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Georgia to sign EU pact by June: foreign minister

Georgia will sign an association agreement with the European Union by June, the country's foreign minister said during a visit to Berlin on Thursday. Maia Panjikidze made the comment at a joint press conference with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. "I assured the German foreign minister that Georgia ... will sign at the latest by June the association agreement with the EU," she said.

Georgia seeks non-aggression promise from Russia

Nervous over Russia's recent assertive behaviour in Ukraine, Georgia on Wednesday sought a fresh pledge from Moscow that it would not use force to resolve their simmering territorial conflict. "Georgia remains committed to its non-use of force pledge unilaterally taken in 2010," said chief negotiator David Zalkaliani after the latest round of internationally-brokered peace talks in Geneva.

Georgia 63, Vermont 56

(Updated: CHANGES "about five minutes into the second half" to "16:37 left" in graph 4) Georgia 63, Vermont 56: Charles Mann scored 29 points as the host Bulldogs advanced to the second round of the NIT.

Preview: Georgia vs Mississippi

Third-seeded Georgia looks to make a big splash in the SEC tournament as it faces Mississippi in the quarterfinals Friday in Atlanta. The No. 6 seed Bulldogs closed out the regular season by winning eight of their last 10 games, but likely need a few more victories to secure an NCAA tournament berth. "I realize in November that Georgia was not an at-large team, but right now we are pretty darn good," coach Mark Fox told reporters. "We've got more work to do, but if you just rely on numbers you can make any case that you want."

Ukraine crisis stirs painful emotions in Georgia

Yellow-and-blue Ukrainian flags flutter in the spring breeze around Tbilisi, a symbol of Georgians' commiseration with the people of a fellow former Soviet state facing new incursions by Moscow. Events in Ukraine's stand-off with Russia have dominated the airwaves and stirred political debate in the tiny Caucasus country that fought -- and lost -- its own war with Moscow in 2008.

Preview: Missouri at Georgia

The middle of the SoutheasternConference standings is a jumbled mess, with seven teams tied forfourth in the league standings at 7-7. Unfortunately for Missouri, anupset loss to Alabama on Saturday put the Tigers in that group,instead of a game behind Georgia heading into Tuesday night's meetingwith the Bulldogs.

17 inmates stab themselves in Georgia prison protest

At least 17 prison inmates in Georgia were hospitalised on Monday with self-inflicted stab wounds as a larger protest over alleged mistreatment rocked the ex-Soviet state's penal system, authorities said. The inmates from Geguti penitentiary in western Georgia were treated for "self-inflicted multiple stab wounds in their upper and lower extremities," the Ministry of Correction said, as hundreds more convicts pressed on with a hunger strike.

Auburn 74, Georgia 67

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Vanderbilt 59, Georgia 54

Vanderbilt 59, Georgia 54: Rod Odom scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the visiting Commodores downed the Bulldogs in SEC play. Dai-Jon Parker recorded 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists for Vanderbilt (11-8, 3-4), which has won two straight games. Kyle Fuller added 13 points and four assists for the Commodores, who went 8-of-18 from 3-point range.

Preview: Georgia at Kentucky

When Georgia and No. 14 Kentucky square off at Rupp Arena on Saturday, it will be a clash of the surprising and the expected. The Wildcats entered the season with huge hype and have started 4-1 in SEC play behind strong play from the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class from last season, and its headliner, Julius Randle.
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