Tbilisi (Georgia), May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Georgian prime minister is considering attending next year's Winter Olympics in the southern Russian city of Sochi, he announced Tuesday. Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili had mooted a boycott in the wake of the country's brief war with Russia over the South Ossetia breakaway region in 2008 but that talk has since been quashed by his bitter opponent Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili
Tbilisi, May 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Georgian government is considering the possibility of legalising marijuana in the country, a minister said Friday. "As far as drugs are concerned, ban-related mechanisms very often entail a ricochet effect, which means strengthening and development of other directions etc.," Labor, Health and Social Affairs Minister David Sergeyenko said.
Tbilisi, May 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has ruled out the possibility of Tbilisi resuming natural gas purchases from Russia, for its probable impact on his country's independence.
Tbilisi (Georgia), May 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Georgia will not boycott next year's Winter Olympics in the Russian city of Sochi after the country's National Olympic Committee voted unanimously in favour of taking part. The question of a boycott has repeatedly arisen in Georgia as a result of the 2008 war with Russia.
Tbilisi, April 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A trailer containing some 30 tonnes of Armenian brandy went up in flames in a tunnel in Georgia, media said Friday. Fire officials were quoted as saying power had been switched off in the tunnel, part of a highway which links the Georgian capital of Tbilisi with the west of the former Soviet republic. There are no reports of casualties
Tbilisi (Georgia), March 29 (IANS) The draw for the UEFA Futsal Cup semi-finals pits holders FC Barcelona against Kairat Almaty and Iberia Star Tbilisi against MFK Dinamo. These four clubs from Spain, Russia, hosts Georgia and Kazakhstan respectively have advanced into the final stage for the 2013 grand finale, which will be held between April 26 and 28 here, hosts also for the 2015 UEFA Super Cup, reports Xinhua
Tbilisi, March 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lawmakers in Georgia have approved changes to the constitution that will reduce President Mikheil Saakashvili's authority and tip the balance of power to the prime minister. The changes, which include stripping the president of the right to dismiss the government without parliamentary approval, mark a new victory for billionaire prime minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, whose Georgian Dream coalition triumphed in the October elections.
Tbilisi, Feb 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Gigi Ugulava, mayor of Georgian capital Tbilisi, has been charged with embezzlement and money laundering and faces up to 23 years in jail if convicted, the mayor's lawyer said. Ugulava, a close ally of President Mikheil Saakashvili, was summoned by the Georgian finance ministry's investigation service Saturday and charged with "misspending state funds and legalisation of illegal income", lawyer Gogita Gabaydze said.
Tbilisi (Georgia), Feb 19 (IANS) A pilot computer programme on chess games designed by Gary Kasparov was launched in Georgia to assist the country's youth to learn about the game.
Tbilisi (Georgia), Feb 10 (IANS) Hosts Georgia defeated Portugal in the European Nations Cup rugby division A second rounder, winning 25-12. It was Georgia's second consecutive victory in this tournament.