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Occupational regime marks border with arable land at Karafila village
Publish Time: 2017-07-21 15:16:00
The occupational regime marked the so-called border with arable land in Karafila village, Kaspi fistrict of Shifa Kartli region. Russian soldiers began border-marking works last evening. The lines with arable land are made at Orchosani village as well. A representative of Kodistskaro village confirms the information. 
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World
2 dead, 100 hurt in magnitude-6.3 earthquake near major Turkish and Greek tourist stops
Publish Time: 2017-07-21 09:56:00
A powerful earthquake killed at least two people and injured scores when it struck near major Turkish and Greek tourist destinations in the Aegean Sea early on Friday, officials said.Local officials said 100 people were injured on the Greek holiday island of Kos, a destination favored by British holidaymakers. The identity of the victims was not immediately known.Turkey’s disaster and emergency management authority, AFAD, said the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.3, with its epicenter 11 km (7 miles) from the nearest settlement, the village of Camlik. Other reports put the quake magnitude at 6.7.Across a narrow Aegean Sea waterway in Turkey’s Bodrum, about 70 people were admitted to hospital, with injuries suffered in their attempts to flee the overnight tremor, which struck at 1.31 a.m. (2230 GMT).It was the second quake of magnitude exceeding 6.0 in the broader region this year, a level that can cause considerable damage. A hospital official said 100 people were injured, most slightly, Global News reported.
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Justice
Archbishop Petre – Nobody is innocent but father Giorgi Mamaladze is unfairly captured
Publish Time: 2017-07-21 13:31:00
Archbishop Petre considers that Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze, charged for having attempted to poison a high-ranking clergyman with Cyanide, was arrested unfairly. As he said after questioning in the so-called Cyanide Case, there is nobody absolutely innocent, including father Giorgi.“I cannot imagine a clergyman, who would contemplate liquidation of anybody. This is ruled out; it is absurd and I think that the truth will prevail," Archbishop said. According to him, Cyanide Case is a big challenge for the court. "Let's see how much the court will try to show the Georgian nation that there is an independent, free court that is a guarantee for the country’s strength and security, this depends on their decision. The so-called cyanide case is a big challenge for the court”, Archbishop Petre said.  
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Justice
Discussions into so-called Cyanide Case to resume
Publish Time: 2017-07-21 12:06:00
Discussions into so-called Cyanide Case will resume today at Tbilisi City Court. Studying of evidences presented by the plaintiff will continue today. Four witnesses Mitropolit Petre and three neighbors of Giorgi Mamaladze, Archpriest changed for having attempted to poison a high-ranking clergyman with Cyanide will be questioned in the court
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incident
Fire at Mamisashvili Street
Publish Time: 2017-07-21 18:06:00
Fire is reported to be raging at one of the houses at Mamisashvili Street in Tbilisi. Six fire-fighting brigades are working at the disaster scene as Emergency Situations Management Agency told Public Broadcaster. 
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World
Chester Bennington, Linkin Park Singer, Is Dead at 41
Publish Time: 2017-07-21 12:37:00
Chester Bennington, the ferocious lead singer for the platinum-selling hard rock band Linkin Park, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday. He was 41.Brian Elias, the chief of operations for the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, confirmed the death, in Palos Verdes Estates, and said it was being investigated as a possible suicide after law enforcement authorities responded to a call shortly after 9 a.m.Mr. Bennington, who was known for his piercing scream and free-flowing anguish, released seven albums with Linkin Park. The most recent, “One More Light,” arrived in May and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart. The band was scheduled to start a tour with a concert on July 27 in Mansfield, Mass.Mike Shinoda, one of Linkin Park’s founders, spoke on behalf of the group in a tweet. “Shocked and heartbroken,” he wrote, adding that the band would issue a statement, as reported by New York Times. 
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Politics
Candidate for post of Tbilisi Mayor of European Georgia to hold protest
Publish Time: 2017-07-21 11:48:00
Elene Khoshtaria, a candidate for post of Tbilisi Mayor of European Georgia in the forthcoming local self-governance elections will hold a protest with slogan “No to Russian Fascism in Georgia” at Aghmashenebeli Avenue in Tbilisi today. Khoshtaria distributed flyers to locals together with volunteers and called on them for joining the activity. Khoshtaria said that the Georgian society should not give the right to marginal groups to talk on behalf of Georgian people. 
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Economics
Conference within the framework of Ambassadorial 2017
Publish Time: 2017-07-21 10:20:00
A conference about economic diplomacy is being held within the framework of Ambassadorial 2017 in Tbilisi. Representatives of executive authorities and business circles and Georgian Consuls abroad are participating in the conference. The conference aims at enhancement of trade-economic relations with partner states, attraction of foreign investments, boosting Georgian export and diversification of export markets. Participants will also discuss ongoing reforms in tax sphere. 
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Justice
Mitropolit Petre questioned into so-called Cyanide Case
Publish Time: 2017-07-21 15:59:00
Chkondidi Mitropolit Petre Tsaava was questioned into so-called Cyanide Case at Tbilisi City Court earlier today. He talked about influence of Shorena Tetruashvili, Secretary-Referent of Georgia’s Patriarch. Studying of evidences presented by the plaintiff will continue today. Three neighbors of Giorgi Mamaladze, Archpriest changed for having attempted to poison a high-ranking clergyman with Cyanide will be questioned in the court.
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Politics
Parliament to discuss motivated remarks provided by President next week
Update Time: 2017-07-21 12:08:00
The Parliament will discuss motivated remarks provided by President Giorgi Margvelashvili about changes to be made into Local Self-Governance and Election Codes sometime next week.  The ruling team criticizes President for vetoing the package of proposed changes. The opposition approves President’s decision. 
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World
Venezuela strike erupts into violence leaving 2 dead
Publish Time: 2017-07-21 12:35:00
A nationwide strike against plans to rewrite the constitution shut down much of Venezuelan’s capital Thursday before erupting into sporadic violence that left at least two young men dead.President Nicolas Maduro pledged to forge ahead with reshaping Venezuela’s government despite the protests and a U.S. threat to levy economic sanctions if he continued. A coalition of opposition groups called what it described as a “great march” for Saturday, returning to a strategy of direct confrontation with the government after a week of alternative tactics like organizing a nationwide protest vote against the constitutional rewrite.In New York, a senior diplomat resigned from the Venezuelan delegation to the U.N. in what he called a protest of the Maduro’s administration’s widespread human rights violations, The Washington Post wrote.Isaias Medina told The Associated Press he could no longer tolerate working for a government that advocates for human rights at the U.N. and violates them at the same time. He is among the few members of Venezuela’s government outside the opposition-controlled National Assembly to have broken ranks with it. Medina called on Maduro to resign immediately. “He needs to respond now before the international community,” Medina said.U.N. Ambassador Rafael Ramirez said on Twitter that Medina had acted dishonestly and been removed from his post. The issue is certain to be raised when Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Samuel Moncada goes to U.N. headquarters in New York Friday to meet U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. 
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Politics
Delegation of NDI to evaluate preparation process for local self-governance elections
Update Time: 2017-07-21 12:11:00
The international monitoring mission of US National-Democratic Institute (NDI) today will evaluate the process in preparation for local self-governance elections in Georgia. The delegation prepared the report after observing the processes during one week. Head NDI Georgian Office told “Moambe” News Program of First Channel that recommendations not only refer to pre-election period but elections in general as well. 
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Military
Honorable Partner 2017 Training to be held
Publish Time: 2017-07-21 11:13:00
Multinational Training "Honorable Partner 2017” will be held from July 30 to August 12 at Vaziani military airdrome, polygon and Norio training base. More than 2800 soldiers will participate in the training. Multinational Training "Honorable Partner 2017” is not directed against any state, - Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria said at a press conference today, when answering a question of whether Georgia was expecting provocations from Russia."Such exercises are not directed against any country, it aims to increase the interoperability among partners and to strengthen the region’s security. We welcome the involvement of our neighboring country Armenia. The goal of the training is to strengthen peace and security in the region,” Izoria said. 
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Politics
Delegation of NDI evaluates preparation process for local self-governance elections
Update Time: 2017-07-21 16:14:00
The international monitoring mission of US National-Democratic Institute (NDI) evaluated the process in preparation for local self-governance elections in Georgia today. The delegation prepared the report after observing the processes during one week. Head NDI Georgian Office told “Moambe” News Program of First Channel that recommendations not only refer to pre-election period but elections in general as well. NDI stresses on use of administrative resources and reforms carried out in a speedily manner. 
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Society
Sakdrisi Protection Committee demands publicizing of RMG Company’s activities
Update Time: 2017-07-21 16:18:00
Sakdrisi Gold Mine Protection Committee demands publicizing of RMG Gold Company’s activities from the Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources. This refers to a conclusion prepared by Supervision Service of Environment Protection based on research carried out in 2016. According to Nino Burchuladze, a representative of the Committee, they are familiar with the document content and results of the study are alarming. Burchuladze claims that the amount of damage inflicted to the environment by the company in Bolnisi district of Kvemo Kartli region exceeds hundreds of millions GEL. 
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Politics
Governmental sitting being held
Publish Time: 2017-07-21 18:07:00
The sitting of Georgian Cabinet of Ministers is being held at Governmental Administration. Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili stressed on several issues including Law on Mountainous Areas and construction of a new terminal at Kutaisi Airport. There are 37 issues for discussions as per the working agenda.  
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Society
Verbal confrontation during discussions over General Plan of Land Use
Update Time: 2017-07-21 18:31:00
Owners of spaces and shops at Eliava Market in Tbilisi had a verbal clash with Davit Narmania, Tbilisi Mayor during the discussions over General Plan of Land Use held at Georgian Technical University. Conflict followed presentation of the vision of Tbilisi City Hall based on which Eliava Market territory should be transferred into a recreational zone. Representatives of the market suggested refurbishment of shops and arrangement of greening across the territory. 
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Society
Sokhumi University has new Rector
Update Time: 2017-07-21 18:32:00
Zurab Khonelidze has been elected as Rector of the Sokhumi State University by members of Academic Council with 8 votes for and 0 - against today. Three candidates were running for the post. Joni Apakidze served as acting rector before. The elections were held in a peaceful environment. Several violations were detected that did not have any effect on final results of the voting.  
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Culture
Concert of Group “Prani” to be held
Publish Time: 2017-07-21 18:48:00
The concert of musical group “Prani” will be held on the fifth day of Tbilisi tourney of Art Gene Festival at Ethnographic Museum this evening. The group participates in the festival every year and will present both old and new songs to the visitors. About 20 musical compositions will be performed. The concert will begin at 10 PM. 
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Society
Nurses of kindergartens undergo through training
Update Time: 2017-07-21 18:34:00
Nurses employed at public kindergartens in Tbilisi underwent through training at Tsitsishvili Children’s Clinic. The course included both theoretic and practical material about rendering First Medical Aid. The 180 nurses were awarded with certificates. 
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