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No More Georgian in South Ossetia's Schools?.

The school year has just begun in South Ossetia, but it could prove to be a strange one for the territory's few remaining ethnic Georgians. From this year onwards, all Georgian-medium schools in the self-declared republic are to shift to the Russian language . The change is to begin gradually, starting with the first to ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Flood insurance is broken. Here are some ways to fix it.

By Robert W. Klein, Director, Center for RMI Research, Associate Professor, Risk Management and Insurance, Georgia State University. Immokalee, Florida sustained heavy damage during Hurricane Irma. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert Hundreds of thousands of Americans whose homes were damaged or destroyed by fl...

- The Raw Story - US

Ukrinform: Duda says UN principles on inviolability of borders violated in Ukraine and Georgia.

Poland has called on the international community not to recognize the accomplished facts resulting from armed aggression in Ukraine and Georgia, Polish President Andrzej Duda has said. The post Ukrinform: Duda says UN principles on inviolability of borders violated in Ukraine and Georgia appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Unlicensed Tour Guides Not Allowed in Savannah: New at Reason.

Would you trust a tour guide who wasn't licensed? John Stossel writes: Michelle Freenor's business almost failed before it began. That would have been a loss, since her Savannah, Georgia, walking tour gets only good reviews from customers. "Top notch tour guide giving us a lot of history of Savannah's Historic District," ...

- Reason.com - US

Iran Backing Promotion of Ties with Bulgaria.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said in a meeting with his Bulgarian counterpart Rumen Radev on Tuesday that economic and private sectors in the two countries should be encouraged and supported to strengthen their ties and enhance cooperation, IRNA reported.Referring to the strategic position of Iran and Bulgaria, and the ...

- Novinite - BG

Family Wants Answers After Georgia Tech Police Kill LGBTQ Campus Leader.

Family members of Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz say they plan to file a civil rights lawsuit after the 21-year-old was fatally shot by campus police on Saturday night.

- Yahoo! News - US

Saakashvili Goes to Kyiv.

After being propelled into Ukraine over the flimsy resistance of border guards, Georgia's onetime leader, the stateless politician Mikheil Saakashvili, arrived in Kyiv on September 19 to drum up public support for his fast-escalating battle against Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Greeting waving fans and promising to ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Report: Nationalist Rhetoric on the Rise in Armenia and Azerbaijan.

A new report has detailed how nationalist rhetoric has become more widespread across the societies of both Armenia and Azerbaijan since the two fought a brief war last April. The April war and subsequent clashes "not only spur up tension and violence, but are also accompanied by significant ideological and discursive ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Armenia: Hint of Territorial Concessions to Azerbaijan Sparks Controversy.

Armenia's foreign minister suggested the country could hand over certain territories around the disputed Nagorno Karabakh to Azerbaijan as part of a hypothetical peace deal, sparking controversy among Armenians. The widespread outrage underscores the disconnect between hardened public perceptions of the conflict and ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Piedmont Newnan Hospital requests to add 18 more beds.

Piedmont Healthcare is looking to grow its Newnan, Ga., hospital by adding 18 more patient beds. The project would cost $8.2 million dollars. According to a letter submitted to the Georgia Department of Community Health , the project will require the renovation of 11,500 square feet on the fifth floor of the hospital to ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Georgia World Congress Center seeks food and beverage operator.

The GWCCA envisions an integrated, full-service food and beverage program' for its campus, and hopes to find a firm to develop and operate new high-end food and beverage concepts.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Georgia Power unveils renewable energy program for large customers

Georgia Power Co. launched a voluntary renewable energy program Tuesday aimed at the Atlanta-based utility's commercial and industrial customers. Under the Renewable Energy Development Initiative , participating customers will receive hourly credits matching actual production as well as solar renewable energy credits from ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Fintech Is Booming in Georgia, as Regulatory Obstacles Loom

A fast-growing industry plus regulatory uncertainty equals lots of work for lawyers.

- Atlanta Daily Report - US

Trial Lawyers Address 'Propaganda' By U.S. Chamber in Letter

While the national group's internal survey claims that Georgia supposedly has declined as a hospitable legal environment and thus presents an inhospitable business climate, the actual numbers paint a very different picture.

- Atlanta Daily Report - US

September 20, the day that changed history of oil-rich nation

September 20, 1994 changed Azerbaijan forever, playing a big role in nation's development in completely unbelievable way.

- AzerNews - AZ

Bakutel 2017 to present next generation of IT solutions

The 23rd Azerbaijan International Telecommunications and Information Technologies Exhibition and Conference will be held in Baku on December 5-8.

- AzerNews - AZ

Armenian troops keep high tension on frontline

Over the past 24 hours, Armenia's armed forces have 127 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said Sept. 20.

- AzerNews - AZ

About 200 foreigners restricted to enter Azerbaijan in August

The State Border Service identified 2,837 foreigners who violated residence legislation and rules of temporary or permanent stay in the country in August.

- AzerNews - AZ

Baku urges OIC countries to limit all forms of cooperation with Armenia

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has urged the member countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to do everything necessary to support the measures to end Armenia's aggression against Azerbaijan, avoid illegal economic and other activities in the occupied Azerbaijani territories, limit all forms of ...

- AzerNews - AZ

Days After Police Shooting, 3 Arrested Amid Violence At Georgia Tech Vigil

By Monday's end, three people had been arrested and two officers were recovering from minor injuries. The unrest comes after an LGBTQ campus leader was shot and killed in a confrontation with police.

- NPR - US

Protesters In Atlanta Clash With Police Over Shooting Of Georgia Tech Student

Protesters upset over the police shooting of a Georgia Tech student clashed with campus police Monday. Video footage shows an officer fire on the student, who was telling police to shoot.

- NPR - US

Police, protesters clash after vigil for slain Georgia Tech student

ATLANTA - Violent clashes erupted overnight between police and protesters after a memorial vigil for a Georgia Tech student killed by campus officers, and the school's president on Tuesday blamed the unrest on "outside agitators."

- Reuters - US

Officer who shot Ga Tech student had been on job 16 months

The officer who fatally shot a Georgia Tech student had been with the campus police department for about 16 months, according to state records.

- WRAL.com - US

Scout Schultz: Protests after police shoot LGBT student

A police car was set ablaze by protesters following a vigil for the slain Georgia Tech student.

- BBC - UK

Marking 25th anniversary of UN membership, Armenia pledges continued support

Taking the podium at the United Nations General Assembly today, the President of Armenia pledged support to the Secretary-General's priorities as the country marks the 25th anniversary of its succession to the UN.

- UN - INT

Georgia Tech officer who fatally shot student sworn in 16 months ago

Tyler Beck, along with another yet-unidentified Georgia Tech Police officer, responded to a 911 call about a person with a knife and possibly a gun.         

- USA TODAY - US

IFC launches digital financial services project in Azerbaijan

IFC launches digital financial services project in Azerbaijan...

- MENAFN - JO

PACE co-rapporteurs welcome Azerbaijan's readiness for dialogue

PACE co-rapporteurs welcome Azerbaijan's readiness for dialogue...

- MENAFN - JO

3 people charged with inciting riot after Georgia Tech vigil

Three people face charges after violent clashes with campus police at Georgia Tech following a vigil for a student fatally shot by officers, a university spokesman said Tuesday. Police shot and killed Scout Schultz, 21, Saturday night after the fourth-year student called 911 to report an armed...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Azerbaijan laundromat scandal ensnares German MP

Just ahead of the German election, CDU MP Karin Strenz has been accused of doing paid lobbying work for the Azerbaijani dictatorship. Chancellor Angela Merkel was due to support Strenz on the campaign trail this week.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

In Kyiv, Saakashvili Demands Documents That Stripped Him Of Ukrainian Citizenship

Mikheil Saakashvili, the ex-governor of Ukraine's Odesa region and former president of Georgia, has arrived in Ukraine's capital, where he vowed to challenge the revocation of his Ukrainian citizenship.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Wife Of Azerbaijani Journalist Abducted In Georgia Demands More Effort From Tbilisi

The wife of an Azerbaijani journalist who was abducted in Georgia and is currently held in Azerbaijan has urged Tbilisi to do more to investigate his kidnapping.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Saakashvili Arrives In Kyiv

Mikheil Saakashvili, the ex-governor of Ukraine's Odesa region and former president of Georgia, arrived in Kyiv vowing to challenge the revocation of his Ukrainian citizenship. He told supporters the Ukrainian authorities were trying to prevent him from mounting a legal challenge to the decision, which was announced by ...

- Radio Free Europe - US

Police, protesters clash after vigil for slain Georgia Tech student

The clashes at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta broke out when several dozen of the almost 500 people who had attended the vigil for slain student Scout Schultz faced off with officers at the campus police headquarters, the school said. Two Georgia Tech officers were injured and a police car was damaged, the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Pakistan, Azerbaijan to eye military-technical cooperation

- Today.Az - AZ

World Bank: Azerbaijan shows greatest growth in region for 25 years

- Today.Az - AZ

RFE/RL: Saakashvili demands documents that stripped him of Ukrainian citizenship

Mikheil Saakashvili, the ex-governor of Ukraine's Odesa region and former president of Georgia, has arrived in Ukraine's capital, where he vowed to challenge the revocation of his Ukrainian citizenship, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty .

- UNIAN - UA

SOCAR VP: TANAP construction completed by over 80pct

Delivering the first gas from Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz field to Turkey via TANAP in June 2018 is quite real, said Khoshbakht Yusifzade, the first vice-president of Azerbaijan's state oil company SOCAR.

- AzerNews - AZ

Grandiose Uzeyir Hajibayli International Music Festival opens

The 9th International Uzeyir Hajibeyli Music Festival kicked off at the Azerbaijan State Philharmonic on September 18.

- AzerNews - AZ

Lavrov's plan: Yerevan ready to withdraw from occupied lands of Azerbaijan?

While addressing a panel session as part of the Armenia-Diaspora Forum in Yerevan, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian has not excluded the possibility of returning some territories around Nagorno-Karabakh region to Azerbaijan.

- AzerNews - AZ

Chinese tourists can wield influence over Azerbaijan's economy

Azerbaijan found a new way to attract tourists to discover its beauties, which recently opened to the world. After attracting thousands of tourists from Persian Gulf countries for the last two years, the country is keen to beckon tourists from Eastern Asia to help the tourism drive.

- AzerNews - AZ

World Bank: Azerbaijan shows greatest growth in region for 25 years

Azerbaijan has shown the greatest economic growth in the region of European countries and Central Asia for 25 years.

- AzerNews - AZ

Tickets go on sale for Azerbaijan vs Czech Republic match

Tickets for a match between Azerbaijan and the Czech Republic in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying round have gone on sale, Azertac reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

U.S. hopes for continuation of good faith negotiations on settlement of Karabakh conflict

The U.S. hopes for continuation of good faith negotiations on the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

- AzerNews - AZ

About 300 state objects to be privatized by late 2017

Revenues from the privatization of state property to the state budget of Azerbaijan will exceed 100 million manats until the end of 2017.

- AzerNews - AZ

Expert: Armenia should start de-occupation of captured territories

The process of negotiations to solve the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has been going on for more than 20 years. Over these years, at decisive moments, Armenia has always resorted to provocations and created tension on the line of contact.

- AzerNews - AZ

New project to ease access to digital financial services

A new advisory project is launched in Azerbaijan to boost financial inclusion by improving access to digital financial services for individuals and smaller businesses, helping them grow and create jobs.

- AzerNews - AZ

Gov't decides on base oil price in 2018 state budget

The government of Azerbaijan has based its projections for the 2018 state budget on an oil price of $45 per barrel, a source in the government told Trend.

- AzerNews - AZ

3 people charged with inciting riot after Georgia Tech vigil

- Townhall.com - US

Protests at Georgia Tech turn violent after shooting death of student

Violent protests erupted Monday evening at the Georgia Tech campus after a vigil was held for a student who was fatally shot by campus police…

- TheBlaze.com - US

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