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  Saakashvili: Ex-Georgia leader detained by police in Kiev  Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has been detained in Ukraine's capital Kiev, days after his supporters freed him from a police van Armed police in Tbilisi hunt escaped tiger, hyena  Armed police in flooded capital were roaming the streets searching for an escaped tiger and hyena as residents were told to stay away from bushes Tiger kills man after escape from Tbilisi zoo   A tiger has killed a man in Tbilisi in Georgia, after escaping from the zoo there in the wake of a flood Deadly floods bring fear over escaped zoo animals Map of zoo Tbilisi Georgia


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  Tigers, lions, a hippopotamus and other animals escaped from the zoo in Georgia's capital after heavy flooding destroyed their enclosures


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2014 Jul.7   Former Georgia President Eduard Shevardnadze dies  Eduard Shevardnadze, whose political career seesawed between two extremes, has died. He was 86 2014 Jun.27       Ukraine hails EU's 'historic pact' with ex-Soviet states
  Ukraine's president has hailed a 'historic' trade pact with the European Union, calling it the 'most important day' since independence in 1991
 Russia said the partnership agreement, also signed by two other ex-Soviet states Georgia and Moldova, would have 'serious consequences'


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2013 Oct.27   Georgia PM ally Giorgi Margvelashvili 'wins presidency'  Giorgi Margvelashvili, an ally of Georgian Prime Minister Bidzi Ivanishvili has won the presidential election, exit polls say 2013 Jan.12   Georgia approves prisoner amnesty  The Georgian parliament has approved the release of around 3,000 prisoners and shorter terms for thousands more

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2012 Oct.3   Power shift moves Georgia closer to Russia  As the results became clear, President Mikheil Saakashvili appeared on national television to accept defeat 2012 Oct.1   Rival Georgia camps claim victory  Georgia's governing party and the opposition have both claimed victory in the country's parliamentary elections 2012 Sep.30   Georgia leader faces ballot test  Voters are voting in a parliamentary election regarded as President Mikhail Saakashvili's biggest test since he came to power in 2003

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2011 Nov.28   Stalin's only daughter dies in US  Svetlana Alliluyeva, also known as Lana Peters, has died of colon cancer in a US care home, aged 85

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2010 Feb.21   Luger killed at Olympics laid to rest  21-year-old Kumaritashvili who propelled to his death after sliding off the track during an practice run in Vancouver was laid to rest 2010 Feb.12     Luger killed in Olympics practice crash  Nodar Kumaritashvili, 21, a luge slider from Georgia was crashed during an Olympic training session hours before the opening ceremony

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2009 Aug.12   Russians to boost Abkhazia bases  Putin: Russia is to spend almost $500m next year reinforcing its military bases in Georgia's breakaway region 2009 Aug.7   Web attack 'aimed at one blogger'  A 'massively co-ordinated' attack on Google, Facebook and Twitter was directed at pro-Georgian blogger known as Cyxymu 2009 Aug.6   Georgians still displaced by war  Some 30,000 people, most are ethnic Georgians, remain displaced one year after the war between Russia and Georgia over the region 2009 May.6   Anti-government clash  Anti-government protesters and riot police have clashed in the capital, amid rising national tensions 2009 May.5   Troops mutiny ahead of NATO exercises  Georgian authorities foiled an attempted army mutiny that they believe was designed to disrupt planned NATO exercises

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2008 Nov.23   Shots fired near Georgia leader  Shots have been fired near a motorcade carrying the Georgian and Polish presidents close to South Ossetia. No injuries were reported 2008 Oct.27   Saakashvili dismisses Prime Minister  President Mikheil Saakashvili dismisses Lado Gurgenidze, and nominates Grigol Mgaloblishvili as the country's new prime minister 2008 Oct.22   Donors pledge $4.5 billion toward Georgia  Western donors pledge $4.5 billion toward the rebuilding of Georgia, which suffered from damage inflicted during short war with Russia 2008 Oct.8   Russia begins final Georgia pullout  Russian forces pulled back from positions outside separatist South Ossetia region, bulldozing a camp at a key checkpoint 2008 Oct.5     Russian troops leave Georgian posts  Russian troops began dismantling positions Sunday in the so-called security zones inside Georgia they have occupied since August's brief but intense war 2008 Oct.3   Six killed in explosion  A car full of explosives blew up near a Russian military base in the regional capital, Tskhinvali 2008 Sep.30   EU monitors begin Georgia mission  Two hundred observers from the European Union have begun deploying in Georgia to monitor a ceasefire with Russia 2008 Sep.8   Russians 'agree Georgia deadline'  Sarkozy: Russia has pledged to remove its forces from Georgian land,excluding Abkhazia and South Ossetia, within a month 2008 Sep.4   Cheney: Georgia will be in our alliance  U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney said the U.S. firmly backs NATO membership for Georgia
 US Vice-President has condemned what he described as Russia's 'illegitimate' attempt to change Georgia's borders
2008 Sep.2   Russia praises EU over sanctions  President Medvedev has welcomed as 'realistic' an EU decision not to impose sanctions on his country over its recent invasion of Georgia 2008 Aug.29   War of words over future of S. Ossetia  South Ossetian official: Russia intends to eventually absorb Georgia's breakaway province 2008 Aug.28   Putin: U.S. orchestrated Georgian war  Russian Prime Minister has accused the United States of orchestrating the conflict to benefit one of its presidential election candidates 2008 Aug.27   U.S. aid arrives in tense Georgia  The Coast Guard cutter Dallas bypassed its original destination, the port of Poti, which is controlled by Russian troops still in the country   U.S. ship arrives in Georgia  A Coast Guard ship carrying humanitarian aid docked in the port, as Georgia's Western allies renewed their criticism of Russia 2008 Aug.26   West condemns Russia over Georgia  Western leaders have condemned strongly Russia's decision to recognise the independence of the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia     Russia recognizes Georgian rebel regions
  Russian President Medvedev signed an order recognizing the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two breakaway regions
 Medvedev: 'This is not an easy choice to make, but it represents the only possibility to save human lives'. West condemns Russia over Georgia. President Saakashvili said it was 'clear around the world that Russia is acting as an aggressor state'
2008 Aug.25   Russian MPs back Georgia's rebels  Both houses voted unanimously backed a motion urging the president to recognise the independence of regions of Abkhazia and S. Ossetia 2008 Aug.24   Huge fire as Georgian train hits landmine  A train carrying fuel hit a mine and burst into flames near the Georgian city of Gori. The explosion happened on the tracks in the village of Skra 2008 Aug.23   Russia to keep forces at key port  Russia has defended plans to keep its forces in the key port of Poti, saying it does not break terms of a French-brokered ceasefire deal 2008 Aug.22   Russia accused of abusing truce  The US and France have accused Russia of failing to comply with the terms of its ceasefire with Georgia by creating checkpoints and buffer zones   Russia: We've completed pullback  Russia said its forces have withdrawn from Georgia into South Ossetia, completing its end of the cease-fire agreement reached last weekend   Russians 'putting on peacekeeper hats'  Russian troops have begun a modest withdrawal from Georgia. Georgia's Interior Ministry: They just changing hats to make look like peacekeepers
 Gen Anatoly Nogovitsyn says Moscow intends to maintain a military presence of more than 2,000 troops in Georgia
2008 Aug.21   UN split on Ossetia resolutions  The Security Council is deadlocked over the situation in Georgia with the US and Russia rejecting rival resolutions on the crisis 2008 Aug.20   Abkhazia appeals for Russian recognition  Lawmakers in one of Georgia's breakaway regions approved the request from President Sergei Bagapsh 2008 Aug.19   Russia rejects UN Georgia draft  Russia has rejected a draft Security Council resolution on Georgia, saying it contradicted the terms of last week's ceasefire deal   Russia hits back at NATO warning  Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has dismissed a warning by NATO that normal relations are impossible while its troops remain inside Georgia 2008 Aug.18   Russia begins Georgia troop 'pull back'  Russia's military: withdrawal from Georgia has begun. There has been no indication that such a pull back is happening 2008 Aug.17   Russia pressed to honour pull-out  Western powers have stepped up pressure on Russia to honour its pledge to begin withdrawing troops from Georgia   Lawmaker hints at long stay in Georgia  Kosachev, head of the foreign affairs committee, said Moscow will withdraw when it is assured that 'Georgians will not continue to use military force'   Russia: Troop withdrawal to begin Monday  President Medvedev told French President Sarkozy on Sunday that Russia would start pulling back its forces from Georgia on Monday 2008 Aug.16   Russia digs in amid pullout calls  Russian forces have tightened their control of a key highway from the Black Sea to the capital , a day after signing a formal ceasefire   Russia signs cease-fire, tensions remain  Russian President Medvedev has signed the cease-fire plan designed to end its military conflict with Georgia 2008 Aug.15   Russia 'will abide by ceasefire'  US officials say Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov has pledged that Moscow will 'faithfully' implement a ceasefire agreement signed by Georgia   U.N. escorts Georgians through battle  The refugee agency helped evacuate more than 700 Georgians from the Abkhazia region with the cooperation of the Russian and Georgian forces   Bush warns Russia over Georgia 'bullying'  U.S. President Bush chided Russia for Cold War-style behavior in its territorial conflict with Georgia, accusing it of 'bullying and intimidation'   Rice demands Russian troop pull-out  Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has demanded that Russian forces withdraw from Georgia 'at once' 2008 Aug.14     Russian tanks 'on the move'   Russian forces appeared to be in control of two key Georgian cities. Russian troops were comfortably in control of Gori   Russia hints at long stay in South Ossetia  Russian troops appeared to be still in control of a city of Gori as Moscow declined to give any timetable for the withdrawal 2008 Aug.13   Rice says Russia faces isolation  The secretary of state has warned Russia that it risks isolation abroad if does not observe a ceasefire with Georgia and withdraw its troops   15,000 Russian troops in Georgia  U.S. administration: Russia has likely moved additional troops into Georgia and its breakaway provinces over the past several days   US forces to deliver Georgia aid  President Bush has said the US will use military aircraft and naval forces to deliver aid to Georgia following its conflict with Russia     Russian advance flares Georgia tensions   An advancing Russian military convoy sparked concerns of a major return to hostilities a day after a cease-fire came into effect
 There are reports of looting in the town of Gori, where Russian tanks are out on the streets despite a truce.
2008 Aug.12   Georgia agrees to cease-fire proposal  French President Sarkozy: The presidents of Georgia and Russia have agreed to a 6-point plan to calm the conflict over separatist territories
 Georgian President Saakashvili suggested some details agreed by Russia were unacceptable and said the document needed fleshing out
    Cease-fire, not peace reached in Georgia
  The Russian and French presidents announced a 6-point plan of principles for settling the immediate conflict
 Russian President Medvedev orders an end to military operations against Georgia after 5 days of fighting
2008 Aug.11   New Georgia clashes mar UN moves  Russian-backed rebels in Abkhazia have begun an operation against Georgian forces, as UN moves to achieve a ceasefire failed   Russian military pushes into Georgia  The Russian military advanced on two fronts, heading toward cities outside the breakaway provinces that have been the centers of fighting
 Russian forces enter Georgia from the breakaway region of Abkhazia as the conflict between the neighbours appears to broaden. From the flashpoint South Ossetia, the Russians moved south toward the central city of Gori. Russia said its troops were on the outskirts of the city
2008 Aug.10   Georgian troops forced to withdraw  Georgian troops are forced to withdraw from the capital of South Ossetia by Russian army. Some units of Georgian army still stay 2008 Aug.9   Russian jets attack, killing 60 people  Russian jets attack military targets in the city of Gori, outside South Ossetia, killing 60 people; two are shot down   Russia and Georgia continue to fight  The search for the dead and injured after at least 2,000 civilians were killed after 2 days Georgian offensive. Russia reported 12 peacekeepers killed 2008 Aug.8       Georgia under attack by Russian tanks
Map of Tskhinvali Georgia
  Georgia's president said that his country is under attack by Russian tanks and warplanes, and he accused Russia of targeting civilians
 Saakashvili: All day today, they've been bombing Georgia from numerous warplanes and specifically targeting (the) civilian population. 150 Russian tanks and other vehicles had entered South Ossetia
2008 Aug.7     Heavy fighting in South Ossetia
Map of Tskhinvali Georgia
  Georgian forces and separatists have been exchanging heavy fire just hours after agreeing to a ceasefire and Russian-mediated talks
 The separatist stronghold of Tskhinvali appears to be under siege, with a series of huge explosions
2008 Aug.2   6 die as Georgia shells South Ossetia  South Ossetian officials: Six people were killed and 13 wounded in the shelling by Georgian forces 2008 May.26   Protests against 'rigged' vote  About 50,000 opposition demonstrators marched across capital to protest parliamentary election results they said were rigged 2008 Apr.30   Nato warns Russia over Georgia  Nato has warned Russia that its recent troop build-up in Georgia's breakaway regions undermines its neighbour's territorial integrity 2008 Apr.29   Georgia-Russia tensions ramped up  Russia has warned it will retaliate if Georgia uses force against its breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions 2008 Apr.23   Georgia denounces Russian 'harassment'  Former Soviet state Georgia accused Moscow of 'harassment' for allegedly shooting down of one its spy planes 2008 Apr.21     Georgia accuses Russia of downing plane  Georgia's air force commander: A Russian fighter jet has shot down an unmanned spy plane as it flew over the breakaway region of Abkhazia 2008 Apr.3       NATO denies Georgia and Ukraine   NATO will not yet offer membership to Georgia or Ukraine after the alliance was split amid strong objections from Russia
 Albania and Croatia were given the green light. US and Czech officials have agreed to base a missile defence radar on Czech soil
2008 Jan.19   Saakashvili begins 2nd term  The charismatic, Western-backed Mikhail Saakashvili is to start a second term as the president of the former Soviet republic 2008 Jan.6       Saakashvili claims majority in vote
  Near-complete returns from presidential election show pro-western President Mikheil Saakashvili winning a majority of the vote
 Saakashvili claimed 52.8% of the vote, while opposition leader Levan Gachechiladze had 27%. Observers with the OSCE said the vote had been 'the first genuinely competitive presidential election in the country, enabling the Georgian people to express their political choice'
  Monitors hail election  The foreign observers: A snap presidential election was democratic and the outcome should be respected 2008 Jan.5   Mass rally call over poll  The opposition is gearing up for mass street protests after accusing the authorities of trying to rig snap presidential elections       President Saakashvili 'wins election'   Mikhail Saakashvili appears to have come first in a snap poll, but it is unclear if he received enough votes to avoid a run-off
 Exit polls suggested that President Mikhail Saakashvili won the elections outright, giving him 53.8% of the vote


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2007 Nov.8   Georgia to hold early elections  President Saakashvili says a presidential election will be brought forward to January, after a week of protests 2007 Nov.7       Georgia under state of emergency   President Saakashvili has declared a 15-day, nationwide state of emergency after police broke up a sixth day of opposition protests 2007 Nov.2   Protests against president Saakashvili  Tens of thousands of people gathered in Tbilis to protest against Mikhail Saakashvili and demand that elections be held earlier than scheduled 2007 Sep.29   President Saakashvili scorns accusers  Mikhail Saakashvili has for the first time spoken about allegations levelled at him by his former defence minister 2007 Aug.6   Georgia: Russia bomb falls on town  Georgian Interior Minister: Jets flown from Russia fired an air-to-surface missile at Georgian territory in an 'act of aggression'

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2006 Nov.13   S. Ossetia: 99% back independence  Europe's human rights organization questioned those results 2006 Nov.11   S Ossetia votes on independence  The tiny former Soviet region is holding a referendum which it hopes will help it break away from Georgia 2006 Nov.2   Gazprom to double Georgia charges  Russian energy giant would charge Tbilisi $230 for 1,000 cubic metres of gas from 2007 2006 Oct.6   Georgians deported as row deepens  Georgians were rounded up in police raids and accused of immigration offences 2006 Oct.1   Putin fury at Georgia 'terrorism'  Russian Vladimir Putin has said the arrest of 4 Russian army officers for spying was 'an act of state terrorism' 2006 Sep.29     Russian officers on spying charge
  Georgian officials: 4 Russian officers detained in Georgia have been charged with spying 2006 Jan.26       Energy crisis as Georgia freezes
  President Saakashvili has cut short a visit to the World Economic Forum to deal with a growing crisis 2006 Jan.22   Blasts cut Georgia gas, electricity supplies  President Mikhail Saakashvil questioned the timing in the middle of one of the coldest winters

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2005 May.31   11 mourners killed in bus plunge  A minibus carrying mourners to a relative's funeral plunged off a mountain road 2005 May.25       Giant Caspian oil pipeline opens  Oil is set to flow from Azerbaijan direct to the Mediterranean for the first time after a $3.6bn pipeline opened 2005 May.10   Bush: Georgia 'beacon of liberty'  U.S. President has told a crowd of tens of thousands that Georgia is proving that determined people can rise up 2005 May.9   Bush dances after arrival  U.S. President arrived in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, the fourth stop in a 5-day trip 2005 Feb.2     'Gas poisoning' kills PM  Vice Premier: Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania has died of apparent 'gas poisoning' at the Tblisi home of a friend 2005 Feb.1   Deadly blast hits police station  A powerful car bomb is killing three policemen and injuring 13 other people

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2004 Aug.19   3 die in fierce fighting  The servicemen have been killed in rebel South Ossetia as the central government tries to bring to bring the breakaway region 2004 May.5   Ajaria welcomes president  President Saakashvili has arrived in the province to scenes of jubilation a after forcing its rebel leader to resign   Rebel leader flees country  President Saaskashvili has announced that Aslan Abashidze, the leader of the Adzharia province, has resigned 2004 Jan.25   New President Saakashvili sworn in  The 36-year-old said his first task will be putting an end to government corruption. Powell and Ivanov attended 2004 Jan.4       Saakashvili claims presidency
  US-educated lawyer has claimed victory in early presidential elections

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2003 Dec.3   Bomb explodes outside state TV  A bomb went off outside the studios followed an explosion outside the offices of the Georgian Labor Party 2003 Nov.25   Election date set for 2004  Parliament has scheduled presidential elections for Jan. 4. The Court annulled the November 2 parliamentary elections 2003 Nov.24   Georgia keeps sights set on West  Acting President said the country still aimed to join NATO and the EU as soon as possible 2003 Nov.23   New leader Burdzhanadze urges calm  New interim leader has hailed the non-violent transition of power in her first televised national address       Shevardnadze resigns
  President has resigned after meeting the opposition and Russia's foreign minister Ivanov 2003 Nov.22   State of emergency declared  President Eduard Shevardnadze denounces a coup attempt. Burdzhanadze declares herself acting leader 2003 Nov.21   Georgia 'on verge of revolution'  Main opposition leader Saakashvili has vowed to 'trample' the country's leadership as supporters gathered for protests 2003 Nov.14   Mass protest fuels unrest  Thousands marched on President Shevardnadze's residence despite warnings the protest could trigger a civil war 2003 Nov.8   Tbilisi protesters maintain vigil  Thousands of protesters outside the parliament have vowed not to leave until President Shevardnadze resigns 2003 Nov.5   Second day of poll protests  Demonstrations continued as opposition parties accused Shevardnadze's government of rigging election results 2003 Nov.2   Shevardnadze won parliamentary poll  The election triggered mass protests organized by opposition leaders who accuse the authorities of stealing the poll

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2001 May.26   Clashes mar Georgia anniversary  President Shevardnadze talked troops to ending a mutiny. Nationalists clashed with police 2001 May.25   Troops spark coup fears  400 national guards have quit their posts and seized a military base which holds Interior Ministry soldiers 2001 Mar.29   Stalin's grandson bids for power  Yevgeny Dzhugashvili is to launch his own Communist party, the 3rd in Georgia