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Wednesday, July 16 2008, #133 (1649)

US, NATO ‘troubled’ by Russian flyover

The US State Department and NATO have both made statements of concern in reaction to last week’s Russian military flyover of Georgian territory, as Moscow and Tbilisi accused each other of holding up a UN Security Council session on the incident. (more)

Abkhaz reject Berlin-backed peace plan

Abkhaz separatist leaders say they will not accept a peace plan proposed by Germany on behalf of the UN secretary-general’s Group of Friends of Georgia. (more)

Maestro TV license hearing postponed

Maestro TV, an independent cable television station, will have to wait until September 10 to resolve its case with the Georgian National Communications Commission. The hearing was to take place July 14 but the commission postponed, saying its representative was out of town. (more)

The News in Brief

Parliament discusses troop increase. (more)

Turkmenistan to start new pipeline to Russia

Yesterday Turkmen media reported that Ashgabat is ready to begin constructing a new natural gas pipeline to Russia. (more)

Poll: Who do you trust?

The Patriarchy is the most trusted public institution, according to an informal poll conducted by the newspaper Kviris Palitra. (more)

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