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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.

Saakashvili vows Ukraine political comeback after return

Kiev - Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili vowed Monday to reclaim his place in Ukrainian politics after he defied the authorities and forced his way back into the conflict-riven country.

Ukraine vows punishments over Saakashvili border breach

Kiev - Ukrainian authorities on Monday vowed to punish those responsible after ex-Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili forced his way back into the country in the latest twist in a feud with President Petro Poroshenko.

Ex-Georgian president Saakashvili forces way into Ukraine

Medyka - Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili and hundreds of his supporters forced their way into Ukraine on Sunday in a bid by the firebrand politician to reclaim his citizenship stripped by President Petro Poroshenko after they fell out.
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Paula Deen was all-smiles at the 2014 Savannah Book Festival.  Savannah  Ga.  2/15/14
Paula Deen was all-smiles at the 2014 Savannah Book Festival. Savannah, Ga. 2/15/14
A view of Drayton Street with Spanish Moss hanging from live oaks.  Savannah  GA  June 2012
A view of Drayton Street with Spanish Moss hanging from live oaks. Savannah, GA June 2012
Birthday party guests of all ages enjoyed Leopold s Ice Cream.  Savannah  GA  August 18  2012
Birthday party guests of all ages enjoyed Leopold's Ice Cream. Savannah, GA August 18, 2012
Azaleas in Forsyth Park.  Savannah  GA
Azaleas in Forsyth Park. Savannah, GA
Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans) dragonfly  male.  Savannah Botanical Gardens.  Savannah  Geor...
Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans) dragonfly, male. Savannah Botanical Gardens. Savannah, Georgia
Paul Green and Tina Moore in Savannah  Ga. with Savannah River  Savannah s River Street  and the Tal...
Paul Green and Tina Moore in Savannah, Ga. with Savannah River, Savannah's River Street, and the Talmadge Memorial Bridge in the background. May 2013.
Representatives of First African Baptist Church participate in MLK Parade in Savannah  GA.  1/2014
Representatives of First African Baptist Church participate in MLK Parade in Savannah, GA. 1/2014
Bird Girl statue at Savannah Botanical Gardens.  Savannah  GA
Bird Girl statue at Savannah Botanical Gardens. Savannah, GA
Dr. Heidi Squier Kraft at Savannah Book Festival.  Savannah  Ga.  2/16/13
Dr. Heidi Squier Kraft at Savannah Book Festival. Savannah, Ga. 2/16/13
A boy examines the assortment of pumpkins and squashes at the Whole Foods Market.  Savannah  Ga.
A boy examines the assortment of pumpkins and squashes at the Whole Foods Market. Savannah, Ga.
Kitesurfing on Tybee Creek.  Tybee Island  Georgia
Kitesurfing on Tybee Creek. Tybee Island, Georgia
Sunset near Tybee Island  Georgia.  8/25/13
Sunset near Tybee Island, Georgia. 8/25/13
Sand bars separate the Atlantic Ocean from Tybee Creek at Tybee Island  Georgia.  8/25/13
Sand bars separate the Atlantic Ocean from Tybee Creek at Tybee Island, Georgia. 8/25/13
Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook as featured at Back in the Day Bakery.  Savannah  Ga.
Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook as featured at Back in the Day Bakery. Savannah, Ga.
Zombie at First Saturday on the River and Kiss-a-Pig Campaign kick-off at Savannah s river front.  S...
Zombie at First Saturday on the River and Kiss-a-Pig Campaign kick-off at Savannah's river front. Savannah, Ga. 3/2/13
Birthday party guests of all ages enjoyed Leopold s Ice Cream.  Savannah  GA  August 18  2012
Birthday party guests of all ages enjoyed Leopold's Ice Cream. Savannah, GA August 18, 2012
Entrance to Leopold s Ice Cream.  Savannah  GA  June 2012
Entrance to Leopold's Ice Cream. Savannah, GA June 2012
David Baldacci at Savannah Book Festival.  Savannah  Ga.
David Baldacci at Savannah Book Festival. Savannah, Ga.
This youngster proudly displayed her sign showing a MLK quote at the MLK Parade in Savannah  GA.  1/...
This youngster proudly displayed her sign showing a MLK quote at the MLK Parade in Savannah, GA. 1/20/14
Wall of movie posters of films that Stratton Leopold was involved in making.  Leopold s Ice Cream.  ...
Wall of movie posters of films that Stratton Leopold was involved in making. Leopold's Ice Cream. Savannah, GA June 2012

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