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Serbia "to protect survival" of Serb entity

Serbia "to protect survival" of Serb entity

BELGRADE -- Aleksandar Vučić said on Saturday that Serbia respected the Dayton Agreement and the integrity of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Serbs in Crimea send 'false message,' experts and citizens say

Serbs in Crimea send 'false message,' experts and citizens say

A group of extremists who have joined the Russian paramilitary forces in Crimea do not represent the state, experts tell SETimes.

A group of Serbs said they are supporting the Russian forces in Crimea. [AFP]

Tijana Bogdanovic wins gold at taekwondo junior WC

BELGRADE - Serbia's Tijana Bogdanovic won on Sunday the gold medal at the taekwondo junior world championship in Chinese Taipei, beating Spain's Lidia Garcia 9-5.

This was Serbia's first gold medal in junior competition and second gold on the international stage, since Bogdanovic won the European championship last year.

Dacic: SPS ready for talks on next government

BELGRADE - The Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) is ready to discuss cooperation in the next government with the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), SPS leader Ivica Dacic said on Sunday.

"We are not setting any terms for anyone, asking anything or offering ourselves to anyone," he said, adding that the SPS wanted this because it was in Serbia's best interest.

Ashton on start of dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina

BRUSSELS - The EU is not the one behind the Brussels agreement, but the prime ministers of Serbia and Kosovo, EU High Representative Catherine Ashton has said at a panel discussion of the Brussels Forum.

She said at an annual forum of the German Marshall Fund the Brussels agreement was not her doing, but of Serbia's Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and Kosovo's Prime Minister Hasim Taci.

Meier withdraws citing injury, Djokovic goes through

MIAMI - Serbia's Novak Djokovic has reached the 4th round of the ATP Masters tournament in Miami after Germany's Florian Meier withdrew from the competition citing injury.

Their match was scheduled for Sunday.

Djokovic's next opponent will be the winner of the match between Tommy Robredo of Spain and Julien Benneteau of France.

Lajovic goes through to 3rd round in Miami

MIAMI - Serbia's Dusan Lajovic has reached the 3rd round of the ATP Masters tournament in Miami by beating Yen Hsun Lu from Chinese Taipei 6-1 6(3)-7 6-3.

Lajovic entered the main draw of the tournament on Saturday, after Germany's Tommy Haas withdrew.

Serbia seeks explanation for map of Europe without Serbia

BELGRADE - Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkic has invited the Ukrainian embassy charge d'affaires to a meeting to discuss Ukraine's promotional video about joining the EU that featured a map of Europe without Serbia.

Bozovic: UNMIK, EULEX should solve Serbs' problems

BELGRADE, OSLO - Serbia's State Secretary for the Interior Vladimir Bozovic has said in Oslo that UNMIK and EULEX should be more committed to solving the problems of the Kosovo Serbs, as well as battling organized crime and corruption.

He visited Norway March 21-22 and met with State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Bard Glad.

Dodik: We are learning from Crimea's example

BELGRADE - Republika Srpska (RS) President Milorad Dodik said on Saturday the referendum in Crimea was a democratic expression of the people's will, and that RS was observing closely all other similar events in the world.

Ivanovic reaches top 16 in Miami

MIAMI - Serbia's Ana Ivanovic has reached the top 16 phase of the WTA tournament in Miami.

She defeated Italiy's Flavia Pennetta 6-4 6-3 in 3rd round on Saturday.

Ivanovic played well throughout the match and took the victory after 79 minutes on court.

Jelena Jankovic was ousted in the 1st round when she lost to Varvara Lepchenko of the US 6-3 2-6 7-6(2).

Serbia did not commit genocide

BELGRADE - The Coalition of Refugee Association stated on Saturday it was not true that Serbia had committed a genocide in Croatia or that a genocide had been committed in its name, which is what head of the Croatian legal team had said before the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Vucic: We must have responsible view concerning Ukraine

BELGRADE - Serbia's view concerning the situation in Ukraine has to be and will be completely responsible and will not be adopted by the outgoing government, Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Saturday.

Dodik: Strong Serbia is key to Republika Srpska's existence

BELGRADE - Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik said on Saturday that a powerful Serbia was crucial for the existence of Republika Srpska (RS) within Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Serbia got "a powerful government and institutions" after the snap parliamentary poll, Dodik told a joint news conference after a meeting with Serbia's Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade.

Serbia's stand on Ukraine unchanged

BELGRADE - Serbia's view concerning the events in Ukraine is known and unchanged, the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated.