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Niko Mchedlishvili

Russian troops withdraw from Georgian port region

Russian troops withdrew from the region around Georgia's Black Sea port of Poti on Saturday, within a September 15 deadline.

Saakashvili leads vote, opposition cries foul

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili declared victory on Thursday in a parliamentary election that the opposition said was rigged in his favour and vowed to challenge by calling street protests. Saakashvili said Wednesday's vote was fair, but the rigging allegations and the threat of protests will test his claim to lead the most democratic state in the region.

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