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Don't Back Georgian Rebels, U.S. Tells Russia

The United States issued a thinly-veiled warning to Russia on Tuesday not to back Georgia’s breakaway regions amid instability in the former Soviet republic after last month’s bloodless revolution. Georgia, troubled by three restive regions, plans to hold presidential elections on January 4 to replace Eduard Shevardnadze, who was toppled by mass protests last month after allegations of vote-rigging in parliamentary polls. “The international community should do everything possible to support Georgia’s territorial integrity throughout and beyond the election process,” Secretary of State Colin Powell told the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Full Story

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