Georgia

First two women soldiers pass elite US Army Ranger course

Two women have made military history after becoming the first female soldiers to pass the U.S. Army's grueling Ranger Course, the Army said on August 17.

The two, along with 94 men, passed the 62-day leadership course, which teaches students "how to overcome fatigue, hunger, and stress to lead Soldiers during small unit combat operations," it said in a statement. 

Georgia's main power grid for sale by Czech company

Georgia?s main electricity grid and 15 hydro power plants are for sale by their owner Czech privately-held Energo-Pro, the company said on Aug. 12.

Energo-Pro runs Geortia?s largest grid with 51 percent market share and over a million customers, the hydro plants with 480 MW capacity and a 110 MW gas-fired plant.

Turkish prosecutor of corruption, coup cases flee to Georgia over 'coup attempt' arrest warrant

A controversial prosecutor who led probes into alleged coup attempts has fled to Georgia with a colleague after an arrest warrant has been issued on both judiciary figures for attempting to overthrow the Turkish government with the corruption investigations of 2013.

Bulgaria, Ukraine Presidents Agree to Renew Sofia-Kiev Flights

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko have agreed to resume flights between the capitals of their respective countries, media outlets report.

The development comes as President Plevneliev is on a visit to Kiev Tuesday and Wednesday, the first trip of a Bulgarian head of state to Ukraine in the past 12 years.

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