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Law-enforcers working at “Rustavi” Clinic
Publish Time: 2017-05-23 10:31:00
Law enforcers are working at “Rustavi” Clinic over death of 2 infants. The 15 and 22-day infants were delivered at the clinic with 1-hour intervals. Doctors claim that both were already dead. 
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World
Children among 22 killed at Ariana Grande concert by suicide bomb explosion
Publish Time: 2017-05-23 10:10:00
A suicide bomber has killed 22 people - including children - in an explosion that tore through fans leaving an Ariana Grande pop concert in Manchester.At least 59 people were also injured when the blast caused by an improvised explosive device carried by the attacker detonated at the Manchester Arena after the performance on Monday night.Victims described being thrown by the blast, which scattered nuts and bolts across the floor and told of seeing smoke and smelling burning in the foyer area.It is the worst terror attack to hit Britain since the July 2005 suicide bomb attacks in central London in which 52 people were killed and came four years to the day Lee Rigby was murdered by Islamist extremists.Police were called to reports of an explosion at 10.33pm, shortly after Grande, the US singer, had finished her performance as thousands of people streamed out of the Arena.More than 240 calls were made to the emergency services, with responders including 60 ambulances flooding the area and more than 400 police officers deployed as part of the operation, The Telegraph reported.
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Politics
Georgian PM expresses sorrow over Manchester attack
Publish Time: 2017-05-23 09:50:00
Georgian PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili expressed condolences to the Government of Great Britain and the British people over the tragedy that took place in Manchester last night.“I am deeply saddened by the terrorist attack in Manchester, England that claimed the lives of at least 19 people and left many injured.On behalf of the Government and the people of Georgia I offer my sincere sympathies to the Government of Great Britain and the British people. We wholeheartedly share your sorrow in this challenging time.I believe that the civilized world will launch even more vigorous efforts against terrorism and as a united force we will achieve peace across the world”, - says PM’s statement.At least 22 people, including some children, were killed and 59 wounded when a suicide bomber struck as thousands of fans streamed out of a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester on Monday.
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Politics
Georgia prepares for NATO Parliamentary Assembly
Publish Time: 2017-05-22 20:20:00
Official Tbilisi prepares for hosting the international event. For the first time in history the NATO Parliamentary Assembly will be held in Georgia.About 50 delegations of NATO member and partner countries are expected in Georgia.  One of the main issues of discussion is Georgia's prospects of NATO integration. Georgian side is waiting for approval of declaration in support of Georgia.
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Politics
President election rule and distribution of mandates - Secretary of Venice Commission speaks about controversial issues
Publish Time: 2017-05-22 20:15:00
How Venice Commission evaluates the changes in the Constitution of Georgia. Discussion of constitutional changes has started in Berlin today. The conclusion prepared by international experts will be published on June 16.General assessment is positive, however the Secretary of the Venice Commission, Thomas Markert highlights two controversial issues, in particular president's election rule  and the distribution of parliamentary mandates   and call on the parties involved in the process to reach consensus. The conference in Berlin is organized with the assistance of the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ). The speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, Irakli Kobakhidze has introduced the constitutional changes to the Secretary of the Venice Commission and experts.The conference has been attended by the members of the Parliament, President's Administration, International organizations, NGOs and experts.
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Justice
So called Tordia-Partskhaladze case - Audit Service publishes report
Update Time: 2017-05-22 20:00:00
Otar Partskhaladze bought  the company, which owned 2 615 000 GEL worth property, for 580 000 GEL - this is the part of the interim report published by State Audit Service, which studies the company owned by Tbilisi City Hall and the former Chief Prosecutor.Audit Service has questions toward Tbilisi City Hall, in particular: why and how was satisfied the procedures started in 2012 on reimbursement request in 2016, when the land located in Vere Gorge transferred to the company owned by the former Chief Prosecutor.
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Politics
Georgia to host the Spring Session of NATO Parliamentary Assembly from May 26
Publish Time: 2017-05-22 18:18:00
Georgia will host the Spring Session of NATO Parliamentary Assembly from May 26.Delegations of NATO member and partner countries are expected in Georgia.  After four-day work the Assembly will adopt a declaration in support of Georgia.
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Regions
Public discussions over the package of constitutional amendments in Khulo
Update Time: 2017-05-22 18:16:00
The public discussions over the package of amendments proposed to be made into Constitution held in Khulo, Adjara region today.Part of the local population demanded constitutional guarantees for the social condition of the population of mountainous regions.Questions were raised regarding the status of Autonomous Republic of Adjara. One of the citizens spoke about the guarantees for more freedom of religious  and assessed the refusal of Batumi City Hall on build a new mosque as discriminatory.
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Politics
Secretary of National Security Council holds meeting with security sphere experts
Publish Time: 2017-05-22 18:14:00
Discussions on constitutional amendments continue in Georgia’s cities and regions.Secretary of National Security Council is holding a meeting with security sphere experts for the time being.The main issue for consideration is part of the constitutional amendment that is related to the security of the country.
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Politics
Public discussions over the package of amendments held in Sighnaghi
Update Time: 2017-05-22 18:10:00
The second round of public discussions over the package of amendments proposed to be made into Constitution held in Sighnaghi, Kakheti region today.The question-and-answer format of discussion focused on President’s election rule, election system and sale of land to foreigners issues.
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Politics
Discussion on Constitutional Changes starts in Berlin
Publish Time: 2017-05-22 18:10:00
How Venice Commission evaluates the changes in the Constitution of Georgia. Discussion of constitutional changes started in Berlin today.The conclusion prepared by international experts will be published on June 16.Primary assessment is positive, but experts call on the parties involved in the process to reach consensus.The conference in Berlin is organized with the assistance of the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ). The speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, Irakli Kobakhidze has introduced the constitutional changes to the Secretary of the Venice Commission and experts.The conference is attended by the members of the Parliament, President's Administration, International organizations, NGOs and experts.
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Politics
Davit Narmania may be appointed as head of State Audit Service
Publish Time: 2017-05-22 12:27:00
Tbilisi Mayor Davit Narmania does not rule out that he may be appointed as the Head of Georgia’s state Audit Service. According to him, consultations with the government are underway on several important issues, including appointment of the head of the audit service. He says that consultations are underway on Tbilisi Mayor Candidacy as well.Incumbent General Auditor Lasha Tordia’s term on the post expires in July. 
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Politics
Public discussions over the package of amendments in Khulo and Sighnaghi
Publish Time: 2017-05-22 12:14:00
The second round of public discussions over the package of amendments proposed to be made into Constitution will be held in Khulo and Sighnaghi today.European Georgia will also participate in the discussions, however the party members believe that such kind of meetings are not enough to understand people's opinion and demand to conduct a plebiscite on the issue.
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Justice
Giorgi Mamaladze's lawyers led a lawsuit to the Court
Publish Time: 2017-05-22 12:08:00
The lawyers of Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze filed a lawsuit to the City Court. They appeal against the decision made by Judge Bugianishvili on May 19.The lawyers demand to abolish the decision on expelling them from the process as well as to allow them to attend the trial scheduled for May 30.
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Politics
Koba Narchemashvili does not see necessity of setting investigative commission on Partskhaladze-Tordia case
Publish Time: 2017-05-22 12:01:00
Member of Parliamentary Majority Koba Narchemashvili does not consider creation of interim investigative commission on Partskhaladze-Tordia case appropriate at this stage.According to MP, he does not see necessity of setting the commission."The issue has not been discussed within majority format. The investigative agencies should be allowed to make a conclusion, after that we will discuss the regarding issue” - Narchemashvili said.Narchemashvili plans to get acquainted with the report, which will be published by Lasha Tordia, Head of State Audit Service.
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Society
Report of State Audit Service to be published on May 22
Update Time: 2017-05-22 12:00:00
The report of the State Audit Service will be published on May 22. As Lasha Tordia, Head of State Audit Service told reporters, the case concerns the replacement of lands in the City Hall, as well as the terms of the auction that the Audit Office has some questions.According to Tordia, the circumstances that the Audit Service speaks about are risky.According to Lasha Tordia, the case refers to Otar Partskhaladze, who was placed in a privileged position.  Tordia thinks that the law enforcement agencies should study these facts further.As a reminder incident took place between Lasha Tordia and Otar Partskhaladze, former Chief Prosecutor at Shardin Street in Tbilisi on May 13. Tordia said that the attack was linked to Partskhaladze’s activities. 
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Politics
Turkish Prime Minister to visit Georgia
Publish Time: 2017-05-22 09:57:00
Turkish Prime Minister Binyali Yildirim will pay an official visit to Georgia.The official welcoming ceremony will be held at the government administration on May 23 at 10:00, after which Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili will hold a face-to-face meeting with his Turkish counterpart.At 13:00 the Prime Ministers will make joint statements to the media.
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Politics
Constitutional changes to be discussed in Berlin
Publish Time: 2017-05-22 09:55:00
Ongoing constitutional changes will be discussed on May 22-23 at a conference in Berlin. The speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, Irakli Kobakhidze, will introduce the draft constitutional law to the Secretary of the Venice Commission, Thomas Markert, as well as experts, constitutionalists and representatives of NGOs.Irakli Kobakhidze, Dirk Schattschneider, the head of the South-Eastern and Eastern Europe and South Caucasus Division of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany, Michael Zibert, Head of South Caucasus and Central Asia Department of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, Wolfgang Babeck, a Bond University Professor will open the conference with welcome speeches. Discussion will be held as well.Members of Parliament of Georgia: Tamar Chugoshvili, Mamuka Mdinaradze, Giorgi Kakhiani, Giorgi Lomia, Salome Samadashvili, Zurab Chiaberashvili, representatives of the Administration of the President, international and non-governmental organizations and experts will also attend the conference organized by the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ).
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Sport
Georgian wrestler to compete in the final of judo Grand Slam in Ekaterinburg
Publish Time: 2017-05-21 16:25:00
Levan Matiashvili, Georgian judo wrestler will compete in the final of international judo tournament Grand Slam in Ekaterinburg. Georgian judo wrestler defeated Brazilian wrestler and then Belarus rival in the semi-final round.Matiashvili will fight against Brazilian David Moura in the final stage of the competition. Three Georgians will compete for the third place: Zebeda Rekhviashvili in 81kg, Ushangi Margiani in 90kg and Varlam Liparteliani in 100 kg weight categories.
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Regions
Natural disaster hit regions of Georgia
Publish Time: 2017-05-21 16:12:00
Heavy rain and hailstorm inflicted damage to regions of Georgia. Locals are asking for help from the authorities. River Rioni overflowed its riverbank. The surrounding area in Tskaltubo district has been flooded. Agricultural crops have been damages.Imereti Regional Administration works in emergency regime. According to Imereti Vice-Governor, special headquarters have been created in 12 municipalities of the region.
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