All articles tagged "Georgia"

Georgia relies on Obama to restrict Russia’s ‘misbehavior’ Georgia relies on Obama to restrict Russia’s ‘misbehavior’

6 Mar, 03:19 PM 9 comments

Georgia's national security adviser said U.S. President Barack Obama must make clear to Russia that Moscow would pay a "huge political price" for any new "misbehavior" in former Soviet states.

Tags: Georgia, Obama

Georgia appeals to West over Russian bases Georgia appeals to West over Russian bases

6 Mar, 03:46 PM 3 comments

Georgia's defence minister appealed to the West to halt what he said was a continuing Russian military buildup in two breakaway Georgian regions, adding that a fresh Russian attack "cannot be ruled out."

Tags: Georgia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, military bases

Russia signs agreement to station military bases in Abkhazia Russia signs agreement to station military bases in Abkhazia

10 Mar, 01:45 PM 7 comments

The breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia has signed an agreement with Moscow allowing Russia to keep its military bases in the region for 49 years.

Tags: Abkhazia, Georgia, military bases

Russia allocates $226m in aid to breakaway Georgian regions Russia allocates $226m in aid to breakaway Georgian regions

17 Mar, 05:45 PM 4 comments

Russia signed an agreement Tuesday to allocate $226 million of aid to two rebel regions of Georgia, wrecked in fights for independence.

Tags: South Ossetia, war in Ossetia, Georgia, Abkhazia

Georgian opposition paper on hold as owner says his family gets pressured Georgian opposition paper on hold as owner says his family gets pressured

18 Mar, 12:14 PM 12 comments

The owner to one of Georgia's biggest opposition newspapers has said he is halting publication because of intimidation by the authorities against his family.

Tags: human rights, Georgia

Russia shoots ‘Bourne-style’ action movie about war in Georgia Russia shoots ‘Bourne-style’ action movie about war in Georgia

19 Mar, 10:58 PM 15 comments

A top Russian TV channel will soon show the movie dedicated to last autumn’s war in the Georgian breakaway province of South Ossetia. The action movie, reportedly resembling Hollywood’s Bourne trilogy, clearly explains to the audience who started the August war.

Tags: art, Georgia, war in Ossetia

Russia confirms support of Abkhazia’s and Ossetia’s independence Russia confirms support of Abkhazia’s and Ossetia’s independence

20 Mar, 10:29 PM 2 comments

Russia has confirmed its support of Georgia’s breakaway provinces bid for independence.

Tags: Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Georgia, war in Ossetia

Russia deliberately unhelpful on Iran nuclear issues - Senator McCain Russia deliberately unhelpful on Iran nuclear issues - Senator McCain

22 Mar, 02:06 PM 1 comment

US Senator John McCain, blames Russia for not joining in the international efforts to restrain Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and also for failing to stabilize its relationship with Georgia. At a meeting in Brussels, the senator ruled out the possibility of admitting Russia to NATO.

Tags: John McCain, Iran, Georgia, US

9 opposition party members arrested in Georgia for arms possession 9 opposition party members arrested in Georgia for arms possession

24 Mar, 12:29 PM 9 comments

Georgia arrested nine opposition party members on Monday, claiming that they had weapons that could be put to use in political protests next month, expected to demand the resignation of President Mikhail Saakashvili.

Tags: Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili

NATO commander points to "uncertain" Russia relations NATO commander points to "uncertain" Russia relations

25 Mar, 10:27 PM 18 comments

US relations with Russia have entered a period of "uncertainty" as Moscow appears determined to sow discord within Europe and undermine US influence, NATO's top commander John Craddock warned.

Tags: NATO, Russia, John Craddock, Barack Obama, Dmitry Medvedev, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Georgia

Japan asked to drop Georgia's 'Russian-based' name Japan asked to drop Georgia's 'Russian-based' name

27 Mar, 02:09 PM 25 comments

Japan is taking very seriously Georgia's request to stop calling it by the Russian-based name 'Grudzia' and start using the international name of the former Soviet republic.

Tags: Japan, Georgia

US promises Georgia help with restoring military potential US promises Georgia help with restoring military potential

31 Mar, 10:50 PM 5 comments

The United States has promised to help Georgia restore its armed forces and obtain new military hardware after the ex-Soviet republic's war with Russia last year, a top US general said while visiting Tbilisi.

Tags: Georgia, war in Ossetia, US

Russia warns US not to support Georgia Russia warns US not to support Georgia

3 Apr, 10:42 PM

Russia sent a strong warning to the United States Thursday about supporting Georgia in the US ally's efforts to rebuild its military following last year's war.

Tags: Russia, US, Georgia

Medvedev in the spotlight, wows future economists Medvedev in the spotlight, wows future economists

3 Apr, 04:11 PM 12 comments

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev had his chance to shine in the public eye in London yesterday when he addressed an audience at the prestigious London School of Economics. In a well received lecture, he commented on the course of the summit and a number of other issues.

Tags: G20, Medvedev, Georgia, dollar, economic crisis

US urges calm ahead of Georgia mass opposition protests US urges calm ahead of Georgia mass opposition protests

9 Apr, 11:08 PM 17 comments

The US has called on participants of an anti-presidential rally in Georgia scheduled for Thursday to remain reasonable and composed during the action, as Tbilisi prepares for mass public protests that many fear may turn violent.

Tags: Georgia, US, Mikhail Saakashvili

Georgians mark anniversary with civic action Georgians mark anniversary with civic action

9 Apr, 03:42 PM 30 comments

Today is a solemn holiday in Georgia. But traditional observations have given way to a mass rally against the government of Mikheil Saakashvili. The Georgian president appeared with several opposition leaders this morning and the rally is proceeding peacefully.

Tags: Georgia, Tbilisi, opposition rally

Authorities say Saakashvili won’t go away, despite demonstrators’ pleas Authorities say Saakashvili won’t go away, despite demonstrators’ pleas

9 Apr, 05:22 PM 7 comments

An antigovernment rally is underway in Tbilisi. Demonstrators are demanding the resignation of President Mikheil Saakashvili, but the government is standing firm behind him so far.

Tags: Georgia, Tbilisi, opposition, Mikheil Saakashvili

Georgian opposition begins day two of rallies Georgian opposition begins day two of rallies

10 Apr, 05:28 PM 8 comments

A crowd has gathered in front of the Georgian parliament again, as planned. The opposition is gradually sounding more militant, but President Mikheil Saakashvili remains determined to stay in office.

Tags: Georgia, Tbilisi, opposition protests

Georgian protesters get feistier Georgian protesters get feistier

10 Apr, 07:02 PM 12 comments

Georgian opposition protesters will hold daily meetings in three locations in Tbilisi as they continue their push to oust President Mikheil Saakashvili. They will be left alone to make their statement as long as they behave, officials promise.

Tags: Georgia, Tbilisi, opposition protests

Georgia conflict faces deadlock Georgia conflict faces deadlock

11 Apr, 05:48 PM 1 comment

Thousands of opposition supporters were expected to take to the streets of the Georgian capital on Saturday for a third day of protests demanding President Mikheil Saakashvili's resignation. Protesters announced a campaign of civil disobedience Friday after Saakashvili offered talks with the opposition but rejected calls to step down

Tags: Georgia, Tbilisi, antigovernment conflict



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