U.S. national-security adviser John Bolton has announced he will be traveling to Russia and three Caucasus nations later this month for talks with senior officials.
Georgia has begun to phase in its ban on plastic bags.
The Georgian parliament has postponed debate on a bill that would legalize the production of marijuana, putting it on a back burner until after a presidential election that is less than three weeks away.
A ghost town in the Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia is being slowly swallowed by nature.
Georgia will one day join the alliance, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said, 10 years after the Western military organization first promised the South Caucasus country it would become a member.
The World Chess Federation (FIDE) has elected a new president, picking Kremlin favorite Arkady Dvorkovich to replace eccentric longtime chief Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.
A lawyer for Vano Merabishvili, Georgia's jailed former prime minister and interior minister, says he has been transferred from prison to a civilian clinic due to health problems.
Shops across Georgia have cleared their shelves of plastic bags after a government decree in the former Soviet republic took effect.
The influence of far-right groups has "dramatically increased" in Georgia, and ultranationalist leaders have connections to the Russian government, according to Transparency International.
Georgian Orthodox clerics have led a protest march against the country's decriminalization and possible export of marijuana.
The Georgian government has proposed growing cannabis for export, but leaving the cultivation and sale within the country as illegal acts.
Two top U.S. State Department officials are heading to Georgia as Washington continues trying to bolster ties with Tbilisi amid continuing tensions with Russia.