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Georgia's Defense Minister Tina Khidasheli (file photo)

Georgia Winning 'Diplomatic War'

Georgian Defense Minister Tina Khidasheli says her country is successfully "conducting a diplomatic war" with Russia, but can only reach Tbilisi's "ultimate goal -- the restoration of its territorial integrity" by completing the country's integration with the European Union. More

Georgians Denounce Russian 'Occupier'

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Georgia’s capital on July 18 to protest what they call Russia’s "occupation" of the breakaway Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. More

Russian politician Maria Gaidar

Russian Oppositionist Gets Job In Odesa

The governor of Ukraine's Odesa region, Mikheil Saakashvili, has announced that Russian politician Maria Gaidar will be his deputy. More

Protesters remove a border sign erected by Russian and Ossetian troops along Georgia's de-facto border with its breakaway region of South Ossetia in the village of Khurvaleti on July 14.

Russian Troops Demarcate Georgian Pipeline

Georgian authorities have expressed concern over recent demarcation activities by Russian troops in Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia that appear to leave a 1,605-meter portion of the strategic Baku-Supsa oil pipeline outside Tbilisi's control. More

Georgia Launches Drills With NATO Members

Georgian troops are conducting joint military exercises with NATO countries at an airbase near the capital, Tbilisi. More

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Crisis Threatens To Become Crisis In Georgia, Too

The economic crisis in Greece is sending painful shock waves through Georgia. The flow of as much as $20 million a month in remittances from the tens of thousands of Georgians working in Greece has fallen off sharply, and many of them are being forced to return home.

Video Tbilisi Zookeeper Lives, Dies For Her Animals

Guliko Chitadze, a veteran animal keeper who drowned when a flash flood swept through the Tbilisi Zoo, had recently returned to work after being mauled by tigers.

Video Saakashvili Hits Ground Running In Odesa

Odesa's freshly appointed governor, Mikheil Saakashvili, is tackling his new job head on. The former Georgian president is touring markets, boarding trams, rubbing shoulders with locals, and pledging to restore order in the Ukrainian city.

Penguin From Flooded Tbilisi Zoo Swims To Azerbaijani Border

A penguin that escaped from the flood-ravaged Tbilisi zoo has been found alive near the border with Azerbaijan.

Mixed Feelings In Odesa Over Saakashvili As Governor

Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has stunned the country by appointing Georgia's former leader to head Odesa Oblast. The move has sparked mixed reactions in the troubled Black Sea region.
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