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Marijuana Decriminalization Protest Held in Georgia

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Today Protest Action demanding Marijuana Decriminalization was held in Tbilisi,Batumi, Zugdidi and Bolnisi, for the third time already. Protesters were demanding to stop arresting people who consume marijuana and to protest forcing people to drug tests. Protests begun in 2013 and takes place annually, on June 2. “We demand from …

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Bank of Georgia’s Unit to Buy 50% Stake in Tbilisi Hospital

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UK-based bank holding company Bank of Georgia Holdings Plc’s Georgia Healthcare Group subsidiary has signed a binding Memorandum of Understanding, subject to relevant regulatory approvals, to acquire 50.0% equity interest in Georgian hospital operator GNCo, with effective management and operational control over the company, the bank said on Monday. GNCo …

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Fifa: Sepp Blatter to Quit as President Amid Corruption Scandal

Fifa: Sepp Blatter to Quit as President Amid Corruption Scandal

Sepp Blatter says he will resign as president of football’s governing body Fifa amid a corruption scandal. In announcing his exit, the 79-year-old Swiss has called an extraordinary Fifa congress “as soon as possible” to elect a new president. Blatter was re-elected last week, despite seven top Fifa officials being …

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Inspiring model with Down’s Syndrome Changing Perceptions of Beauty

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Teenage girl with Down’s Syndrome is challenging traditional attitudes towards beauty by embracing her disability as a ‘gift’. Madeline Stuart, 18, posed for a series of stunning pictures after changing her outlook and shedding more than 40 pounds. The model, who cut out junk food and exercised more to get into …

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Georgia To Host International Rafting Competition

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Georgia is gearing up to host part of a prestigious European rafting competition for the first time in the country’s history. Head of the Georgian National Rafting Federation David Katsarava today announced Georgia had gained the right to hold a Euro Cup event on May 1, 2016. “Every year, stages of …

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36 Million GEL Project Launches in Ureki and Shekvetili

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The construction of the Ureki-Shekvetili water supply and sewer system will begin on June 15th. The cost of the project will be 63 Million GEL. The Ozurgeti municipality governor, Merab Chanukvadze, met with representatives of the “Peri” company on this topic. Materials and equipment which are 5 million GEL in …

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Philippines – Georgia Friendship Mini‐Park Park to Rise in Tbilisi Zoo

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The Philippines – Georgia Friendship Mini‐Park will be built in the Tbilisi Zoological Park. This was announced yesterday by Honorary Consul of Georgia to the Philippines Thelmo Cunanan Jr at an event at Tbilisi Zoo, in celebration of International Children’s Day. The project, which is being spearheaded by Consul Cunanan, …

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Georgia Asks for NATO Membership Action Plan at Warsaw Summit

Georgia Asks for NATO Membership Action Plan at Warsaw Summit

eorgia is asking NATO to offer the country a Membership Action Plan (MAP) at the Warsaw Summit planned for July 2016. Meanwhile, the NATO Secretary General will come to Georgia sometime this year and will presumably open the NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Centre during his trip. These were the main …

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Georgian PM Discusses Occupied Regions with OSCE Chairman

Georgian PM Discusses Occupied Regions with OSCE Chairman

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has held a fruitful meeting with a high official from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) today in Tbilisi. OSCE chairman Ivica Dacic, who is also Serbia’s Foreign Minister, arrived in Georgia this morning and has since met with PM Garibashvili at …

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Greek Tragedy Rumbles on – Euro Currency Update

Greek Tragedy Rumbles on - Euro Currency Update

The Euro weakened against the Pound, US Dollar and other major peers as ongoing concerns over Greece weighed on the common currency. Athens has to repay a large sum to the International Monetary Fund on Friday but government officials have warned that it will be unable to do so unless …

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