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Health condition of woman injured in road accident in Tbilisi remains critical
Publish Time: 2017-03-22 16:00:00
The health condition of a woman, who was injured as a result of the road accident at Agmashenebeli Lane in Tbilisi, remains critical. An 11-year-old child has been killed as a result of the road accident. The road accident took place earlier this afternoon. A BMW mark car hit the electricity post and then the two when they were waiting for transport at a bus stop. Traffic movement was restricted at the accident site. Investigation is opened into the fatal accident. 
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Crime
One person detained on charge of illegal keeping of arms and ammunition
Update Time: 2017-03-22 12:21:00
One person born in 1976 was detained at Paliashvili Street in Tbilisi on charge of illegal buying and keeping of arms and ammunition. A non-registered gun and 15 bullets were confiscated upon search of the detainee’s house. The person admits the guilt. 
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Justice
MIA solves robbery case at Saburtalo
Publish Time: 2017-03-22 12:20:00
Law-enforcers solved the robbery case at Saburtalo district in Tbilisi red-handed. Two people are detained on fact and charge of illegal keeping and carrying of guns. Investigation determined that the detainee seized gold jewelry, sun-glasses, a watch and a car from a citizen under threat of a gun and escaped from the crime scene. 
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Justice
Mamuka Akhvlediani called at Financial Police for questioning
Publish Time: 2017-03-22 12:13:00
Mamuka Akhvlediani, former head of UNM faction in Tbilisi City Hall is being questioned at Financial Police regarding the project carried out by former authorities “New Life of Old Tbilisi.”Investigation is opened on charge of misappropriation of funds and evasion of taxes.   
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Society
NGO sector to open complaint against Law on covert wiretapping if veto is overridden
Update Time: 2017-03-22 12:12:00
The non-governmental sector will open a complaint in Constitutional Court against Law on covert wiretapping if the veto is overridden by the parliament.The organizations involved in “This Concerns You” Campaign believe that the bill does not respond to the requirements set by Constitutional Court.
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Politics
Parliamentary majority preparing to override veto of President
Update Time: 2017-03-22 12:08:00
The Parliamentary Majority today will attempt to override the 6th veto of President Giorgi Margvelashvili on Law about covert wiretapping and related investigative activities. On March 21, parliamentary Legal Issues Committee did not support the motivated remarks submitted by president. The ruling team said it was no time for practicing experiments in security sphere. The opposition says that the proposed bill does not ensure protection of citizens’ rights. 
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Crime
Child killed in road accident in Tbilisi
Update Time: 2017-03-22 12:05:00
A child has been killed as a result of the road accident at Agmashenebeli Lane in Tbilisi. As for the mother she has been hospitalized. As reports say her health condition is critical. The road accident took place earlier this afternoon. A BMW mark car hit the two when they were crossing the road. Traffic movement is restricted at the accident site.  
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Society
One Year after Belgium's Worst Terror Attack
Publish Time: 2017-03-22 12:00:00
One year passed after terrorist attack at Brussels Zaventem airport. Ketevan Kardava, reporter of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) was caught up in what is believed the worst terrorist attack in Belgium’s history. She took first photos, which were later distributed in international media. On Wednesday, differences will likely be set aside for ceremonies that are planned at the airport, at Maalbeek metro station, and in the heart of the E.U. district, where the Belgian King and Queen will unveil a memorial. Brussels, meanwhile, has largely returned to normal. The threat level remains 3 on a scale of 4, and the army is still deployed on the streets. But like in so many other European cities, people have simply learned to live with it.A year on, many victims are also still struggling. The Belgian government has counted 900 victims in total, encompassing those affected by physical or psychological trauma.
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World
Georgian Foreign Minister to take part in Global Coalition ministerial
Publish Time: 2017-03-22 10:05:00
Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze arrived in Washington for a working visit to take part in the meeting of foreign ministers of the Global Coalition working to defeat ISIS, scheduled for 22 March 2017. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson will host the meeting which will bring together foreign ministers of 68 countries. The participants of the ministerial meeting will discuss threats emanating from ISIS, the Coalition’s military efforts, including those towards maintaining international security and stability. Georgia has been a member of the Global Coalition since 2014. The first meeting of Foreign Ministers took place in Brussels, on 3 December 2014. The aim of the Coalition is to develop a long-term strategy against ISIS and to enhance efforts to counter terrorism and humanitarian crisis in the region. Within the framework of his working visit to Washington, the Georgian Foreign Minister will meet U.S. senators and congressmen, as well as representatives of U.S. expert communities and think-tanks. Mikheil Janelidze will also hold meetings with his colleagues from various countries.  
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World
Greek police confiscate 8 packages with explosives
Publish Time: 2017-03-22 09:49:00
Authorities found eight packages with explosives Monday that were intended for European recipients, a police spokeswoman confirmed.The packages were identical to two sent last week to German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble and to IMF offices in Paris.A local terrorist organization, Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei, claimed responsibility for the packages last week.The eight found Monday were confiscated by authorities who located them at the Greek Post Office's distribution center in Kryoneri, Athens, police said.Police have not yet announced who the recipients were but only that the packages were to be sent to European countries.
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Politics
Parliament to discuss resolution against Russian Annexation
Update Time: 2017-03-21 20:10:00
The Georgian parliament will discuss a resolution against annexation of Georgian territories by Russia. Members of European Georgia faction initiated the discussions. The document stresses two directions. If approved, the document will condemn occupation of Georgia’s occupation and will call on the international community for more attention and action. 
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Politics
Moscow hosting de-facto South Ossetian President
Update Time: 2017-03-21 19:43:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted de-facto South Ossetian President Leonid Tibilov in Moscow. Full range of bilateral relations, particularly economic ties, implementation of the so-called agreement on integration of armed forces, as well as strengthening of security and stability in Trans-Caucasus region, were discussed during the meeting.Tibilov’s Moscow visit coincided with ongoing protests in occupied Tskhinvali region in demand of de-facto president’s resignation. The protests are organized by co-mates of Eduard Kokoity, former de-facto South Ossetian president. Ex-leader Kokoity is against South Ossetia's incorporation into the Russian Federation. Also, it became known today that Russian Patriarchate will build a church in Tskhinvali. Members of Holy Synod of the Georgian Patriarchate are verifying the information. The Georgian parliament will discuss a resolution against annexation of Georgian territories by Russia. Members of European Georgia faction initiated the discussions. The document stresses upon two directions. If approved, the document will condemn occupation of Georgia’s occupation and will call on the international community for more attention and action. The ruling team is ready to consider the proposed document.  
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Society
Brazil meat scandal: China and EU suspend imports
Update Time: 2017-03-21 18:36:00
Some of the biggest consumers of Brazilian meat have suspended imports over allegations that companies have been selling unsafe produce for years.China has banned red meat imports from Brazil, while the European Union said it would stop buying from companies implicated in the scandal. The crisis was triggered by a huge federal police operation on Friday. It found evidence that meat-packers had been selling rotten and substandard produce for several years, BBC reports.The meat industry plays an important part in the Brazilian economy, with exports worth more than $12bn (£9.7bn) a year. The Brazilian government has done all it could to avoid a total or partial ban on meat imports from other countries.
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Politics
Giorgi Kvirikashvili: Georgia is committed to its purpose to build a European country
Update Time: 2017-03-21 18:19:00
Georgia is committed to its purpose to build a European country with European democracy and European institutions, - Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said at the meeting with the speakers and vice-speakers of the Nordic-Baltic (NB8) parliaments. According to the governmental administration, Prime Minister thanked the guests for visiting and supporting Georgia. "We are proud of our achievements, however, we would not have been able to attain them without your support. I want to thank you for supporting the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia. I would also like to thank you for visiting the occupation line. Not only the government, but the people of Georgia appreciates your friendly position and support in overcoming challenges", Prime Minister told the delegation members.Kvirikashvili highlighted the achievements of recent years and the importance of support from the EU countries and Western partners. The European and Euro-Atlantic integration process, democratic reforms and the situation in the occupied territories were also discussed at the meeting. In addition, the PM provided detailed information to the guests about the government's four-point plan of reforms, which was praised by the speakers.
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Society
NGO voices claims against Kutaisi Shelter of Animals
Update Time: 2017-03-21 16:46:00
The non-governmental organization Georgian Federation for Protection of Animals accuses Kutaisi Shelter of Animals, opened 2 days ago, of planning to kill homeless dogs. According to members of NGO, they have obtained the documentation based on which the shelter intends to perform surgeries without anesthesia using only Xylazine that causes sedation, muscle relaxation, and analgesia. The special services described the allegations as absurd.  
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Society
World Down Syndrome Day
Publish Time: 2017-03-21 16:41:00
Georgia marked World Down Syndrome Day at Rike Park today. Various activities are planned to take place including concerts, sports competitions and an exhibition. The activities take place under the auspices of non-governmental organization “Children of the Sun.” Down Syndrome International Day encourages our friends all over the world to choose your own activities and events to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.
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Society
Prime Minister congratulates Azeri fellow citizens on Novruz Bayram
Update Time: 2017-03-21 16:36:00
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili congratulated the Azeri fellow citizens on the public holiday Novruz Bayram in Marneuli town of Kvemo Kartli region. Prime Minister addressed the population of Marneuli from the city center and congratulated them on the spring holiday. As Kvirikashvili said in his speech, today's celebration unites everyone in one big family."We are together building a strong country, our homeland, our Georgia and we stand together during hardship and joy. I am sure that our future generations will hold hands to build a better future of our country. I am very pleased that we have such a wealth - our Azerbaijani compatriots. I am also glad that would retain close ties with Azerbaijan, our friendly and brotherly country. I am very glad that today we have such a youth, we are all proud of them," PM said.President Giorgi Margvelashvili also congratulated the Azeri compatriots on the Novruz Bayram holiday from the stage.
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Justice
Dimitri Lortkipanidze questioned
Publish Time: 2017-03-21 16:07:00
Dimitri Lortkipanidze, former deputy chairperson of Human Rights Committee was questioned today regarding May 26 case. Lortkipanidze recalled the details of May 26 night and told how Shalva Obgaidze, one of the organizers of the protest, believed to be dead, was helped to escape from the hospital alive. Lortkipanidze was answering questions of investigation during 4 hours. 
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Politics
Legal Issues Committee rejects President’s motivated notes
Update Time: 2017-03-21 16:05:00
The Parliamentary Legal Issues Committee did not support the President’s motivated notes concerning the bill on covert investigative actions. The motivated remarks were supported only by two opposition lawmakers, while the majority backed the draft law vetoed by the President Giorgi Margvelashvili.According to Eka Beselia, Chairperson of Legal Issues Committee, the government cannot conduct experiments in the field of security. She said the Personal Data Protection Inspector would supervise the wiretapping operations in the real time, which would ensure the protection of the citizens' rights.The law approved by parliament three weeks ago was not signed by President and was returned to the supreme legislative body with motivated remarks. The ruling Georgian Dream party is set to override the veto. The opposition welcomes president’s decision. The deadline for adoption of the law is March 31.
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Society
Harsh drop of air temperature expected on March 22-24
Publish Time: 2017-03-21 14:24:00
The air temperature will drop harshly across Georgia on March 22-24, according to National Environment Agency. The agency warns that low temperature may damage early blossoms of fruit trees. 
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