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Protesters Rally In Tbilisi Following Release Of Saakashvili Prison Hospital Video.

Hundreds of supporters of jailed former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili held a rally in Tbilisi on November 11, demanding his transfer to a civilian clinic following the release of a video showing Saakashvili's November 8 transfer to a prison infirmary. The video has provoked outrage from opposition politicians and human rights activists. The Georgian Special Penitentiary Service says the footage "proves" that Saakashvili "disobeyed lawful orders and acted aggressively."

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Bulgarian Candidates Vote In Presidential Runoff

Bulgarian Candidates Vote In Presidential Runoff

Bulgarians are electing a president for the next five years on November 21. Incumbent Rumen Radev is seen as the front-runner. He and his challenger, Anastas Gerdzhikov, were among early voters in Sofia.

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Biden Marks Pandemic Losses In Thanksgiving Video Message.

Biden Marks Pandemic Losses In Thanksgiving Video Message.

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High fire danger leads to safety power shutoffs in Southern California.

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Guilty Verdict In Ahmaud Arbery’s Murder Spurs Conversation On Change.

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