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Georgian region to vote on independence

Leaders of the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia said Monday they would hold a referendum on independence in November — a move likely to infuriate the government in Tbilisi and stoke already spiraling tensions. The announcement came just days before Moldova’s Trans-Dniester — another breakaway region in another former Soviet republic — holds its own referendum asking citizens if they want to be independent or to unite with either Moldova or with Russia. Full Story

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