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Monday, July 28 2008, #141 (1657)

US diplomat pushes direct talks on Georgia visit

Washington’s top envoy for the region visited Georgia and its breakaway region Abkhazia over the weekend to give some momentum to the push for peace talks. (more)

Georgia crowns new beauty queen

An 18-year-old Tbilisi student became Miss Georgia 2008 in a two-hour televised competition last night in the seaside resort town of Batumi. (more)

Work done, Russian military engineers leaving Abkhazia

Russian military engineers have finished repairs to Abkhazia’s railroads and preparing to leave the breakaway region within days. (more)

The News in Brief

One dies in Tskhinvali blast. (more)

Guest Editorial: Obama and (the Republic of) Georgia

What should Georgia expect if Mr. Obama were to win in November? For starters, Washington’s strong support for ‘the democratic Georgia’ project is likely to tone down, and appeasement gestures to Moscow would probably increase. (more)

Rich fruit harvest spoiled by embargo: newspaper

The total Georgian fruit harvest was 227 500 tons, according to the newspaper Akhali Taoba. (more)

Press Scanner

“GPB will reduce its news coverage” (more)

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