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Bomb attack hits U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan
Publish Time: 2017-04-24 18:08:00
Suspected Taliban insurgents on Monday attacked a U.S.-operated base in Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost, officials said, but gave few immediate details of an assault that coincided with a visit to Kabul by U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Reuters reports.The attackers had detonated a car bomb at an entrance to Camp Chapman, a secretive facility manned by U.S. forces and private military contractors, said Mubarez Mohammad Zadran, a spokesman for the provincial governor.But he had little immediate information on any damage or casualties."I am aware of a car bomb attack at one of the gates in the U.S. base, but we are not allowed there to get more details," the spokesman said.A spokesman for the U.S. military in Afghanistan, Capt. William Salvin, confirmed the car bomb attack. He said there appeared to be a number of Afghan casualties but none among U.S. or coalition personnel at the base.The attack came just three days after more than 140 Afghan soldiers were killed in an attack on their base by Taliban fighters disguised in military uniforms, Reuters says.
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Non-parliamentary opposition expresses protest on changing “Briefing Time” format
Publish Time: 2017-04-24 16:21:00
The Coordination Council members of the non-parliamentary opposition are expressing protest about changing the format of the program “Briefing Time” aired on Second Channel of Georgian public broadcaster.According to member of the Council Giorgi Akhvlediani, political parties had the opportunity to communicate with the public through this program and changing the existing format means that the program will be closed.The Coordination Council, which consists of 15 political parties, plans to hold protest rallies with demand to  suspend the processes.Giorgi Gvimradze, the Director of News and Current Affairs of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) responded to protest of oppositional parties.  He says that Briefing Time has not been closed; only existing format has been changed.According to Giorgi Gvimradze, parties will be able to provide Public Broadcaster with any material shot by them; in Addition parties have opportunity to conduct briefings at Broadcaster's press club.
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Politics
Project on Constitutional changes - ruling team is preparing for public discussions
Update Time: 2017-04-24 16:09:00
The project about changes to be made into Constitution adopted by State Constitutional Commission will be sent to parliament next week. The exact date of the voting will be determined at bureau session today.The project will be presented for public discussions to the Georgian citizens as well. The ruling team is preparing for public discussions, however the opposition has other plans.The project prepared by State Constitutional Commission was adopted with 43 votes for, and 8 – against on 22 April. The new addition of Constitution and Law on Adjara Autonomous Republic was put for voting and approved.  
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World
Presidential elections in France - latest results
Publish Time: 2017-04-24 16:00:00
Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen have gone through to the second round of the French election.Mr Macron won 23.7% of votes in the first round, while Ms Le Pen took 21.5%.The both candidates have already addresses to their supporters and expressed gratitude toward them.The Presidential election was held in France yesterday. The announcement of the preliminary results caused turmoil in several cities of France.
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Politics
Georgian parliamentary delegation is in Strasburg
Update Time: 2017-04-24 12:15:00
Georgia’s Parliamentary Delegation, headed by the First Vice-Speaker, Tamar Chugoshvili is to attend the PACE Spring Session on April 24-28. In parallel, the Parliamentary Delegation will hold the high rank meetings.The meetings are scheduled with the PACE President, Pedro Agramunt, CoE Secretary General, Thorbjørn Jagland, CoE High Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks and the Delegations of CoE member states.
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World
Presidential election in France - latest results
Publish Time: 2017-04-24 12:00:00
Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen have gone through to the second round of the French election.Mr Macron won 23.7% of votes in the first round, while Ms Le Pen took 21.5%.The both candidates have already addresses to their supporters and expressed gratitude toward them.The Presidential election was held in France yesterday. 
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Politics
"It is a manifestation of autocracy" - Dimitri Lortkipanidze responds to the removal of the members of oppositional parties from the Constitutional Commission list
Publish Time: 2017-04-24 10:06:00
The non-parliamentary opposition assesses the removal of the members of oppositional parties from the Constitutional Commission list as the manifestation of autocracy from the majority.According to Dimitri Lortkipanidze, a similar precedent has already taken place, when three members of Constitutional Commission refused to cooperate, however Irakli Kobakhidze did not take them out from the list at that time.Dimitri Lortkipanidze thinks that before their removal the Chairperson of the Constitutional Commission should had to apply in writing to the members.
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Georgia’s Parliamentary Delegation to meet Venice Commission members
Publish Time: 2017-04-24 10:04:00
Within the visit to Strasburg, the minority and majority members of Georgia’s Parliamentary Delegation are planning to hold meeting with Venice Commission delegation.The Georgia’s delegation will introduce the constitutional amendments to the Venice Commission. The talks will focus on Georgia's reforms.
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World
French election: Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen to fight for presidency
Update Time: 2017-04-24 10:00:00
Centrist Emmanuel Macron has gone through to the second round of the French election, where he will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen, - BBC reported.Mr Macron, a former banker, is seen as a political newcomer - and ran without the backing of an established party.After topping Sunday's vote, he is now favourite to win the run-off on 7 May.It is the first time in six decades that neither of France's main left-wing or right-wing parties has had a candidate in the second round.Mr Macron won 23.8% of votes in the first round, while Ms Le Pen took 21.5%.Their nearest challengers, centre-right François Fillon and hard-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon, fell behind, with just over 19% each.
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Sport
Georgian national judo team won Gold at the European Championship
Publish Time: 2017-04-23 19:45:00
The Georgian national judo team won Gold at the European Championship. Georgian team defeated Russian team in final with the score 3:2.Georgian national team won the Judo European Championship for the ninth time.The championship was held in Warsaw, Poland. 
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Religion
Orthodox Church Celebrates Octave Day of Easter or Low Sunday
Update Time: 2017-04-23 16:16:00
Orthodox Church celebrates Octave Day of Easter or Low Sunday Today. Liturgy is being delivered in all Temples and Churches today.Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II is being delivered liturgy in St. Trinity Temple today. The first Sunday after Easter is known as renewal of the resurrection. From this Week and each Sunday after this is updated as a celebration and is devoted to the Lord. That’s why the orthodox Christians gather in the church every Sunday.
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Regions
Hydroelectric power cascades to be built in Kakheti.
Publish Time: 2017-04-23 16:15:00
Hydroelectric power cascades will be built on the Samkuri River in Kakheti.The preparation works for constructing two hydro power plants have already launched in Pankisi Gorge.The locals positively evaluate the possibility of creating new jobs, but they are demanding to take into account the ecological threat.The project has already been introduced to the population. Now the construction company is waiting for the appropriate permission.
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Regions
Damage inflicted to Samegrelo region being calculated
Publish Time: 2017-04-23 16:12:00
The amount of damage inflicted to Georgia’s western Samegrelo region due to the latest Strong wind is being calculated. Roofs of houses are damaged and trees are uprooted in the villages of Tsalenjikha district.There was a problem in Chale village. The wind damaged electricity lines,  the  traffic movement is halted.
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Six persons killed in car accident
Update Time: 2017-04-23 16:10:00
Six people have died in the road accident that occurred on the Kutaisi bypass. The victims include a 7-month pregnant woman.According to Ministry of Internal Affairs, three cars were involved in the accident.The investigation is under way under Article 276 (7) of the Criminal Code of Georgia, which pertains to the violation of the traffic safety rules that resulted in the death of two or more people. 
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Body of died worker transferred to Prosectorium
Publish Time: 2017-04-23 16:08:00
 Body of a person, who died at the construction of a building, has been transferred to Prosectorium. The fatal accident happened in Tbilisi in the morning. A young man fell from the 21st floor. The cause of the accident is unknown yet. The company X2 Development is conducting the construction works at Shartava Street. According to Company representatives the safety norms were observed. Expert-criminalists are working on the site. Investigation has been launched into the case. 
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Justice
Two Georgian citizens were arrested in Burma
Publish Time: 2017-04-23 12:17:00
Two Georgian citizens were arrested in Burma. They are suspected of attempting to illegally carrying out 90 thousand USD from the country. Their money was hidden in the underwears.According to Burmese authorities there is suspicion that the money was stolen from the Currency Exchange Bureau on April 21.The detainees were in the country with a tourist visa.
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Politics
Minister of Finance continues his visit to US
Publish Time: 2017-04-23 12:14:00
Dimitri Kumsishvili, the Minister of Finance continues his visit to US.Dimitri Kumsishvili met with the Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Region of International Monetary Fund and the head of the Fiscal Issues Department of the International Monetary Fund.The International Monetary Fund supports Georgia in  implementation of Georgia's fiscal reforms. The meeting focused on the strategic directions of the four-point plan, in details of the spatial development reform and the plans for development of the country's road infrastructure.
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Politics
Project on Constitutional changes to be sent to Parliament next week
Publish Time: 2017-04-23 12:12:00
The project about changes to be made into Constitution adopted by State Constitutional Commission will be sent to parliament next week. The adopted document will be sent to Venice Commission, an advisory body of Council of Europe for consideration and will be presented for public discussions to the Georgian citizens.The project prepared by State Constitutional Commission was adopted with 43 votes for, and 8 – against yesterday. The new addition of Constitution and Law on Adjara Autonomous Republic was put for voting and approved. 
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World
France votes for new president
Update Time: 2017-04-23 11:47:00
Voters are going to the polls in France to choose their next president, amid high security following a deadly attack on Paris police three days ago, - BBC reports. Eleven candidates are vying to be the country's next president, with leading candidates spanning the political spectrum from far-left to far-right.The two with the most votes will go to a run-off round in a fortnight's time.Polling stations in France opened at 08:00 local time (06:00 GMT), although some overseas territories began the voting on Saturday. Voting ends at 20:00, with exit polls expected quickly afterwards.Four candidates are currently seen as being within reach of the presidency: the conservative François Fillon, the far-right leader Marine Le Pen, liberal centrist Emmanuel Macron and the far-left's Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
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Sport
Georgian judo wrestlers won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals
Publish Time: 2017-04-22 20:14:00
The team of Georgian male judo wrestlers won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at the European Championship. Georgian final took place in heavy weigh category – Adam Oqruashvili and Guram Tushishvili competed. Gold medal went to Tushishvili, while Silver – to Oqruashvili. Beka Ghviniashvili struggled in 90-kg weight category against his rival from Azerbaijan. He won and became the holder of Bronze medal. The championship was held in Warsaw, Poland. 
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