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Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili delivers a speech during an gathering celebrating Europe Day outside her residence in Tbilisi on May 9.
WORLD / Politics
May 19, 2024
Georgia president vetoes controversial 'foreign influence' law
The law has sparked unprecedented protests and warnings from Brussels that the measure would undermine Tbilisi's EU aspirations.
The ruling Georgian Dream Party, whose leader is pro-Russian, holds a rally in support of the government in Tbilisi on Monday.
May 2, 2024
What if Russia wins in Ukraine? Ask Georgia.
A billionaire leader in Tblisi echoes Moscow as he rails against “global party of war.”
Demonstrators rally against a controversial "foreign influence" bill, which Brussels warns would undermine Georgia's aspirations to join the European Union, in Tbilisi early on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
May 1, 2024
Police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at Georgia pro-EU protesters
Riot police beat and arrested scores of people protesting against a bill that critics say resembles Russian legislation used to silence dissent.
The de facto border of Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia in Khurvaleti, Georgia
Mar 17, 2024
Breakaway Georgian region is discussing becoming part of Russia, says local official
Russia recognized South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states in 2008 after Russia repelled a Georgian military attempt to retake South Ossetia.
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a press conference on the 2023 Enlargement package and the new Growth Plan for the Western Balkans at the EU headquarters in Brussels Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 9, 2023
Brussels recommends opening EU membership talks with Ukraine
The countries bidding to join the EU join an already crowded field of hopefuls.
The bird flu virus was most likely brought by birds returning from their migration to South America, where there has been a huge number of cases, British experts have said.
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 25, 2023
Bird flu detected in Antarctica region for first time
Scientists had been fearing that the worst outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza would reach Antarctica, a key breeding ground for many birds.
Donald Trump speaks to reporters before boarding his private plane at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta on Thursday, where he turned himself in at the Fulton County Jail earlier in the evening.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 25, 2023
Trump booked at Georgia jail on election charges
Authorities said they took Trump's mug shot at Fulton County Jail — a first for the former U.S. president.
Rudy Giuliani, a former New York City mayor and attorney of former U.S. President Donald Trump, outside the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta on Wednesday after he surrendered to authorities
Aug 24, 2023
Giuliani surrenders at jail in Georgia election case
Giuliani, whose bond was set at $150,000, arrived in Atlanta as another defendant in the sprawling case filed a motion seeking a speedy trial.
The 2024 Republican presidential hopeful, former U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives to speak at the Republican Party of Iowa's 2023 Lincoln Dinner at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa, on July 28.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 22, 2023
Trump plans to turn himself in on Thursday over Georgia indictment
When Trump surrenders, there will be a "hard lockdown" of the area surrounding the Rice Street Jail, the local sheriff's office said earlier Monday.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis speaks to the media on Aug. 14 after a grand jury brought back indictments against former President Donald Trump and his associates over their alleged attempt to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election results.
Aug 20, 2023
Trump’s hollow free-speech defense
The fact that Trump’s actions consisted of words does not make them constitutionally protected.
Donald Trump has until noon on Aug. 25 to surrender to Georgia authorities and submit to an arrest after he was indicted 
for an array of crimes related to efforts to sabotage the vote in the state in the wake of his 2020 election loss.
Aug 16, 2023
Trump's Georgia indictment has a smoking gun
Trump, along with 18 alleged co-conspirators, was indicted in Georgia for an array of crimes related to efforts to sabotage the 2020 presidential vote.
Fani Willis, the Fulton County district attorney, in Atlanta in 2022. For Donald Trump, the possibility of a second criminal indictment in Georgia underscores the blizzard of legal challenges he is facing.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 16, 2023
In Trump case, Georgia prosecutor aims to ‘tell the whole story’
Another potential pitfall for a big RICO case is that it may become too complex for jurors to follow the actions of 19 defendants.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis speaks to the media after a Grand Jury brought back indictments against former president Donald Trump and his allies in their attempt to overturn the state's 2020 election results, in Atlanta on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 15, 2023
Trump and advisers charged in Georgia for 2020 election scheme
The indictment cites a number of crimes that Trump or his associates allegedly committed from before the Nov. 3, 2020, election until September 2022.
Japan Times
May 24, 2023
Ex-ozeki Tochinoshin's retirement a heavy blow for European sumo
In addition to being a fan favorite and a well-liked rikishi inside the sport, Tochinoshin’s presence ensured sumo’s continued popularity in the Caucasus region.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
May 6, 2023
Most fake Trump electors have taken immunity deals in Georgia case
Prosecutors are nearing charging decisions after investigating whether former President Donald Trump and his allies illegally meddled in Georgia’s 2020 election.
Japan Times
Mar 15, 2023
Georgia is a new front in Russia’s hybrid war
Vladimir Putin wants Georgia, a once staunch U.S. and European ally, firmly in his club of authoritarian states.
Japan Times
Jan 14, 2023
How Western goods reach Russia: a long line of trucks through Georgia
With Western sanctions barring many imports, a lot of what Russia needs now travels a slow, crowded truck route through the Caucasus Mountains from Georgia.
Japan Times
Dec 7, 2022
A bad month for Trump: Three takeaways from Raphael Warnock's win in Georgia
U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock beat Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a Georgia runoff election that fortified the Democrats' Senate majority.
Japan Times
Nov 12, 2022
From Russia with cash: Georgia booms as Russians flee Putin's war
Georgia is on course to become one of the world's fastest-growing economies this year following a dramatic influx of more than 100,000 Russians since Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.
Japan Times
Nov 7, 2022
From Russia with cash: Georgia booms as Russians flee Putin's war
Georgia's economic boom — whether short-lived or not — has confounded many experts who saw dire consequences from the war for the ex-Soviet republic.


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