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EU launches mediation of Georgia crisis

Tbili - The European Union on Monday initiated talks between Georgia's government and opposition to defuse a spiralling post-electoral political crisis that deepened with the arrest of an opposition leader last week.

Thousands rally in Georgia after opposition chief's arrest

Tbili - Thousands of anti-government protesters rallied in the Georgian capital Friday to demand early elections after the arrest of a top opposition leader.

Powerful Georgian oligarch looms over political crisis

Tbili - A simmering political crisis in Georgia came to a head this week, with the surprise resignation of the prime minister and the dramatic arrest of an opposition leader in a police raid.

Thousands protest in Georgia after opposition leader arrested

Tbili - Thousands of anti-government protesters rallied in Georgia on Tuesday after the arrest of an opposition leader, deepening a political crisis that erupted after disputed elections last year.

Thousands protest in Georgia after opposition leader arrested

Tbili - Thousands of anti-government protesters rallied in Georgia on Tuesday after the arrest of an opposition leader, deepening a political crisis that erupted after disputed elections last year.

Georgia police detain dozens of pro-opposition protesters

Tbili - Police in Georgia's capital Tbilisi on Friday detained dozens of pro-opposition demonstrators demanding snap polls, as a political crisis sparked by last year's elections deepened.

Georgian opposition calls for snap polls after PM resigns

Tbili - A top Georgian opposition leader called on Thursday for snap parliamentary polls after the prime minister resigned over plans to arrest him, deepening a political crisis that has gripped the Caucasus nation since elections last year.

Trump shows no surrender in first post-election rally

Valdosta - President Donald Trump made clear Saturday he had no intention of relinquishing his baseless claims that last month's election was stolen from him, telling a raucous crowd at his first post-poll rally he would somehow still win.

Georgia recount expected to affirm Biden victory

Washington - Georgia was due Thursday to release results of a hand recount of presidential election votes -- with President-elect Joe Biden expected to be reaffirmed as the first Democrat to win the southern US state in almost three decades.

Protesters in ex-Soviet Georgia demand snap polls

Tbili - Thousands of anti-government demonstrators rallied in the capital of ex-Soviet Georgia on Saturday demanding snap polls after the opposition said parliament elections two weeks ago were marred by fraud.

Georgia opposition defies crackdown, stages new protests

Tbili - Fresh protests took place Monday in Tbilisi as thousands of people hit the streets a day after police cracked down on demonstrations against Georgia's recent general elections.

Police in ex-Soviet Georgia fire water cannons, tear gas at protesters

Tbili - Police in ex-Soviet Georgia on Sunday fired water cannons and tear gas on thousands of demonstrators who have vowed permanent protests until a snap vote is called as the opposition accused the ruling party of rigging tightly contested parliamentary ele...

Thousands rally in ex-Soviet Georgia demanding snap polls

Tbili - Thousands of opposition supporters rallied Sunday in ex-Soviet Georgia to demand a snap vote after the opposition accused the ruling party of rigging tightly contested parliamentary elections.

Georgia ruling party claims election win, opposition cries foul

Tbili - Georgia was on the verge of a political crisis Sunday as opposition parties called mass protests, rejecting parliamentary poll results after the election commission announced the ruling party held a narrow lead.

Trump and Biden wage unexpected duel in Georgia

Atlanta - Neighbors and volunteers are handing out water and snacks to the masked voters waiting patiently in line to cast their ballots on a hot October day in the Atlanta suburb of Smyrna.

Georgia governor sues Atlanta mayor over face mask mandate

Washington - The governor of Georgia sued officials in the US state's largest city Thursday, seeking to block a mandate that would require Atlanta residents to wear face masks in public as part of efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Germany accuses Russia over 'contract killing' of Georgian man

Berlin - German prosecutors on Thursday accused Russia of ordering the murder of a Georgian man in a central Berlin park, as they charged a suspected contract killer over the crime that has frayed ties.

Ex Georgian leader appointed reform aide in Ukraine

Kiev - Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili on Thursday was appointed to a Ukrainian advisory body on reforms, in a move that marks his comeback to the ex-Soviet country's politics.

US death toll tops 50,000 as some Georgia businesses reopen

Atlanta - Gyms, hair salons and tattoo parlors had a green light to reopen Friday in the state of Georgia as the United States surpassed the grim milestone of 50,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic.

Flamboyant ex Georgia leader eyes Ukraine political comeback

Kiev - Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili said Friday he wants to help steer Ukraine through an economic crisis as new deputy prime minister but his plans sparked controversy both in Kiev and his native Georgia.

US state of Georgia delays primary election over virus fears

Washington - Georgia has become the second US state to delay its presidential primary election over fears of the novel coronavirus.

Georgia, Western allies blame Russia for 2019 cyberattacks

Tbili - Georgia, Britain and the United States on Thursday accused Russia of orchestrating a "reckless" cyber assault against the pro-Western Caucasus nation last year as part of an aggressive campaign of online attacks worldwide.

Georgia's independent TV channels allege state pressure

Tbili - Georgia's prominent TV personalities and managers on Wednesday accused the ruling party of seeking to stifle independent media and stepping up pressure on critics ahead of elections next year.

Georgia opposition vows 'permanent protests' after police crackdown

Tbili - Georgia opposition parties on Tuesday vowed "permanent protests" in a rare show of unity against the country's ruling party after police arrested protesters and used water cannon to disperse an anti-government rally.

Georgian police use water cannon on protesters

Tbili - Police in Georgia on Tuesday arrested protesters and used water cannon to disperse demonstrators who pressed ahead with anti-government rallies despite a new police crackdown.

Defiant Georgia opposition stages fresh protest despite crackdown

Tbili - Up to 20,000 opposition supporters rallied in Georgia on Monday, stepping up pressure on the increasingly unpopular ruling party, despite a police crackdown last week and the arrest of protesters.

Georgia jails opposition protesters

Tbili - A court in Georgia on Thursday jailed 10 opposition demonstrators for terms ranging from four to 13 days for "disobeying police orders" during protests which were dispersed with water cannon.

Riot police use water cannons to disperse Georgia protesters

Tbili - Riot police in Georgia used water cannons on Monday to disperse anti-government protesters who have taken to the streets after the ruling party backtracked on promised electoral reforms.

West backs Georgia opposition protests

Tbili - The United States and European Union expressed solidarity Monday with Georgia's anti-government protesters who took to the streets after the ruling party backtracked on promises of electoral reforms.

Thousands rally in Georgia as ruling party backtracks on reforms

Tbili - Thousands of opposition supporters demonstrated on the streets of Georgia on Thursday after the ruling party failed to push through promised electoral reforms.
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Baker at Back in the Day Bakery with a tray of Old Fashioned cupcakes. Savannah, GA
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Spring has sprung in Savannah and Tybee Island, Georgia. 3/21/14
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Clerk proudly displaying my order at Leopold's Ice Cream. Savannah, GA 7/21/13
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Mother and son were reunited Saturday morning, after the boy had been missing for four years.
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Wright Square. Savannah, Ga.
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Uncle Bubba's Oyster House. Savannah, GA June 2012
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Tins of Peach Coolers. Byrd Cookie Company, Savannah, Ga.
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The high winds caused this sea gull to barely be able to walk straight. Tybee Island, Georgia. 8/25/13
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On their Twitter account, GTP wrote: "Our hearts are with Americus, GA today after the tragic passing of both Officer Nicholas Smarr and Officer Jody Smith."
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St. Patrick's Day items are for sale in shops all over Savannah. Savannah, Ga.
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Tybee Island, Ga.
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Horse-drawn carriage rides are available in Savannah, Georgia.
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Honey Almond & Cream and Chocolate Chocolate Chip ice cream at Leopold's Ice Cream. Savannah, GA
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A view of the Riverfront area looking east down River Street with Savannah River Queen and Georgia Queen riverboats and Savannah River seen on the left. Savannah, Georgia.
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Azaleas in Forsyth Park. Savannah, GA
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An assortment of homemade treats at Back in the Day Bakery. Savannah, GA
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Kitesurfing on Tybee Creek. Tybee Island, Georgia
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Al Gore at 2013 Savannah Book Festival. Savannah, Ga. 2/16/13
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Pelicans flying just above the ocean, and dinner. Tybee Island, Ga.
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Al Gore at 2013 Savannah Book Festival. Savannah, Ga. 2/16/13

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