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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...

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Economy

  • Georgia's foreign trade fell 10% Jan-Mar compared to '14Rustavi_car_market_-_rustavi.ge_Cropped
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia’s foreign trade turnover in the first three months of 2015 was 10 percent less than in the same period last year. The foreign trade turnover in January-March, 2015 was USD 2,279 million, according to the new report of...

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Society

  • Tbilisians rallied against terrorismassyrian03
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A protest against terrorism was held on Sunday in Tbilisi and several other towns in Georgia to show support for the refugees persecuted by Islamic State.   A call went out on Facebook a few days in advance for people t...

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News

  • Lukashenko has arrived in Tbilisialeksander_lukashenko_irakli_gharibashvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--President of Belarus, who is on a first visit to Georgia, arrived in Tbilisi the day before official meetings, which are planned for April 23-24. Even though the flight between Minsk and Tbilisi is over four hours, he arrived a...
  • Top Georgian football team disqualified because it is brokeZestaponi_FC
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The Georgian Football Federation (GFF) has banned one of the country's top teams from taking party in national championships after it stayed away from a match due to financial problems. GFF decided this after Zestaponi FC viol...
  • Georgian PM blasts media for 'hysteria' about recruitment for ISirakli_gharibashvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili scolded the media on Tuesday for their coverage of Pankisi youth who become radicalized and join Islamic State in Syria. The media have shown an ‘unnatural hysteria’ about this pr...
  • New showdown over location of presidential palaceAvlabari_residence
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Refurbishment work in a building intended as a new presidential palace is now finished and this has sparked a new round of bickering between the president and the government.  The minister of regional development and infrastru...
  • Georgian speaker visits Ukraine, but have Kiev-Tbilisi ties weakened?davit_usupashvili_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--As Georgia’s speaker of parliament visits Kiev, political analysts in Tbilisi are watching for signs of how strong the bond is between the two governments. Speaker Davit Usupashvili is accompanied by parliament members Tedo J...
  • Two dead as crane collapses at Norwegian hydropower projectbroken_crane_Didadjara
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Two persons died and one is in hospital with injuries after an accident at a construction site for a hydropower facility in Khulo, southwest in Georgia Friday night. The two who died are Paata Iakobadze, a Georgian citizen, and...
  • Georgian volunteer soldier dies in Ukrainegiorgi_janelidze
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A Georgian volunteer soldier was killed in Ukraine on April 18, fighting for the extreme right wing Azov battalion. Giorgi Janelidze died during mine clearance work near the coastal town Shirokine. The other fighters came un...
  • Georgia toughens anti-terror legislation to include recruitment for ISMideast Syria
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia is to make it a crime to be a member of a terrorist organization or take part in a paramilitary group in another country. The law was drafted after calls for the government to do more to stop the flow of youth joining the ...
  • Saakashvili party boycotts parliament after ex-official's suicide attemptzurab_japaridze
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Members of Mikheil Saakashvili’s party deliberately disrupted Friday’s parliamentary session because of a former official's suicide attempt the day before. The former special unit’s representative who attempted to commit...
  • Merabishvili promises revengevano_merabishvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Former Interior Minister and ally of Mikheil Saakashvil promises to take revenge for every official involved in the detention of former government officials. “I will personally punish them. I will hold each of them responsibl...
  • Two Austrian climbers found dead in Georgiakazbegi
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Two Austrian climbers were found dead on Thursday in a mountain region in Georgia. The two apparently froze to death. The two tourists, a man and a woman, camped near the hill for several days. They left the camp on Wednesday t...
  • Armenian member of Georgia's parliament calls for recognition of genocideSamvel_Petrosian
    TBILISI, DFWatch--An ethnic Armenian parliamentarian in the Georgian parliament calls the assembly to formally recognize the Armenian genocide, which began a century ago in Turkey. Ethnic Azerbaijani MPs are against, arguing that it is not a mat...
  • Georgian PM: We can't stop youth from joining ISirakli_gharibashvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili says the government is not capable of preventing Pankisi youth from joining the war in Syria. There have been many reports lately that young men from the Pankisi Gorge in the north of Georgia ...
  • Interpol snubbed Georgian prosecutors in Adeishvili casezurab_adeishvili-
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Interpol did not ask Georgian prosecutors for additional information before deciding to call off the search for a former justice minister. Yesterday, the story broke that Interpol no longer has a so-called red notice on its we...

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Minorities

  • A gay man from Tbilisi: ‘I haven’t told my mother yet’multicolored_banner
    A country in which the Church is a powerful presence, which strongly advocates for traditional values, probably would not be the first place of choice for LGBTQ people. But what if it is your homeland? 88 % of Georgians do not justify homosexualit...

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