Georgian climbers erect 9/11 memorial plaque on Mt Kazbek

Eleven amateur and professional climbers from Georgia reached the summit of Mount Kazbek in northern Georgia as a memorial service for the 9/11 victims.

Take three: Russia repeating Georgia and Moldova formula in Ukraine

Russia aims to employ the well-tested strategy it used to destabilise its neighbours Georgia and Moldova, and with separatists gaining ground it looks like Moscow will succeed again, analysts said.

Brother, sister have sex after watching 'The Notebook', arrested

A brother and a sister were arrested by the police for having sex near a church in Effingham County in the state of Georgia.

Opposition leader wins `illegal` Abkhazia presidential poll

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.

Joe Biden voices support for Georgia`s NATO wishes

Vice President Joe Biden tells Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili that he supports the former Soviet republic`s desire to join NATO.

Two dead, three injured in US shooting spree

Two people were killed and three others injured in a shooting and carjacking incident in the US state of Georgia Tuesday, authorities said.

Georgia charges ex-leader for brutal beating of opposition lawmaker

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.

US Ebola patient `seems to be improving`: CDC chief

A US doctor infected with the Ebola virus "seems to be improving," a top US health official said on Sunday after the man was flown to the United States from Africa for treatment.

Georgian ruling coalition wins local elections

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.

Last Soviet FM Shevardnadze dies at 86

Eduard Shevardnadze, who helped end the Cold War as the Soviet Union`s last foreign minister before becoming president of Georgia, died on Monday at the age of 86.

Romania parliament ratifies EU-Moldova association agreement

Romania`s Senate Thursday approved the draft law to ratify the European Union (EU) association agreements with Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia.

The Deputies` Chamber, the lower house of parliament, adopted the draft laws for the ratification Wednesday.

Ukraine`s deal with EU may have serious consequences: Putin

As Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova signed partnership agreements with the European Union Friday, Russia said the move will have "serious consequences".

Ukraine signs trade agreement with EU, draws Russian threat

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.

4000-year-old burial site with chariots found in Georgia

Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient burial site dating back 4,000 years containing chariots, gold artefacts and possible human sacrifices in Georgia.

NATO will not offer Georgia membership step, avoiding Russia clash

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.

Defying Russian warnings, Moldova and Georgia head for EU pact

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.

Gunman opens fire in Seattle university, one dead, three injured

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.

Abkhazia parliament calls on president to quit

The parliament of Abkhazia, a small breakaway republic in the Caucasus, has voted for the resignation of the president, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday.

One in custody after US college shooting: Officials

Officials say a suspect is in custody after a person was shot at a college in the US.

US college locked down, shooting reported

Officials say one person has been wounded in a shooting at a college in Georgia, prompting nearby campuses and a hospital to be locked down.