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Georgia votes in highly contested parliamentary elections

Polls suggest the ruling Georgian Dream Party is on track to win, but there is also strong support for the opposition United National Movement. Both want to join the EU and NATO, however, the ruling p

Polls suggest the ruling Georgian Dream Party is on track to win, but there is also strong support for the opposition United National Movement. Both want to join the EU and NATO, however, the ruling p

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Politicians' punch-up live on air in Georgia

Two of the country's parliamentarians came to blows after tension spilled over during a TV debate

Two of the country's parliamentarians came to blows after tension spilled over during a TV debate

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Georgian parliamentary candidates brawl on TV

A fistfight erupted between candidates for the Georgian Parliament late on Wednesday during a political talk show.

A fistfight erupted between candidates for the Georgian Parliament late on Wednesday during a political talk show.

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Georgia marks anniversary of 5-day war

Georgia commemorated the eighth anniversary of its five-day war with Russia on Monday (August 8).

Georgia commemorated the eighth anniversary of its five-day war with Russia on Monday (August 8).

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Georgian MPs exchange blows in Boxing Day parliament brawl

Politicians came to blows in the Georgian parliament on Boxing day over how they should decide the make-up of Georgian delegations in international

Politicians came to blows in the Georgian parliament on Boxing day over how they should decide the make-up of Georgian delegations in international

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Latvia sees security threat over Russia's deal with Abkhazia

Latvia has expressed concern over a deal deepening cooperation between Russia and Georgia’s breakaway Abkhazia region. During a visit to the

Latvia has expressed concern over a deal deepening cooperation between Russia and Georgia’s breakaway Abkhazia region. During a visit to the

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Georgia: Free Democrats leave ruling coalition

Georgia’s foreign minister quit on Wednesday and one of six parties in the ruling coalition pulled out, depriving it of a parliamentary majority in a

Georgia’s foreign minister quit on Wednesday and one of six parties in the ruling coalition pulled out, depriving it of a parliamentary majority in a

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Eduard Shevardnadze is buried in his native Georgia

The former president of Georgia and former Soviet foreign minister, Eduard Shevardnadze has been buried in Tbilisi. The funeral of the 86-year-old

The former president of Georgia and former Soviet foreign minister, Eduard Shevardnadze has been buried in Tbilisi. The funeral of the 86-year-old

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Georgian PM hails 'European dream'

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili signed a deal for closer ties with Brussels on June 27th. After inking the EU Association Agreement, he

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili signed a deal for closer ties with Brussels on June 27th. After inking the EU Association Agreement, he

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Gorbachev praises 'many talents' of Georgia's Shevardnadze

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has hailed Eduard Shevardnadze’s “great contribution to perestroika policies”. Shevardnadze, who has died

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has hailed Eduard Shevardnadze’s “great contribution to perestroika policies”. Shevardnadze, who has died

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Former Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze dies at 86

Former Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze has died at the age of 86. Shevardnadze straddled the world stage as Soviet President Mikhail

Former Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze has died at the age of 86. Shevardnadze straddled the world stage as Soviet President Mikhail

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Georgian court sentences ex-premier to five years in prison

A Georgian court has jailed a former prime minister for five years for corruption. Vano Merabishvili was convicted of abuse of power and other

A Georgian court has jailed a former prime minister for five years for corruption. Vano Merabishvili was convicted of abuse of power and other

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Georgia will send Olympians to Sochi

Georgia will be sending athletes to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, according to the country’s prime minister. Doubts had lingered over

Georgia will be sending athletes to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, according to the country’s prime minister. Doubts had lingered over

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Fight in Georgian parliament over row to back Ukrainian opposition

The tension in Kyiv showed how it can cross borders when a fight broke out in the Georgian parliament. Soso Jachviani of the ruling Dream Party

The tension in Kyiv showed how it can cross borders when a fight broke out in the Georgian parliament. Soso Jachviani of the ruling Dream Party

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Georgia swears in its new president

Georgia inaugurated a new president on Sunday. 44-year-old philosopher and former university rector Giorgi Margvelashvili has pledged to strengthen

Georgia inaugurated a new president on Sunday. 44-year-old philosopher and former university rector Giorgi Margvelashvili has pledged to strengthen

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Saakashvili seeks EU backing for Georgia

Georgia awaits a new political era after Giorgi Margvelashvili won last weekend’s presidential elections. He takes over on November 17. Outgoing

Georgia awaits a new political era after Giorgi Margvelashvili won last weekend’s presidential elections. He takes over on November 17. Outgoing

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'Europe is our choice' - Georgia's president-elect Margvelashvili

Georgia’s newly-elected President Georgy Margvelashvili has made it clear that deepening the former Soviet Republic’s ties with Europe are a key

Georgia’s newly-elected President Georgy Margvelashvili has made it clear that deepening the former Soviet Republic’s ties with Europe are a key

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Georgia 'to remain pro-Western'

The EU says the elections in Georgia show that democracy is strengthening in the former Soviet Republic. International observers have also given

The EU says the elections in Georgia show that democracy is strengthening in the former Soviet Republic. International observers have also given

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Georgia: Margvelashvili wins landslide victory in presidential vote

Initial results suggest that Georgy Margvelashvili has achieved a landslide win in Georgia’s presidential election, securing 63 percent of the vote

Initial results suggest that Georgy Margvelashvili has achieved a landslide win in Georgia’s presidential election, securing 63 percent of the vote

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Polls open in Georgia's presidential election

The polls have opened in Georgia as the country votes for a new president and prepares for constitutional changes. The ballot marks a shift in power

The polls have opened in Georgia as the country votes for a new president and prepares for constitutional changes. The ballot marks a shift in power

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Vote opens in Georgia's presidential election

Georgians are heading to the polls to elect a new president, bringing an end to Mikhail Saakashvili’s nine year rule. He is ineligible to run for a

Georgians are heading to the polls to elect a new president, bringing an end to Mikhail Saakashvili’s nine year rule. He is ineligible to run for a

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Georgian presidential candidates hold final rallies

In Georgia presidential candidates have held their final rallies ahead of the run-off on Sunday. The election marks the end of the nine-year rule

In Georgia presidential candidates have held their final rallies ahead of the run-off on Sunday. The election marks the end of the nine-year rule

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Georgian presidential candidates set out their election goals

The Caucasus republic of Georgia turns a political page this Sunday with a presidential election that will mark the end of a chapter under outgoing

The Caucasus republic of Georgia turns a political page this Sunday with a presidential election that will mark the end of a chapter under outgoing