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Thursday, May 29 2008, #099 (1615)

Saakashvili-Medvedev meeting to cover awkward ground

President Mikheil Saakashvili’s first meeting with the new Russian president will cover some awkward ground, Saakashvili suggested this week as he outlined a possible agenda. (more)

Republicans say video evidence of election rigging is smoking gun

The Republicans released video footage yesterday which they say prove the May 21 parliamentary elections were rigged. (more)

Joseph Kay’s lawyer accused of drug smuggling

Belarus’ security service charged a lawyer for Joseph Kay, the self-declared heir of a dead Georgian billionaire, with drug smuggling yesterday. (more)

Public broadcaster chairman to stay on post

Georgian Public Broadcaster board chairman Irakli Tripolski said yesterday he may not resign if his colleagues take his complaints into account. (more)

The News in Brief

Tests confirm Patarkatsishvili died of natural causes. (more)

Words of the Day

Poll: Saakashvili’s job approval

The newspaper Kviris Palitra carried out an informal poll, asking 406 people how they assessed President Mikheil Saakashvili’s performance. (more)

‘EU Eastern Partnership’ project proposed

Earlier this week Poland and Sweden officially proposed an ‘EU Eastern Partnership’ project aimed at bolstering ties between the EU and its eastern neighbors. (more)

Press Scanner

“Alternative parliament will be in New Right’s office”

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