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Tag Archives: Georgia

Russia suspends Georgia flights after violent clashes

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin has temporarily banned Georgian airlines from flying to Russia amid rising tensions between the two countries. Some 240 people were injured in protests in Georgia. The protests were ignited by the appearance of a Russian MP in the country’s parliament. Mr Putin signed a decree on ...

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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. The inauguration paved the way for a new constitution to come into force, transforming the country into a parliamentary republic with a largely ...

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Lapis Lazuli corridor to connect Asia, Europe

BEIJING/KABUL: Afghanistan has reopened its Lapis Lazuli trade corridor, a part of the ancient Silk Route, which will once again connect the country to Central Asia, Europe and even China through its BRI project, an official of Afghan government said. The new corridor includes roads, railway and maritime routes that ...

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Thousands of Georgians protest ‘stolen election’

TBILISI: Around 25,000 Georgians protested Sunday against the election of a ruling party-backed candidate to the presidency and demanded snap parliamentary polls in a move that threatens to complicate the transition of power in the Western-backed nation. Holding Georgian and EU flags, protesters alleged vote-buying and other irregularities as they ...

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Georgia declares emergency as coast braces for hurricane

WILMINGTON: Georgia declared a state of emergency as forecasters warned of torrential rain in the southern state after Hurricane Florence slams into the Carolinas with what an emergency management official called the force of a “Mike Tyson punch.” The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said meanwhile that Florence’s maximum sustained winds ...

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Police investigating viral post that closed Georgia Starbucks

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BROOKHAVEN: A viral social media hoax about a supposed Starbucks employee has lead to an investigation by the Brookhaven Police Department. In the post, which originally appeared in a Facebook group called “White People Vs. Black People (The Orginal),” a person who said they were an employee of an Atlanta ...

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Trump to unveil America First national security strategy

President Donald Trump is outlining a new national security strategy that refocuses the United States’ relationship with the rest of the world, essentially implementing his “America First” mantra on a global scale. It envisions nations in constant competition, reverses Obama-era warnings on climate change, and affirms that the United States ...

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