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1 hr ago | Weekday Magazine

Pro-Independence Scots Have A Friend -- In Abkhazia

On September 18, voters in Scotland will decide whether to stay in the United Kingdom or split off as an independent country. Here are nine things to know.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Asia, Georgia, Strathclyde County, Scotland

5 hrs ago | Trend

Georgia promises to fund development of Abkhazia

The de facto government of the breakaway region of Abkhazia in Georgia is claiming payments of $20 billion from Tbilisi for damages caused as a result of the 1992-93 war, according to information disseminated by the Russian media quoting a representative of the separatist authorities of Abkhazia Otar Tsvizhba. In response, the State Minister of Georgia for reconciliation and equality, Paata Zakareishvili said Sept.17 that Tbilisi will allocate funds for the development of Abkhazia when the territorial integrity of Georgia is restored.

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6 hrs ago | Rustavi 2

Foreign Minister calls on the president`s...

Foreign Minister calls on the president`s administration to cover the issues of state importance with more responsibility and without bias. Panjikidze Maia Panjikidze has made special statement regarding the controversy on the correspondence between the president`s and the government`s administration, due to which the visit of President Margvelashvili to UN was disrupted.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Mikheil Saakashvili,

11 hrs ago | Trend

BTK railway to be commissioned in 2015

All the technical work on the creation of railway lines to the Georgian-Turkish border will be completed before the end of September within the framework of the project of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway construction, Deputy Transport Minister Musa Panahov told reporters Sept.17. He added that a train will be commissioned to the border with Turkey in the coming months, which will facilitate the conduct of any technical work on that section.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

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Mutual sanctions of Russia, EU increase turnover of Georgian port of Poti

The ports of Georgia receive requests for the transportation of goods from Europe due to the sanctions imposed by Russia against the EU, said CEO of ASSA Trans Cauasus Eduard Machavariani at the Odessa "Black Sea Container Summit 2014". "Due to the sanctions, which Russia imposed against Europe, we receive requests for the transportation of goods that used to be transported through the territory of Russia, from Europe, for example, to Kazakhstan.

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Rustavi 2

Three German tourists were assaulted and...

Three German tourists were assaulted and robbed in Svaneti Region of Georgia yesterday. The Ministry of Internal Affairs has confirmed the report.

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Weekday Magazine

Ivanishvili Praises Prime Minister Amid Georgian Leadership 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. In an interview with the weekly Kviris Palitra published on September 15, billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili said tension between Garibashvili and President Giorgi Margvelashvili should not be "over-dramatized."

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

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Pope Francis invited to Georgia

Tbilisi, Georgia, Sept.15 By Nana Kirtzkhalia Trend: During the meeting with the Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili extended an invitation to Pope Francis to visit his country, Georgian presidential administration told Trend on Sept.15. During the meeting, the two sides discussed the topical issues of Georgian-Vatican relations and emphasized the importance of intensifying these ties.

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SOCAR comments on impact of decline in world oil prices on its revenues

It is not right to talk about the impact of the short-term decline in world oil prices on the annual rates of SOCAR revenues, the head of SOCAR Rovnag Abdullayev said Sept.15, commenting on the fall in oil prices and its impact on company earnings. Last week, considering the expectations of an escalation of the conflict in the Middle East, the price of a barrel of Brent on the London Stock Exchange went down to $97.

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Rustavi 2

New school year began in all...

New school year began in all public schools of Georgia today. Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili went to the N133 public school of Tbilisi today to congratulate the pupils on the beginning of studies.

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Rustavi 2

The Kviris Palitra newspaper has published...

The Kviris Palitra newspaper has published the full version of the interview with the former prime minister of Georgia, founder of the Mokalake NGO, Bidzina Ivanishvili. The excerpts from this interview were published last week.

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Heavy rain has affected Tbilisi, Rustavi...

Heavy rain has affected Tbilisi, Rustavi and several other municipalities of Georgia. The emergencies brigades worked in the state of emergency last night and were sent to forty different places, where the ground floors and basements were flooded and roads damaged, however, the emergencies service chief says the four-hour long rain has not inflicted serious damage to the capital this time.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

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Giorgi Gvimradze: Russia's fate hangs in the balance in Ukraine

Giorgi Gvimradze: Russia's fate hangs in the balance in Ukraine ArmInfo's interview with Giorgi Gvimradze, expert at the Tbilisi-based Center for Strategic Studies by David Stepanyan ARMINFO Saturday, September 13, 16:34 As it was expected, during the NATO summit in Wales on 4-5 September Georgia did not get the MAP -the roadmap for joining NATO. Meanwhile, after the war 08.08.08 the security of Georgia has found itself to be more exposed to the new risks.

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Washington urges Georgian democratic forces to focus on their common interests

The U.S is concerned about investigations against opposition leaders in Georgia and calls on all Euro-Atlantic forces in this country to unite for a common cause, the U.S Department of State spokesperson Marie Harf said. "The U.S calls on the Georgian, pro-democratic and pro-Euro-Atlantic forces to focus on their common interests and to solve the relevant economic and regional problems," she said.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

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Azerbaijani oil prices for Sept.8-12

The average price on AZERI LT, exported from Azerbaijan via the Ceyhan, Batumi and Supsa ports to Italian Augusta port, was $99.04 per barrel Sept.8-12, which is $3.27 less compared to the previous week. The average price on Urals exported from Azerbaijan via the Novorossiysk port was $95.51 per barrel, which is $3.55 per barrel more compared to the previous week.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

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Yerevan Hosts Regional Conference On International Drug Trafficking

YEREVAN HOSTS REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL DRUG TRAFFICKING 16:58 11.09.2014 Following the seizures of significant quantities of heroin at the Armenian-Iranian and Georgian-Azerbaijani borders earlier this year, the United States - in cooperation with Armenia and Georgia - has organized two regional conferences on drug trafficking. The first conference is taking place in Yerevan on September 11-12 and the second in Tbilisi, on September 15-16.

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Georgia's Waiting for a Coup . . . Again

Times and governments may change in Georgia, but angst over supposedly imminent coups lingers on. Once again, Georgian officials, shading their eyes with their hands, have looked into the distance, and reported back to voters about a vague menace that only they can see.

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Weekday Magazine

Activist Deported From Azerbaijan, Warned About Family

A U.S. citizen of Azerbaijani origin, Said Nuri, has been deported from Azerbaijan after what he called days of intimidation and harassment. Nuri wrote on Twitter on September 12 that he was ejected from his native country and told he could never return.

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Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili...

Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili today will visit the large-scale international exhibition of industry during his visit to Azerbaijan. Over 200 representatives from 34 companies participate in the exhibition.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Weekday Magazine

Georgia To Send Helmets, Bulletproof Vests In Aid Shipment To Ukraine

Georgia is preparing to send military helmets and bulletproof vests to Ukraine as part of what it calls a humanitarian aid shipment. Georgia's minister of labor, health and social affairs, Davit Sergeenko, told journalists in Tbilisi that the government has reached an agreement with transport companies to send humanitarian aid to Ukraine on September 10. Alasania said Georgian hospitals are ready to treat Ukrainian soldiers injured in fighting with pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.

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