Georgia's foreign chief quits amid govt tensions

November 5, 2014 3:45 PM

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TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgia's foreign minister and three of her deputies resigned Wednesday, alleging that the firing of the defense minister a day earlier was politically motivated and endangers the ex-Soviet nation's aim of eventually joining NATO and the European Union.

The events highlight growing tensions between the Georgian Dream party and the Free Democrats in the country's governing coalition over corruption and the aim to integrate with the West and fend off the influence of neighboring Russia.

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