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Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili and the opposition both claimed victory Monday in a parliamentary election that is crucial to determining the future direction of this former Soviet republic.
Political opponents are accusing Georgia's president of trying to "play Putin" for seeking to become prime minister because of term limits barring his candidacy in next year's election — a ploy exploited by Russia's former and current president, Vladimir Putin.
Street protests against the brutal abuse of prisoners escalated Thursday in the Georgian capital, fueling anger against the Western-allied government and possibly boosting support for the opposition before a tight parliamentary election.
When U.S. officials were trying to broker a deal to end the bloody 20-year civil war between Sudan and South Sudan in 2005, they had an in with the elusive guerrilla fighter leading the south's shadowy rebel forces.
Germany's foreign minister on Sunday offered assurances that Germany protects religious traditions after a court ruled that circumcising young boys on religious grounds amounts to bodily harm even if parents consent.
The United States announced Tuesday new military assistance to Georgia and expressed solidarity with the former Soviet republic's hopes of regaining the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
Tens of thousands of Georgians rallied in the capital Sunday as the ex-Soviet state's richest man launched his bid to oust President Mikheil Saakashvili's governing party at elections later this year.
Mexico's federal government should investigate accusations of a vast bribery campaign by top executives of Wal-Mart's Mexican subsidiary to build stores across the country, the head of a watchdog group said Sunday.
In April 1987, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visited Moscow and Tbilisi on what she described as "the most fascinating and most important visit" she had made as prime minister. The Iron Lady's visit fully revealed the cracks in the Soviet system and gave her the resolve to work with President Reagan to break the tyranny of communism.