Daily Archives: September 17, 2015

AccorHotels Becomes First Global Chain to Enter Iranian Market

The French group will become the first international hotel group to operate in Iran with the expected lifting of sanctions following the July nuclear breakthrough between the Islamic republic and the six leading world powers. AccorHotels will open an Ibis hotel and a Novotel branch near Tehran’s international airport. The deal …

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Russian Tech Firm Yota Moves Smartphone Production to China

Moving production of the YotaPhone 2 from Singapore to a ZTE plant in China will make Yota’s flagship handset at least 30 percent cheaper, according to the Russian firm. ZTE will also help to develop a prototype of the next generation device. The first and the second generations of YotaPhone …

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New Inscriptions Uncovered in Georgia May Change History of Writing

The recent archaeological discovery made by the graduate students of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, will change the prior knowledge of writing in the Caucasus and development of writing in general.  The third-year graduate student at TSU Sophia Paatashvili was excavating an ancient temple at an Iron Age site called …

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Burger King Offering Green Burgers in Saudi Arabia

The fast food chain Burger King is offering customers in Saudi Arabia green hamburgers. The burgers are the color of the country’s flag, and commemorate the 83rd anniversary of the kingdom on September 23. Celebrate the national day with our national green burger! شاركنا الاحتفال في اليوم الوطني بتجربة البرجر …

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Russia May Have its Own Virtual Currency in 2016

The Russian QIWI payment system wants to enter the $3.8 billion virtual currency market by introducing the first national crypto-currency. However, Russian authorities are concerned that the ‘bit-ruble’ could be used for money laundering and bankrolling of terrorism. The launch is scheduled for 2016, but to do that QIWI needs …

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Georgia Attends Biggest Military Show in the World

Georgia is embracing the chance to learn about some of the world’s best military defence and security technologies at an international exhibition in London, touted as the world’s largest military show. From tanks, helicopters and special forces All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) through to the most advanced weaponry in the world, Georgia’s …

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Major development begins at Georgia’s winter wonderland Bakuriani

Georgia’s alpine resort village Bakuriani is undergoing major renovations to offer its visitors top quality service and an overall better experience in the winter months. New transportation, hospitality and entertainment infrastructure is being constructed and installed at the central Georgian mountainous town ahead of the 2015-2016 winter season, Agenda.ge reports. The …

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TeliaSonera Reduces Presence in Georgia

Telia Sonera

TeliaSonera quites Georgia, who will be Geocell’s new owner is unknown.  TeliaSonera is not a long-term owner in Region Eurasia According to Telecommunications company, the decision was made to gradually cease activities in Eurasia and strengthening positions in European regions, including Sweden. TeliaSonera will increase focus on its Regions Europe …

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European Migrant Crisis will not Hamper Georgia’s Visa Liberalisation

migrant crisis

The European migrant crisis will not hamper Georgia’s visa liberalisation pace, says a European Union (EU) envoy in Georgia. Head of the EU Delegation to Georgia Janos Herman believed the migrant crisis would not be reflected on the country’s visa liberalisation process and said the EU would decide Georgia’s fate …

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New US Ambassador Ian Kelly Arrived In Tbilisi

Ian Kelly

Ambassador Ian Kelly and his wife Francesca have arrived in Tbilisi. As the Ambassador has told reporters at Tbilisi International Airport, he has been working as a diplomat for 30 years and always wanted to serve in Georgia. “I feel very confident in saying that I don’t think you will …

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