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Russian Armed Forces delegation pays visit to Serbia

PANCEVO - Delegations of the Serbian and Russian armed forces have discussed possibilities for holding a joint exercise of the two countries' special forces.

The delegation of the Russian Armed Forces visited the Serbian Armed Forces Special Brigade in Pancevo, near Belgrade, on Wednesday.

Jankovic defeated in Indian Wells quarterfinals

INDIAN WELLS - Serbia's Jelena Jankovic did not make it to the semifinals of the Indian Wells tennis tournament as she was bested by Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 early on Thursday.

Radwanska is next to play Romanian Simona Halep, who beat Australian Casey Dellacqua 6-2, 6-2.

Photo AP/Mark J. Terrill

Novak Djokovic reaches Indian Wells quarter-finals

INDIAN WELLS - Serbia's Novak Djokovic reached the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells Masters Series 1000 tennis tournament early Thursday by beating Marin Cilic of Croatia 1-6, 6-2, 6-3.

In a bid to reach the semi-finals, Serbia's highest-ranking male tennis player will face Julien Benneteau of France, who beat Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).

Photo AP/Mark J. Terrill

Tudjman's Brijuni claims confirm Croatia's genocide intent

THE HAGUE - Serbia has filed enough evidence to prove that Operation Storm planned by the Croatian government bodies contains all elements of the criminal act of genocide and that Croatia violated its obligations according to the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Serbia's agent to the court Sasa Obradovic stated before the International Court of Justice (I

Turkey, Balkan states lead global police training co-operative

Turkey, Balkan states lead global police training co-operative

Now in its fourth year, INTERPA is a growing international organisation aimed at improving the quality of police training.

Police training academies from Turkey and several Balkan states helped establish the International Association of Police Academies (INTERPA) in 2011. [AFP]

Serbia: No evidence about plan for genocide against Croats

THE HAGUE - Serbia's legal representative William Schabas has underscored in the continuation of the dispute between the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague that Croatia did not present any evidence about the existence of a plan by the Serbian authorities to commit genocide against Croats during the war in 1991.

Trade unions willing to compromise in labor law talks

NOVI SAD – Trade unions’ representatives are willing to loosen up a little in their current talks with social partners on amendments to Serbia’s labor law, but only to the extent they deem not damaging to the unions' members interests, Chairman of the Confederation of Autonomous Trade Unions of Vojvodina (SSSV) Goran Milic said Wednesday.

Bunjevci back SNS slate

SUBOTICA - The Bunjevac political and national organizations backed the slate of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) for early parliamentary elections on March 16, it was said at a press conference on Wednesday.

Dacic: Young people to benefit most from EU integration

BELGRADE - Prime Minister Ivica Dacic, representatives of the European Youth Center (EYC) and the Students' Union of Serbia signed an agreement of understanding in Belgrade on Wednesday.

Japan donates 300 green vehicles to Serbia

BELGRADE - Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivan Mrkic and Japanese Ambassador to Serbia Masafumi Kuroki inked and exchanged documents on Wednesday on the Japanese government's grant in the form of green vehicles amounting to EUR 3.57 million.

Mrkic told reporters that the grant includes 300 green vehicles for the needs of the public sector.

Union of Scientists and Researchers warns of new protest

BELGRADE - The Union of Scientists and Researchers of Serbia warned on Wednesday of a new protest, and requested the regular payment of salaries and operating expenses in line with the laws.

Agreement on cooperation between NDS and ISS

BELGRADE - The New Democratic Party (NDS) and the Industrial Trade Union of Serbia (ISS) signed on Wednesday the agreement on cooperation and support for the early elections due on Sunday.

Trade deficit drops by 30.4% in January

BELGRADE - Serbia's foreign trade deficit totalled USD 357.7 million in January and was by 30.4 percent lower than in the same month in 2013, the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia released on Wednesday.

Belgrade on Water the greatest development opportunity

BELGRADE - The Belgrade on Water project is the city's greatest development opportunity and the most significant infrastructure project in the country, the head of the Belgrade Interim Authority Sinisa Mali has said.

"The presentation of the project at the real estate fair in Cannes was an outstanding opportunity for us," the Belgrade city administration quoted Mali as saying.

Trade surplus with CEFTA countries USD 89.7 million

BELGRADE - Serbia gained surplus in trade with the CEFTA countries amounting to USD 89.7 million in January 2014, reads a statement by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia (RSZ) on Wednesday.

The exports to the CEFTA countries in January amounted to USD 153.7 million, while the imports were USD 64 million, and the export- import ratio equaled 240 percent.