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  • ** FILE ** Secretary of State John Kerry gestures during a speech on climate change on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Jakarta. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, Pool)

    Lawmakers want Kerry to take a stand on Georgia's NATO membership

    While political unrest in Ukraine dominates headlines, lawmakers in Washington are quietly pressuring the Obama administration to take a more aggressive stand toward allowing NATO membership for Georgia — another former Soviet republic and source of contention between the U.S. and Russia.


  • Georgia: Olympic guests must not visit Abkhazia

    Georgia on Wednesday called on foreign visitors to the Winter Olympics to keep out of Abkhazia, a Russia-aligned breakaway territory just south of Sochi along the Black Sea coast.


  • Georgian athletes land in Sochi for Olympics

    Georgian athletes have beaten political wrangling to arrive at the Sochi Olympics a day ahead of the opening ceremony.


  • A television studio is set up in front of the Bolshoy Ice Dome, where the ice hockey will be held, ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

    Georgians make rare flight to Olympics in Sochi

    The first flight from Georgia to Sochi in more than 10 years has carried four Georgian Olympic officials to the upcoming Winter Games.


  • Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    BAKURIA: Ukraine borrows Georgia's murderous playbook

    Twenty-three years ago, Ukraine won its independence from the Soviet Union. I was a student, a 20-year-old idealist, in the country of Georgia, looking forward to our own freedoms. But in 1991, my country was almost destroyed by a disastrous civil war.


  • UEFA: Russia, Georgia end soccer standoff

    Russia and Georgia have ended their refusal to play soccer matches against each other since fighting a brief war in 2008.


  • FOR STORY GEORGIA LUGER - In this photo taken Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 David Kumaritashvili, father of the Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili killed during a training run at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, stands at the grave of his son in Bakuriani, Georgia.  David Kumaritashvili laments that his country will have no one competing in the luge event when the games get under way next month in nearby Sochi. His son, Nodar Kumaritashvili, died when he lost control of his sled at nearly 145 kph (90 mph), flew off course and slammed into a steel pole. He was 21 and preparing to compete in his first Olympics halfway around the world in Vancouver, Canada. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)

    Luge dreams live on in family of Georgian who died

    The father of the Georgian luger killed during a training run at the Vancouver Olympics laments that his country will have no one competing in the luge when the games get underway next month in nearby Sochi.


  • Prescription overdose summit planned for Atlanta

    Atlanta will host a meeting this April on the nation's growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and other lawmakers announced Thursday.


  • Richard Norland

    Embassy Row: 'Secret recording' enrages ambassador

    Even skilled diplomats sometimes stumble, especially when they think the microphones are off. U.S. Ambassador Richard Norland in the former Soviet republic of Georgia found himself sputtering in outrage over comments he made earlier this month to students at Tbilisi State University in the capital of the Black Sea nation.


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