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Friday, May 30 2008, #100 (1616)

Tbilisi asks UN Security Council to discuss downed spy drone

Tbilisi is continuing to press Russia internationally over the downed spy drone incident, while Russian officials say the attention should be on Georgia’s decision to fly reconnaissance drones above its conflict zones. (more)

Opposition complain of arbitrary decisions on election appeals

With results from 39 polling stations annulled so far after last week’s parliamentary elections, the opposition is complaining that there is no clear basis for ruling results invalid. (more)

More explosions, shootings in South Ossetia

A car bomb and multiple shootings rocked breakaway South Ossetia yesterday morning, reportedly injuring seven and sparking accusations of terrorism and deception. (more)

Election results give National Movement 8 in 10 seats

Georgia’s ruling party secured a complete hold on the next parliament in last week’s elections, which were marred by accusations of fraud but widely deemed an improvement over the January presidential poll. (more)

The News in Brief

Foreign minister meets US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. (more)

The Week in Brief

The Week in Ink

More V. Shioshvili cartoons here.

Poll: Most competent public figure

Human Rights Ombudsman Sozar Subari was voted the most competent public figure in an informal poll conducted by the newspaper Kviris Palitra. (more)

The world food crisis and Georgia

Soaring food prices on international markets over the past few years have put 100 million people at risk of hunger according to the World Bank, but government officials here say that Georgia will not be among the countries experiencing food shortages. (more)

Press Scanner

“Russia rules the opposition”

Has the Central Election Commission been doing a good job?
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