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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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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
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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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
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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incident
Fire broke out in occupied Orchosani
Publish Time: 2017-09-18 19:56:00
Fire broke out in occupied Orchosani. According to First Channel, two hectares of territory has burnt.The cause of the fire is unknown.
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Politics
Giorgi Vashadze met with the residents of Lilo settlement
Publish Time: 2017-09-18 18:26:00
Tbilisi Mayoral candidate Giorgi Vashadze from New Georgia public-political union met with the residents of Lilo settlement.The mayoral candidate with the party members, is acquainted with the local problems. 
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World
PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili to Give a Speech at UN General Assembly
Publish Time: 2017-09-18 18:18:00
On September 21, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili is scheduled to deliver a speech at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly. A Georgian delegation led by the Head of Government will visit New York on September 18-22 to participate in the General Assembly's Session.As part of the visit, Giorgi Kvirikashvili will hold high-level bilateral meetings.The Prime Minister will also address the participants of the top-level event organized by the Open Government Partnership (OGP), with the OGP chairmanship for a year about to be delegated from France to Georgia. It is the first instance in OGP's history for Georgia to chair this organization bringing together organizations (initiatives) from 75 countries. The high-level meeting of the OGP will be held within the frames of 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly.This year, the General Assembly plans to discuss 172 issues, including "Persisting Conflicts in GUAM states and Their Impact on Global Peace, Security, and Development."According to the preliminary agenda, the Assembly will also discuss sustainable development, conflicts, disarmament, and human rights.
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Economics
Giorgi Gakharia Delivered Speech at China International Investment Forum
Publish Time: 2017-09-18 18:17:00
Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia is paying a visit to the People’s Republic of China. Within the frames of the visit, Giorgi Gakharia delivered speech at the China International Investment Forum 2017.The Minister highlighted the attractive investment climate in Georgia and the country’s transit role in the region. Giorgi Gakharia stressed that due to its strategic location, Georgia can become the main platform of the Silk Road initiative and the bridge between the East and the West.The Minister also spoke about those trade agreements that have been recently signed by Georgia with the European Union, the EFTA countries, China and Turkey. According to him, the negotiations on the Free Trade Agreement with Hong Kong and India will be launched in the nearest future.As you know, Georgia has a wide net of Free Trade Agreements, including the Agreements with the EU, China, the European Free Trade Association Countries, the CIS countries and Turkey. We recently signed a Free Trade Agreement with China and accomplished negotiations on the Free Trade Agreement with Hong Kong. With all the signed Free Trade Agreements, we have a free access to the one third of the world’s market – Giorgi Gakharia noted.According to the Minister’s assessment, due to its strategic position on the crossroads of Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Georgia has a potential to become a key platform for the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative and a bridge between the East and the West. Consequently, the Georgian Government pays particular attention to the strengthening of the country’s transit function and establishing it as a regional hub for trade and logistics, – Giorgi Gakharia said.
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Politics
Political party funding - 14 donors have been summoned in SAO
Publish Time: 2017-09-18 18:05:00
Political party funding - SAO starts questioning of donors of Georgian Dream and European Georgia. One of the donors, Mariam Raminashvili, member of European Georgia was being questioned. Two more donors ware expected in Audit Service at 5 p.m, today.14 donors have been summoned in all. According to the official information, the ruling party Georgian Dream received 240 000 GEL in donations.The European Georgia party is in second place in terms of donations: The opposition party received 60 300 GEL in donations.
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Economics
EUR Official Rate against GEL for September 19 - 2.9561
Publish Time: 2017-09-18 16:48:00
According to the National Bank of Georgia, the exchange rate for Euro against Lari will be 2.9561 on September 19. The exchange rate for Euro against Lari is  2.9467 today. 
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Economics
USD Official Rate agains GEL for September 19 - 2.4727
Publish Time: 2017-09-18 16:45:00
According to the National Bank of Georgia, the exchange rate for US against Lari will be 2.4727 on September 19.The exchange rate for US against Lari is  2.4663  today. 
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World
ISIL’s counter-offensive in west Deir Ezzor ends in disaster
Publish Time: 2017-09-18 16:21:00
The Islamic State (ISIL) attempted to launch a counter-offensive in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor, today, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions near the Al-Thayyem Oil Fields.However, ISIL’s offensive in western Deir Ezzor ended right where it started, Sunday, when the well-prepared units of the Syrian Arab Army’s Republican Guard rained artillery and guided missiles on the terrorist group’s positions.The Syrian Arab Army would eliminate scores of ISIL fighters in the process, forcing the terrorist group to quickly abandon their objective after a short fight.ISIL’s official media wing attempted to portray the battle as a success on Sunday, claiming they killed many Syrian Arab Army soldiers, but this is false.A military source told Al-Masdar tonight that the Syrian Army lost four soldiers during a demining mission around the Al-Thayyem Oil Fields; they were not killed by the Islamic State, like the terrorist group’s media wing claimed.Source: almasdarnews
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Economics
Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia discussed Georgia's role as a transit country at CIFIT
Publish Time: 2017-09-18 16:15:00
Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia delivered a speech at 2017 China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) in Xiamen, China.Giorgi Gakharia emphasized the investment environment in Georgia and Georgia's role as a transit country.
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Regions
De facto Tskhinvali temporarily closes administrative border on September 19
Update Time: 2017-09-18 16:13:00
De facto authorities of Georgia’s eastern Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) region will temporarily close the administrative border that separates the breakaway area from the rest of Georgian territory. According to the de facto security committee, Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) will close on September 19 and reopen at 7 am on September 22.The de facto side said the temporary closure of the administrative border was due to security reasons, as the region celebrates 27th anniversary of the Republic of South Ossetia.
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Society
Party Donations - SAO starts questioning of donors of Georgian Dream and European Georgia
Publish Time: 2017-09-18 16:05:00
Political party funding - SAO starts questioning of donors of Georgian Dream and European Georgia. One of the donors, Mariam Raminashvili, member of European Georgia is being questioned at this moment. Two more donors are expected in Audit Service at 5 p.m, today.14 donors have been summoned in all. According to the official information, the ruling party Georgian Dream received 240 000 GEL in donations.The European Georgia party is in second place in terms of donations: The opposition party received 60 300 GEL in donations.
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World
TurAz Qartalı - 2017 exercises began in Azerbaijan
Publish Time: 2017-09-18 13:21:00
Joint flight and tactical exercises of the Air Forces of Azerbaijan and Turkey began on September 18. Axar.az reports citing Ministry of Defence of Azerbaijan.The exercises that will last until September 30 will involve up to 30 aircrafts of the Air Forces of Azerbaijan and Turkey, consisting of MiG-29, F-16, Su-25, C-130 Herkules, CASA CN-235 aircrafts, as well as Mi-35, Mi-17 and Sikorsky S-70 helicopters.
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Economics
2017 China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) in Xiamen, China
Publish Time: 2017-09-18 12:21:00
2017 China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) opened in Xiamen, ChinaGeorgia is invited as an honorary guest. 120 Georgian companies are involved in the exhibition.  
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Politics
„This is Political deadlock“- Parliamentary Opposition on Constitutional Amendments
Update Time: 2017-09-18 12:19:00
This is Political deadlock - Parliamentary Opposition talks about the disagreement over constitutional amendments. Part of the opposition parties’ call on President Giorgi Margvelashvili to Veto the Constitutional Project.The ruling team is waiting for the final report of the Venice Commission and after the publication of the conclusion, plans to vote with the third heading. 
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Politics
Giorgi Kvirikashvili to Give a Speech at 72 nd Session of UN General Assembly
Update Time: 2017-09-18 12:12:00
On September 21, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili is scheduled to deliver a speech at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly. A Georgian delegation led by the Head of Government will visit New York on September 18-22 to participate in the General Assembly's Session.As part of the visit, Giorgi Kvirikashvili will hold high-level bilateral meetings.The Prime Minister will also address the participants of the top-level event organized by the Open Government Partnership (OGP), with the OGP chairmanship for a year about to be delegated from France to Georgia. It is the first instance in OGP's history for Georgia to chair this organization bringing together organizations (initiatives) from 75 countries. The high-level meeting of the OGP will be held within the frames of 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly.This year, the General Assembly plans to discuss 172 issues, including "Persisting Conflicts in GUAM states and Their Impact on Global Peace, Security, and Development."According to the preliminary agenda, the Assembly will also discuss sustainable development, conflicts, disarmament, and human rights.
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