An opposition leader emerged victorious in the presidential vote in the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia, authorities said today, in an election denounced as illegal by the European Union and Georgia.
Georgian prosecutors on Tuesday filed criminal charges against former president Mikheil Saakashvili for allegedly ordering a savage beating of an oppostion lawmaker who suffered traumatic brain injury and broken bones.
Georgia`s ruling coalition Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgai has swept the country`s local elections after taking unbeatable lead in the run-off held Saturday, announced the Central Electoral Commission based on provisional results.
Ukraine signed a free-trade and political cooperation agreement with the European Union on Friday that has been at the heart of the country`s political crisis, drawing an immediate threat of "grave consequences" from Russia.
NATO will stop short of approving a formal step to membership for Georgia at its summit in September, officials said on Wednesday, dodging a possible confrontation with Moscow over the alliance`s expansion to Russia`s neighbours.
Undeterred by the conflict triggered by Ukraine`s swing towards Europe, the former Soviet republics of Moldova and Georgia will sign a trade and political pact with the European Union this month with Russia warning both countries against the move.
A lone gunman armed with a shotgun and knife opened fire on Thursday in a building at a small Seattle university, fatally wounding one person before a student subdued him with pepper spray as he tried to reload, police said.