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Obligatory military service abolished in Georgia
Starting from today, the obligatory military service is abolished in Georgia.
Abkhaz Court Orders Border Guard Placed Under House Arrest
SUKHUMI, Abkhazia – A military court in Georgia’s breakaway region Abkhazia has ordered Rashid Kanjiogli to be placed under house arrest for a border incident in May that saw the accused shoot and kill a Georgian citizen.
EU foreign ministers unanimously back Georgia’s visa liberalization
The EU foreign ministers have unanimously backed Georgia’s visa liberalizaion at the session held in Luxembourg today,
Georgian PM invites German Chancellor to Georgia
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili met the Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel in the frames of his official visit to Germany.
EU Officials Say Georgia Deserves Visa-Free Regime
BRUSSELS- European Union officials on Tuesday reiterated their support for Georgia’s visa-free regime only days after the bloc announced
Hard talk: Georgia’s ex-Prime Minister meets Georgian journalists
Georgia’s former Prime Miinster held a meeting with media representatives in the Technological Park.
Georgia’s Billionaire Former PM Denies Grey Cardinal Claim
TBILISI – Georgia’s eccentric billionaire former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili said in a Thursday interview with Radio Liberty’s Georgia’s service
“Territorial conflicts do not rule out NATO membership” - US Army Lt. Col. Robert Hamilton
US Army Lt. Col. Robert Hamilton said in an interview with the Georgian bureau of Voice of America
Georgia’s Education Minister Tamar Sanikidze dismissed
Tamar Sanikidze, Georgia's Minister of Education and Science, has been dismissed.
French President Hollande Supports Georgia’s Visa Fee Regime with EU
BORDEAUX, France – French President Francois Hollande said at a Tuesday meeting with Georgian Prime Minister
Renewed IPRM Meeting Discusses Fatal Incident at Georgia-Abkhaz Contact Line
GALI, Georgia – The first meeting of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) was held
“I recommend to everyone to see Georgian dancing” – James Appathurai
Special representative of NATO's Secretary General for the Caucasus and Central Asia James Appathurai, publishes a post about Georgian dances.
Lincoln Mitchell on Georgian Politics and Power Struggles
Georgia is on the cusp of entering the official campaign for the October 2016 parliamentary elections and there are a number of unanswered questions
Abkhaz Border Guards Shoot and Kill Georgian Citizen
GALI, Georgia - A 31 year-old Georgian man was shot and killed Thursday by Abkhaz border guards near the Khurcha-Nabakevi crossing point
Opposition party members injured in clashes at polling station in Georgia
Clashes took place between the representatives of the National Movement party and a group of unknown people in the 53rd polling station of Kortskheli
Georgian Dream political board’s renewed composition presented at the congress
The Georgian Dream political board’s renewed composition is known.
Council of Europe Launches Action Plan for Georgia (2016-2019)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria and Chairman of the Committee of Ministers at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Daniel Mitov,
Panama Papers includes 85 Georgians
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has published new data of the so-called Panama Papers, which includes information about 200 000 offshore
Russia Says NATO Exercises in Georgia Could Destabilize Caucasus
Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Friday released a statement saying the Kremlin considers upcoming joint military exercises by the US, UK and Georgia
“Georgia is Europe” – European Days 2016 opened in Georgia
“We are celebrating the Day of Europe, as Georgia is Europe” - State Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Davit Bakradze said
EU is the largest investor in Georgia – Janos Herman
EU Ambassador to Georgia Janos Herman has said at Courtyard Marriot hotel that EU is the largest investor in Georgia.
Easter a Melancholy Affair for Those Divided By Russian-built S. Ossetian Border Fence
KHURVALETI, Georgia - While Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated the Eastern holiday last weekend
US Congressman Wants State Dept, Banks to Freeze Ivanishvili’s Assets
WASHINGTON D.C. - Congressman Steve Russell on Thursday warned on the floor of the US House of Representatives
UN’s Ban to Visit South Caucasus in April
TBILISI - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon plans to visit the South Caucasus region in late April 2016,
Georgia’s Prime Minister pays visit to Strasbourg
Georgian delegation headed by the Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili is visiting Strasbourg today.
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A group of media representatives set aside their microphones, video cameras and voice recorders for a day to try their skills
The National Library of Georgia created a digital archive of all Kviris Palitra newspaper issues published during its 18-year history.
The Georgian Office of the United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner organized a media workshop in the town of Sighnaghi, informing reporters about cases of prisoner torture and health complications due to their mistreatment in the penitentiary system.
Lelo, the sports newspaper held a celebration at its offices for the publication of its 14,000th issue.
Manager of the Public Broadcasting Channel 1 Giorgi Baratashvili responded to allegations of the head of the news service of the channel Khatuna Berdzenishvili regarding her dismissal from the position on political grounds.
Head of the Public Broadcasting Channel 1 News Service Khatuna Berdzenishvili announced during a special briefing held on March 1 that she had been relieved of her position by the Manager of the channel Giorgi Baratashvili.
The United States Ambassador Richard Norland granted certificates to graduates of the 1-year certification and 2-month internship courses at the Radio Liberty Media School.
The new talk show Iron Ladies by Tina Kandelaki premiered on Russia's NTV channel on February 17. Kandelaki and Margarita Simonyan were presenters of the show which lasted for 40 minutes and was dedicated to the recent Chelyabinsk meteorite shower incident.
Many BBC journalists have gone on strike for 24 hours in a dispute over compulsory redundancies. The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) said it called the strike after failing to reach an agreement with management over the redeployment of 30 staff members facing compulsory redundancy.
NBC’s Al Roker scored a split-second, wild chat with President Obama and got a handshake from Vice President Biden during the inaugural parade on Monday.