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Olympic wrestling: Varner wins gold for US


August 12th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Jacob Varner grappled to the gold medal for the United States in the Olympic men's 96kg freestyle wrestling here at the ExCel Arena Sunday, beating ... Read more...

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Georgia retains European Nations rugby trophy


June 10th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tbilisi (Georgia), June 10 (IANS) Defending champions Georgia trounced Ukraine 33-3 to finish their 2012 European Nations Cup rugby tournament with a fifth title.Saturday's game was re-scheduled from April and ... Read more...

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Clinton seeks Russia, China’s help in Syrian crisis


June 7th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Baku (Azerbaijan), June 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called on China and Russia to use their influence on Damascus to stop the Syrian bloodshed, RIA Novosti ... Read more...

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Grapes were domesticated 8,000 years ago finds genetics study


January 20th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A genetics study has found that people first cultivated grapes about 8,000 years ago.A team led by Sean Myles of Cornell, looked at 1,000 samples of the domesticated ... Read more...

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Displaced Georgian woman wins lottery jackpot on Christmas


December 26th, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Tbilisi, Dec 26 (IANS) For this displaced woman who ekes out a humble existence in a dormitory in this Georgian capital, Christmas brought her a sweet surprise -- a $2.4 million lottery ... Read more...

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South Ossetia to discuss Georgia’s peace proposal in Geneva


December 9th, 2010 - 1:39 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- South Ossetia presidential envoy Boris Chochiev on Wednesday announced that the independent state will discuss the peace proposal sent by Georgia to the international community in Geneva ... Read more...

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Moscow to expel NATO representative: Report


May 6th, 2009 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 5 (DPA) Russia is to expel the head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's information office from Moscow, a report said Tuesday, in a sign of a continued deterioration of ... Read more...

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NATO, Russia in war of words over spying, Georgia (Lead)


April 30th, 2009 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 30 (DPA) NATO and Russia launched a war of words Thursday as the alliance expelled two Russian diplomats for spying and accused Moscow of destabilizing the South Caucasus, and Russia ... Read more...

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Russia confirms drones deal with Israel


April 13th, 2009 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 13 (DPA) Russia concluded its first weapons deal with Israel, purchasing unmanned spy planes valued at around $49 million, a spokesman for the Russia Defence Ministry in Moscow told daily ... Read more...

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Azerbaijan may cut oil production


December 17th, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Oran (Algeria), Dec 17 (RIA Novosti) Azerbaijan is ready to slash oil output by 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) if the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) announces production cuts on ... Read more...

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Talks on Russia-EU cooperation pact to resume


December 2nd, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 2 (RIA Novosti) Talks on a new partnership agreement between Russia and the European Union (EU) will resume Tuesday in the Belgian capital.The new agreement is set to replace the ... Read more...

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Palin doesn’t rule out war with Russia over Georgia


September 12th, 2008 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 12 (RIA Novosti) Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has said Georgia should be admitted to NATO, and that the US could go to war with Russia if it again attacks ... Read more...

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South Ossetia, Abkhazia to seek recognition


August 15th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Moscow, Aug 15 (RIA Novosti) Georgia's breakaway republics South Ossetia and Abkhazia will seek recognition as sovereign states under international law, their leaders have said. South Ossetia leader Eduard Kokoity in ... Read more...

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Russia agrees to peace plan, but keeps troops in war zone (Roundup)


August 12th, 2008 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Moscow, Aug 12 (DPA) Russia Tuesday agreed to a French-promoted six-point plan for a cessation of hostilities in the south Caucasus but decided to keep its troops stationed in the breakaway Georgian ... Read more...

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Russia denies bombing Georgia’s civil airport (Lead)


August 11th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Moscow, Aug 11 (Xinhua) Russia has denied reports that its air force bombed the international airport in Georgian capital Tbilisi amid protests across the south Caucasus country against the strikes. It was ... Read more...

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Ossetia conflict widens in battles between Russia and Georgia (Lead)


August 9th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Moscow/Tbilisi (Georgia) Aug 9 (DPA) The war between Russia and Georgia widened Saturday morning, with fighting spilling outside the south Caucasus province of Ossetia, and both sides moving reinforcements to the region. ... Read more...

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Georgia orders general mobilization, fighting with South Ossetia rages (Fourth lead)


August 8th, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Moscow, Aug 8 (DPA) Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili called for a general military mobilization Friday as fighting raged in Georgia's separatist region of South Ossetia. "Hundreds of thousands of Georgians should stand ... Read more...

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UN Security Council fails to agree on South Ossetia (Third lead, changing dateline)


August 8th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
DPA New York, Aug 8 (DPA) The UN Security Council failed to agree on a response to the escalation of violence in Georgia's separatist region of South Ossetia after meeting in a ... Read more...

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Georgia attacks breakaway South Ossetia, 15 killed (Second lead)


August 8th, 2008 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Moscow, Aug 8 (RIA Novosti) Georgian military invaded the capital of breakaway South Ossetia Friday with tanks and infantry and bombed a village, killing at least 15 civilians, the government of ... Read more...

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Georgia, South Ossetia bomb one another with jets, many dead


August 8th, 2008 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Moscow, Aug 8 (DPA) The Georgian government and separatists in its region of South Ossetia deployed fighter jets to carry out bombings on one another Friday after a ceasefire declared by Georgian ... Read more...

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EU urges Russia to withdraw ‘extra’ troops from Abkhazia


June 6th, 2008 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Brussels, June 5 (RIA Novosti) The European Parliament Thursday called for immediate withdrawal of some 300 Russian soldiers deployed recently in Georgia's breakaway republic of Abkhazia. Russia announced at the weekend ... Read more...

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EU sends envoy to mediate in Armenian unrest


March 3rd, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by admin
DPA Moscow/Yerevan, March 3 (DPA) The European Union Monday offered to mediate in the post-election crisis and violent unrest in Armenia that has left at least eight dead in the Caucasus republic, local ... Read more...

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Opposition prepares for Georgia-wide hunger strikes Friday


February 18th, 2008 - 9:45 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Tbilisi, Feb 18 (RIA Novosti) The Georgian opposition has begun preparations for hunger strikes due to start Friday simultaneously across the former soviet republic, including the capital to demand electoral reforms. ... Read more...

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