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Wednesday, June 11 2008, #108 (1624)

Saakashvili says Europe’s principles at stake in Abkhazia

Casting his country’s dispute with Russia in historic terms, Mikheil Saakashvili says Georgia’s freedom—and Europe’s principles—are at stake as tensions escalate over a breakaway region. (more)

Prison department says hunger strikers making senseless demands

As around 100 female inmates continued a hunger strike at a Tbilisi jail yesterday, the prison department says it’s not responsible for dealing with demonstrators’ demands. (more)

Lost Croatian tourist found in western mountains

Georgian border guards found a lost Croatian tourist yesterday in a forlorn hut in the remote reaches of a western Georgia mountain range. (more)

The News in Brief

Abkhazia discussed at US-EU summit. (more)

Burden and opportunity for a one-party parliament

It is an odd situation when a government must coax its opponents into parliament. (more)

Poll: Should there be repeat elections?

Russia’s economic growth looks set to slow over the next decade, Goldman Sachs chief economist Jim O’Neill said over the weekend. (more)

Azerbaijani state oil company eyes USD 10 billion in investments

Azerbaijani state oil company SOCAR plans a USD 10 billion investment program over the next seven or eight years, according to the company’s first vice president Khoshbakht Yusifzadeh. (more)

Press Scanner

“Rusudan Kervalishvili to be appointed as a vice speaker”

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