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Richard Norland to replace John Bass in Georgia

19.02.12 18:03

Richard Norland is expected to replace John Bass, the U.S. Ambassador to Georgia, White House reports.

The statement released on the White House official website says President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Richard Norland as Ambassador to Georgia.

"Ambassador Richard Norland, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, serves as the International Affairs Advisor and Deputy Commandant at the National War College.  From September 2007 to July 2010, he was U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Uzbekistan.  Prior to which, he served for two years as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.  Additional overseas assignments have included: Deputy Chief of Mission in Riga, Latvia; Diplomat with the U.S. Army Civil Affairs team in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan; Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Dublin; and Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.  He was Director for European Affairs on the National Security Council for two years during the Clinton and Bush administrations.  Ambassador Norland has a B.S. from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and master`s degrees from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and National War College," the release says.

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Torrential rain triggered landslide in Dariali Gorge

21.08.14 10:00

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Prime Minister makes statement on last night`s disaster

21.08.14 11:00

The Prime Minister of Georgia has made a special statement regarding the landslide that hit the Dariali Gorge late last night. According to Irakli Gharibashvili, the landslide was triggered by torrential rains and flood, after which two men of the personnel working on the road cleaning in the tunnel are now missing.More...

Court due to hold hearing on former law enforcer`s case

21.08.14 11:36

Tbilisi City Court is due to hold hearing on the case of Giorgi Dgebuadze - the former chief of the military police department`s division of the staff of Georgian armed Forces. Dgebuadze is accused of premeditated murder...More...

Energy Minister rules out growth of power tariff

20.08.14 14:39

The Minister of Energy and Natural resources, Kakha Kaladze downplays the concerns of some opponents about the possible growth of the electricity consumption charge, saying the electricity tariff will not be changed.More...video clip 

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Temur Janashia appeals court ruling

20.08.14 14:04

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Polish alpinist rescued by emergencies brigade

20.08.14 12:13

The employees of Rescue Training and Response Division of MIA Emergency Situations Management Department have safely rescued Polish alpinist Pavakh Pienkokhski from the Mountain of Ushba.More...video clip 

Andro Barnov comments on the scandal of suits

20.08.14 12:02

The director of Mikheil Saakashvili Presidential Library, Andro Barnovi has commented on the controversy of `suits`, saying the manipulation with the issue of personal things of the former president is just a shame.More...video clip 

Presidents of Georgia, Lithuania talk on telephone

20.08.14 11:46

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