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2010-10-28 14:23:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On October 26th, the Republic of Georgia passed legislation to mandate and enforce seatbelt use on city roads and highways. This success was made possible through the advocacy efforts of a USAID-supported Global Development Alliance (GDA) which garnered the attention and direct support of President Mikheil Saakashvili and First Lady Sandra Roelofs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091022/USAIDLOGO) (Logo:...

2009-04-12 11:24:00

COVER: Cheap Oil Forever (All overseas editions). Contributor Ruchir Shamirexamines the historic and current trends of the rise and fall of the prices of commodities, like oil, copper, grains and gold. There are many people who believe that last year's swoon in commodities prices represented only a short pause in the long-term bull market. "It's a view rooted in powerful and real trends, like the growth of China and India, the decline in global reserves ..., fears over resource...

2009-02-25 14:45:00

TBILISI, Georgia, February 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Media freedom in Georgia suffered another blow today when it was announced that Imedi, formerly the country's only independent TV station, is to be sold to RAK Georgia Holdings, an affiliate of the United Arab Emirates' owned property development company, Rakeen. Imedi TV was the subject of a long running dispute between the Georgian government and the late businessman, Badri Patarkatsishvili, until his death in February last year. In...

2008-10-01 09:00:03

By Ellen Barry New York Times News Service MOSCOW -- The European Union prepared Tuesday to deploy 200 civilian monitors throughout Georgia, though Russian military officials said they would not allow the Europeans to begin work in the buffer zones that surround the separatist enclaves of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. European monitors expect to replace Russian peacekeeping units that have set up command posts in the buffer zones. The agreement requires the Russians to withdraw their forces...

2008-09-26 15:00:30

Text of report by state-controlled Russian Channel One TV on 26 September [Presenter] "Ossetia condemns", a rally with this name began today in the capital of the young republic, Tskhinvali. Around 1,000 people have gathered on the square, from the stage they are telling each other what they had to live through during the terrible August days. After Vladikavkaz, the organizers are planning to arrange similar meetings in Moscow and in Strasbourg in France in order to take the truth about...

2008-09-16 18:00:12

By Steve Gutterman TBILISI, Georgia - Diplomats from every NATO nation demanded immediate Russian withdrawal from Georgia in a show of support from the U.S. ally's capital on Monday that made no promise of faster membership in the alliance. NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer led 26 envoys in calling on Moscow to comply with a cease-fire deal and withdraw to positions its forces held before fighting with Georgia erupted Aug. 7. But the diplomats offered no positive response to...

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...

2008-09-15 21:00:10

NATO discussions with the Republic of Georgia will encourage it to plan new military actions, a Russian lawmaker said Monday. RIA Novosti reported that Konstantin Kosachyov, the head of the State Duma's international affairs committee, warned against continuing talks. "Holding further talks on the issue of Georgia's NATO membership encourages the current Georgian authorities to employ force in order to restore territorial integrity," Kosachyov was quoted as saying. In April, NATO...

2008-09-15 09:00:17

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has said that holding a NATO Atlantic Council (NAC) meeting in Tbilisi was an important signal for the region and the world that "Georgia is not alone". Saakashvili was speaking at the NAC meeting held in Tbilisi on 15 September. His welcoming speech was broadcast live by major Georgian TV stations. Saakashvili spoke in English with Georgian translation superimposed. The president welcomed the creation of the NATO-Georgia Commission, which, he said,...

2008-09-09 09:00:04

By Jamey Keaten Associated Press MOSCOW -- Russia's president pledged Monday to withdraw troops from key areas of Georgia after 200 European Union monitors deploy later this month as part of a revised cease-fire agreement. Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili cautiously endorsed the deal but insisted any final settlement with Russia must respect his country's territorial integrity. He made clear he still considers the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia part of his country....


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