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New York Times features East Village Toné-Café in its Article

This is slow food recast as fast food, New York Times writes about the Georgian Toné-Café that opened in East Village this April, and is the offshoot of the same café located in Brooklyn, where many Georgians and post-Soviet population lives today. The restaurant is the first of its kind, …

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Iran will Export Gas Via Azerbaijan — Iran Communications Minister

Iran will cooperate with Azerbaijan on gas transportation to Europe through the ‘Southern Gas Corridor’, Iranian minister of information and communications technology, Mahmoud Vaezi said in an interview with Azerbaijani news agency Trend on August 20. Vaezi, who also co-chairs the intergovernmental commission of Iran and Azerbaijan for economic, trade …

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How to Make a Better Burger at Home (In Pictures)

Burgers are easy: Just buy a patty at the store, grill it, and serve. But great burgers — those juicy, you-still-remember-them-from-the-summer-of-’09 burgers — require some more expertise. Here are 10 steps to understanding those nuances and becoming a burger expert — from the store to the grill. 1. Be a …

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George Soros Invests Millions in Coal

Billionaire climate philanthropist George Soros invested more than $2m  in struggling coal giants Peabody Energy and Arch Coal in recent months, despite having once called the fuel “lethal” to the climate. Filings with the Securities and Exchange commission show that between April and June this year Soros Fund Management (SFM) …

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See the World’s Biggest Heart

When a dead blue whale washed ashore in Canada scientists finally got to see what the heart of the planet’s largest animal looked like. As the largest animal to have ever lived, the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) can also be expected to have some record-breaking internal organs. Tales of its heart …

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Heavy Rains, Hailstorm damages Vineyards in Kakheti

Heavy rain and hailstorm damaged farmlands and houses in some parts of Eastern region of Kakheti last night. Hailstorm and strong wind damaged vineyards in Kvareli, Lagodekhi and Akhmeta districts of Eastern Kakheti region. Grapes and harvests are destroyed in 20 villages. Heavy rain began starting 1o PM. Then the …

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After Tenge, China will Pull these 10 Global Currencies Down — Bloomberg

Chinese government’s decision to weaken its national currency Yuan on August 11 will put at least ten global currencies at risk of devaluation, Bloomberg reported yesterday. The rest of the countries are left competing with the world’s second-largest exporting economy amid the increase in US’s interest rates and weakening global oil prices.  …

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NATO Secretary General to Visit Georgia Next Week

Jens Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will visit Georgia on August 26-27, the Georgian Foreign Ministry said on Friday. The ministry said that on August 27 Stoltenberg will participate in a ceremony marking “inauguration” of NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Center (JTEC) at the Krtsanisi National Training Center outside Tbilisi. JTEC …

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Outcomes of Possible China-Georgia Free Trade – Research

China is the second largest trading partner of Georgia. In 2014, total trade turnover between Georgia and China amounted to 823.4 mln. USD, which is 7.2 % of total turnover. Georgia and China intend to intensify bilateral trade and economic relations through concluding Free Trade Agreement (FTA). PMCG conducted research …

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The Jobs That Are Most Threatened By Technology

If history repeats itself, most of us won’t have to worry about technology killing off our jobs. For a century and a half, computers, machines and robots have created more jobs than they have destroyed, according to new research published this week. Economists at Deloitte studied employment records in England …

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Enguri HPP’s Arched Dam Granted Cultural Heritage Status

Enguri HPP

Georgia’s Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection granted status of cultural heritage to the dam of the Enguri Hydroelectric power station on Thursday, which is among the tallest concrete arch dams in the world, with height of 271 m, and is located partially on the territory of breakaway Abkhazia. The …

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