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Georgian Film Festival in Kazakhstan for Tbilisi Flood Victims

Georgian film festival raised about $135,000 USD (more than 300, 000 GEL) to assist the hundreds of people affected by the devastating flood in Tbilisi. Kazakhstan’s largest city, Almaty, hosted a week of Georgian cinema to raise money for the cause. The event’s program included the Oscar-shortlisted film Tangerines by Zaza Urushadze, …

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Nusurltan Nazarbaev Celebrates 75th Birthday

Kazakhstan’s leader Nurusltan Nazarbaev celebrates his 75th birthday today. “Thanks to Allah, we have peace in our country,” Nazarbaev told the news agency TASS. “Even presidential elections, which were not on anybody’s plans, were held this year” and “the result, as you all know, was stunning. It’s inspiring. Any politician will …

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Tbilisi Building Collapse Kills Three People

Today’s Building collapse in central Tbilisi caused death of three people and another is badly injured. Deputy head of Tbilisi division of Georgia’s Emergency Situation Management Department Davit Gelashvili confirmed the bodies of three workers had been recovered from the debris and a fourth worker had been taken to hospital …

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Fidel Castro Makes First Appearance Since Historic Announcement

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, 88, visited 19 cheese masters for four hours on Friday in a rare trip outside his Havana home. The photos showing the leader alive and well came out three days after his younger brother and current president, Raul Castro, announced a formal agreement with the …

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Giorgi Gigolashvili: We Should Develop Insurance Culture in Georgia

The June 13 natural disaster has left clear messages to the Georgian society that the insurance culture in Georgia remains undeveloped. Insurance companies have remunerated only a 1/8 part of total losses. In his interview to the Banks&Finances Giorgi Gigolashvili, a head of the Insurance Institute, talks about the current …

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Greek Finance Minister Resigns Despite Referendum No Vote

The Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has quit, despite the country’s decisive rejection of the eurozone’s terms for the country remaining in the single currency. Varoufakis, who infuriated eurozone leaders and recently compared Greece’s creditors to terrorists, said the Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, thought it would be better if he …

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Railway Station Opens in Batumi

For the first time this year, a passenger train will arrive in Batumi city of the seaside Adjara region.  After opening a new railway tunnel, in Kharagauli district, Georgian railway opens Batumi station. The station is located in a four-story business center Batumi-Central and occupies 750 square meters. The building includes …

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U.S.A. Beats Japan 5-2 To Win Women’s World Cup

Women's World Cup

For the first time since 1999, the FIFA Women’s World Cup is back in the hands of the U.S. Women’s National Team, who defeated Japan 5-2 on Sunday before an estimated crowd of 53,341 in Vancouver, Canada. It is the USWNT’s third World Cup title. The U.S. squad set the …

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