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The other Georgia

What was once a Soviet republic is a reborn country that welcomes visitors with warmth AND WINE By: David Connors But they were singing the wrong song. They should have been singing the Beatles’ Back in the U.S.S.R., not Ray Charles. “OH, SHOW ME ROUND YOUR SNOW PEAKED MOUNTAINS WAY …

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2014 Was the Hottest Year on Record

Deny this. The photo below shows the Earth’s warming climate, recorded in monthly measurements from land and sea over 135 years. Temperatures are displayed in degrees above or below the 20th-century average. Thirteen of the 14 hottest years are in the 21st centur

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Solidarity Fund Grants Award to RAKIA Group for Special Support

The Solidarity Fund of Georgia has handed over an award to RAKIA Group for having popularized the Fund’s activities in 2014 and provided special support in mobilization of resources. Guga Tsanava, a head of RAKIA Group: “Our cooperation with the Georgian Solidarity Fund is very important, because this fund actively …

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Davos 2015:Inequality and climate change top challenges

This year, global leadership will be tested like never before. Significant progress has been made in the past decade. Global poverty rates are falling. Child and maternal mortality rates are down, many more children are in school, and the total number of people going hungry in the world is falling …

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Putin Cuts Off Gas Supply To Six European Countries Without Warning

On January 14, Vladimir Putin ordered Russia’s natural gas monopoly, Gazprom, to cut back by 60% the natural gas delivered to Europe through Ukraine. His ostensible reason: Ukraine was illegally siphoning off gas for its own use—a charge Ukraine denies. Overall Europe depends on Russia for 30% of its gas …

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