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Putin opposes sanctions against Georgia

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he was against imposing sanctions on Georgia after MPs backed economic measures in Russia's latest row with the neighbouring Caucasus country.

Thousands rally in Georgia against government promised reforms

Tbili - Thousands of anti-government protesters rallied on Monday in the Georgian capital for the fifth consecutive day as the increasingly unpopular ruling party's promise of sweeping reforms failed to appease mass demonstrations.

Georgian protesters slam 'Putinism', raise pressure on oligarch

Tbili - Several thousand anti-government protesters took to the streets of the Georgian capital Tbilisi for a fourth day on Sunday as tensions rose between Moscow and its ex-Soviet neighbour.

Georgian protesters slam 'Putinism' as Moscow tensions soar

Tbili - Several thousand protesters took to the streets of Georgian capital Tbilisi for a fourth day on Sunday as tensions rose between Moscow and its ex-Soviet neighbour.

Russia bans Georgia airline flights as tensions rise over protests

Moscow - Russia's government on Saturday banned Georgian airlines from flying into its territory, extending restrictions imposed by President Vladimir Putin as part of growing tensions between Moscow and its ex-Soviet neighbour.

Russians hit out at Kremlin ban on flights to Georgia

Moscow - Russia's travel industryhit out Saturday at a decision by the Kremlin to suspend flights to Georgia as a politically motivated move that has little to do with safety concerns.

Putin bans Russian flights to crisis-hit Georgia

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Friday banning Russian airlines from flying to Georgia, starting in July, after violent clashes in the neighbouring country over a Moscow lawmaker speaking in parliament in Tbilisi.

Georgia police fire rubber bullets on anti-government protesters

Tbili - Georgian police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters demanding snap parliamentary polls after a Russian lawmaker addressed the assembly from the speaker's seat, causing uproar in Tbilisi.

Major film studios threaten to boycott Georgia over abortion law

Los Angeles - WarnerMedia, Sony Pictures and NBCUniversal on Thursday joined a growing number of major studios threatening to pull their productions out of Georgia should a controversial abortion law in the southern US state go into effect.

Fugitive UK speedboat killer starts jail stretch

London - A man who killed his date in a speedboat crash and then fled Britain started his six-year jail sentence on Thursday after being tracked down and extradited from ex-Soviet Georgia.

Speedboat killer extradited from Georgia back in UK

London - A British man extradited from Georgia arrived back in the UK on Wednesday to face his six-year sentence over the death of his date in a speedboat.

Georgia extradites British speedboat killer Shepherd

Tbili - Georgian authorities on Wednesday extradited a British man to serve out his six-year sentence in the UK over the death of his date in a speedboat, a justice ministry official said.

Grapes on Mars? Georgia winemakers aiming high

Tbili - Georgia is immensely proud of its ancient wine-making tradition, claiming to have been the first nation to make wine. Now it wants to be the first to grow grapes on Mars.

Georgia court rules to extradite British speedboat killer

Tbili - A Georgian court on Tuesday ruled to extradite a British man who killed his date in a speedboat crash in London and gave himself up in the ex-Soviet republic after fleeing his country.

Georgia court rules to extradite British speedboat killer Shepherd

Tbili - A Georgian court on Tuesday ruled to extradite a British man who killed his date in a speedboat crash in London and gave himself up in the ex-Soviet republic after fleeing his country.

British speedboat killer gives himself up to Georgia police

Tbili - A British man who killed his date in a speedboat crash and went on the run ahead of his trial has given himself up in the ex-Soviet republic of Georgia, police said Wednesday.

British speedboat killer gives himself up to Georgia police: official

Tbili - A British man who killed his date in a speedboat crash and went on the run ahead of his trial has given himself up in the ex-Soviet republic of Georgia, police said Wednesday.

Georgia wrestling chief detained for assault on former European champion

Tbili - Georgian police have arrested the chief of the country's wrestling federation over a violent assault on a two-time European champion during a national tournament in the ex-Soviet Caucasus nation.

Georgia's first female president sworn in

Telavi - Georgia on Sunday swore in its first female president, Salome Zurabishvili as opposition parties continue to denounce her election as fraudulent and demand snap parliamentary polls.

Georgia's new president: French diplomat who returned to ancestral home

Tbili - Salome Zurabishvili, who has been elected Georgia's first female president, is a former French diplomat who exchanged a secure career for the turbulent politics of her ancestral country.

Opposition rejects vote as Georgia elects first woman president

Tbili - Ex-diplomat Salome Zurabishvili hailed her election as Georgia's first woman president on Thursday but opposition leaders denounced the result as fraud and called for protests.

Ruling party candidate leads in Georgia presidential vote: exit poll

Tbili - Ruling party candidate Salome Zurabishvili was in the lead after voting closed Wednesday in a hotly contested Georgian presidential election, an exit poll showed.

Ruling party candidate leads in Georgia presidential vote

Tbili - Georgia's ruling party candidate Salome Zurabishvili was on the verge of winning a hotly contested presidential vote, nearly complete results showed Thursday, as the opposition called for protests over alleged fraud.

Georgia holds second round of hotly contested presidential vote

Tbili - Georgia on Wednesday holds the second round of a knife-edge presidential election seen as a crucial test for the increasingly unpopular ruling party led by a billionaire oligarch.

Florida headed for recounts as Republican challenger sues

Washington - Key results in this week's US elections hung in the balance Thursday, two days after polling, with accusations flying of voter fraud and corruption, as several races appeared headed for recounts.

Georgia opposition gets boost as presidential vote goes to run-off

Tbili - Georgia's hotly contested presidential election has gone to a run-off after no candidate won the first round, in a move that may spell the end of the ruling party's reign, results showed on Monday.

Georgia presidential vote goes to run-off

Tbili - Presidential elections in Georgia, seen as a crucial test for the increasingly unpopular ruling party, have gone to a run-off, preliminary results showed on Monday.

Polls open in Georgia presidential election

Tbili - Georgians on Sunday started voting to elect a figurehead president in a poll seen as a crucial test for the increasingly unpopular ruling party.

Ex-French diplomat unlikely favourite for Georgian president

Tbili - When Salome Zurabishvili arrived in Georgia in 2004 as French ambassador, few could have predicted that 15 years later she would be favourite to be elected president of the ex-Soviet nation.

Global chess body elects new head amid claims of Russian meddling

Moscow - The global chess federation is set to vote for a new president on Wednesday, replacing its veteran, highly controversial Russian chief, amid allegations of undue influence exerted by Moscow.
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Reynolds Square. Savannah, Ga.
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Savannah State University's marching band and representatives of SSU's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences in the staging area for the MLK Parade in Savannah, GA. 1/20/14
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Oglethorpe Square - named for the founder of Savannah, James Oglethorpe. Savannah, Ga.
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Kitesurfers' kites near Tybee Creek at Tybee Island, Georgia. 8/25/13
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Byrd's Cookie Shop decorated for the holidays. Savannah, Ga.
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File photo: Naiz, Freddie Falcon, young Falcons' fan, and Micki at The Atlanta Falcons Tailgate Team event. Savannah, Ga. 10/15/13
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Wally Lamb, author of She's Come Undone, I Know This Much Is True, and We Are Water, at the Savannah Book Festival. Savannah, Ga. 2/15/14
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Savannah, Ga. — Honeybee busy at work in Camellia bush's flower
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All-American pumpkins at Polk's Plus farmers' market in Pooler, Ga.
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The Atlanta Falcons Tailgate Team greeted fans at the Publix Super Market entrance. Savannah, Ga. 10/15/13
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Spring has sprung in Savannah and Tybee Island, Georgia. 3/21/14
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Sunset near Tybee Island, Georgia. 8/25/13
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Fresh seafood at Fiddler's Crab House. Savannah, Ga.
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The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook is featured on the counter at Back in the Day Bakery. Savannah, GA
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High Museum of Art, Atlanta
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Sign at the entrance to Fort Pulaski National Monument. Savannah, GA
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Paula’s Original Black Pepper Shrimp at The Lady & Sons in Savannah, Georgia.
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Kitesurfing on Tybee Creek. Tybee Island, Georgia
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