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SOCAR Opens Office in Georgia’s Batumi

Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR opened its office in Batumi, Georgia, said the company in a message May 18. The building, built near the Batumi Port, will house the offices of SOCAR Energy Georgia, and its structures. The construction of the four-story building, designed for 150 people, kicked off in …

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Georgian National Dance Ensemble Celebrates 130th Anniversary

Today, Georgian National Dance Ensemble celebrates 130th anniversary. Erisioni attained global acclaim thanks to their cooperation with United States producer Jim Lowe and Frenchstage director Pascal Jourdan on the project Georgian Legend – a performance consisting of the dances and songs of Georgia, loosely bound around tales from the country’s …

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Hilton Batumi Opened Today

Hilton Batumi Opened Today

The opening ceremony of  the five-star Hilton Batumi hotel was attended by Prime Minister and the Chairman of the Government of Adjara. “Hilton Batumi” official opening was  scheduled for the end of 2014 but was postponed until the start of the tourist season. The hotel is conveniently near the airport …

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Chairman of the Roads Department Resigns

Chairman of the Roads Department Resigns

Vazha Panchulidze, the Chairman of the Roads Department, has allegedly resigned. InterpressNews called the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure to verify the information. According to the agency, no resignation has been submitted to the chancellery yet. Vazha Panchulidze has yet to address the Prime Minister with a resignation request as …

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The Ageing World

The world’s population is getting older. By 2050, nearly two billion people on the planet will be 60 or over. So who is going to look after them all? Mariko Oi reports from Japan on its experience with a rapidly ageing population, while Anu Anand hears from several generations of …

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Dubai World Trade Centre made a free zone

Dubai World Trade Centre has been established as a free zone after a new law was issued by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Wam reported. The new law aims to boost Dubai’s position as a global trade centre and hub for regional …

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Japanese Strawberry Weighing 250 g is World’s Heaviest

A Japanese strawberry grown by a Japanese farmer that weighs a whopping 250 grammes has won the Guinness World Records title for the heaviest strawberry. Farmer Koji Nakao from Fukuoka, Japan, contacted Guinness World Records when he found an unusually large strawberry during harvest. The mutated strawberry weighs a whopping …

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Deutsche Bank in record $2.5bn Libor fine

Germany’s biggest bank, Deutsche Bank has been fined $2.5bn by US and UK regulators for trying to manipulate interest rates. We speak to Martin Arnold, banking editor of the Financial Times newspaper about the record penalty for such misconduct. Meanwhile Greece is locked in talks with its international lenders which …

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Oscar-Nominated Corn Island to Debut in German Cinemas

Oscar-Nominated Corn Island to Debut in German Cinemas

Georgian Oscar-nominated movie Corn Island (Simindis Kundzuli) will soon debut in cinemas throughout Germany. German company 42film GmbH announced Corn Island will be screened nationwide in Germany on May 28. The multi-nation co-production was directed by Georgian man George Ovashvili. Since its release in 2014 the film has won numerous awards …

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