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Young man wounded at Temka district
Publish Time: 2017-09-19 16:04:00
Shooting in Temka district - young man has been wounded. Investigation into the case is launched.According to eyewitnesses, before the shootings the verbal confrontation took place between youngsters.
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World
U.S. to send over 3,000 troops to Afghanistan
Publish Time: 2017-09-19 07:38:00
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday the United States would send over 3,000 troops to Afghanistan and that most were either on their way or had been notified of their deployment, Reuters reports.“It is exactly over 3,000 somewhat and frankly I haven’t signed the last of the orders right now as we look at specific, small elements that are going,” Mattis told reporters.Reuters previously reported that the United States would send about 3,500 additional troops to Afghanistan.
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Conflicts/Terrorism
Meeting of Group on Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism is being held in Gali
Publish Time: 2017-09-19 09:45:00
The extraordinary meeting of the Group on Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) is being held in Gali.The facts which occurred during the last month will be discussed at the meeting. The issue of detention of Rashid Kanji-Ogli, convicted of murder of Giga Otkhozoria and so-called borderization process at Khurcha-Nabakevi section  will be considered. 
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World
US Senate approved 2018 National Defense Budget
Update Time: 2017-09-19 18:23:00
U.S. Senate passed its version of a $700 billion defense policy bill. The document refers to Georgia as well.The document says that Georgia is a valuable American friend. The bill also states that the United States continues to support Georgia’s action plan for NATO membership and country’s territorial integrity.The document adopted by the Senate emphasizes that Russia continues its aggression against neighboring countries.
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Politics
72nd Session of the UN General Assembly to be opened today - Georgian delegation holds meetings
Publish Time: 2017-09-19 12:05:00
The 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly will be opened today. Georgian Delegation headed by the Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili participates in various events and holds meetings in New York.Today, the chairmanship of Open Government Partnership (OGP) will be delegated from France to Georgia. The organization, which unites 75 member states, will be led by Georgia for one year term.
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Media
Public Broadcaster responds to Kakha Kukava's allegations
Publish Time: 2017-09-19 18:26:00
Georgian Public Broadcaster responds to the allegations voiced by Kakha Kukava, the Tbilisi Mayor candidate of the political bloc Democratic Movement Free Georgia.The Public Broadcaster rejects to place one of the pre-election advertisements of political bloc in its airtime as Broadcaster believes that it contains elements of commercial ad.Tbilisi Mayor Candidate accuses the Broadcaster of making a politically motivated decision.The political bloc Democratic Movement Free Georgia has already addressed to the National Communications Commission with the request to consider the issue and expects a reply for the end of the week.
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Society
Special portfolio Space for Ideas created on the web-page of Broadcaster
Publish Time: 2017-09-19 18:58:00
A special portfolio Space for Ideas has been created on the web-page of the First Channel of the Georgian Public Broadcaster with the purpose to shoot documentary films.Any Georgian documentalist is able to submit own project application. The projects will be selected by the Directors of Georgian Film Production Selection and Monitoring Service and Media Production.The best projects’ authors will be interviewed before the final decision.
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Justice
Mukhtarli's family publicized materials that, in their opinion, confirm that they are being watched
Publish Time: 2017-09-19 16:07:00
The family members of Afgan Mukhtarli have publicized the photo and video materials that, in their opinion, confirm that they are being watched. Afgan Mukhtarli’s wife Leila Mustafaeva calls on Prime Minister and law enforcement agencies to speed up with the investigation regarding the case.As the family lawyer said, the materials were handed over to the Prosecutor's Office for already a month ago. According to Archil Chopikashvili, the materials have not been published before due to the interests of investigation.The prosecutor’s Office responded to the fact. According to the main investigative body the investigation into the case is underway under Article 143 (illegal imprisonment) of the Criminal Code of Georgia and the presented material is being studied.As a reminder, Azeri journalist Afgan Mukhtarli was abducted from Tbilisi when he was returning home on May 29, 2017. Later he happened to be at Azerbaijani territory. 
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Politics
Minority MPs listened to Candidate for the post of Head of State Audit Service
Publish Time: 2017-09-19 12:10:00
Minority MPs has held meeting with the candidate for the post of Head of State Audit Service today.The members of European Georgia got interested in the views of Irakli Mekvabishvili. The  candidate for the post of Head of State Audit Service focused on his biography and introduced his plan to the MPs.
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Politics
President and opposition presented alternative version of constitutional reform
Publish Time: 2017-09-19 20:10:00
The alternative version of the constitutional changes project is ready - the document has been worked out by the president and the opposition parties.The five-point version will be sent to the ruling team and the Venice Commission in the coming days. The authors of the alternate version demand several changes. In particular, the direct rule of electing the president, full proportional electoral system from 2020, lowering the election threshold, maintaining blocs and distributing undistributed parliamentary mandates proportionally. Changes also refer to Security Council’s functions.
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Politics
Georgia to chair Open Government Partnership (OGP)
Publish Time: 2017-09-19 20:05:00
Georgia, for the first time in history, will chair the Open Government Partnership (OGP), organization bringing together 75 countries. The ceremony will be held at 01:00 AM Tbilisi time in New York.Georgia takes over the chairmanship of the organization from France  for one-year tenure. The President of France Emmanuel Macron will attend the ceremony.Within the UN General Assembly, Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi kvirikashvili will meet with EU High Representative Federica Mogerini. The heads of delegations will be hosted at the dinner given on behalf of Donald and Melania Trump. Georgian Prime Minister is scheduled to deliver a speech at the 72nd UN General Assembly Session on September 21. During his visit, the head of the Government will also hold bilateral meetings.
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Politics
EU-Georgia Association Committee meeting held in Tbilisi
Publish Time: 2017-09-19 18:19:00
The constitutional amendments were one of the main topics of discussions at the fifth session of the EU-Georgia Association Committee. European MPs are  visiting Tbilisi.EU ambassador to Georgia and chairman of the Association Committee are evaluating the issue. During the session, the Speaker of the Georgia’s Parliament addressed to the MPs with a speech.The statements of Irakli Kobakhidze were followed by criticism by opposition during the session.
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Politics
Georgia’s President - document on constitutional changes sent to ruling team and Venice Commission
Publish Time: 2017-09-19 18:05:00
Georgia’s President says that twenty political parties have managed to achieve a consensus regarding the changes to be made to the Constitutional Amendments project. President made the regarding statement during a special briefing held today.According to Giorgi Margvelashvili, the prepared document will be sent to the ruling team and the Venice Commission.
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