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Georgia's president Saakashvili bows out and faces an uncertain future

A revolutionary pro-Western moderniser to some and ham-fisted warmonger to others, flamboyant Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili is set to leave office after transforming this tiny ex-Soviet state during a tumultuous decade in charge.

Monday, 28 October, 2013, 3:25am

Briefs, January 14, 2013

Seven Afghan civilians killed in blast after raid

14 Jan 2013 - 6:08am

Briefs, October 10, 2012

UN revises number of hungry to 870 million

10 Oct 2012 - 4:04am

Briefs, October 4, 2012

Besieged Saakashvili refuses to resign

4 Oct 2012 - 4:43am

Saakashvili concedes defeat in Georgia polls

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili conceded defeat on Tuesday in parliamentary polls that handed a shock victory to an opposition coalition led by billionaire tycoon Bidzina Ivanishvili.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

US firm targets next chopsticks customer - HK

An American company that broke the mould by exporting chopsticks to the mainland is lining up Hong Kong as its next market.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Wenzhou rail company wins Georgia contract

China Railway Construction Corp yesterday won the bid for a railway upgrade project in Georgia, according to the Hong Kong stock exchange. The project is worth 2.19 billion yuan (HK$2.65 billion) CRCC helped build the Wenzhou high-speed-rail line, site of the recent fatal crash. Its stock price has since fallen from HK$5.85 to HK$4.49.

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Ronny Tong's illegal structure confirmed

The Buildings Department confirmed last night that another lawmaker, Ronny Tong Ka-wah, has an unauthorised structure, a glasshouse, at his Tai Po home. It will take enforcement action. Tong apologised on his Facebook page and said he had hired an engineer to rectify the situation.

20 May 2011 - 12:00am

Cantonese opera artists cry foul after US arts college gets building

An American arts college has won its bid for the former North Kowloon Magistracy building, a decision decried by Cantonese opera artists.

18 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Georgia's dirty little war sounds warnings to all

Georgia may have been a small war but it contains a multitude of lessons for Asia as well as Nato and Russia's other neighbours. If not learned, there is reason to fear that peripheral issues could become the unwitting cause of bigger conflicts.

27 Aug 2008 - 12:00am