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Georgia's prime minister resigns after mass protests

Tbili - Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili announced his resignation Wednesday after a series of mass protests highlighted a dramatic drop in his government's popularity.

Georgia's prime minister resigns after mass protests

Tbili - Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili announced his resignation Wednesday after a series of mass protests highlighted a dramatic drop in his government's popularity.

Syria recognition of Russian-backed breakaway regions sparks Georgia outcry

Damascus - Syria on Tuesday recognised the Russian-backed breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent from the former Soviet state of Georgia, prompting Tbilisi to cut diplomatic ties with Damascus.

Svaneti: Georgia's rocky wilderness, new ski 'paradise'

Georgia - With its rugged landscape of rocky peaks, virgin slopes and breathtaking vistas, Georgia's most isolated region, Upper Svaneti, is a magnet for skiers and even hopes to host the Winter Olympics one day.

Ten injured, 50 held as police storm Kiev protest camp

Kiev - Ten people were injured and at least 50 arrested in Kiev on Saturday following clashes between police and anti-corruption protesters who have set up camp outside the Ukrainian parliament.

State of Georgia considers bill to allow cryptocoins to pay taxes

Atlanta - Two state senators in Georgia have proposed a bill that would allow citizens to pay their tax obligations in bitcoin or other cryptocoins not yet specified.

Ukraine bans Saakashvili for three years

Kiev - Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili on Wednesday was banned from entering Ukraine for three years after Kiev deported the opposition leader earlier this month.

In the Netherlands, Saakashvili vows to 'continue fight'

Rotterdam - Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili vowed Wednesday to press on with his fight, as the stateless politician arrived in the Netherlands to join his family after being expelled from Ukraine.

In the Netherlands, Saakashvili vows to 'continue fight'

Rotterdam - Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili vowed to continue his fight Wednesday, as he arrived in the Netherlands after being expelled by Ukraine.

Saakashvili forced out of Ukraine, but for how long?

Kiev - By deporting him to Poland, President Petro Poroshenko may have managed to get rid of his arch-enemy Mikheil Saakashvili for now.

Saakashvili forced out of Ukraine, but for how long?

Kiev - By deporting him to Poland, President Petro Poroshenko may have managed to get rid of his arch-enemy Mikheil Saakashvili for now.

Saakashvili says counting on supporters for Ukraine return

Warsaw - Mikheil Saakashvili, a former Georgian president and current opposition leader in Ukraine, on Tuesday said he was counting on help from his supporters to return to Kiev after being deported to Poland.

Ukraine drops nocturnal curfew for Saakashvili

Kiev - Ukraine's public prosecutor said Tuesday that a nighttime curfew for opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili, accused of plotting a coup, had expired and would not be renewed.

Ukrainian court slaps curfew on Saakashvili

Kiev - A Ukrainian court on Friday slapped a curfew on former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili, who stands accused of trying to stage a coup sponsored by Russia.

Ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili jailed in absentia

Tbili - A court in Georgia sentenced on Friday the country's former president Mikheil Saakashvili to three years in prison in absentia for abuse of power.

Saakashvili supporters storm Kiev arts centre

Kiev - Several hundred protesters led by former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili stormed Kiev's performing arts centre on Sunday, some hurling rocks, smoke bombs and firecrackers at the windows and doors.

Ukrainian court rules to free Saakashvili

Kiev - A Ukrainian court on Monday released arrested former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili, who vowed to "pressure the authorities" to end corruption.

Ex-Georgian president Saakashvili on hunger strike after Ukraine arrest

Kiev - Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili has gone on hunger strike to protest his arrest in Ukraine on charges of trying to stage a coup sponsored by Russia, his lawyer and supporters said Saturday.

Ukraine police rearrest ex-Georgian president Saakashvili

Kiev - Ukrainian police on Friday rearrested former Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili after a similar attempt to detain the foe of President Petro Poroshenko had failed.

16 hurt as Ukraine police hunt Georgian ex-leader Saakashvili

Kiev - Sixteen people were injured in clashes in central Kiev on Wednesday as police sought to arrest ex-Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili, a staunch foe of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Unrest in Kiev after Ukraine detains Saakashvili

Kiev - Scuffles broke out in Kiev on Tuesday after Ukrainian authorities accused former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili of plotting a coup sponsored by Russia and attempted to arrest him.

Supporters free Saakashvili from Ukraine police van: AFP

Kiev - Hundreds of supporters of former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili on Tuesday freed the detained politician from a police van amid a showdown with officers in central Kiev, AFP correspondents reported.

Georgian ex-leader Saakashvili arrested in Ukraine

Kiev - Ukrainian security services on Tuesday arrested former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili after he climbed onto the roof of his apartment building and addressed supporters during a police raid.

Suspected Istanbul airport bomber confirmed killed in Georgia

Tbili - A one-armed, one-legged Chechen warlord suspected of organising the 2016 blasts at Istanbul's airport was killed during a counter-terror operation in Tbilisi last week, Georgian security services confirmed Friday.

Georgia vows punishment after hotel blaze kills 11

Tbili - Georgian leaders have vowed to punish those responsible for a blaze that killed 11 people at a five-star hotel in Georgia's Black Sea resort city of Batumi.

Gunfire, explosions during Georgia 'terror' raid

Tbili - Explosions and gunfire were heard in the Georgian capital Tbilisi on Wednesday as armed counter-terrorist units raided an apartment block on the outskirts of the city, an AFP reporter witnessed.

World's earliest evidence of wine-making found in Georgia

Miami - The world's earliest evidence of grape wine-making has been detected in 8,000-year-old pottery jars unearthed in Georgia, making the tradition almost 1,000 years older than previously thought, researchers said Monday.

Georgia PM reshuffles cabinet

Tbili - Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili on Monday announced a cabinet reshuffle and merger of several ministries in a bid to reduce red tape and the cost of running the government.

Georgia elects ex-football star Kaladze mayor of capital

Tbili - Georgia announced Sunday that former AC Milan football star Kakha Kaladze had been elected mayor of its capital Tbilisi.The country's election administration said on its website that Kaladze won 51 percent of the vote in Saturday's municipal election.

The Marshall Tucker Band to headline the 2017 Georgia Jam

The iconic southern rock group Marshall Tucker Band will headline the 2017 Georgia Jam. They will be playing shows in Macon and Atlanta.
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Peach glazed, BBQ Chicken at Sweet Potatoes. Savannah, GA August 13, 2012
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Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans) dragonfly, male. Savannah Botanical Gardens. Savannah, Georgia
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"Newborns" cupcakes from Back in the Day Bakery. Savannah, GA
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Samples of all 20 varieties of Byrd's products are available in the Cookie Shop. Savannah, Ga.
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Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans) dragonfly, male. Savannah Botanical Gardens. Savannah, Georgia
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Tybee Island, Ga.
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Azaleas in Forsyth Park. Savannah, GA
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The John Wesley Monument in Reynolds Square. Savannah, GA June 2012
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Al Gore at 2013 Savannah Book Festival. Savannah, Ga. 2/16/13
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Birthday party guests of all ages enjoyed Leopold's Ice Cream. Savannah, GA August 18, 2012
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Vladimir Putin discussing with Mikheil Saakashvili in 2006.
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Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook as featured at Back in the Day Bakery. Savannah, Ga.
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Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis) dragonfly. Savannah Botanical Gardens. Savannah, Georgia
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Construction going on with over 5,000 workers. The two reactors at the top-right of the picture are the older reactors.
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Sunset near Tybee Island, Georgia. 8/25/13
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Alligator Soul. Savannah, Ga.
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Sunset as seen from U.S. Hwy. 80 near Ft. Pulaski National Monument entrance. Halfway between Savannah, Ga. and Tybee Island, Ga.
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North Beach - Tybee Island, Ga.