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    1. July 8, 2015

      Former Georgia president shakes up Odessa

      The treacherous six-hour drive from Odessa to Bolgrad, the rural town where Petro Poroshenko was born, helps explain...

    2. June 3, 2015

      Fresh fighting erupts around Donetsk

      Dozens of people were reportedly killed or injured around the separatist-held city of Donetsk on Wednesday, in one of...

    1. The World

      June 2, 2015

      Odessa appointment raises questions over Poroshenko’s judgement

      Unlike Russia’s leaders, who loathe him, and unlike some of his western friends, who once treated him as if he were...

    2. May 31, 2015

      Ukraine appoints former Georgian president as local governor

      Mikheil Saakashvili, the exiled ex-Georgian president despised by the Kremlin but hailed as a reformer in the west for...

    3. May 30, 2015

      Georgia’s Mikheil Saakashvili takes on Ukraine governor role

      Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, was on Saturday appointed governor of Ukraine’s strategic Odessa...

    4. April 15, 2015

      Ukraine looks to foreign-born ministers to kick-start reform

      Late last year, US-born Natalie Jaresko was in the Kiev office of the investment firm she founded in 2006 when...

    5. August 6, 2014

      Russia stirs fears of repeat Georgia war in Ukraine

      Late on August 7, 2008, Mikheil Saakashvili, then the Georgian president, ordered his troops to retake control of the...

    6. August 6, 2014

      A bad time to rake over Georgia’s past

      Mikheil Saakashvili was no angel when he served as Georgia’s president from 2004 to 2013. In certain respects he...

    7. February 28, 2014

      Crimea tensions echo Georgia of 2008

      With armed men taking over Crimean airports, Russian helicopters flying low over the peninsula and Russian marines...

    8. February 17, 2014

      Georgian conviction of Saakashvili ally raises fears over justice

      Georgia’s former prime minister has been sentenced to five years in prison on charges of embezzlement and abuse of...

    9. beyondbrics

      December 13, 2013

      Georgia's Christmas trees: best in the world but of little benefit to Georgia

      Mikheil Saakashvili, the Georgian president ousted at October’s elections after a decade of liberal market reform, had...

    10. October 28, 2013

      Georgia elects ally of Ivanishvili to become president

      An ally of Georgia’s billionaire premier Bidzina Ivanishvili has won an overwhelming victory in presidential elections,...

    11. October 27, 2013

      Saakashvili likely to face questioning, says Georgia PM

      Georgia’s billionaire premier, Bidzina Ivanishvili, has said there is a “high probability” president Mikheil...

    12. October 25, 2013

      Saakashvili era ends as Georgia heads for presidential poll

      Georgia will this weekend bring down the curtain on the era of Mikheil Saakashvili, who led its pro-democracy Rose...

    13. May 23, 2013

      Trials in Tbilisi

      Georgian democracy looks ever more fragile under Bidzina Ivanishvili, its billionaire prime minister. Dozens of people...

    14. May 21, 2013

      Former Georgia prime minister charged with corruption

      A former Georgian prime minister has been arrested on corruption charges in a move that may rekindle international...

    15. beyondbrics

      May 10, 2013

      Georgia: Tata in $700m hydro scheme

      India’s Tata Power has agreed to invest in two hydroelectric projects in Georgia that will help the impoverished South...

    16. February 10, 2013

      Tbilisi clashes delay president’s speech

      Georgia’s president has called for urgent talks with Bidzina Ivanishvili, the billionaire prime minister, after violent...

    17. February 4, 2013

      Georgian wine to flow as Russia lifts ban

      Georgian wine and mineral water are poised to return to Russian shops and restaurants after a seven-year absence,...

    18. December 18, 2012

      Power play keeps Romania in spotlight

      He has called him a “compulsive liar” and said he would never back him as premier. Yet Traian Basescu, Romania’s...

    19. The A-List

      December 5, 2012

      Like Georgia, Japan has plenty to fear from a powerful neighbour

      Shintaro Ishihara, the former governor of Tokyo, recently unveiled a new political party which, he says, will help...

    20. December 4, 2012

      Georgia’s president asks premier for talks

      Georgia’s president Mikheil Saakashvili has called on the country’s billionaire prime minister to end a political...

    21. November 25, 2012

      ‘Witch-hunt’ claims hit Georgia politics

      Allies of President Mikheil Saakashvili have accused Georgia’s new billionaire-led government of pursuing a witch-hunt...

    22. October 26, 2012

      The forging of Georgia

      Edge of Empires: A History of Georgia, by Donald Rayfield, Reaktion Books, RRP£35, 512 pages This month’s parliamentary...

    23. October 26, 2012

      The forging of Georgia

      Edge of Empires: A History of Georgia, by Donald Rayfield, Reaktion Books, RRP£35, 512 pages This month’s parliamentary...

    24. October 26, 2012

      Georgia’s billionaire premier

      In dazzling sunshine on the final Saturday of September, an immense crowd gathered in Tbilisi. It filled central...

    25. The World

      October 22, 2012

      Georgia: living the Dream?

      Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili (L) shakes hands with Bidzina Ivanishvili (R) on October 9 (Vano...

    26. beyondbrics

      October 5, 2012

      Georgia: Ivanishvili's economic dream

      Many headlines surrounding the shock victory of Bidzina Ivanishvili’s opposition alliance in Georgia’s elections have...

    27. October 3, 2012

      Ivanishvili promises to defend democracy

      Georgia’s billionaire premier-in-waiting Bidzina Ivanishvili has said the country’s democratic gains since the 2003...

    28. The World

      October 2, 2012

      In the Picture: Ivanishvili triumphs in Georgia

      Bidzina Ivanishvili speaking at his residence in Tbilisi in October 2011. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili Until last year,...

    29. October 2, 2012

      Ivanishvili faces obstacles to new era

      When Mikheil Saakashvili and his supporters carried roses through the streets of Tbilisi in the peaceful revolution of...

    30. October 2, 2012

      Georgia’s milestone

      Two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Georgia has passed an important milestone in its journey towards...

    31. October 2, 2012

      Georgia’s Rose revolution will not wilt

      Now that Mikheil Saakashvili has lost the Georgian parliamentary election, some will pronounce the “Rose” revolution...

    32. beyondbrics

      October 2, 2012

      New York headlines

      * Saakashvili concedes poll defeat in Georgia * Kingfisher in ‘partial lockout’ of staff * Samsung files lawsuit over...

    33. beyondbrics

      October 2, 2012

      [snap] Saakashvili concedes poll defeat

      Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili on Tuesday conceded defeat for his UNM party in the country’s parliamentary...

    34. October 2, 2012

      Saakashvili concedes defeat in Georgia

      The billionaire businessman set to be Georgia’s next prime minister has pledged to rebuild relations with Russia while...

    35. October 1, 2012

      Tbilisi tense as Georgians vote

      Georgians are voting in parliamentary elections that pose the biggest electoral test for the pro-western government of...

    36. September 30, 2012

      Georgia opposition sees support surge

      Georgia’s opposition appeared to be enjoying a big surge in support on the eve of Monday’s parliamentary elections,...

    37. September 28, 2012

      Saakashvili warns on Georgian democracy

      President Mikheil Saakashvili has said Georgian democracy is at risk unless his party prevails over a billionaire-led...

    38. September 26, 2012

      Saakashvili’s choice

      Ever since he came to power in Georgia’s “Rose revolution” in 2003, Mikheil Saakashvili has generally basked in western...

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