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Meeting with CERN Director General

The possibility of Georgia’s accession to the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), and its admission as an associated member thereof, was discussed at today’s meeting between the Prime Minister of Georgia and the Director General for CERN. At the meeting, the parties discussed concrete ways to deepen their bilateral …

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UNESCO designates Georgian pianist as Artist of peace

The Director-General of UNESCO, Ms Irina Bokova will designate the famous Georgian pianist Elisso Bolkvadze as a UNESCO Artist for Peace on 22 January 2015. This title will be bestowed in recognition of her support, through her Foundation LYRA, for the musical education and creativity of talented young Georgians. In …

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The Guardian: Russia’s ruble crisis poses threat to Georgia

The recent collapse of the Russian ruble is posing a threat to nine countries relying on remittances including Georgia, claims one of Britain’s leading newspapers. Georgia and eight other countries, which heavily rely on cash sent home from Russia for their economic buoyancy, could collectively lose more than $10 billion …

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Top US educators interested in Tbilisi Technological University

Professors from South Florida University, the fourth-largest public university in the United States (US) state of Florida, are visiting Tbilisi today to learn more about a new Technological University in Georgia’s capital city. The guests and Georgian Government representatives discussed ways of possible cooperation between South Florida University and the …

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The other Georgia

What was once a Soviet republic is a reborn country that welcomes visitors with warmth AND WINE By: David Connors But they were singing the wrong song. They should have been singing the Beatles’ Back in the U.S.S.R., not Ray Charles. “OH, SHOW ME ROUND YOUR SNOW PEAKED MOUNTAINS WAY …

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The Cost Of Living In Every Part Of The World

The folks at Movehub.com have compiled some awesome data that forces us to take a look at the entire world. This is an infographic on the cost of living all around the world. When you look at the data, presented in this way, the results are a bit staggering. For …

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Forbes: Georgian wines among best beverages for 2015

Georgian wine is one of the best beverages to start drinking in 2015, prestigious American magazine Forbes suggests. Forbes lifestyle supplement Forbes Life published the list of The 9 Best Wines and Spirits to Start Drinking in 2015. The publication asked a group of sommeliers, mixologists and writers what they …

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EU to allocate 44M euro to Georgia

EU will deliver a grant worth 44 million euros to Georgia, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said at a joint briefing with EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn. Garibashvili said that the agreement was signed on Thursday night. “Of course, the integration with the EU …

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ALL 48 EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, RANKED BY FOOD/DRINK

As most of our stories do, this began as an argument. Liz was espousing the virtues of Georgian food, which I had summarily dismissed, and then, during the following geeky discussion of random countries’ cuisines, we began to wonder how each part of Europe stacked up against the others. And …

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