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Friday, July 18 2008, #135 (1651)

Tbilisi welcomes Western role in conflict resolution against Russian criticisms

President Mikheil Saakashvili welcomed international aid yesterday in resolving the Abkhaz and South Ossetian separatist conflicts. (more)

Georgia, running military exercises, protests Russia’s own wargames

More than 8 000 soldiers and 700 heavily-armored vehicles along with air forces and landing troops are taking part in the Kavkaz-2008 military training, which will also involve air forces and paratroopers, according to Russian news agency Interfax. (more)

After citizen complaints, Environment Ministry monitors industrial plants

The Environment Ministry has begun inspecting major industrial factories in Georgia to test for health risks after a court case upheld locals’ complaints. (more)

Kavkasia TV and the end of independent media

Tea, two, one: Countdown to Georgian chai revival?

Turkey biggest investor in first quarter 2008

Turkey was the biggest investor in Georgia in the first quarter of the year, accounting for nearly a third of the total, the newspaper 24 Saati reports. (more)

Basic food, transport costs up sharply as inflation at 11.3 percent

Inflation stood at 11.3 percent at the end of June, according to the state statistics department.(more)

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