Georgia en As Ukrainians protest, Georgia looks West <p>ISTANBUL &mdash; With attention focused on Ukraine, whose president prompted mass protests with his last-minute decision to abandon plans for European integration last month, developments in other former Soviet countries have been less visible. Among them, Georgia initialed an agreement with the EU, quietly nearing the finish line in what&#39;s perhaps been the most dramatic story of geopolitical wrangling between Russia and the West since the Cold War.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Georgia Want to Know Europe Politics Thu, 19 Dec 2013 05:57:53 +0000 Nicholas Clayton 6022908 at Death of Georgia teen found rolled in gym mat to be reinvestigated "[His parents] never believed he died the way the sheriff concluded. They believe that it defies logic, the laws of physics as well as common sense," said family attorney Benjamin Crump to Fox News. "They think this is a cover-up to protect the person or people responsible for their son’s death."<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Georgia murder Americas Want to Know United States Fri, 01 Nov 2013 03:28:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5976985 at Giorgi Margvelashvili wins Georgian presidential election: exit polls Margvelashvili, 44, has won 66 to 68 percent of the vote, according to exit surveys, in an election that pitted him against a member of the current president’s party.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Georgia Need to Know Elections Europe Sun, 27 Oct 2013 17:42:26 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5972296 at Georgians prepare for election amid worries about what will follow <p>TBILISI &mdash; Whatever happens in this country&rsquo;s presidential election later this month, one matter is certain: the political landscape will change after the two clashing personalities that have recently defined it officially leave government.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Georgia World Leaders Elections Want to Know Europe Global Economy Sun, 29 Sep 2013 11:20:00 +0000 Nicholas Clayton 5945732 at Sheriff's deputy in Georgia caught selling marijuana to undercover agent A Georgia sheriff's deputy will face drug and firearms charges after he was caught selling marijuana to federal agents out of his very own squad car. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Georgia police Strange But True Weird Wide Web GlobalPost Blogs Sat, 21 Sep 2013 02:46:47 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5940416 at Afghanistan attacks rattle a staunch coalition member <p>TBILISI &mdash; When a truck bomb in Afghanistan&rsquo;s restive Helmand province killed seven soldiers serving with ISAF last week, it was the deadliest attack on coalition troops in almost a year. It&#39;s also unnerved many Georgians and prompted debate about the country&rsquo;s priorities.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan War Georgia Want to Know Europe Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:17:01 +0000 Nicholas Clayton 5857159 at Rising church asserts itself in Georgia after Orthodox Christian protesters attack gay-rights activists <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">TBILISI &mdash;</span><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">Many believe the government is seeking to divert attention from a confrontation with an increasingly powerful church by arresting the head of the main opposition party, a close ally of outgoing President Mikheil Saakashvili.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">That&rsquo;s helping raise concerns about the country&rsquo;s direction months before a presidential election this fall.</span></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Georgia World Leaders Elections Want to Know Europe Fri, 24 May 2013 10:01:00 +0000 Nicholas Clayton 5844957 at Georgian soldiers killed in Afghanistan attack Defense Minister Irakli Alasania said the soldiers were killed when a suicide bomber drove a truck carrying explosives into their base in Helmand province.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Georgia Conflict Zones Want to Know Mon, 13 May 2013 22:23:32 +0000 Jill Langlois 5837164 at Early foreign policy signs from Georgia seem positive With a successful round of elections and a promising new leader, Georgia is in a prime position to boost its image domestically and abroad. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Georgia Georgian elections World Leaders Diplomacy Politics Commentary GlobalPost Blogs Sun, 09 Dec 2012 13:49:05 +0000 Michael Cecire and Laura Linderman 5728260 at Georgia election: President Mikheil Saakashvili concedes defeat in historic vote It marks the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union that Georgia has changed governments in a democratic vote, not a revolution.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Georgia World Leaders Elections Europe Tue, 02 Oct 2012 14:10:54 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5721358 at Georgia prepares for key elections <p>TBILISI &mdash; Two weeks after videos of prison guards beating and sodomizing prison inmates shocked people here, voters will take part in parliamentary elections on Monday that are being closely watched as a referendum on the pro-Western president who has led this small South Caucasus Mountains country for nearly a decade.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Georgia World Leaders Elections Europe Politics Sat, 29 Sep 2012 16:09:37 +0000 Nicholas Clayton 5720999 at Georgian President suspends the country's prison staff over abuse scandal; arrests, resignations follow Georgia's entire prison staff has been suspended in a sweeping move by President Mikhail Saakashvili, after video footage showing guards allegedly abusing inmates sparked massive protests across the country. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Georgia Europe Politics Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:29:00 +0000 Talia Ralph 5719774 at Georgians question government claims about Russian militants <p>PANKISI GORGE, Georgia &mdash; Tbilisi has blamed a deadly shootout last week on Islamist militants it said took hostages after crossing the Caucasus Mountains from Russia.&nbsp;However, locals in this remote valley near the site of the gun battle close to the border indicate that most and possibly all of the 11 men reported killed by special forces troops may have been Georgian residents.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Georgia Europe Russia Wed, 05 Sep 2012 21:30:00 +0000 Nicholas Clayton 5718265 at Georgia gay pride march attacked by Christian activists A few dozen marchers took part Thursday in the deeply religious, ex-Soviet nation’s first such demonstration, waving rainbow flags to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Georgia Europe Thu, 17 May 2012 19:05:58 +0000 Luke Browne 5704621 at Five killed after flooding hits Georgian capital <p> A mother, her two young children, an elderly woman and an elderly man died after the Kura River flooded Saturday night, trapping them in their homes and causing the buildings to collapse.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Georgia Europe Sun, 13 May 2012 19:52:46 +0000 Luke Browne 5704120 at