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Op-Ed: Putin says ‘I can take Kiev in two weeks’ as fighting escalates

Kiev - One hundred years after Europe’s most pointless war, and 75 years after its bloodiest, Russia has raised the stakes in Ukraine. Ukrainian troops are allegedly fighting modern Russian T90 tanks in eastern Ukraine, and losing ground.

Democrats trail Republican candidates in Georgia races

Atlanta - Democrats' hopes of picking up a Republican Senate seat in Georgia are fading, according to a new poll; at the same time, odds that the Democratic gubernatorial candidate will be moving into the Governor’s mansion are also decreasing.

Tributes from friends and foes for ex-Georgia leader

Tbilisi - Tributes poured in from friends and foes on Monday after the death of former Georgian leader Eduard Shevardnadze, who helped end the Cold War as the Soviet Union's last foreign minister.

How will Obamacare affect businesses in the next decade? Promoted

Millions of Americans across the United States have signed up for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare, whether they supported the president’s healthcare initiative or not.

U.S. call for NATO to buy French-built warships destined for Russia

Brussels - Three American Congressmen have called on NATO to buy or rent two advanced warships currently being built for Russia at a shipyard in western France.

Abkhazia leader forced to flee, denounces coup bid

Sukhum - Opposition protesters stormed the presidency in Abkhazia overnight in what the leader of the Georgian breakaway region called a coup attempt, Russian news agencies said Wednesday.

French journalist killed in C.Africa: Hollande

Tbilisi - A French photojournalist has been killed while on a reporting assignment in conflict-torn Central African Republic, probably in an ambush, French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday.

French journalist 'murdered' in Central African Republic: Hollande

Tbilisi - A French journalist has been killed while on a reporting assignment in Central African Republic, French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday in a statement, vowing to make every effort to shed light on the murder.

The Canadian Opera Company says 'Olé!' to Don Quichotte Special

Toronto - The Canadian Opera Company will be staging Jules Massenet’s 1910 work 'Don Quichotte' for the first time in its history. Along with being a company premiere, it marks the Canadian debut of the work's celebrated lead vocalist.

Former Putin adviser warns his ex-boss has desires on Finland

Stockholm - A former adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the West is failing to understand Putin’s world view and that the ambitions of Russia’s head of state extend far beyond Crimea.

Georgian prosecutors summon ex-president Saakashvili

Tbilisi - Prosecutors in Georgia on Saturday said they have summoned ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili for questioning over a raft of criminal cases.Saakashvili has been told to appear on Thursday in connection with 10 cases, including a possible probe into the 2...

West waxes laws and norms as Russia absorbs Crimea

Sevastopol - The U.S. and Europe are trying to contain Russian revanchism in Crimea by suspending G8 participation and warning of further costs while Putin's star soars again.

Ukraine crisis stirs painful emotions in Georgia

Tbilisi - Yellow-and-blue Ukrainian flags flutter in the spring breeze around Tbilisi, a symbol of Georgians' commiseration with the people of a fellow former Soviet state facing new incursions by Moscow.Events in Ukraine's stand-off with Russia have dominated t...

Georgia says 2008 war encouraged Russia to take Crimea

Tbilisi - The failure of the international community to punish Russia for its 2008 invasion of Georgia has let Moscow think it can get away with seizing Ukraine's Crimea region, Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili said Tuesday.

Op-Ed: Why there will be no war in Ukraine

Simferopol - Is the Cold War back in fashion? Judging by the overwhelming reaction of the media in the past week, one could feel themselves bang in the middle of the Cuban Missile Crisis of the 60s.

Fluffy chicken, wheelchair bound chihuahua latest Internet stars

Duluth - A two legged, wheelchair-bound Chihuahua named Roo and a cute fluffy chicken named Penny have become the best of friends, while these two are becoming stars on the internet.

Op-Ed: Russia vs Ukraine: Success could be worse than failure for Russia

Kiev - Russia has fought three hot wars against former Soviet Republics, two in Chechnya and one against Georgia. Russia’s record isn’t exactly spotless in these conflicts. A war with Ukraine could be an own goal, leading to some serious repercussions.

Georgia sentences former premier to 5 1/2 years in jail

Tbilisi - A court in Georgia on Monday sentenced former prime minister Vano Merabishvili to five and a half years in prison for embezzlement in a case his lawyer denounced as political persecution.The court found Merabishvili, who headed the government of ousted...

Georgia's billionaire ex-PM launches NGO to 'control government'

Tbilisi - Former Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili on Tuesday said he was launching a non-governmental organisation aimed at helping citizens in the ex-Soviet state "control their government".

Rapper Andre 3000's mother found dead

Rex - Outkast rapper and actor, Andre 3000's mother, Sharon Benjamin Hodo, has been found dead in her Rex, Georgia home, a source confirms to Billboard.
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