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Biden vows US to act decisively if Russia invades Ukraine

Jan. 02, 2022 19:43 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden conferred on Sunday with Ukraine's leader over the Russian troop buildup near its border, promising that the U.S. and allies will act “decisively” if Russia further invades the Eastern European nation. Biden and President Volodymyr...

Biden talks sanctions, Putin warns of rupture over Ukraine

Dec. 31, 2021 00:15 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden has warned Russia's Vladimir Putiin that the U.S. could impose new sanctions against Russia if it takes further military action against Ukraine, while Putin responded that such a U.S. move could lead to a complete rupture of ties between the nations. ...

Biden talks sanctions, Putin warns of rupture over Ukraine

Dec. 30, 2021 21:36 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden warned Russia's Vladimir Putin on Thursday that the U.S. could impose new sanctions against Russia if it takes further military action against Ukraine, while Putin responded that such a U.S. move could lead to a complete rupture of ties between the...

Jailed former president of ex-Soviet Georgia faces court

Nov. 29, 2021 08:30 AM EST

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The imprisoned former president of ex-Soviet republic Georgia appeared in court Monday on charges of abuse of office, proceedings that triggered scuffles between his supporters and police. Mikheil Saakashvili, who served as president in 2008-13,...

Jailed Georgian ex-president to end 7-week hunger strike

Nov. 19, 2021 13:10 PM EST

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — A lawyer for Mikheil Saakashvili said Friday that the imprisoned former Georgian president has agreed to end a seven-week hunger strike that has caused him neurological damage. Nika Gvaramia also said Saakashvili has agreed to be transferred from...

Georgia: Hunger-striking Saakashvili passes out in prison

Nov. 18, 2021 18:04 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Georgia's imprisoned former president, Mikheil Saakashvili, who has been on a hunger strike for seven weeks, fell and lost consciousness Thursday, his lawyer said. Lawyer Beka Basilaia said he had been visiting Saakashvili in prison when he collapsed....

Georgians rally to back jailed ex-president on hunger strike

Nov. 15, 2021 13:53 PM EST

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Several thousand people rallied in the Georgian capital on Monday, demanding that authorities in the ex-Soviet nation transfer the jailed ex-president to a civilian hospital amid reports that his health is deteriorating after weeks of being on a hunger strike. ...

Thousands rally in Georgia to demand ex-president's release

Nov. 08, 2021 15:06 PM EST

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Thousands of protesters rallied in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi on Monday to demand the release of the country’s jailed former President Mikheil Saakashvili. Saakashvili has remained behind bars since his arrest on Oct. 1 following his...

Georgians protest outside ex-president Saakashvili's prison

Nov. 06, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

RUSTAVI, Georgia (AP) — Hundreds of protesters are rallying outside a prison in Georgia to demand that the country’s incarcerated former President Mikheil Saakashvili be transferred to a private clinic because he is weakening while on a hunger strike. Saakashvili...

Thousands protest results of Georgia's local elections

Oct. 31, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Thousands of opposition supporters filled the street outside Georgia’s national parliament building Sunday to protest municipal election results that gave the country's ruling party a near-sweep. Candidates of the Georgian Dream party won 19...