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Concrete bunker U.S. embassies send wrong messageupdated: Wed May 12 2010 11:48:00

The design of America's embassies overseas might seem at best a mere question of bricks and mortar or a relatively arcane issue in a time of big challenges.

Georgia pipeline fuels new hope and old tensionsupdated: Tue Apr 27 2010 06:38:00

Linking Europe with the oil reserves of the Caspian Sea, the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline was one of the largest engineering projects ever undertaken in the region.

Republic of Georgia's unique balletupdated: Tue Apr 27 2010 06:38:00

CNN's Ivan Watson takes an inside look at the state ballet of the Republic of Georgia.

Georgia's powerful patriarchupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 06:07:00

CNN's Ivan Watson profiles the leader of one of the most powerful institutions in Georgia, the Georgian Orthodox Church.

Patriarch Ilia II: 'Most trusted man in Georgia'updated: Mon Apr 26 2010 06:07:00

At the end of a Sunday church that lasts more then three hours, the frail spiritual leader of Georgia's Orthodox Christians emerges through the doors of Holy Trinity Cathedral's ornate wall of icons, and steps towards the waiting congregation.

Nina Ananiashvili: Georgia's 47-year-old prima ballerinaupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 09:28:00

The State Ballet of Georgia is in rehearsal.

Broadcast sparks invasion fearupdated: Sun Mar 14 2010 19:36:00

A TV station in Georgia triggers panic when it broadcasts a mock report about a Russian invasion. CNN's Ivan Watson reports

Fake Russian invasion broadcast sparks Georgian panicupdated: Sun Mar 14 2010 19:36:00

A television station in Georgia triggered a panic when it broadcast a mock half-hour report about a Russian invasion of the country.

Georgia foils mutiny at military base ahead of training activitiesupdated: Tue May 05 2009 19:05:00

Georgian authorities foiled an attempted army mutiny that they believe was designed to disrupt planned NATO exercises in the former Soviet republic, the country's interior ministry said Tuesday.

Time.com: World Court to Rule on Georgia-Russia Caseupdated: Wed Oct 15 2008 06:00:00

The International Court of Justice plans to rule on whether to order Russia to take immediate steps to halt what Georgia calls ethnic cleansing in the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia

Russia blames attacks on 'forces' in Georgiaupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 14:38:00

The Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday that "some forces in Tbilisi" are trying to provoke new violence in Georgia.

Time.com: Georgia President Eager to Join NATOupdated: Mon Sep 15 2008 10:00:00

Georgia's president says he hopes a visit from NATO's chief will accelerate his nation's drive to join the Western alliance

Time.com: 3rd US Aid Ship En Route to Georgiaupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 10:00:00

A Navy ship loaded with humanitarian aid was on its way to Georgia on Wednesday, as the Bush administration prepared to roll out a $1 billion economic aid package

Time.com: Russia Blocking Georgian Homesupdated: Sat Aug 30 2008 14:55:00

Russian troops remaining in Georgian territory are effectively preventing Georgians from returning to their homes

Time.com: Georgia Ends Diplomacy with Russiaupdated: Fri Aug 29 2008 04:00:00

Georgia severed diplomatic ties with Moscow on Friday to protest the presence of Russian troops on its territory

Tbilisi: Russian troops hold Georgian checkpointsupdated: Sat Aug 23 2008 07:39:00

Most Russian troops have withdrawn from eastern and western Georgia, but they still maintain some checkpoints in the country, a spokesman for Georgia's Interior Ministry said Saturday.

Time.com: The Russians Are Coming...Or Going?updated: Fri Aug 22 2008 09:00:00

With close to a third of their country nominally under Moscow's control, Georgians are hanging together but are not quite sure what happens next

Time.com: Interview: Georgia's President Keeps Firingupdated: Wed Aug 20 2008 19:00:00

Mikheil Saakashvili says he will not stop trying to get the Russians out of Georgian territory and continues to insist the war was Moscow's fault

Time.com: The Ethnic Toll in Georgiaupdated: Wed Aug 20 2008 11:40:00

Refugees recount how neighbor turned against neighbor and why some Ossetians can no longer live with Georgians

Time.com: Rice, Allies to Discuss Russian Responseupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 12:00:00

The U.S. will argue at a NATO ministers meeting for a unified response to punish Russia for invading Georgia, even as officials say Moscow has positioned missile launchers in the separatist South Ossetia province

Lawmaker hints at long stay in Georgia, despite cease-fireupdated: Sun Aug 17 2008 21:17:00

Though Russia says it will begin pulling back its troops from Georgia on Monday, it's unclear how long the redeployment will take, and a Russian lawmaker has compared the situation to the U.S. presence in Iraq.

Russia's power playupdated: Sun Aug 17 2008 21:17:00

After signing a cease-fire agreement with Georgia, Russia says it will begin pulling back its troops Monday.

Time.com: Russia To Begin Pullout Mondayupdated: Sun Aug 17 2008 12:00:00

Russia's president said troops would begin pulling out of Georgia on Monday

Georgia accuses Russia of cutting rail line, starting firesupdated: Sat Aug 16 2008 21:30:00

Georgia accused the Russian army of destroying a key railway bridge Saturday and starting massive fires in the scenic Borjomi Gorge, in violation of a new cease-fire agreement between the two countries.

Separatists seize 13 villages, Georgia saysupdated: Sat Aug 16 2008 18:03:00

Russian-backed militia members in western Georgia have seized control of 13 villages and a power plant in the region, the Georgian government said Saturday.

Time.com: Georgia Signs Cease-fire, Reluctantlyupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 15:00:00

A reluctant Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili said Friday he signed a cease-fire agreement with Russia and declared in the presence of the chief U.S. diplomat that the West had behaved in ways that invited the invasion

Time.com: Oil Falls to $111 on Stronger Dollarupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 14:00:00

Oil fell to its lowest price in three months Friday, briefly touching the $111 level after the dollar muscled higher and OPEC predicted the world's thirst for fuel next year will fall to its lowest point since 2002

Group: Russians drop cluster bombs in Georgiaupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 09:03:00

An international rights group said Friday it has evidence that Russian aircraft dropped cluster bombs in populated areas of Georgia, killing and injuring dozens of civilians during the territorial conflict that has gripped the region. Russia has denied the claim.

U.N. seeks solution for Georgiaupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 09:03:00

The conflict in Georgia is topping discussions at the U.N. CNN's Richard Roth reports.

Rescuers look for survivorsupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 07:16:00

Rescue workers check on survivors in destroyed areas in Georgia.

U.N.: 115,000 displaced by Georgia conflictupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 07:16:00

The U.N. refugee agency said Thursday that the number of people uprooted by the conflict in Georgia is approaching at least 115,000.

U.S. hopes to limit Russia's role in Georgiaupdated: Thu Aug 14 2008 21:01:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is taking a cease-fire document to Tbilisi, Georgia, that would limit the role of Russian troops there in the peace agreement reached this week, a senior State Department official said.

Gates: Russia must step back from 'aggressive posture'updated: Thu Aug 14 2008 16:28:00

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that if Russia doesn't step back from its "aggressive posture," it will adversely affect U.S.-Russian relations for years.

Time.com: Russia's Tight Hold on Georgiaupdated: Thu Aug 14 2008 13:00:00

Moscow's troops were supposed to turn over territory to Georgia a day ago but they are still holding on to critical areas

Time.com: US: Russia Must Leave Georgiaupdated: Thu Aug 14 2008 04:45:00

The United States challenged Russia to keep its word to end a crushing invasion of U.S.-backed Georgia, siding decisively with the former Soviet republic and rejecting Russian justifications

Cease-fire broken?updated: Wed Aug 13 2008 21:38:00

Witnesses tell CNN that Russian tanks are moving further into Georgia.

15,000 Russian troops in Georgia, U.S. administration officials sayupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 21:38:00

Russia has likely moved additional troops into Georgia and its breakaway provinces over the past several days, several administration officials told CNN on Wednesday.

Time.com: On Scene: A Cry for Unity in Georgiaupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 10:00:00

A rally in Tblisi is a chance for Georgians to show they remain united -- and to learn that they are not alone

Time.com: Russian Convoy Heads Into Georgiaupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 05:00:00

A Russian military convoy thrust deep into Georgia and Georgian officials said Russian troops bombed and looted the crossroads city of Gori

Georgia agrees to Russian-French plan to settle conflictupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 03:01:00

The presidents of Georgia and Russia have agreed to a six-point plan to calm the conflict over Georgia's separatist territories, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said late Tuesday.

Leaders of ex-Soviet republics support Georgia at rallyupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 18:01:00

The leaders of a former Eastern Bloc nation and four former Soviet republics showed support for Georgia in its conflict with Russia at a massive rally in Georgia's capital Tuesday night.

War puts Georgian civilians on edgeupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 15:58:00

The sound started as a distant rumble and built to a deafening roar. Then George Lomsadze felt his apartment building shake.

Intense violence in Georgiaupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 15:58:00

Russian armored vehicles rolled deep into central and western Georgia.

Georgian iReporter: 'My country is falling'updated: Tue Aug 12 2008 15:04:00

Through the haze of a blurry amateur video, you can clearly make out the waving flags and crowd of chanting people outside the Russian Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Gori: Blood, smoke, destruction tell war's taleupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 14:28:00

Evidence of the fighting is everywhere in the Georgian city of Gori -- blood on the ground, the smell of smoke in the air, and wrecked cars in the street, according to a CNN crew that drove through the area.

Bloggers weigh in on Georgiaupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 13:23:00

People in Georgia, as in other crisis spots around the world, have been using the World Wide Web to tell the world their personal stories of fear and survival and to deliver firsthand analysis.

Georgia cut in half by Russiaupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 13:23:00

Witnesses say it doesn't seem like a cease-fire in South Ossetia, where fighting continues. ITN's Sue Turton reports.

Time.com: On Scene: Georgia's Ravaged Capitalupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 13:00:00

The Russian advance may have halted, but the country is held in fear, with its economy set back and refugees left on the road

Time.com: Russia: Georgia Has 'Paid Enough'updated: Tue Aug 12 2008 11:00:00

Russia ordered a halt to military action in Georgia on Tuesday, after five days of air and land attacks that sent Georgia's army into headlong retreat

Russians take over Goriupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 00:31:00

CNN's Matthew Chance reports from Gori, Georgia, where Russian forces have taken over.

Russian military pushes into Georgiaupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 00:31:00

The Russian military advanced into Georgia on two fronts Monday, heading toward cities outside the breakaway provinces that have been the centers of fighting.

Time.com: Bush Warns Russia to Pull Backupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 20:35:00

President Bush on Monday demanded that Russia end a "dramatic and brutal escalation" of violence in Georgia, agree to an immediate cease-fire and accept international mediation to end the crisis in the former Soviet republic

Russian military dwarfs Georgia'supdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 20:05:00

Russian troops advanced out of two breakaway Georgian regions on Monday as the outnumbered and underequipped troops from the former Soviet republic retreated to defend the capital of Tbilisi.

Humanitarian effort begins in Georgiaupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 18:08:00

The number of people displaced by the warfare in Georgia is approaching 100,000 and the figure could rise, the U.N. refugee agency said Monday.

Time.com: Georgia: Russians Have Split Countryupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 17:00:00

Russian forces seized several towns and a military base deep in western Georgia on Monday, opening a second front in the fighting

Fighting with Russia spreads to cities across Georgiaupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 13:14:00

Bombs rocked Tbilisi early Saturday morning as the fight between Georgia and Russia over a breakaway region intensified and moved into the Georgian capital.

Fighting escalates in Georgiaupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 13:14:00

Georgia's president says his country is facing a "large scale" military intervention. Journalist Elene Gotsadze explains.

Time.com: Volunteering to Kill Georgiansupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 13:00:00

On Scene: At a Russian recruitment center in North Ossetia, soldiers of all ages are eager to join the cause

Time.com: Putin Assails US on Georgia Conflict updated: Mon Aug 11 2008 02:35:00

Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is criticizing the United States for airlifting Georgian troops from Iraq

Russian warplanes target Georgiaupdated: Sat Aug 09 2008 23:56:00

Russian forces launched an airstrike against a military airfield near the Tbilisi International Airport early Sunday, despite international calls for Russia to stand down from the escalating conflict, Georgian officials told CNN.

CNNMoney: Oil sinks to 3-month lowupdated: Fri Aug 08 2008 15:25:00

Oil prices tumbled a 3-month low near $115 a barrel Friday as the dollar rallied strongly against slumping foreign currencies and concerns about a Turkish supply disruption were eased.

Time.com: Georgian Military Threatens Russiaupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 11:00:00

A Georgian official warned Russia on Friday that it will have to "collect the shattered fragments" of its planes if they intrude on Georgian airspace again

Time.com: Rice Draws Line in Sand at Iranupdated: Thu Jul 10 2008 11:00:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned Iran on Thursday that the United States will not back down in the face of threats against Israel

Time.com: Narrow Win for Georgian Presidentupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 11:00:00

The opposition parties are crying foul, claiming that Mikheil Saakashvili has rigged the election. But his position looks secure

Georgian protests quashedupdated: Wed Nov 14 2007 08:12:00

CNN's Matthew Chance reports on tensions and anti-government protests that Georgia's leader blames on Russia.

Protests against Georgia presidentupdated: Fri Nov 02 2007 23:10:00

Tens of thousands of people gathered Friday in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, to protest against President Mikhail Saakashvili and demand -- apparently in vain -- that elections be held months earlier than scheduled.

Georgia: We fired on Russian planeupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 21:27:00

Georgian forces fired at a plane they believed was Russian after it violated the Caucasus republic's airspace on Wednesday, a senior interior ministry official said.

Georgia: Russia drops bomb on villageupdated: Thu Aug 09 2007 05:32:00

Georgia: Russia drops bomb on village

Georgia: Russia bombed villageupdated: Wed Aug 08 2007 02:08:00

A pair of Russian fighter jets violated Georgian airspace firing a missile that landed near a village northwest of the capital, Tbilisi, Georgian authorities said. There were no casualties.

Ex-Czech coach Uhrin joins Tbilisiupdated: Wed Sep 06 2006 11:05:00

Former Czech Republic national coach Dusan Uhrin has joined Georgian club Dynamo Tbilisi on a two-year contract, he said on Wednesday.

Bitter cold kills 181 in Ukraineupdated: Thu Jan 26 2006 08:47:00

A bitter cold wave has killed 181 people in Ukraine over last five days, the Health Ministry said Thursday.

Alleged would-be Bush assassin indictedupdated: Wed Sep 07 2005 17:14:00

A federal grand jury in Washington Wednesday indicted a citizen of the Eastern European nation of Georgia for attempting to assassinate President Bush by lobbing a hand grenade in the vicinity of the president during a rally in the capital in May.

Bush grenade scare: Man confessesupdated: Thu Jul 21 2005 06:04:00

A man has confessed to throwing a live grenade near where U.S. President George W. Bush was speaking during the American leader's visit to Georgia in May, a government official says.

Suspect in Bush grenade incident detainedupdated: Wed Jul 20 2005 16:12:00

Police on Wednesday captured a man accused of throwing a live grenade in a crowd not far from where President Bush was speaking in May in Tbilisi, the capital of the Georgia Republic, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry said.

Grenade near Bush 'was live'updated: Wed May 18 2005 08:36:00

A hand grenade found in the crowd as U.S. President George W. Bush spoke in Tbilisi, Georgia, last week was live and could have exploded, Georgian officials and an FBI agent have said.

Former Soviet striker Nodiya diesupdated: Thu Apr 07 2005 14:26:00

Former Soviet international Givi Nodiya has died from a heart attack aged 57.

Greeks clinch third successive winupdated: Sat Mar 26 2005 15:56:00

European champions Greece came from behind to defeat Georgia 3-1 in Tbilisi, to make it three successive World Cup qualifying wins in Group Two.

President takes charge in Georgiaupdated: Thu Feb 03 2005 02:02:00

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili has said he would temporarily fulfill the executive duties of prime minister following the apparently accidental death of Zurab Zhvania.

Georgia at a glanceupdated: Thu Feb 03 2005 00:58:00

Georgia Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania has died of an apparent gas poisoning at the Tbilisi home of a friend, officials said. Below are some key facts about Georgia.

Shearer puts Newcastle in controlupdated: Thu Nov 04 2004 16:25:00

Alan Shearer and Craig Bellamy scored as Newcastle beat Dinamo Tbilisi 2-0 to maintain their 100 percent record in Group D of the UEFA Cup on Thursday.

Trabzonspor survive Bilbao's rallyupdated: Thu Sep 16 2004 16:14:00

Trabzonspor hung on to beat Athletic Bilbao 3-2 in the first leg of their UEFA Cup first round tie in Istanbul after the Spanish team battled back from a 3-0 deficit.

Georgia extend 100 percent startupdated: Wed Sep 08 2004 15:04:00

Georgia beat Albania 2-0 in their World Cup qualifier in Tbilisi to maintain a 100 percent record after their opening two games in Group Two.

Madrid and United avoid tough tiesupdated: Fri Jul 30 2004 08:01:00

Former European champions Real Madrid and Manchester United avoided dangerous floaters Benfica and Basel in the draw for the third qualifying round of the Champions League.

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Fortune: Selling in Georgia, Sneering in Kansas City, Traveling to 12 Offices, and Other Matters. A Case for Corruptionupdated: Mon Aug 05 1985 00:01:00

For the second time in three years you're reading laudatory news stories about Soviet leaders identified as prodigious battlers against corruption. The first spate of stories concerned Geidar Aliye...

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