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Latest Georgia News

Saakashvili's Property Impounded

A Georgian court has impounded properties belonging to former President Mikheil Saakashvili. More

EBRD Lowers Forecasts Due To Ukraine

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) says the Ukraine crisis is weighing heavily on economies where the bank operates, including Central and Southeastern Europe and the former Soviet republics. More

Georgian Bill To Delay Broader Use Of Jury Trials

Georgia's parliament is debating a bill to delay the broader use of jury trials by two years. More

Abkhaz Rally For Scotland

Dozens of people have gathered in the capital of Georgia's breakaway Abkhazia region to express support for Scotland’s independence. More

Ivanishvili Steps Into Georgian Feud

The Georgian tycoon who led an opposition coalition to power in 2012 has defended Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili amid a feud in the South Caucasus nation's leadership. More

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Elected By A Hair, New Abkhaz Leader Faces Herculean Tasks

The election outcome can hardly be regarded as an overwhelming endorsement of Raul Khajimba, who had run unsuccessfully for the presidency on three previous occasions. Rather, the result reflects the lack of a convincing alternative candidate not hamstrung by his identification with the outgoing leadership. More
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Features & Commentary

Pro-Independence Scots Have A Friend -- In Abkhazia

On September 18, Scottish voters go to the polls to vote in a historic referendum on whether to break their three-century-old ties with the United Kingdom. In Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia, which claims its own form of independence, support for Scottish statehood is strong.

Photogallery After An Era Of New Horizons, EU Turns Its Gaze Inward

The incoming European Commission has indicated that further enlargement will no longer be a priority for the 28-member bloc. What does that mean for EU hopefuls to the east and south?

Russian Humanitarian Aid? Past Recipients Say There's No Such Thing

Moscow says the nearly 300 Russian trucks headed for the Ukrainian border are filled with humanitarian aid. Many others are skeptical, particularly countries in the former Soviet bloc with their own bitter memories of Russian "assistance" in the form of military invasions.
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