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Riots in Armenia Continue

Some 10,000 protesters rallied in the Armenian capital yesterday, defying police threats to forcefully break up the demonstration against the government’s controversial move to hike electricity prices. Protesters, who for a second week blocked the capital Yerevan’s main thoroughfare, refused to disperse despite a police ultimatum and President Serzh Sarkisian’s …

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Greece Closes Banks after Bailout Talks Break Down

Greece has closed its banks and imposed capital controls to prevent financial chaos after the breakdown of bailout talks with its international creditors. The move, which left many depositors scrambling for cash, came at the end of a weekend which saw Greece lurch closer to a potential exit from the …

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The most powerful whiskey brands in the world

Sure, craft whiskeys are growing in popularity. But one whiskey brand dominates the market: Johnnie Walker. Johnnie Walker’s retail value was $5.3 billion in 2014, according to a research note from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. That brand is owned by British multinational Diageo. It was followed by Jack Daniel’s, …

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The 20 most bike-friendly cities in the world

In cities that are clogged with cars, the humble bicycle offers an easy way to get around. That’s true, at least, in cities that also have an extensive bike infrastructure. These are the places that will thrive in the future, as the percentage of the world’s population that lives in …

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Here’s Why the Players at Wimbledon Have to Wear All White

The Championships, Wimbledon has the strictest dress code of all the major Grand Slam tennis tournaments. The players must wear white. All white. It’s tradition. The All-England Club, where the tournament is played, takes this rule very seriously. The dress code dates back to the 1800s, when tennis was played at social …

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Adam Okruashvili Wins Second Golden Medal at Baku 2015

Adam Okruashvili

Georgian Judoka Adam Okruashvili defeated Israel’s sportsman, and won golden medal at first European Games at Baku 2015. The Georgian National Anthem has been heard for the second time in Baku, Azerbaijan after a Georgian athlete won the gold medal at the 2015 European Games. By the 15th day of competition, …

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USA: Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage

The Supreme Court has just ruled that gay marriage is legal in whole America. Justice Anthony Kennedy issued the 5-4 ruling, finding that the Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex. The justices explored two key questions about same-sex unions during …

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Cartu Bank Donates 2.5 Million GEL for Tbilisi Flood Victims

Cartu Bank

A bank in Georgia owned by former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, has donated more than 2 million GEL to a fund that will support victims of the Tbilisi flood. Cartu Bank donated 2.5 million GEL to help people affected by the June 13 disaster, which claimed the lives of 19 …

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Decision was Taken on Khudoni HPP Construction

The decision on construction of Khudoni Hydro Power Plant has been  taken and the final version of the agreement has already been compiled. According to  the Minister of Energy Kakha Kaladze,  in the coming days society will be acquainted with the details of the project. “The decision about how and in …

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World War II History Displayed in Tbilisi

People in Tbilisi have a unique chance to see the private belongings of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and explore one of the bloodiest wars in world history. Simon Janashia Museum, which is a part of the Georgian National Museum, is inviting the public to attend today’s opening of the exhibition …

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Nikoloz Basilashvili Will Play at Wimbledon for the first time

Georgia’s top-ranking tennis player has gained the right to compete in the main draw of Wimbledon. After achieving three victories in the qualifying round. This is the first time Basilashvili will compete in the tennis tournament. Yesterday Nikoloz Basilashvili  defeated Hungary’s Martin Fucsovic  with a score of 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. In …

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