Georgia

  • European Union imposes new sanctions in 'a strong warning' to Russia July 30, 2014

    Brussels: After months of hesitation, the EU agreed on Tuesday to impose economic sanctions against Russia, hoping this "strong warning" would make it change course in Ukraine as fighting intensified around cities held by pro-Russian rebels. But at the same time the European Union told Moscow that should it reconsider its...
  • Gregg Allman filmmakers plead not guilty to Georgia manslaughter charges July 18, 2014

    Reuters: The director and producer of a film about rock singer Gregg Allman on Thursday said they pleaded not guilty in Georgia on charges stemming from a death on the set of the movie "Midnight Rider." Director Randall Miller and his wife, producer Jody Savin, were indicted, along with executive producer...
  • Ukraine, EU sign historic trade and economic pact June 27, 2014

    Brussels: Ukraine's new president signed a trade and economic pact with the European Union on Friday, pushing his troubled country closer into a European orbit and angering Russia, which warned of unspecified consequences. A beaming Petro Poroshenko called it "maybe the most important day for my country" since independence from the...
  • Mick Jagger arrives in Los Angeles to plan L'Wren Scott funeral March 21, 2014

    New York: Mick Jagger has started making funeral arrangements for fashion designer and celebrity stylist L'Wren (luh-REN') Scott, his longtime girlfriend. His representative said in a statement on Thursday that Jagger is in Los Angeles to be with his daughters Karis, Elizabeth, Georgia May and Jade, and his son, James. Scott died...
  • Case against man who texted photo of his tattooed genitals dismissed February 26, 2014

    A man accused of texting an unsolicited picture of his tattooed genitals to a married mother of young children did not commit a crime under a Georgia state nudity law, the state's Supreme Court ruled on Monday. Charles Lee Warren faced up to three years in prison after being indicted under...
  • Researchers develop electrical condom that increases sensations felt during sex February 22, 2014

    New York: Not happy at wearing those pleasure killer condoms? No worries. Here comes a 21st century electrical condom that would enhance the experience like never before! Two researchers from Georgia Tech's Digital Media Program have invented a device that sends short electric impulses along the underside of the condom. "This increases...
  • Georgia road officials apologise for overreacting to snow risk February 7, 2014

    Georgia state transportation officials, reeling from the snow and ice that paralysed Atlanta highways last week, said they "overreacted" on Thursday by warning motorists of a winter storm watch that had not in fact been issued. After weather forecasts mentioned a chance of more snow, officials posted winter storm watch and...
  • Deadly US ice storm turns Atlanta into parking lot, strands thousands January 30, 2014

    Atlanta: A rare ice storm turned Atlanta into a slippery mess on Wednesday, stranding thousands for hours on frozen roadways and raising questions about how city leaders prepared for and handled the cold snap that slammed the US South. The storm, which has killed at least seven people, on Tuesday swept...
  • US: Woman wins part of Mega Millions lottery, to split $648 million December 19, 2013

    A 56-year-old Georgia woman played numbers from family birth dates to win half of a near-record $648 million Mega Millions jackpot, but the buyer of a second winning ticket sold in California has yet to come forward, lottery officials said on Wednesday. Ira Curry purchased the ticket Friday at an Atlanta...
  • Spain's Vicente del Bosque cautions against complacency October 10, 2013

    Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has warned his squad not to lose focus in their World Cup qualifiers against Belarus and Georgia. "Football is very treacherous," Del Bosque told a news conference on Thursday in Palma de Mallorca, where they play Belarus on Friday. They complete their qualification campaign against Georgia...
  • Karim Benzema under pressure to end France goal drought September 2, 2013

    France: Karim Benzema is under pressure to end his 14-game scoring drought with France in upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Belarus. Benzema has scored twice in three league games for Real Madrid, and also set up two goals in Sunday's 3-1 home win against Athletic Bilbao. But he has...
  • Arjun Atwal way down as Will Wilcox wins South Georgia Classic April 29, 2013

    Valdosta (Georgia): Wrapping up a disappointing outing, Indian golfer Arjun Atwal finished right at the bottom with a final round of four-over 76 at the South Georgia Classic here. The Indian ace, who slipped after a third round 78, began his final round with three birdies in the first six...
  • Atwal makes cut, Chopra misses out at Georgia Classic April 27, 2013

    Valdosta (Georgia): Arjun Atwal overcame a mid-round blip to card a second-round 73 and make the cut at the South Georgia Classic on Web.com Tour here. The only Indian winner ever in a PGA Tour event, Atwal is now even par 144 for two rounds and was tied 49th after making...
  • Gunman who held firefighters hostage in his Atlanta home killed April 11, 2013

    Atlanta: A gunman who held four Georgia firefighters hostage on Wednesday, demanding his utilities and cell phone service be restored, was killed after an exchange of gunfire with authorities who moved in to free the captives, police said. An officer was wounded and the firefighters, taken hostage after responding to...
  • Winning actresses are more weepy at Oscars February 20, 2013

    Washington: Leading actresses who wins the Oscars are almost twice as weepy as the leading actors at the Academy Awards ceremony, says a study. Only one director has ever choked up and that is Steven Spielberg for 'Schindler's List' at the 1993 ceremony, says Rebecca Rolfe, Georgia Tech master's student in...
  • Spain edge Georgia in World Cup qualifiers September 12, 2012

    Tbilisi: Spain needed 86 minutes to break down Georgia's defense in a 1-0 win on Tuesday as the World Cup champions took the first step to defending their title in 2014 with a 23rd consecutive victory in qualifying. Georgia goalkeeper Giorgi Loria kept Spain from converting their overwhelming possession into a...
  • Chargesheet filed in Israel embassy blast case July 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Nearly five months after an Israeli diplomat's car was bombed in New Delhi, the Delhi Police on Tuesday filed a chargesheet in a local court, indicting Indian journalist Syed Mohammad Kazmi of conspiring with foreign elements and others for the terror strike. The charge sheet filed before Chief Metropolitan...
  • Georgian Lasha wins gold in men's judo 66-kg July 29, 2012

    London: Lasha Shavdatuashvili of Georgia won an Olympic judo gold medal on Sunday in the men's 66-kilogram category. The 20-year-old Shavdatuashvili defeated Miklos Ungvari of Hungary in a tense final. Shavdatuashvili managed to score with a throw after sweeping his opponent's foot in the first few minutes of the match. It is...
  • Kannada film 'Govindayanamaha' in controversy June 26, 2012

    A very well earned Kannada cinema 'Govindayanamaha' is struck with controversy. The film at the 75 days of screening is already attempting to come to small screen via Zee Kannada on 30th June. This is what wrong and not according to the books of the Karnataka film chamber of Commerce. A...
  • Blood drive set for flesh-eating bacteria survivor May 15, 2012

    Carrollton, Ga: A blood drive is being held at University of West Georgia for a student fighting a flesh-eating bacteria that threatens her life. Aimee Copeland's left leg has been amputated, and her parents say she will likely lose her fingers as well after the infection spread rapidly through her body. The...
  • Gangjee misses South Georgia Classic cut April 28, 2012

    Valdosta, USA: Indian golfer Rahil Gangjee exited early from the South Georgia Classic at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club as he carded a five-over 77 in the second round here. Gangjee ended with a disappointing 11-over total for two days which sent him back early from the tournament. Gangjee had just one...
  • Georgia: Police handcuff kindergartner for tantrum April 17, 2012

    Milledgeville: Police in Georgia handcuffed a kindergartner after the girl threw a tantrum, and the police chief is making no apologies. WMAZ-TV reported that the 6-year-old was accused of tearing items off the walls and throwing furniture at school in the central Georgia city of Milledgeville. The police report said the...
  • Rescue continues in US tornado zone, 39 dead March 4, 2012

    Kentucky: Rescue teams and residents combed through storm-wracked towns to assess damage on Saturday from a chain of tornadoes that cut a 1,000-mile swath of destruction from the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico, as the death toll crept up to at least 39 people. The fast-moving twisters spawned by massive...
  • 'Israel did not raise Iran issue at MEA meet' February 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Sources close to the government said on Friday that the Israeli ambassador did not raise the Iran issue at all during his meeting with External Affairs Minister SM Krishna. "Iran was not raised by the Israel ambassador when he met the external affairs minister, nor was it discussed during...
  • Different explosives used in India, Thailand February 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Investigations seem to suggest that the nature of explosives used in attacks in Thailand and India, where an Israeli diplomat's wife was targeted, are different. According to Home Ministry sources, while C4, which is a military explosive, was used in Thailand, nitrate and potassium based bomb was used...
  • 'Israeli diplomats, sleep with gun under your pillow' February 15, 2012

    Tel Aviv: The terror attack in India, a botched attempt in Georgia and three blasts in Thailand have prompted Israeli diplomats across the world to be extra vigilant, and a former security official advised them to "sleep with a gun" under their pillow. Being alert is the first order of business,...
  • Israel on high alert after overseas attacks February 14, 2012

    Jerusalem: Police heightened their state of alert throughout Israel on Tuesday following bomb attacks on diplomats in India and Georgia. Officials were also trying to determine whether Israelis were the intended target of an Iranian man carrying explosives who blew his own legs off in Bangkok. Authorities in Thailand said the Iranian...
  • Israel blames Iran of bombings in India, Georgia February 13, 2012

    Jerusalem: Israel's prime minister has accused Iran of being behind a pair of car bombings against Israeli diplomatic targets in India and Georgia. Benjamin Netanyahu told a meeting of lawmakers from his Likud Party on Monday that he believed the Iranians were responsible for the attacks in New Delhi and Tbilisi....
  • 'Junk DNA is all that separates us from chimps' October 31, 2011

    Washington: Do you know what separates you from a chimpanzee? A tiny bit of 'junk DNA', scientists say. It's known that chimpanzees share 99 per cent of the same genes with humans despite their huge differences in appearance and ability. Now, researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology in the US have found...
  • US convict maintains his innocence until the end September 22, 2011

    Jackson: Georgia inmate Troy Davis maintained his innocence until the very end, saying he did not kill an off-duty officer in 1989. Davis made his final statement as he was strapped to a gurney. He was executed at 11:08 pm (local time) on Wednesday. Davis told the family of officer Mark...