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tuesday, July 15 2008, #132 (1648)

US Embassy ‘deeply troubled’ by Russian military flyover

The US Embassy in Georgia called last week’s Russian flyover of Georgian territory “inflammatory,” while Tbilisi waited on an answer for their request to convene a UN Security Council session over the incident. (more)

Gamsakhurdia ditches opposition bloc, calls it fake opposition

On July 12 another high-profile member of the beleaguered United Opposition bloc left the group, accusing its members of collaborating with the government. (more)

Repatriation of Meskhetian Turks still a divisive issue

Over a year after parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of a draft law on the return of Meskhetian Turks to Georgia, the issue is still proving divisive. (more)

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Inflation rate at 11.3 percent (more)


Parliament finally opens ombudsman’s report, but could be too little too late

Parliament will hear the human rights ombudsman’s report from last year, a 1400-page tome which the previous parliament shelved before the May election, saying it didn’t have the time to look it over. (more)

TAV Georgia has registered its success by ISO

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