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Georgian tennis player succeeds at Wimbledon

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Georgian first racket, Nikoloz Basilashvili wins Wimbledon’s first qualification round. Georgian tennis player defeated Rumanian Victor Hanseku with the score 6:4, 6:2. Basilashvili earned 8 ranking points as well. Looking ahead Basilashvili will meet Uzbekistan’s Farrukh Dustov in the second qualification round on June 24. This will not be an easy …

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The Economist : Ark Wanted

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Well known newspaper Economist responds to Tbilisi Flood. After a flood and a plague of escaped animals, some blame God’s wrath. Others blame poor disaster-mitigation infrastructure. Begi, a 16-year-old hippo, briefly became the most internationally famous resident of Tbilisi. After a flash flood had inundated the city’s Mziuri Park and most …

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Georgian Patrol Discovers Buried Chemicals in Afghanistan

Georgian Patrol Discovers Buried Chemicals in Afghanistan

Buried chemical explosives used in past conflicts have been discovered by Georgian soldiers near a heavily-populated German military base in northern Afghanistan. The Georgian soldiers, serving under German command as part of the NATO-led Resolute Support mission, noticed the suspicious materials during their 12-hour patrol around Camp Marmal yesterday. They …

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First emotional humanoid robot sold in Japan for $1,600

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A joint venture between Japan’s SoftBank, China’s Alibaba and Foxconn Technology is bringing the emotional human-like robot Pepper to the global market. It’s the first step to make robots available to general consumers for home and work. Foxconn and Alibaba are each investing $118 million (¥14.5 billion) for a stake …

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Budget of the Interior Ministry to be Cut by 15 Million

Budget of the Interior Ministry to be Cut by 15 Million

The budget of the Ministry of Internal Affairs will be cut by 15 million, – Interior Minister Vakhtang Gomelauri states. He says  that initially a greater reduction was planned, though as the Interior Ministry must soon be divided into two agencies and a security service has to be set up, …

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5 Tempting Reasons to Visit Tbilisi

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Tbilisi is now featured at Like A Local Guide! Check out 5 reasons to visit Tbilisi – our glorious capital.  Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, is a relatively undiscovered travel destination. This fact alone is a great reason to visit, though if you’re still not convinced, Daria, our Tbilisi local, has shared …

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How much money do you need to live in Georgia? (Infographic)

The amount of money a person needs to support themselves in Georgia is slowly rising. Figures from Geostat, the National Statistics Office of Georgia, revealed the country’s minimum subsistence level had slightly increased in the past 30 days, as well as the same time in 2014. Figures showed the minimum …

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Investments from Azerbaijan increases by quarter

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Azerbaijan’s investments in Georgia’s economy totaled $ 59 million in the first quarter of 2015, which is 25.5 percent more than in the same period of 2014.. As of the reporting period, Azerbaijan with a special weight of 33.7 percent was the biggest foreign direct investor to Georgia, followed by …

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Slovakia to provide financial humanitarian aid to flood-hit Georgia

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Slovakia will provide financial humanitarian aid worth 15,000 euros (17,000 U.S. dollars) to Georgia, which was hit by deadly floods a week ago, Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak said on Monday. The assistance will be granted from the ministry’s official development aid resources and should be used …

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Georgia’s embassy opens bank account in Egypt to help Tbilisi victims

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Georgia’s embassy in Cairo opened a bank account to receive donations for the Tbilisi flood’s victims, Youm7 reported Sunday. “By the decision of the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, the persons, upon their desire, may provide financial assistance to the victims of the flood …

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