his Chinese counterpart.