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Reports of animal abuse on the rise

Following two highly publicized cases of animal abuse last week, rights groups say that the number of cases being reported is constantly on the rise.

Le Drian: Belgrade-Pristina dialogue key to stabilisation

PARIS - French Minister of European and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian told Serbian FM Ivica Dacic at Tuesday's meeting in Paris the EU-facilitated dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina was crucial for ensuring lasting stabilisation in the entire region, the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs said in a statement.

Mihajlovic: Protocol on rail line reconstruction to be signed on March 5

BELGRADE - Serbian Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic announced on Wednesday she would sign a protocol on reconstruction of the Belgrade-Zagreb rail line with her Croatian counterpart on March 5 and that the two countries would jointly apply for EU funds.

Vucic, Lavrov meet in Belgrade

BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Russian FM Sergey Lavrov met in Vila Mir in Belgrade late Wednesday.

They are scheduled to speak to reporters afterwards.

Lavrov: We will not stand aside on Kosovo dialogue

BELGRADE - Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said in Belgrade late Wednesday his country would not stand aside in case the US joined the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue and Moscow received Belgrade's invitation to get involved, too.

Vucic: Church root of our friendship with Russia

BELGRADE - The Church of St Sava is another symbol of Serbian-Russian brotherhood and it should be a firm root of our friendship with Russia that will weather all storms, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said after a mosaic was ceremonially unveiled in the dome of the Belgrade church.

Red Star end European campaign as CSKA win 1-0

MOSCOW - Red Star Belgrade are out of the UEFA Europa League after Wednesday's 1-0 away defeat to CSKA Moscow in the Round of 32 of the competition.

Brnabic, Lavrov: Economic cooperation rising

BELGRADE - Serbian PM Ana Brnabic and Russian FM Sergey Lavrov agreed on Thursday that bilateral economic cooperation was on the rise, in particular in the energy sector, and that emphasis must be placed in the future on projects concerning infrastructure, transport and agriculture.

Dacic, Lavrov: Taci's statement changes nothing

BELGRADE - Serbia and Russia are in broad agreement on most international issues, FMs Ivica Dacic and Sergey Lavrov said at a meeting in Belgrade on Thursday.

When asked to comment on Kosovo President Hasim Taci's statement that a recognition of Kosovo by Russia would be "helpful", they said such a view did not change anything.

Lavrov presents Russian Order of Friendship to Dacic

BELGRADE - Russian FM Sergey Lavrov presented in Belgrade on Thursday the Russian Order of Friendship to Serbian FM Ivica Dacic, who said no country or nation was closer to the Serbs than Russia or the Russians.

Dacic: Serbia cannot defend national interests without Russia

BELGRADE - International relations today call for a resolute foreign policy in defence of Serbian state interests, which is closely tied to the relations with Russia, FM Ivica Dacic said at the Rectorate of the University of Belgrade Thursday.

"Serbia cannot defend its national and state interests without Russia's help," he said, addressing professors and students.

Viktoria win 1-0 to knock Partizan out of Europa League

PLZEN - Partizan Belgrade have been knocked out of the UEFA Europa League after losing 2-0 to Czech side Viktoria Plzen in the away leg of their Round of 32 tie on Thursday.

The first leg ended in a 1-1 draw.

Vucic arrives in Sofia, meets with Radev

SOFIA - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Friday arrived in Sofia for an official visit to Bulgaria, meeting with Bulgarian counterpart Rumen Radev.

He was given a ceremonial welcome on the St Alexander Nevsky Square.

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Radev: Serbian arguments on Kosovo must be analysed carefully

SOFIA - There is no alternative to the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, and all sides involved in the talks must analyse Serbia's arguments carefully, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said Friday.

"Bulgaria gives high marks for the dialogue. A peaceful solution must be sought for every problem," Radev said after meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Sofia.

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