A decorated Vietnam War veteran convicted of murdering a Georgia sheriff`s deputy in 1998 was put to death on Tuesday, state officials said, becoming the first death row inmate executed in the United States this year.
A coalition of 17 US states led by Texas have filed a federal lawsuit aiming to block implementation of President Barack Obama`s executive order shielding some five million undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Texas is leading a 17-state coalition suing over President Barack Obama's recently announced executive actions on immigration, arguing in a lawsuit that the move "tramples" key portions of the US Constitution.
Georgia: Georgia`s pro-Western defence minister Irakli Alasania was sacked on Tuesday and a raft of corruption charges were brought against officials in his ministry, threatening the imminent collapse of the government.
Georgia will not allow pressure from Russia to stop it hosting a NATO training centre on its territory or deter its plans to deepen ties with the West, the former Soviet republic`s defence minister said.
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.