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Topic - Republic Of Georgia
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The Republic of Georgia in the Caucasus is on the cusp of change. Beyond street protests, there is a deep polarization in society that bespeaks an unrest that will not be stopped until the government changes and democratic reforms finally are introduced.
The overheated political opposition in the Republic of Georgia demanded the expulsion of U.S. Ambassador John Bass on Thursday, accusing him of supporting a "band of furious criminals" - a reference to the pro-Western government that broke up a violent opposition protest last month.
The worldwide spread of ancient humans has long been depicted as flowing out of Africa, but tantalizing new evidence suggests it may have been a two-way street.
Real estate mogul Donald Trump, saying he is more serious than he's ever been about a potential presidential bid in 2012, criticized President Obama and other U.S. political leaders for allowing the country to become "badly decimated."
Last week, Col. Gen. Alexander Zelin, commander of the Russian air force, announced that Moscow had deployed a state-of-the-art S-300 (SA-20 Favorit variant) long-range air-defense system in Abkhazia, a region of the Republic of Georgia that Russia has occupied since the August 2008 war.