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Putin sparks Georgia fury with 'annexation' deal in Abkhazia

Russia cemented control over neighbouring Georgia's rebel Abkhazia region on Monday with a "strategic partnership" deal that the Georgian government said amounts to annexation.

Georgia`s key reformer Kakha Bendukidze dies

Georgian statesman Kakha Bendukidze, the architect of the ex-Soviet republic`s liberal economic reforms who was advising Ukraine`s new president, has died aged 58, officials said Friday.

France hosts Karabakh talks as Russia plays `divide and rule`

French President Francois Hollande hosts leaders from Armenia and Azerbaijan Monday as Europe makes a fresh push to end the festering conflict over Nagorny Karabakh.

Georgia warns Russia against 'annexing' its separatist region

Georgia on Wednesday warned Russia against taking further steps to integrate its separatist region of Abkhazia, saying it would create new security problems in Europe.

Georgia warns Russia against `annexing` its separatist region

 Georgia on Wednesday warned Russia against taking further steps to integrate its separatist region of Abkhazia, saying it would create new security problems in Europe.

Former Soviet FM, Georgia president Eduard Shevardnadze dies: Aide

Former Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze who helped end the Cold War in his capacity as the Soviet Union`s last foreign minister, died on Monday aged 86, his aide told AFP.

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.

France`s Hollande to visit Georgia as Ukraine crisis rages

French President Francois Hollande will soon visit Georgia as Paris seeks to boost ties with the pro-Western ex-Soviet country, his foreign minister said on Thursday.

Georgian PM nominates interior minister as successor

Georgia`s Prime Minister on Saturday proposed his close ally, Interior Minister Irakly Garibashvili, to succeed him when he steps down in the next few weeks, after election.

One mn sign petition for Georgian Prez`s resignation

More than one million Georgians, about one quarter of the country`s population, have signed a demand for President Mikheil Saakashvili to resign.

Bidzina Ivanishvili endorsed as Georgia`s PM

Bidzina Ivanishvili and his political opponent, President Mikhail Saakashvili, will have to work together for the first year of the new government.

Over 10 militants killed on Georgia-Russia border

The Georgian Interior Ministry units on Wednesday sealed off a gorge near the border with southwestern Russia`s Dagestan region.

Tens of thousands protest government in Georgia

The demonstration, which drew at least 40,000 people, was seen as a test of the opposition`s public support in Tbilisi ahead of a parliamentary election in October.

Israelis told to sleep with gun under pillow

Terror attack in India, a botched attempt in Georgia, 3 blasts in Thailand have prompted Israeli diplomats to be extra vigilant.