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2008-09-16 15:00:13

Text of report by private Georgian news agency Kavkas-Press Tbilisi, 16 September: NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer has said that [Georgian] IDPs should definitely return to their homes. Scheffer said at a joint briefing with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili at the Avlabari [presidential] residence that "these people should return to their homes as soon as possible. And the problems should be resolved through political means," Scheffer said. Scheffer described his visit...

2008-09-14 12:00:10

By Steve Gutterman Associated Press TBILISI, Georgia -- Russian soldiers and armored vehicles pulled back from positions deep in western Georgia on Saturday, meeting a closely watched withdrawal deadline a month after the war between the former Soviet republics. A Georgian policeman was shot dead near the edge of a breakaway Moscow-backed province, adding to tensions in areas where Russian troops are supposed to cede control to unarmed European Union monitors within weeks. Georgia's...

2008-09-14 09:00:13

By DAN BILEFSKY By Dan Bilefsky The New York Times TBILISI, Georgia Hundreds of Russian troops retreated from checkpoints across western Georgia on Saturday ahead of a deadline for their withdrawal brokered by the European Union. Russian troops remain in other parts of undisputed Georgia; the deadline for their withdrawal is not until mid-October. The partial pullout on Saturday was cautiously welcomed by the Georgian government, but was overshadowed by news that a Georgian...

2008-09-13 15:00:05

Russia says it may sign cooperation agreements as early as next week with Georgia's breakaway provinces of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The agreements would deepen Russia's recognition of the two regions as independent states, a status granted by Russia's Parliament last month, RIA Novosti reported Saturday. Tension has been high in the region since Georgia tried to rein in South Ossetia militarily in early August and Russia's military then intervened to defeat Georgian troops. Russia...

2008-09-13 15:00:02

Russia said Saturday it will take a week to remove its troops from five checkpoints in western Georgia under its agreement to completely exit the country. Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko told the Interfax news agency Russian peacekeepers would pull out from checkpoints positioned between the port city of Poti and the town of Senaki. He said the moves would be accomplished over the next seven days. The announcement came five days after French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his...

2008-09-13 09:00:06

Text of statement by Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website on 13 September In accordance with the agreements reached by Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev and French President Nicolas Sarkozy on 8 September, on 13 September Russian peacekeepers withdrew their posts from the Poti-Senaki line and left the territory of Georgia. This was done two days ahead of the deadline established in the Medvedev- Sarkozy agreements. The Russia side expects a similarly clear and conscientious...

2008-09-12 06:00:29

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Jakarta: A small mortar shell exploded Thursday [11 September] near a US copper and gold mine operated by Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold Inc. in the most eastern Indonesian province Papua, but no casualties were reported, local police and a company source said Friday. Papua Police Chief Bagus Eko Danto told Kyodo News from the provincial capital Jayapura the explosion occurred near the mining area of P.T. Freeport...

2008-09-10 09:00:13

By Stephen Castle Andrew E. Kramer contributed reporting from Moscow. * The regional power struggle prompted by the crisis in Georgia intensified Tuesday when Moscow said thousands of troops would stay in South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and the European Union promised deeper ties with Ukraine to counterbalance growing Russian influence. More than one month after hostilities broke out in Georgia, the United States also acted, pledging to send a team to Tbilisi, the Georgian capital, to...

2008-09-10 00:00:08

World News IN BRIEF *MOSCOW Russia plans to station 7,600 troops in Georgia's separatist regions, more than twice the number based there before last month's war and a level likely to alarm the West. The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, said troops would stay in South Ossetia and Abkhazia to prevent any "repeat of Georgian aggression". Last month, Moscow recognised South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC....

2008-09-09 21:00:08

MOSCOW. Sept 9 (Interfax) - The issue of involvement in international observer missions to Georgia is not vital to Russia, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. "Speaking about the participation by Russian citizens in international missions operating in the region [South Ossetia and Abkhazia], our citizens are present there in the OSCE mission, which mainly worked with Georgian-South Ossetian relations, and there are our observers among the UN observers in Abkhazia. As to additional...


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2007-12-27 10:11:13

Southern Tailed Birdwing (Ornithoptera meridionalis), is the smallest species of butterfly in its genus. It is found in southern Papua New Guinea and in several areas along the south coast of Irian Jaya. It is strictly a lowland species, favouring primary rainforest. A very few specimens have also been collected at altitude in Irian Jaya, however these specimens were reared from immature stages and emerged crippled, suggesting that high altitude forests are not favoured habitats. Males...

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