Jan 12, 2016

Georgia nabs three men in effort to sell radioactive cesium-137

Georgia’s security agency said Monday it has arrested three men suspected of peddling radioactive cesium, the latest in a series of operations against nuclear smugglers in the ex-Soviet nation. The agency said Monday that the men were arrested in the capital, Tbilisi, while trying ...

Georgia, with eye on 2016 election, switches prime minister

Dec 30, 2015

Georgia, with eye on 2016 election, switches prime minister

Lawmakers in Georgia voted on Tuesday to approve Georgi Kvirikashvili as the ex-Soviet state’s new prime minister, an appointment widely seen as an attempt to boost the ruling coalition’s flagging popularity amid an economic slump. The vote took place after Irakli Garibashvili unexpectedly resigned ...

Georgian Prime Minister Garibashvili resigns

Dec 24, 2015

Georgian Prime Minister Garibashvili resigns

Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili resigned on Wednesday after two years in power, with the ruling coalition struggling to boost its popularity ahead of parliamentary polls next year. “I took the decision to leave my post,” Garibashvili, head of the Georgian Dream coalition, said ...

All Blacks roll into quarterfinals

Oct 3, 2015

All Blacks roll into quarterfinals

New Zealand ran in seven tries, dispatched Georgia 43-10 for a third straight pool win, and became the first team to qualify for the quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup. This sloppy, inaccurate display on Friday — laced with uncharacteristic errors — was far ...

Argentina rolls past Georgia

Sep 26, 2015

Argentina rolls past Georgia

Argentina blew Georgia away in the second half in an emphatic 54-9 Rugby World Cup win to stay on course for the second spot in Pool C on Friday. Left winger Juan Imhoff and right winger Santiago Cordero scored two clinical tries each as ...

Longtime U.S. civil rights campaigner Julian Bond dead at 75

Aug 17, 2015

Longtime U.S. civil rights campaigner Julian Bond dead at 75

Julian Bond, a leading figure from the 1960s civil rights movement who served as chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People after a long career in politics, died Saturday, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75. Bond ...