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Thousands protest for Georgian ex-president's release

Oct. 14, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Tens of thousands of supporters of Georgia’s jailed former president jammed a square in the center of the country’s capital Thursday to demand his release. The rally of some 30,000 people in Tbilisi’s Freedom Square underlined tensions...

Doctor: Saakashvili's health deteriorating on hunger strike

Oct. 10, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A doctor for former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili says his condition is deteriorating 10 days into a hunger strike that he started after being arrested when he returned to the country. Saakashvili, 53, left Georgia in 2014 and became a Ukrainian...

Hundreds rally outside prison for Georgia's former president

Oct. 04, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

RUSTAVI, Georgia (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators rallied Monday outside a prison where former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has been held since his arrest after returning to the country last week. Saakashvili, who left Georgia in 2014 and became a Ukrainian...

Ruling party in ex-Soviet Georgia leads municipal elections

Oct. 03, 2021 09:25 AM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Near-final results from nationwide municipal elections in Soviet ex-republic Georgia show the ruling party well ahead of challengers, but the mayoral contests in the country’s five largest cities likely will need runoffs. The Central Elections...

Georgia votes in election shadowed by ex-president's arrest

Oct. 02, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgians voted in municipal elections across the country that were seen as a test for the strength of the ruling party and which opposition parties hoped could lead to an early national election. The vote Saturday came a day after the arrest of...

Georgia's ex-president arrested after returning home

Oct. 01, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Former President Mikheil Saakashvili was arrested after returning to Georgia, the government said Friday, a move that came as the ex-leader sought to mobilize supporters ahead of national municipal elections seen as critical to the country's political makeup. ...

The prime minister of Georgia says former president Mikheil Saakashvili has been arrested

Oct. 01, 2021 11:58 AM EDT
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The prime minister of Georgia says former president Mikheil Saakashvili has been arrested.

Press secretary liked DeSantis so much, she asked for a job

Jul. 28, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — On March 19, Christina Pushaw wrote an email to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ then-press secretary. She was ready to make a move. Pushaw, 30, a Washington, D.C., communications professional, was an admirer of DeSantis — and the way he dealt with...