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Interviews

  • World famous game designer gets inspired by Georgian myths
    Inga Popovaite
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    TBILISI, DFWatch--“Amirani is the legendary first Zombie, some worship him. Legend has it that he is the original Prometheus and still chained to the Caucasus Mountains, he brought fire to humans and half life to us. Three Angels made him their ...

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Opinion

  • Freezing the Kremlin's policy
    Lasha Tughushi
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    How Europe should respond to Putin at the Riga Summit Against the backdrop of a rain of bullets, and the rumble of tanks and cannons, Europe is preparing for the Riga Summit in May. Expectations are already low, but one likely positive decision is v...

Opinion archive . . .


Economy

  • WizzAir ending flights between Georgia and Ukrainewizzair_plane
    TBILISI, DFWatch--WizzAir is ending flights between Georgia and Ukraine from April 20 because the company WizzAir Ukraine is being dissolved. “This decision was made, with regret, due to the ongoing instability in Eastern Ukraine, the devaluat...

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Society

Society archive . . .

News

  • Givi Targamadze questioned about police leaksgivi_targamadze
    TBILISI, DFWatch--MP Givi Targamadze was Saturday questioned for nine hours in a case related to the leaking of information from the Interior Ministry. More than a week ago, a Georgian Interior Ministry employee was fired for allegedly handing o...
  • NATO holds democracy conference in Tbilisinato_flag
    TBILISI, DFWatch--NATO organized a two-day international conference in Tbilisi on Thursday and Friday, hosting Georgian, Armenian and Turkish politicians, and U.S. political and economic analysts. The local US embassy and Open Society also helpe...
  • Women in Georgia do thirteen times more housework than menDSC_0057_copy
    TBILISI, DFWatch--According to global data from the UN, women spend at least twice as much time as men doing unpaid domestic work. All across the world, women on average work more, but earn less than men, as their domestic chores are not paid for. ...
  • Dismissed defense minister 'told not to sign air defense agreement'irakli_alasania
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, former Defense Minister Irakli Alasania and his successor Mindia Janelidze on Wednesday accused each other of lying about a treaty Alasania signed in France in 2014 shortly before his dismissal....
  • Two TV hosts in Georgia accuse govt coalition of pressureinga_grigolia
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Two hosts on the TV channel Imedi accuse the government of trying to put pressure on them, while the company’s management distances themselves from the statements made by their own journalists. The channel’s popular journal...
  • Deputy defense minister questioned in the 'cables case'zaza_broladze
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The Prosecutor General’s Office on Wednesday questioned former Deputy Defense Minister Zaza Broladze for nine hours in connection with the 'cables case', for which the Defense Minister Irakli Alasania was sacked last year. As...
  • Relatives of woman who died in childbirth rally outside clinicbatumi_maternity_clinic
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Relatives of a pregnant woman died in childbirth rallied outside the hospital in Batumi on Wednesday. Another pregnant woman died at the same hospital about a month ago. Relatives of Maia Verdzadze (29) blame the doctor for ...
  • Georgia begins treatment of 5,000 hepatitis C patientssergeenko
    TBILISI, DFWatch--One month from now, Georgia begins an ambitious government program to treat 5,000 hepatitis C patients. The program starts on April 21, and is focused on those patients who need treatment the most. Health Minister Davit Serg...
  • Dangerous parasite found in meat at Tbilisi kindergartenmeat
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A dangerous parasite of the type sarcoysistis has been found in meat at a kindergarten in Tbilisi. The parasite was found by the National Food Agency, which is doing checks following the recent discovery of dangerous semi-prep...
  • Georgian PM's visit to Ukraine delayed without explanationIrakli_Gharibashvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The Georgian PM's visit to Ukraine is being delayed for unknown reasons. Early this year, government members indicated that such a visit would take place soon. Officials only say that they are preparing for the visit, but offer...
  • Home-made drug use reduced by 90% in Georgiaprescription_drugs_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The use of home-made drugs and import of new psychotropic substances has decreased by over 90 percent since 2013, according to the latest annual report by the US State Department. The International Narcotics Control Strategy Re...
  • Ivanishvili: Georgians don't forget as easily as UNM thinksbidzina_ivanishvili_2030_2015-03-22
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgians don’t want Saakashvili's party back, former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili predicted Sunday. He appeared as one of the guests in the talk show ‘2030’ on his son’s TV channel GDS. Saturday, the National ...
  • Activists 'disinfect' square after Saakashvili party's rallydisinfection_chancellery_2015-03-22
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Activists Sunday ‘disinfected’ a square in Tbilisi where the National Movement had rallied the day before. “We think they left behind bits of their unhealthy ideological views. Therefore  we decided to conduct a disinfec...
  • Saakashvili supporters rally in Tbilisi against the governmentnational_movement_rally_2015-03-21
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Tens of thousands of people rallied in Tbilisi on Saturday, demanding the government’s resignation. People came to Tbilisi from faraway Samegrelo, Adjara and other regions. Many arrived by bus. Organizers also paid for fue...

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Minorities

  • Batumi synagogue back to Jewish community after 86 yearsbatumi_synagogue
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia’s State Agency on Religious Issues on Thursday decided to transfer ownership of the Batumi synagogue to the Jewish community. The Jewish community has been requesting ownership and usage rights to the oldest synagogue...

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NGO news

  • Ivanishvili on collision course with the U.S. on role of NGOsrichard_norland
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The godfather of the government in Georgia, billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, was rebuked by the US ambassador Thursday after criticizing three of the most influential NGO leaders in the country. In a long TV interview on one of...

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