RUSTAVI2 Rustavi2 TV News Portal RSS Feed Rustavi2 Broadcasting Company http://rustavi2.ge/ Americans shoot-down the drone of Iran in the Strait of Hormuz http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/139538

Americans shoot-down the drone of Iran in the Strait of Hormuz . According to Donald Trump, the military vessel received a defensive decision because the drone of Iran approached to 900 meters.
Iran say they do not have an information about the loss. Recent tension between the United States and Iran have increased.
A month ago, Iran shoot-down the American drone and yesterday they arrested foreign tanker along with 12 crew members.

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19-07-2019 13:58 +0400
Number of dead people due to the fire peaked to 33 in Japan http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/139540

Number of dead people due to the fire peaked to 33 in Japan.
The police have not yet been able to explain why the 41-year-old man committed crime in the Kyoto animation studio where 70 people were at that time. During the fire he was injured and was taken to the hospital.
In the conversation with police, he cited the fact that the studio violated his rights and used unauthorized place.

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19-07-2019 13:43 +0400
Washington imposes sanctions on Russian security services http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/139537

Washington imposes sanctions on Russian security services. Initiative made by the Republican and Democrat Congressmen. The restrictions refers to the 24 senior officials of FSB and their associates.
The authors of the document think that the sanctions should be into force until the release of 24 Ukrainian sailors and 3 ships belonging to the Ukrainian Navy.

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19-07-2019 13:19 +0400
10 dead and 8 wounded - The house collapsed in India http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/139278

Ten people died due to the collapse of a residential building in Mumbai. According to the preliminary information, 8 persons are injured. Seven of them were taken out from the ruins of the building after a few hours of attempt.
The local residents also helped the rescuers through the operation. 
The collapse reason of the 4-storey building is unknown yet. According to the local media, the large part of the old buildings are damaged and during the heavy rains are getting worse.

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17-07-2019 11:16 +0400
Due to the strong heat forests are burning in Europe http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/139194

Due to the strong heat forests are burning in Europe. The Spanish rescuers are mobilized in the settlement area of the Costa Blanca region. Aviation is also ready.
According to rescuers, the fire is practically localized, but there is a danger of the emergence of new cells due to the wind.
The fire was also in Croatia, where the festival was disrupted.
The fire on the island of Paga suddenly appeared and spread quickly, which caused panic.
Rescue teams arrived in time. Reportedly, nobody was injured.

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16-07-2019 17:33 +0400
Dolphins approached to the Laguna Beach http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/139183

The guests of the Laguna Beach witnessed the rare view. The dolphins team appeared near the beach.
Witnesses say that about 100 dolphins approached to the crowded beach, and they were on-site for already 15 minutes.

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16-07-2019 14:18 +0400
Opposition demonstration in Moscow ended with arrests http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/139181

Opposition supporters organized rally in the capital of the Russian Federation. They protested the decision of the Central Election Commission about the refusal of the registration of 27 candidates.
The main demand of the rally participants was fair elections. The confrontation occurred during the demonstration. Members of nationalist groups tried to disrupt the rally but the police arrested them.

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16-07-2019 14:00 +0400
Nine people died through the plane crash in Sweden http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/139081

Nine people died through the plane crash in Sweden. The incident happened in the northern region of the country, near the town of Umeå. Those on board were supposed to use a parachute, but it was impossible because the plane crashed soon after the flight and fell into the river.
All from the dead people are the citizens of Sweden. The causes of the air crash are unknown yet.

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15-07-2019 14:23 +0400
Bastille Day - The national holiday in France ended with the fireworks http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/139060

Bastille Day - the national holiday has been celebrated in France. After the military parade firework was released on the background of the Eiffel Tower, which lasted for 30 minutes.
European leaders were in Paris to celebrate the French national holiday. Honoured guests attended the military parade with the President Emmanuel Macron.

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15-07-2019 10:33 +0400
British diplomat"s secret correspondence-former ambassador to the US criticizes Donald Trump http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/139014

New E-mails of the British Ambassador were published in the United States. In the secret correspondence, the diplomat again criticizes Donald Trump and calls the administration"s policy toward Iran "incoherent," saying the president might be indebted to "dodgy Russians" and raising doubts about whether the White House "will ever look competent."
Kim Darroch, calls Trump"s decision an act of diplomatic vandalism. Last week, the ambassador blamed the president"s administration for incompetence. Kim Darroch has resigned because of the scandal, and in Britain, the investigation into the leaks in the media has started.

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14-07-2019 12:53 +0400
Maria Zaharova assesses the statement of TV presenter, Giorgi Gabunia http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/138490

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zaharova responded to the statements made by the "Rustavi 2TV host against the Russian president".
Zaharova says that Georgia is facing a choice - either to choose a European course and then the rule of law must be recognized as the norms of conduct or to regulate its behaviour according to the traditions. Zakharova notes that there is none in Georgia at this stage either.
"All the talk about the traditions in Georgia are just talks. In a country where the law does not rule, traditions can play a fundamental and supportive role for the country and the people. There is nothing but folklore, nothing more. Either "Georgia is Europe" and in this case the laws must be recognized as the norms of conduct or it should be regulated by traditions that will play the role of regulator and deterrence. Now there is none. The glorious country is in the hands of its great traditions and idiot politicians, "says Zaharova.
The Russian Foreign Ministry responded to a statement made by Rustavi 2 journalist who cursed the Russian president in his own language.

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08-07-2019 15:38 +0400
Over 1000 families lost access to agricultural land due to the barbed wire fences, Is it any wonder Georgians are protesting? - Carpenter http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/138313

Michael Carpenter responds to a one-year study of "Amnesty International" regarding the ongoing protest rallies and occupied territories in Tbilisi. The statement was made by former US deputy defense secretary and head of Biden"s analytical center on "Twitter"."
"As of 2018, Russian occupying forces in Georgia have divided at least 34 villages by installing fences and barbed wire. As a result, an estimated 800 to 1,000 families have lost access to their agricultural lands. Is it any wonder Georgians are protesting?," wrote Michael Carpenter.

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06-07-2019 17:42 +0400
Flood and mass evacuation in Japan - one person was killed in the disaster http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/138080

mass evacuation has been announced in Japan. Torrential rains have created dangerous conditions in southwestern Japan, prompting evacuation orders for more than 1.1 million people in the Kyushu region. The Japan Meteorological Agency attributed the heavy rains to an active rainy seasonal front that remains above the south-western island of Kyushu, thereby creating unstable weather conditions.

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03-07-2019 19:47 +0400
European Parliament has a new president http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/138077

The European Parliament has a new president. The majority of MPs supported  Italian lawmaker , former journalist David Sassoli .  In parallel, the EU member states agreed on candidates, which will have the major posts in the organization.

 

For the first time a woman will be the President of the European Commission. Ops agreed on a candidacy of  German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen nominated as Commission president; Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel named president of the Council; IMF chief Christine Lagarde put forward to head the European Central Bank; and Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell nominated as high representative for foreign affairs.

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03-07-2019 19:28 +0400
A protest rally ended up with clashes with police in Hong Kong. Police sprayed pepper spray to disperse the demonstrators in the latest protests over the extradition bill, which would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial in courts control http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/137834


A protest rally ended up with clashes with police in Hong Kong.

Police sprayed pepper spray to disperse the demonstrators in the latest protests over the extradition bill, which would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial in courts controlled by the Communist Party.

The bill, which the government was forced to suspend after the largest and most violent protests in decades, has plunged the Asian financial centre into political turmoil.

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01-07-2019 11:04 +0400
10 people were killed in a plane crash in Texas http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/137832


Ten people were killed in a plane crash in Texas. Two of them are crew members and eight passengers.

A private airplane crashed into a hangar during takeoff and burst into flames at the municipal airport in Addison, Texas, outside Dallas.

The twin-engine Beechcraft BE-350 King Air was destroyed by impact forces and a post impact fire, Senior air safety investigator and investigator in charge of the Addison crash told a news conference.

Nobody on the ground was reported hurt.

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01-07-2019 10:47 +0400
Explosion in the centre of Kabul - 15 injured http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/137831

A powerful explosion in the centre of Kabul - t the attack occurred near the US Embassy and the Ministry of Defense. Military and rescue workers are mobilized on the spot.

Nearly 15 are injured. No casualties have been reported.

No militant group has yet claimed responsibility.

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01-07-2019 10:25 +0400
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham roughed up by North Korean security guards http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/137806

Stephanie Grisham replaced  White House press secretary only recently, but Grisham reportedly has already been injured on the job.

Grisham suffered bruises when a scuffle broke out Sunday between North Korean security guards and members of the media trying to get close to President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as they shook hands at the Demilitarized Zone.

The new press secretary was reportedly pushing back against the guards, trying to help members of the White House press corps position themselves to cover the historic moment between Trump and Kim.

Several reporters tweeted about the clash between the guards and the media.

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30-06-2019 18:25 +0400
"Society demands justice" - Demonstrations against political repressions in several cities of Russia" http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/136997

 


"Society demands justice" - A demonstration under this slogan was held in several cities of Russia.

In Moscow a few thousand people protested against political repressions. Similar rallies were held in St. Petersburg, Khabarovsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov, Samara and other cities.

Demonstrators demanded the release of political prisoners.

The demonstration was planned on the background of criminal persecution of journalist Ivan Golunov.

 

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24-06-2019 10:40 +0400
US begins mass deportation of migrants http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/136186


The United States begins the mass deportation of migrants. Donald Trump wrote on his Twitter page.

According to the US president, the Immigration and Customs Police will start the deportation process from next week.

According to Trump, millions of foreigners, who are in the US illegally will leave the country.
He also praised the Mexican government for tightening immigration laws. "Mexico is doing a good job of stopping,people," writes Donald Trump.

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18-06-2019 11:45 +0400
Democratic party leaders in Moldova left the country http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/135997

Democratic party leaders in Moldova have left the country. According to Moldovan TV channels, one private aircraft landed in Moscow, one in Odessa, another one in London.
It is reported that the oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc was on board of one of the liners, who may be charged with the power usurpation attempt.
5 charter flights were carried out from Chisinau to Istanbul. Democratic Party members left the country after the government led by Pavel Fillip resigned and moved to the opposition.
Last week, there was a political crisis in Moldova and the country was ruled by two governments, but today the country is led by the pro-European bloc and prime minister Maia Sandu.

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15-06-2019 14:06 +0400
"Getting rid of oligarchy is important both for Ukraine and for Georgia" - Khatia Dekanoidze http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/135998

Khatia Dekanoidze talked about the developments in Moldova on the Moldovan TV channel. Former Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia was involved in the program, in which the Moldovan Vice Prime Minister and the Minister of Interior Affairs participated.
Khatia Dekanoidze was asked questions about the experience of Georgia and Ukraine, the police reform and the fight against corruption.
"We want Moldova to succeed because the release from oligarchy is important for Ukraine as well as for Georgia. In my opinion, what happened in Moldova is an important change for the country. So congratulations. The political will is needed to ensure the reform of law enforcement agencies. It means zero tolerance towards organized crime and corruption, and for each police officer, prosecutor and judge to realize that they are serving people and not political high officials ", Khatia Dekanoidze said.

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15-06-2019 12:55 +0400
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders leaves the job http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/135931


Sarah Sanders, the White House spokeswoman leaves the job. Donald Trump made a statement.

"She"s a warrior," said Trump, who announced her departure on Twitter. "We"ve been through a lot together, and she"s tough, but she"s good."

Trump did not immediately name a replacement.

Sarah Sanders will leave her job at the end of the month to return to her home state of Arkansas.

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14-06-2019 12:29 +0400
The attack on the tanker in Gulf of Oman - the US accuses Iran http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/135918

The US accuses Iran of an attack on a tanker in the Gulf of Oman. According to the US Secretary of State, Washington made this conclusion based on information provided by special services.

"The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) responded to a distress call from the M/V Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman the morning of June 13," U.S. Central Command said in a tweet accompanying the three still images.

The attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday drove up oil prices and raised concerns about a new U.S.-Iranian confrontation, but Tehran bluntly denied the allegation.

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14-06-2019 11:00 +0400
Flood in China - 61 people died in floods http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/135921

61 people have been killed and 356,000 evacuated from their homes as heavy rain and floods swept through large parts of southern and central China this week, - Reuters repors.

4,300 people had been rescued from floodwaters, which have affected regions stretching from Guangdong province in the southeast to southwest China"s Chongqing on the upper reaches of the Yangtze river.

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14-06-2019 10:38 +0400
Fire in California http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/135582

A brush fire raging along a southern California riverbed prompted the evacuation of two nearby amusement parks, but no homes were threatened and no serious injuries were reported.

Firefighters managed to halt the advance of the blaze within several hours, carving containment lines around 20 per cent of its perimeter, the dispatcher said.

The blaze erupted at about noon (1600GMT) in the Valencia community of Santa Clarita, about 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

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10-06-2019 13:58 +0400
Keanu Reeves became character of Mycrosoft"s new video game http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/135585

 

It was announced Sunday afternoon that the Matrix and Johnny Mnemonic star has returned to the world of cyberpunk to play a character named Johnny Silverhand in-studio CD PROJEKT RED’s new game Cyberpunk 2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 is a narrative-driven, open world RPG set in a dangerous metropolis of the future called Night City.

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10-06-2019 13:14 +0400
Vladimir Putin blames the US for spreading its own jurisdiction in the world http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/135406


Vladimir Putin blames the United States for spreading its own jurisdiction in the world. The Russian president said about it at the Economic Forum in St. Petersburg. He said that this move of Washington is contrary not only to the normal logic of communication but also to dealing with challenges. Vladimir Putin also spoke about changes in the balance of power and said that since the dollar has become a global currency, the United States is using it as an instrument of pressure on the rest of the world. The St. Petersburg Economic Forum opened two days ago and ends tomorrow.

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07-06-2019 19:52 +0400
Test-launch of new missile d in Russia http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/135123


Russian Defence Ministry on Tuesday released a video showing a test-launch of a new anti-ballistic missile from Sary-Shagan testing range in Kazakhstan,- Reuters reports


The video showed the missile - which the ministry said was part of the country"s ballistic missile defence system -.

According to the ministry, the launch was successful.

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04-06-2019 16:50 +0400
Five people were killed in explosion in the Afghan capital http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/135121


The explosion occurred in the Afghan capital. A magnetic bomb blew up a bus carrying government employees killing at least five people and wounding 10.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

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04-06-2019 16:33 +0400
Donald Trump pays an official visit to the UK http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/135041


The US President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, pay an official visit to the UK. They were greeted by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace at the start of a three-day state visit which sees him feted with the full force of royal ceremony: a state dinner with the queen, tea with heir Prince Charles, and a tour of Westminster Abbey.

Trump will have lunch with the queen before the monarch"s second son Prince Andrew accompanies him to Westminster Abbey, where the president will lay a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior.

The second day of the trip will focus on politics, including breakfast with business leaders, talks with May in 10 Downing Street, a news conference.
Megan Markle, Prince Harry"s wife will not attend the state dinner.

Before leaving for the UK, Trump has mentioned that Markle is "nasty."

The opposition Labor Party has boycotted the visit of the US president. To protest his visit, protest rallies are planned in London, Manchester and Belfast.

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03-06-2019 17:10 +0400
Two dead and 25 missing - Rescue workers searching migrants on the Libyan coast http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/135007

At least two migrants died and around 25 others were missing after their inflatable boat capsized off the western Libyan coast.

A total of 73 migrants were picked up by a coastguard patrol about 14 miles off Qarabulli town.

The bodies of a woman and a child were recovered.

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03-06-2019 10:43 +0400
Clashes in Israel http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/135006

Clashes in Israel. Muslims gathered near the mosque confronted ultra-nationalists. Hundreds of ultra-nationalist Jews guarded by riot police streamed their way into the Jerusalem compound revered both in Judaism and Islam.

The highly provocative visit came during the final days of the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims flock to pray at the compound"s al-Aqsa mosque, the third-holiest site in Islam where non-Muslim prayer has been banned since 1187.

Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse worshippers, some of whom threw stones and chairs as the Jewish groups walked across the esplanade in front of the al-Aqsa.

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03-06-2019 10:28 +0400
At least 13killed in a car blast in Syria http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/135004

A car bomb exploded in a north Syrian , killing at least 10 people, - Reuters reports.

Reportedly rescue workers and medics said, after a war monitor had reported blasts hitting other insurgent-held areas in the northwest.

The blast was the largest in months to target Azaz, near the Turkish border.
Turkey-backed Syrian rebels control a strip of territory along the frontier between the countries.

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03-06-2019 10:14 +0400
Blust at explosives factory in Russia- the number of injured has reached 89 http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/134959

In the Russian city of Dzerzynsky, the number of injuries increased to 89, up to 20 of them still remain in the hospital. The incident took place yesterday in the warehouse of the Russian Defense Ministry. City officials say that the factory was used to produce and store high-explosive bombs for the military. A factory official says five people were inside at the time, but they were safely evacuated.
Most of the people who were hurt flying glass from the explosion, which also caused a shockwave that smashed windows in homes and other factories in the city. According to the investigation, the explosion was allegedly caused by technological irregularities in production.

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02-06-2019 13:46 +0400
Barcelona police forced the citizens of Georgia to leave the school building http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/134679


The Barcelona police forced Georgian citizens to leave a building of one of the schools, where they were living . Among them were children.
The police removed phones, Some of the families are waiting for shelter, and some of them live in school because they were not able to pay rent.

It is not excluded that a part of Georgian citizens will be deported from the country.

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29-05-2019 19:07 +0400
Ball at Versailles Palace http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/134522

The Palace of Versailles revived the tradition os and hosted the royal ball. In the royal palace built by Louis XIV, 630 visitors have gathered different parts of the world.

This year"s theme was "Marie-Antoinette and fashion," given the iconic queen"s worldwide fame as one of France"s most controversial and fashionable historical figures, having served as the last Queen of France before the French Revolution and ultimately being executed for high treason in 1793.

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28-05-2019 14:04 +0400
Austrian President will officially dismiss the country"s chancellor today http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/134504

The Austrian president will officially dismiss the country"s chancellor today.

Austria"s parliament has removed Chancellor Sebastian Kurz from office in a special parliamentary session. Austria"s president named Vice-Chancellor Hartwig Löger as the interim leader after the no-confidence vote.

According to the President, the transition government will work in the country before elections. Kurz himself says he is ready to accept his resignation, but the final decision will be taken by the Austrian people in the elections.

Parliamentary elections will be held in Austria in September.

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28-05-2019 11:35 +0400
Unrest in the Brazilian prisons http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/134502


A riot between inmates in a prison in the Brazilian city of Manaus ended with 57 dead. The unrest took place in four prisons of the eastern region of the country.

The riot began during visiting hours at the prison, and prisoners" family members also protested outside the facility, blocking a road and clashing with police.

Inmates at the jail in the Amazon jungle city were choked to death or stabbed with toothbrushes, according to a statement from the head of the Amazonas state jails.

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28-05-2019 11:23 +0400
Labout Party wins Dutch elections for the European Parliament http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/134211


Labour party of European Commissioner Frans Timmermans wins a Dutch election for European Parliament, an exit poll showed. He has more than 18% of the vote.

The upstart far right Forum for Democracy of nationalist Thierry Baudet, which had been neck and neck in polls alongside Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte"s conservatives, finished third at 11%, the exit poll showed.

The Dutch result could prove to be an outlier. Far-right parties are expected to increase their standing in the European Parliament.

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24-05-2019 13:58 +0400
Theresa May resigns http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/134215

British Prime Minister Theresa May resigns. 

May set out a timetable for her departure: She will resign as Conservative Party leader on June 7 with a leadership contest in the following week.

"I will resign as leader of the Conservative and Unionist party on Friday, 7 June so that a successor can be chosen," - said May outside 10 Downing Street.

 

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24-05-2019 13:15 +0400
President of Georgia attended inauguration of President of Ukraine http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/133901

Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili attended the inauguration of the newly elected president of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky.
In the Mariinsky Palace, where Zelensky swore to the Ukrainian people, Salome Zourabichvili was accompanied by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia Gela Dumbadze.
In the frames of the working visit, the meeting of the President of Georgia and the newly elected president of Ukraine is planned.

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20-05-2019 19:30 +0400
So-called Diplomatic Relations Between Occupied Tskhinvali and Occupied Lugansk - Document Has Been Signed http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/133156

The regime of occupied South Ossetia and the representatives of the breakaway region of Ukraine Lugansk have made a statement on the establishment of diplomatic relations.

The information was released by Russian "Sputnik".

The so-called agreement was signed by the Foreign Ministers of the occupation regimes in Lugansk.


Anatoly Bibilov, the so-called president of the Tskhinvali occupation regime, and the head of Lugansk"s self-proclaimed republic exchanged ratification certificates.

MPs from Russian Duma MPs also attended the events in Lugansk. There was also the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia.

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13-05-2019 10:37 +0400
US Secretary of State cancels his visit to Russia http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/133154

The US Secretary of State has canceled his visit to Russia. Mike Pompeo will be in Brussels instead of planned negotiations. He will hold talks with senior European officials on Iran.The information was released by the US Department of State.
Mike Pompeo"s first visit to Russia as Secretary of State will be held tomorrow . He will meet his Russian counterpart in Sochi. Negotiations with Vladimir Putin are also planned.According to Kremlin, Venezuela, Syria and Ukraine will be the main topics of the meeting with Sergei Lavrov

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13-05-2019 09:34 +0400
41 killed and 6 injured - air crash in Moscow http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/132565

41 killed and 6 wounded - is the result of a plane crash in Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow. Two young are among the dead.
According to preliminary information, the flight, which was flying to Murmansk, faced problems soon after take off. The pilot disclosed to the dispatcher technical fault, after which the connection with the board was lost.
The plane had an emergency landing at the airport in , after which the fire broke out. The evacuation of passengers was carried out from the wrecked aircraft.73 passengers and 5 crew members were onboard of "AirJet-100" owned by Aeroflot. Three days of mourning are declared in Murmansk.

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06-05-2019 07:40 +0400
Situation on the border between Israel and Gaza is extremely tense- Militants in the Gaza Strip have fired more than 450 rockets into Israel http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/132554

The rocket attack at Israeli-Gaza border is still underway. The situation has been tense for three days already. Palestinian fighters are moving in the direction of Israeli cities in a continuous regime, and the Israeli army bombarded their positions from the air and heavy equipment.Members of Hamas and his allies have shot over 450 shells into Israel in the last one day. 150 of the were destroyed by Israel"s air defense system in the air, and 70 percent exploded in uninhabited areas.
According to the latest data, three Israeli civilians were killed by Palestinians. One man was killed in the city of Ashkelon when the shell fell to his house. Two other men were killed in the explosion in the factory. In response to the Hamas fighters" missile strikes, the Israeli government sent an additional tank brigade on the Gaza border. Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the strengthening of attacks against the gang.The Israeli army used aviation and heavy equipment to destroy the Hamas objects in the Gaza Strip. Over 220 targets have been bombarded, including weapons factories, storage facilities, tunnels and firefighters. The Israeli army claims that eight members of Hamas and its allies have been killed as a result of the attacks, although it is reported that civilians are among the dead. One of the attacks on the Gaza Strip killed a mother and her one-year-old baby.

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05-05-2019 18:25 +0400
The situation in Paris is extremely tense - there are injured http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/132236


The situation in Paris is extremely tense- Law enforcers used tear gas against the yellow vests rally.The clashes began after the riot police did not allow rally participants to enter the Italian square. This square was the last location of today"s action. The police started to expel the protesters from all the streets leading to the square. There are the injured. Reportedly, more than 100 people are still detained. The injured receive a.id on the spot People have a special solution that is against the tear gas poisoning.
Demonstrators who have been demanding social cuts for several months threw rocks at police and some set fire to scooters and trash cans in the centre of the French capital.The procession started in Paris at 14:30 local time.

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01-05-2019 18:31 +0400
The situation in Paris is extremely tense - police used tear gas http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/132232

The situation in Paris is extremely tense- Law enforcers used tear gas against the yellow vests rally.The clashes began after the riot police did not allow rally participants to enter the Italian square. This square was the last location of today"s action. The police started to expel the protesters from all the streets leading to the square. There are the injured. Reportedly, more than 100 people are still detained. The injured receive aid on the spot People have a special solution that is against the tear gas poisoning.
Demonstrators who have been demanding social cuts for several months threw rocks at police and some set fire to scooters and trash cans in the centre of the French capital.The procession started in Paris at 14:30 local time.

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01-05-2019 18:08 +0400
Special Forces mobilized in the streets of French capital - 74 thousand people demand to reduce taxes http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/132199

Special forces mobilized in French capital. The owners of the shops and restaurants have put on wooden boards on windows.

Paris prepares for the most massive demonstration in recent years. 74 thousand people demand a reduction in taxes on the street.

All demoinstrations with the same demands have ended up with clashes and "Molotov cocktails".

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01-05-2019 14:41 +0400
Japan Emperor Steps Down in First Abdication in Two Centuries http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/132102


Japanese Emperor Akihito 85, is the first monarch to abdicate in two centuries,.
Akihito performed a ritual announcement of his abdication in three palace sanctuaries, including one honoring the sun goddess Amaterasu Omikami, from whom mythology says the imperial line is descended, and two others for departed emperors and Shinto gods.
Naruhito, 59, will inherit the throne in ceremonies on Wednesday. He studied at Oxford and together with his Harvard-educated wife, Masako, will give the monarchy a cosmopolitan flavor.

Akihito officially remains emperor until midnight.

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30-04-2019 14:35 +0400
"We are not blind" - a huge protest against the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/132080


"We are not blind" - a large protest rally was held in the Czech Republic. In Prague and other cities, thousands of people demanded the restoration of an independent judiciary.

The protest was directed against the Prime Minister Andrej Babis. The reason for the demonstrations is dismissal of Justice Minister on the background of an investigation, regarding the case of Babis..

The Prosecutor"s Office blames the Prime Minister for swindle during the distribution of subsidies from the EU. It is about 600 billion euros for the construction of the recreational complex, which was distributed to the companies owned by Babich.Participants of the rally demanded a transparent trial of the Prime Minister"s case.

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30-04-2019 10:23 +0400
In Russia, passports are issued for residents of Donbas http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/132077


Russia has opened its first center aimed at issuing Russian passports to residents of separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine In the Rostov region, the new immigration department has been activated specially for the Lugansk region.
According to Vladimir Putin"s decree, those interested in receiving Russian citizenship will get Russian passports in a simplified manner.The passport point is still in test mode, although the first applications have been received.

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30-04-2019 09:35 +0400
We need a president who will work for each American - Biden"s answer to Trump http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/132068

The first meeting of Joe Biden"s presidential campaign at the congress in Pittsburgh was criticized by Donald Trump . In response to the US president, former United States Vice President Biden said that positive economic indicators have no impact on the lives of ordinary people.
According to him, only the wealthy corporations and companies are receiving profit through the tax benefits initiated by Trump.
"We need a president who will work for every American," said Joe Biden in his speech.

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30-04-2019 07:58 +0400
Brazilian model dies on a catwalk http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/132038

A Brazilian male model has died after collapsing on the catwalk during Sao Paulo Fashion Week. Tales Soares, 26, fell on the catwalk, which seemed to trip over his shoelaces, with some reportedly assuming it was part of an “act” during Saturday’s show for fashion brand Ocksa.

He started foaming at the mouth as paramedics tended to him on the catwalk before rushing him to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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29-04-2019 14:08 +0400
Turkish law enforcers detained a suspect in terrorism http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/131900

Turkish law enforcers detained a suspect in terrorism. According to the security services, the arrested Syrian citizen Abdul Karim Helipia and is a member of the "Islamic State" group.
The suspect planned an attack at the event dedicated to the anniversary of the Gallipoli war, which was attended by hundreds of Australian and New Zealand citizens yesterday.
The detainee was brought before the court where he was formally charged.

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26-04-2019 19:36 +0400
Official data has changed - 253 people have been killed in terror attacks in Sri Lanka http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/131867

Official data on the death toll in Sri Lanka has changed. According to the country"s authorities, DNA analysis revealed that a series of explosions in churches and hotels have killed 253 people.

An investigation into the attacks continues until now. Sri Lankan police released pictures of suspects in terrorist attacks. The government calls on the population to be cautious and warns of possible attacks.

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26-04-2019 10:38 +0400
"Ukraine"s presidential election should become a clear message for all politicians" - Mikheil Saakashvili http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/131675

Ukraine"s presidential election should become a clear message for all politicians - Mikheil Saakashvili"s article is published by the "Fox News".
Saakashvili says that according to the results of the presidential election, the Ukrainians have recently rejected the current political class, and the Ukrainian voters gave a mandate to Vladimir Zelensk`s system.
Destroying the failed system and building it from the scratch can only be done by a person who has not been part of this system himself.
"The battle starts now and it will not be easy. Zelensky is collecting the team of West orientated professionals and has indicated that he would take into consideration my opinion as well, "Mikheil Saakashvili writes.

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24-04-2019 09:17 +0400
"This is a Glock type weapon, most likely they were shot by law enforcers" - residents of Pankisi found shells http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/131512


The population of Pankisi Gorge is gathered in the village of Birkani and discusses future plans together with local NGOs.

According to locals, they will not allow the construction of hydro power plants in the gorge and will not let the detention of the villagers.

As the Pankisi people say , yesterday during the punitive operation, the government used firearms along with rubber bullets and they have specific evidence.

" Residents of Zeda Khevi provided us with shells of Glock type weapon. Presumably they were shot by law enforcers, "said journalist Islam Gorgishvili.

The locals call on the government to refrain from detentions.

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22-04-2019 15:05 +0400
Comedian Zelensky wins parliamentary elections with 73% of supporters http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/131505


41-year-old showman and comedian Volodymyr Zelensky receives congratulations. Mr. Zelensky has taken more than 73% , with Petro POroshenko trailing far behind with 24%.

The Ukrainian election commission has not yet published official results, but the current leader has congratulated Zelenskut on the victory .

Donald Trump congratulated Volodymyr Zelensky as well and expressed his support to Ukraine once again.

The President of the European Council Donald Tusk and the Armenian Prime Minister congratulated him as well.


Petro Poroshenko says that he is not going to leave politics.

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22-04-2019 13:10 +0400
Tent Town in Montpellier - Georgian citizens announce continuation of the protest rally http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/131302

Tent Town in Montpellier about one hundred of Georgian citizens have already opened tents in front of the city prefecture.
According to them, the action will last continuously and from time to time more and more Georgians will join.
According to immigrants, they are suffering from unbearable poverty and unpredictability in their homeland and require basic living conditions.Participants in this rally are trying to get their voice to the French government and make them understand that Georgia is not a safe country.
"I do not want Georgian citizenship because it has no price in Georgia. I do not want a certificate of veteran either and I refuse the citizenship of Georgia, nor do I want to be a veteran, "said one of the demonstrators.According to the protesters, they ask the French authorities for shelter.

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19-04-2019 18:02 +0400
Madonna works on a new studio album and announces a world tour http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/131156


Madonna works on a new studio album and announces a world tour. The album, titled "Madame X", will be released on June 14.

The musician also released a fragment of the video clip, on which she works with the Colombian star Maluma.

The premiere of the video was postponed till April 24.

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18-04-2019 17:11 +0400
Four Georgian citizens were detained on charges of theft in Ankara http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/131139

Four Georgian citizens were detained on charges of theft in Ankara. According to Turkish media, the law enforcers detained them in one of the rented apartments and found stolen items, including computers and jewellery.

The detainees are taken to the preliminary detention isolator.

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18-04-2019 11:50 +0400
Extraordinary presidential elections in Kazakhstan will be held on June 9 http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/130391

Kazakhstan will elect a new president on June 9.
The acting president has named the date of the extraordinary presidential election .

Kasim-Zhomata Tokarev appealed to the population and called on to be more active on the election day.

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09-04-2019 16:46 +0400
A large-scale special operation in Barcelona and 11 Georgians detained - "Courier" group managed to enter the abandoned school building http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/130065

A large-scale special operation in Spain - Group of Courier was able to enter the abandoned building of the school, where 300 Spanish law enforcement officers carried out the operation of Georgian citizens yesterday.

At this moment the law enforcers remain in the building and question witnesses.
66 Georgian citizens detained during a special operation in Spain are waiting for the decision of law enforcers. Police will make a special statement today.

11 Georgians detained as a result of the special operation are suspected of membership of the criminal gang, the rest of them are accused of being illegally in Spain.
The Special Operations Department of the Interior Ministry of Spain held yesterday a special operation at the abandoned building of the school.

Georgian citizens who seek shelter in Spain have to live in an abandoned building. The citizens say in the conversation with the "Courier" that the Spanish authorities refuse to provide Georgian citizens with shelter. They state that the reason is the visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia to Spain who convinced Spanish authorities that Georgia is a safe country.

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05-04-2019 11:55 +0400
Riga"s mayor dismissed http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/130058

 

The mayor of Riga Nil Ushakov was dismissed due to a corruption scandal. The case concerns the violations in the municipal transportation company.


According to the official information, facts of unreasonable spending of money took place during his term at the office.

The decision on dismissal of mayor was taken by the Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, who has the authority to do so according to the Latvian legislation.

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05-04-2019 10:38 +0400
Special Operation in Barcelona - Up to 300 law enforcers took by storm a shelter of Georgians http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/130033


A special Operation to detain Georgians, living in Barcelona. After nights, spent in the streets, Georgian families found a shelter in the abandoned school.
Eleven individuals were detained in a building, where citizens of Georgia live for more than year.
Up to 300 law enforcers took by storm a shelter of Georgians.

As Spanish media reports during the operation were detained members of criminal gangs who are suspected of robbery of more than 70 apartments in Barcelona and surrounding areas.

Georgians living in Barcelona say that the hunt for immigrant families started after the statement made by the Foreign Minister in Spain.

The statement regarding the large-scale special operation in Barcelona was made at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia.

According to the agency, the special operation was carried out by the Spanish Police Department and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia and more than 250 law enforcers participated in it.

As a result of the special operation, the Ministry has arrested more than 100 citizens of different countries, including 25 Georgian citizens. However, the Spanish media reports that the number of detainees is not 25, but 11 Georgians.

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04-04-2019 21:04 +0400
70 years since NATO"s creation http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/129958


70 years have passed since NATO"s creation. The 12 countries signed the North Atlantic Treaty on April 4, 1949, in Washington.
In case of attack on any member of the Alliance, the Alliance agreed on a joint action.
After 70 years NATO is facing new challenges, one of which is Russian aggression - the US Secretary of State said at the meeting with the Alliance"s Foreign Ministers in Washington. During his speech, Mike Pompey talked about strengthening the NATO"s military unit in the Black Sea region with the view of strengthening the Alliance"s position.
"When the treaty was signed on April 4, 1949, President Harry Truman called NATO a" shield against aggression.
"Some thought that NATO"s idea was aggressive, but the historical hopes of the 12 founding countries were justified.Together with the old challenges, we are facing new challenges. These are Russia"s aggression, mass migration, and weaknesses caused by new technologies. An unstable geopolitical environment was created. We"re growing our presence in the Balkans and the Black Sea regions, we are upholding our forces and improving the sustainability of modern hybrid and cyber threats, "said Mike Pompey.

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04-04-2019 11:33 +0400
Zelensky vs Poroshenko - Ukrainian election commission announces official results of elections http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/129957

Ukraine"s Central Election Commission has published official results of the first round of presidential elections. In the second round Vladimir Zelensk yand Petro Poroshenko will confront each other.
According to the final data of the election commission, more than 30% of voters supported Vladimir Zelensky and 16% -the current president.

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04-04-2019 09:16 +0400
"It is important to show that Russia was unable to question the legitimacy of the Ukrainian elections" - Ukrainian political scientists http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/129698


The results of the presidential election in Ukraine - the election commission counted more than 80% of votes.It is unavoidable to hold the second round of the presidential election.
Experts expect dramatic development of the second round of presidential elections in Ukraine. The leader of the first tour is the humorist and the anchor of the TV show "Quarter 95" Vladimir Zelensky. He has received more than twice the vote than the country"s current president, Petro Poroshenko. Observers have already made assessments regarding the first round of elections.
Director of the "Democratic Initiative" Alexei Garan suggests that the election campaign will be rigid before the second round of elections. Experts are expecting black PR campaign before the run off. Alexei Garan says that Ukrainian election committees will be wise to prevent falsification of elections.
"This is not a question of who wins, this is a national security issue, it is critical for us to show that Russia was not able to question the legitimacy of the Ukrainian elections," Garan said.
As for Yulia Tymoshenko, experts think that she will not openly support Zelensky in the second round of elections, but will covertly support him.

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01-04-2019 18:55 +0400
Second round of elections to be held on April 21 in Ukraine http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/129649


Actor Vladimir Zelensky is the leader of Ukraine"s presidential election. Vladimir Zelensk"s election headquarters has already celebrated the results of the exit polls. 30.39 percent of voters voted for him, according to the preliminary information.

Vladimir Zelensky replied to the president"s accusations saying he is nobody"s puppet.

Vladimir Zelensky"s main rival will be metro Poroshenko in the second round.
The current president has only 16.26 percent of the votes.

According to the preliminary results of the Central Election Commission, another candidate o Yulia Tymoshenko is on a third place with 13 percent of voters.

The third President of Georgia has commented on the developments. Mikhail Saakachvili calls democratic forces in Ukraine to support Vladimir Zelensky.

The second round of presidential elections will be held in Ukraine on April 21.

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01-04-2019 12:15 +0400
"We hold Parallel Counting" - Yulia Tymoshenko Does not Trust Preliminary Results of Elections http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/129647

Actor Vladimir Zelensky is the leader of Ukraine"s presidential election. With almost 13 percent advantage he will participate in the second round against Petro Poroshenko.

The Central Election Commission (CEC) has counted 40 percent of ballot papers till now. The third presidential candidate does not trust the preliminary results of the elections. According to Yulia Tymoshenko, they hold parallel counting of votes and will announce the results later.

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01-04-2019 10:25 +0400
Presidential election in Ukraine - today is the day of silence in the country http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/129523

Ukraine is preparing for presidential elections. Today is the day of silence in the country and candidates are prohibited to carry out agitation.
Presidential candidates met with supporters late last night.Vladimir Zelensky, the most rated candidate, was in the city of Brovari and criticized his opponents in a humorous show traditionally.
Yesterday last TV debates in Ukraine were to be held, but they failed. The country"s current leader, Petre Poroshenko and his main rival, Vladimir Zelenski, did not appear on air. Yulia Timoshenko left the studio in a few minutes.According to preliminary polls, the identity of the new president of Ukraine will be defined only in the second round of elections, which will be held on April 21.

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30-03-2019 11:18 +0400
Presidential Elections in Ukraine - Volodymyr Zelensky leads pre-election survey http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/129459

Volodymyr Zelensky leads the pre-election survey in Ukraine.
Ukrainian TV channels actively cover the results of a sociological survey, according to which 23 % of voters support Volodymyr Zelensky.

The current President Petro Poroshenko has 16.40%, while Yulia Tymoshenko is in third place with 15.70%.

Poroshenko and Tymoshenko do not trust researches. Both of them believe that they will win the presidential election.

As for the Ukrainian voters, they say that the election campaign showed that candidates are fighting with dirty methods.

Ordinary citizens say they have hopes for a change, though they are afraid of Russia"s threats.
The presidential election in Ukraine will be held on March 31. Today, candidates have the last day to organize their election campaign. Tomorrow they will stop campaigning.

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29-03-2019 12:13 +0400
Fire in Bangladesh kills seven http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/129426

Seven people were killed in a major fire in the capital of Bangladesh. The fire broke out in the commercial area of the 19-storey building. More than 20 are injured, but people still remain there.

Eyewitnesses report that several people jumped from the window to save themselves.

The fire is already localized. The cause of the fire is not yet established.

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28-03-2019 18:50 +0400
Attempts to kidnap a tanker at the Libyan coast - migrants forced the vessel to change the course http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/129396

Migrants hijacked the tanker near the Libyan coast, and asked the captain to change the course and head to Europe. The incident took place after the rescue operation. The tanker crew found migrants in the sea and pulled out of the water, but migrants seized control of the ship six miles from the Libyan coast.

In a few minutes, the Captain informed the Malta coast guard that the could no longer control the situation the board. Patrol vessels arrived at the scene.

The tanker went to the port of Valia, where he was handed over to the police to investigate the case.

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28-03-2019 17:13 +0400
Military helicopter crashes in Kazakhstan - Thirteen soldiers killed http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/129394

A military helicopter has crashed on a training flight, killing all 13 people on board. Reportedly there are no survivors.

The Defense Ministry said the helicopter went down in the Zhalagash region in southern Kazakhstan, east of the Aral Sea.

An investigation on the case is underway.

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28-03-2019 16:55 +0400
Strong Wind lifts man metres off ground in Turkey http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/129411

A strong wind lifted a man meters off ground in Turkey .
Sadik Kocadalli from Osmaniye, Turkey was trying to hold a patio umbrella down amid strong winds with the help of two other men. However wind swept the whole thing off the ground.

The wind lifted the men about four meters into the air, but lated the man managed to escape unharmed.

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28-03-2019 16:21 +0400
ISIS has lost the last controlled area in Syria http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/128992

Another failure of the Islamic State - the terrorists have lost their last controlled territory in Syria.
A four-year military operation to flush the Islamic State from its territory in Iraq and Syria ended on Saturday, as the last village held by the terrorist group was retaken, erasing a militant theocracy that once spanned two countries.

Cornered in Baghuz, Syria, the last 1.5-square-mile remnant of the group’s original caliphate in the region, the remaining militants waged a surprisingly fierce defense and kept the American-backed forces at bay for months.
They detonated car bombs and hurled explosives from drones. Suicide bombers ran across the front line under cover of darkness to attack the sleeping quarters of the American-backed coalition.

In the last weeks, the militants’ families fled for their lives, their black-clad wives streaming into the desert by the tens of thousands,
But after a grueling campaign, the last speck of land was finally wrested from the Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

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23-03-2019 12:57 +0400
A ferry full with tourists wrecked in Iraq - 70 people are killed http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/128872

A boat overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish New Year sank in the Tigris River. At least 71 people are drawn.

The incident occurred near the town of Mosul. Most of the victims are women and children.

Rescue operation is in progress. But rescuers managed to save only 30 people.

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21-03-2019 20:19 +0400
Intense battles in Syria - more than 1000 Islamist fighters are eliminated http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/128500

Intensive battles in Eastern Syria continue. The United States-backed forces, try to free the last spot from ISS.

Air strikes and artillery fire is underway.


According to Syrian Democratic Forces, ISIS-controlled territory has been reduced to two kilometres. The number of terrorists arrested during the military operation has increased to 520, and more than 1000 Islamist fighters have been liquidated.

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18-03-2019 11:20 +0400
One individual detained on charges of terrorism in the UK http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/128499

One individual is detained on charges of terrorism in the UK. The attack took place in a city of Stanwell.

Police have launched an investigation into a suspected far right-inspired terror attack after a teenager was stabbed. The wounded was transported to the hospital.
According to the country"s Counterterrorism Service, " investigation is still in its infancy, it has hallmarks of a terror event, inspired by the far right, and therefore it has been declared a terrorist incident."

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18-03-2019 10:55 +0400
Terror attack in New Zealand and Georgian inscriptions on weapon http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/128372

The death toll following the attacks in two mosques of New Zealand has reached 40, according to New Zealand"s Prime Minister.

The gunman - who identified himself on Twitter as Brenton Tarrant from Grafton, New South Wales - live-streamed the mass shooting inside the Al Noor Mosque, which happened about 1.30pm (11.30am AEDT) as Friday prayers were underway.

A video seen by Daily Mail Australia shows the man firing multiple shots at dozens of people as they try to flee.

Four people are believed to be in custody, including three men and one woman. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said they were not on terror watch lists.

Daily Mail has released photos, one of which shows the shooter"s weapons marked with the names of other people who, according to the edition, have carried out attacks. The names are written in various languages, including Georgian. In particular, the weapons are marked in Georgian with the names of Davit Aghmashenebeli and Davit Soslani.

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15-03-2019 21:35 +0400
New York Court hits Manafort with 16 new charges http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/128225

US President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was accused by the New York Court with 16 new charges.

In an hour he was sentenced by the Washington Court for pressuring witnesses and illegal Lobbying activity. In total, he will be imprisoned for seven and a half years.

In addition, Paul Manaport has to pay a penalty of $ 6 million for damage.

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14-03-2019 11:59 +0400
Rescue operation in Nigeria - a three-storey building collapsed http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/128168

The largest rescue operation in Nigeria is underway. A three-storey building collapsed in the city of Lagos, in the commercial center of the country. A private school was located in the building.

There are casualties, but the number of dead and injured is unknown.

It is believed that there are dozens of people in the ruins, including children. According to the mayor of Lagos, the school was located on the third floor of the building and the building collapsed during the learning process. The cause of the incident is unknown .

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13-03-2019 19:33 +0400
Mourning day in Ethiopia http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/127906

A mourning day is declared in Ethiopia. The country mourns 157 victims of the plane crash.

The exact cause of the passenger liner"s crash remains unknown. Black boxes are still not found.
According to the preliminary version, the plane"s vertical speed was unstable. After the air crash in Ethiopia, China suspended flights of the fourth generation of Boeing 737.

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11-03-2019 14:13 +0400
Protest rally dedicated to Women"s International Day in Istanbul was dispersed http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/127805

Turkish law enforcers dispersed the Protest rally dedicated to the International Day of Women in Istanbul by force. Thousands of people gathered near the Taksim Square in the city center. The protesters were planning to arrange the march, but the road was blocked by the police.Law enforcers used tear gas to block protest rallies.
Another rally was held in Istanbul to support women in Syria.More than 13 thousand women were arrested in Syria during the 8-year conflict.

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09-03-2019 10:58 +0400
Venezuela to expel German Ambassador http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/127649


Venezuela has given 48 hours to German Ambassador to leave the country, accusing him of meddling in internal affairs.

Daniel Kriener was among the diplomats who helped opposition leader Juan Guaidó return to Venezuela.
Germany recognises Mr Guaidó as interim president and makes a statement, saying that the decision will only escalate tensions.

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07-03-2019 11:05 +0400
Estonian opposition wins elections http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/127355

The opposition has won the parliamentary elections in Estonia.

The results put Reform leader Kaja Kallas in the pole position to become the country’s first female prime minister. The center-right "Reforms Party" gained 29 per cent of the vote and will have 34 mandates in the 101-seat parliament.

The ruling team is on the second place. The centrist party with proportional reputation received 23 per cent of the vote.

Estonia’s president is due to nominate the candidate for prime minister in coming days, after which the nominee will begin negotiations to form a coalition as all parties fell well short of winning a majority.

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04-03-2019 11:33 +0400
Turkey conducts the largest naval exercises in Black Sea http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/127181


Turkey conducts the largest naval exercise in its history y, carrying out drills with frigates, corvettes and submarines in the Black Sea, Aegean and eastern Mediterranean.


The nine-day exercise is aimed at testing the readiness of command bases and operation centers.
The Turkish Ministry of Defense states that they test a new operating system which serves to protect the territorial waters from external threats.

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01-03-2019 14:40 +0400
Karl Lagerfeld dies at age 85 http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/126318


Karl Lagerfeld , the legendary haute-couture designer, artistic director at Chanel and an icon of the global fashion industry for over half a century, has died, a source at the French fashion house Chanel said on Tuesday, at the age of 85.

Lagerfeld, instantly recognizable in his dark suits, pony-tailed white hair and tinted sunglasses, was best known for his association with Chanel but simultaneously delivered collections for LVMH’s Fendi and his own eponymous label.
Rumours of Lagerfeld’s ill-health had swirled after he missed Chanel’s January show in Paris

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19-02-2019 15:46 +0400
Teresa May loses another Bretix vote http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/125946


British Prime Minister Theresa May is defeated in a symbolic vote in parliament on her Brexit strategy.

MPs voted by 303 to 258 to reject a motion asking them to reaffirm support for May’s plan to seek changes to her Brexit deal. Many pro-Brexit members of her Conservative Party planned to abstain on the vote as they feared she was softening her position on a no-deal departure.

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15-02-2019 11:00 +0400
Terror attack in India - the number of victims increased to 42 http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/125945


The number of casualties has increased to 42 in India. A suicide bomber exploded a car on a highway in Kashmir State.

The terrorist"s target was the bus, transporting Indian law enforcers. At least 20 people were injured in the explosion. The Pakistani group took responsibility for the attack.

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15-02-2019 10:40 +0400
Terrorist attack in Iran http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/125863

 

At least 41 people have died in Iran. A suicide bomber attacked one of the highways in the southern region of the country on a bus carrying members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
At least 20 people were injured as a result of the terrorist attack. One of the Sunni military groups took responsibility for the attack.

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14-02-2019 11:33 +0400
Snap elections in Spain are inevitable http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/125822

Snap elections in Spain are inevitable. The Parliament has not adopted a draft budget yet. The document was not supported by the Catalan lawmakers.
Two small Catalan pro-independence parties, on whose votes the government has been relying to pass legislation, have so far maintained their blanket rejection of the budget.
They said they were open to negotiate until the budget vote if the government promised them a dialogue on the right to self-determination, but that right is prohibited by the Spanish constitution.

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13-02-2019 20:06 +0400
Attempt to poison a Bulgarian businessman with neurotoxin - London and Sophia begin joint investigation http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/125686


Britain and Bulgaria are investigating a third suspect in the Salisbury chemical attack who has also been linked to a 2015 poisoning in Bulgaria, the British ambassador to Sofia .
The investigation found that there was another suspect in the attack on Skripals, who entered the UK with the passport of Sergei Fedotov.

.Self-proclaimed Fedotov was in the territory of Bulgaria in 2015, attempting to poison the Bulgarian businessman with neurotoxin.

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12-02-2019 11:43 +0400
Military helicopter crashes in Istanbul - Four people are dead http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/125682

Four soldiers were killed when a military helicopter crashed in a residential neighborhood on the Asian side of Istanbul on Monday.

According to preliminary information, the reason for the crash was helicopter technical problem.


The helicopter went down in an area of apartment buildings, but were no civilian injuries or casualties.
The Turkish Prosecutor"s Office launched an investigation into the incident.

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12-02-2019 11:00 +0400
Japan Airlines flight skids off runway at Tokyo"s Narita airport http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/124859

A Japan Airlines plane skidded off a snow-bound runway at Narita Airport on Friday.

Spokespeople from the airport and the carrier said the 201 passengers and crew had all been escorted off the Boeing 787 jet with no serious injuries.

The cause of the accident was not immediately clear but public broadcaster NHK said one of the plane"s tyres may have slipped on a patch of snow on the runway.

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01-02-2019 17:40 +0400
Meghan Markle meets London Theatre actors http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/124720

Meghan Markle has visited the National Theatre in London on her first official visit since she replaced the Queen as its patron. She has attended a rehearsal of Shakespeare"s play.

The Duchess was greeted by Rufus Norris, director of the National Theatre.

After the workshop, she spent time with apprentices and technicians from different departments including metalwork, painting and carpentry.

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31-01-2019 20:40 +0400
Germany"s Angela Merkel receives Fulbright prize http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/124535


The Fulbright Association awarded the German leader for her dedication to "international cooperation and peace."

A German Cancellor received the prestigious Fulbright Prize for International Understanding during a ceremony in Berlin on Monday.
In accepting the award, Merkel emphasized the importance of international organizations like the United Nations, NATO and the World Trade Organization, particularly considering that they arose following "the horrors of the Second World War."

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29-01-2019 14:39 +0400
Washington lifts sanctions from Oleg Deripaska`s companies http://rustavi2.ge/en/news/124463

The Trump administration lifts sanctions on firms linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, over the objections of congressional Democrats.

Trump administration officials and many Republicans who opposed the effort to keep the sanctions in place said they worried about the impact on the global aluminum industry.
They also said Deripaska had lowered his stakes in the companies so he no longer controlled them.

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28-01-2019 17:55 +0400