The world's earliest evidence of grape wine-making has been detected in 8,000-year-old pottery jars unearthed in Georgia, making the tradition almost 1,000 years older than previously thought, researchers said Monday
In the former Soviet state of Georgia is a sprawling open-air hardware store called the Eliava. Vendors there sell building materials, tools and machinery — much of it from Soviet days and Russian-made.
Flash floods in the nation of Georgia have killed at least a dozen people in the country's capital, Tiblisi. For locals, it was terrifying. And not just because zoo animals started roaming the streets.
Almost 25 years ago, John Wurdeman stumbled onto a CD of traditional Georgian music at a record store in Virginia. Now he lives in the tiny former Soviet republic and is involved in its wine renaissance.
When Paul Salopek began his 21,000-mile-long walk from Ethiopia, he sought to find stories that would only come from "slow journalism." In the Fertile Crescent near the border of Turkey and Georgia, he found one, told by a shepherd whose home was about to disappear.
Eduard Shevardnadze, the former Soviet foreign minister and president of Georgia, died Monday at the age of 86. He was a major player in the final days of the USSR, but in the post-Soviet era, his legacy was complicated by charges of corruption in Georgia.
The former Soviet Republic of Georgia is number three on the list when it comes to sending troops to Iraq, and Anchor Lisa Mullins explains what Georgia has to gain from its continuing participation in the "coalition of the willing."
The fighting between Russian and Georgian forces is the first big military operation on foreign soil for Russian forces since the fall of the Soviet Union, and The World's Katy Clark reports on Russia's military might.
The fighting in Georgia marks a new downturn in US-Russian relations, and the Bush administration is calling for an immediate ceasefire, but as The World's Matthew Bell reports, Washington's leverage is limited.
Georgia is accusing Russia of attacks in cyberspace as well, as several Georgian government websites went down over the weekend, but Russia denies any responsibility, and says that, in fact, it's the Georgians who are attacking Russians online.
Sporadic fighting continued today in the republic of Georgia, though Russian President Dmitri Medvedev said today he ordered a halt to the military action there, as Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Matthew Bryza, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, about U.S. concerns for Georgia in its conflict with Russia. Bryza arrived in Georgia's capital, Tbilisi, today.