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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.

Phillip Phillips, Luke Bryan, to play benefit concert in Georgia

Albany - On October 3, American Idol winner Phillip Phillips and country superstar Luke Bryan will perform at The Exchange Club of Albany in Georgia.

Vogtle power plant gets go-ahead despite budget overages

Atlanta - The owners of the last nuclear power plant still under construction in the U.S. say the project will continue after they resolved a disagreement about the multi-billion-dollar budget overages.

Georgia extradites Russian data theft suspect to US

New York - A 35-year-old Russian was extradited to the United States from Georgia on Friday to answer criminal charges over the massive theft of customer data from JPMorgan Chase and Dow Jones, officials announced.

Tanker missing in Gulf of Guinea found

Tbili - A tanker with 19 Georgian and Russian sailors that went missing for over a week in the Gulf of Guinea has been found off the coast of Congo, Tbilisi said on Friday, although the reason for its disappearance remained unclear.

Putin promises to support Georgian separatist republics

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday told leaders of the Georgian separatist republics South Ossetia and Abkhazia that Moscow would do all it could to guarantee their security, a decade on from a Russia-Georgia war.

No fast-track NATO membership for Georgia: Merkel

Tbili - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday ruled out any fast-track NATO membership for Georgia, ten years after the alliance's leaders pledged the ex-Soviet nation would join the club.

Merkel reaffirms support for Georgia over separatist regions

Tbili - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday reaffirmed support for Georgia's territorial integrity on a visit to Tbilisi a decade after a Russia-Georgia war led to Moscow-backed regions breaking away from the Caucasus nation.

Georgia marks 10th anniversary of Russia war

Tbili - Georgia on Wednesday marked the tenth anniversary of its war with Russia which has left the country dismembered with a fifth of its territory remaining under Moscow's control.

US urges Russia to withdraw from parts of Georgia

Washington - The United States on Tuesday urged Russia to pull out Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the Kremlin-backed separatist regions of Georgia.Russia recognized both as independent a decade ago, and Moscow has a significant military presence there.
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