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US Congressman calls for sanctions against Ivanishvili

Representative Steve Russell, Republican of Oklahoma, introduced the Georgian Fair Business Practices Sanctions Act, which is a response to several examples of the Government of Georgia violating contracts with U.S. entities and …

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Six people injured in Batumi explosion

An explosion at a flats in Georgia’s Batumi has injured six people, including two children. Batumi Mayor Lasha Komakhidze said the health condition of those injured is stable.  He noted that the …

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Priests to educate Georgian youth

The leadership of the Georgian Orthodox Church intends to help in the organization of the educational process of adolescents to influence the problem of violence and aggression among them, the special statement of the Patriarchate of Georgia …

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Margvelashvili pays tribute to Zhvania

Georgian President Georgy Margvelashvili laid flowers at the grave of the late Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania, who would have turned 54 today. The grave of the ex-premier was visited also by his family members - wife Nino Kadagidze,  …

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Georgia’s Ricotsky tunnel to be closed at nights

The movement of vehicles along the Ricotsky tunnel connecting Western and Eastern Georgia will be closed at night due to the updating of the automated control system (SKADA), the department of motorways of the Ministry of Regional Development and …

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Ski season in Georgia kicks off on December 10

In Georgia, the tourist season to be officially opened on December 10 once at two ski resorts - Gudauri (Mtskheta-Mtianeti) and Goderdzi (Adzharia), according to the website of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development. At the …

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Saakashvili goes on hunger strike in Ukrainian jail

Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia’s ex-president and former Ukrainian regional governor, has been arrested in Kiev. The embattled politician was initially detained Tuesday but his supporters blocked the police minivan he was in …

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Tbilisi preparing New Year festive events

The main New Year will be festively brightened in capital Tbilisi at 8pm on December 15, in front of the former Parliament building on Rustaveli Avenue, Tbilisi Mayor’s Office has announced. Most large-scale, open-air concerts for …

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 Georgia's Mamishlari hit by 3.2-point earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.2 occurred in the Georgian village of Mamishlari (Kvemo Kartli region) at 12.24pm. The epicenter was located 56 km from Tbilisi, Sputnik-Georgia reports. There was no immediate report …

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 IMF gives Georgia budget 2018 recommendations

The International Monetary Fund recommended the Georgian government to reduce capital spending, including in wages of officials. According to the First Review of the Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility for …

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