VIENNA (AP) — Austrian and Moldovan authorities have broken up an organized crime ring suspected of smuggling nuclear materials, the European police agency said Friday.
PARIS (AP) — Olivier Giroud scored the winning goal from the penalty spot as a lackluster France rallied to beat Moldova 2-1 on Thursday to move ahead of Turkey in their European Championship...
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova’s parliament on Thursday voted to back a new, technocratic government led by a former finance minister.
Sixty-two of the 101 deputies voted in favor of Prime...
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova’s president says he is nominating his former adviser as the country’s next prime minister.
President Igor Dodon nominated Ion Chicu, also a former finance...
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's government coalition between a pro-European group and a Russian-backed party collapsed Tuesday after losing a no-confidence vote in parliament.
PARIS (AP) — France coach Didier Deschamps recalled left back Benjamin Mendy and kept faith with striker Olivier Giroud on Thursday for upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Moldova...
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An intergovernmental coalition hosted a presentation Thursday about a new U.S. foreign aid initiative intended to help targeted European countries withstand Kremlin...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man will serve more than three years in prison for faking his own death eight years ago in Eastern Europe to collect a $2 million life insurance...
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — All six judges at Moldova's Constitutional Court, whose decisions have fueled a deep political crisis in the ex-Soviet republic, have resigned.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's new prime minister vowed Saturday to advance relations with the European Union and bring to justice all those responsible for abuse of power, including the most...
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A caretaker government in Moldova on Friday announced its resignation in order to end a power struggle that has heightened political tensions in the impoverished ex-Soviet...
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has given his strong support to Moldova's new coalition government, which has been locked in a power struggle with a rival administration...
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — The ongoing political crisis and power struggle in Moldova sparked urgent calls for help Wednesday from the European Union to end the tensions.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's rival governments accused each other of usurping power Tuesday amid an escalating political crisis in the impoverished ex-Soviet nation.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Five European nations and Russia declared support Monday for elected lawmakers in Moldova, where a court-appointed interim president dissolved parliament and called a new...
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's interim president has dissolved parliament and called for snap elections on Sept. 6 amid a months-long political crisis.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man accused of faking his own death eight years ago in Eastern Europe to collect a $2 million life insurance policy has pleaded guilty.
LONDON (AP) — Big and slick wins for France and England. Not even a goal for Portugal.
Even with Cristiano Ronaldo returning to the Portugal side for the first time since last year's World...
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — World Cup winner France started its European Championship qualifying campaign with a 4-1 victory over Moldova on Friday.
PARIS (AP) — France coach Didier Deschamps recalled Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman and Paris Saint-Germain left back Layvin Kurzawa for upcoming European Championship qualifiers against...
RECA, Slovakia (AP) — A private organization that wants to preserve thousands of old Jewish cemeteries in Europe is using aerial drones to map burial sites in countries where the Holocaust...
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — No party secured a majority in Moldova parliamentary elections, near final results showed Monday, a development that leaves the former Soviet republic in limbo between...
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Near-final results from Sunday's parliamentary elections in Moldova showed no party secured a majority, a result that could leave the former Soviet republic in limbo...
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — More than three million Moldovans are eligible to vote in parliamentary elections Sunday in this former Soviet republic wedged between Romania and Ukraine. They will...
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Interior Ministry says that it has launched a money laundering probe involving the influential leader of Moldova's Democratic Party, just two days before parliamentary...
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's president said Thursday the former Soviet republic needs good relations with Russia, amid uncertainty about the future of the European Union.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief says would-be member states from the former Soviet Union must hold free and fair elections to be eligible for future membership.
Federica Mogherini was referring to Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia who signed association agreements with the EU in 2014, amid sharp criticism from Russia.
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian authorities are seeking cross-border help to gather evidence on a 1.7-million euro ($1.9 million) theft from bank safe deposit boxes by an international gang in 2017.
Macedonia's prosecution office says four Ukrainians and three people from the U.S., Kazakhstan and Moldova are suspected in the heist.
The theft was discovered after two clients of two banks in Skopje reported that their safe deposit boxes had been emptied of jewelry, cash and other valuables.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Europe's top human rights body on Thursday urged Moldova to stop "intimidation and violence" against prisoners allegedly carried out by other detainees with the tacit agreement of prison management.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's parliamentary election campaign began Monday amid concerns that Russia is seeking to influence the results in the former Soviet republic.
Citizens will vote on Feb. 24 ballot for the 101-seat legislature that is currently controlled by a broadly pro-European coalition.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man accused of faking his own death seven years ago to collect a $2 million life insurance policy arranged for a stand-in corpse to be dressed in his clothes in Moldova, according to a judge's detention order.
Igor Vorotinov, 54, also planted his identification on the body before placing the corpse along a road in the Eastern European country, a U.S. judge said in rejecting Vorotinov's request to be freed pending trial.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man accused of faking his own death seven years ago to collect a $2 million life insurance policy was arrested in Moldova after he was found alive and was returned to Minnesota to face a federal charge, authorities announced Tuesday.
Igor Vorotinov, 54, was indicted in 2015 on one count of mail fraud. He was arrested last week and arrived in the U.S. on Saturday, U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald said.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — The European Union will suspend 100 million euros ($114 million) of aid to Moldova over concerns about its democracy and the slow pace of reforms in the former Soviet republic.
Peter Michalko, head of the EU delegation in Moldova, said Tuesday the funds would be frozen partly due to a June mayoral election in the capital that was invalidated.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's governing party is acknowledging the democratic shortcomings laid out in a European Parliament report this week, but downplayed blame directed at the government. .
The report issued Tuesday said Moldova, a former Soviet republic, was backsliding on its path to democracy. It said the country's economy, state institutions and media were controlled by a handful of people.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly vote on the U.S. embargo of Cuba (all times local):
The U.N. General Assembly has overwhelming approved a resolution condemning the American economic embargo of Cuba after rejecting proposed U.S. amendments strongly criticizing the lack of human rights in the island country.
Thursday's vote approving the Cuban-sponsored resolution was 189-2 with no abstentions and two countries not voting — Moldova and Ukraine.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 rattled central and eastern Romania early Sunday and was also felt in Ukraine, Moldova and Bulgaria. No significant damage was reported.
The temblor, which lasted for several seconds, occurred at 3:38 a.m. Sunday in the eastern quake-prone region of Vrancea at a depth of 150 kilometers (94 miles), Romania's National Earth Physics Institute said.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Moldova Wednesday for a two-day visit aimed at boosting political and trade ties with the former Soviet republic.
Erdogan met President Igor Dodon for talks at the presidential building, which was reopened for the occasion. Turkey funded repairs the building required after it was ransacked in 2009 by demonstrators protesting elections they said were rigged by the then-communist government.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Moldova for a two-day visit aimed at boosting political and trade ties with the former Soviet republic.
Erdogan met President Igor Dodon for talks Wednesday at the presidential building, which was reopened for the occasion. Turkey funded repairs the building required after it was ransacked in 2009 by demonstrators protesting elections they said were rigged by the then-communist government.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Moldovan government says loss-making national airline Air Moldova has been sold to a Romanian group for 1.2 billion Moldovan lei ($71 million.)
The Public Property Agency said Tuesday that Civil Aviation Group paid 50 million lei ($2.96 million) to Moldova's state budget. The remaining money from the purchase will go toward covering debts that were sold to prevent the airline's bankruptcy.
Air Moldova was founded in 1983 and has flights to 33 destinations.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Moldovan authorities say Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to visit the former Soviet republic, weeks after Moldova expelled seven Turkish teachers in a joint operation with the Turkish intelligence service.
President Igor Dodon said Erdogan will visit on Oct. 17-18 and travel to the semi-autonomous region of Gagauzia, where there is a Russian-speaking Christian Turkic group.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Moldova's Constitutional Court has temporarily stripped the country's pro-Moscow president of his duties for refusing to endorse new ministers in a political standoff.
Monday's ruling to suspend President Igor Dodon's powers came after he said he wouldn't approve candidates for the health and agriculture portfolios because they lacked the necessary skills.
Dodon's spokesman, Maxim Lebedinschi, accused the court of being "an instrument in the political fight."
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldovan President Igor Dodon sustained minor injuries Sunday when the car he was traveling in was involved in a crash, officials said.
Presidential adviser Maxim Lebedinschi said Dodon didn't require medical treatment after the crash, which occurred near the town of Straseni, north of the capital, Chisinau.
"He is well and doesn't need medical help," Lebedinschi said.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Several thousand Moldovans have gathered in the capital Chisinau to call for reunification with Romania.
Supporters carried the Romanian and Moldovan flags, which are virtually identical, and shouted: "Unity," and "Bessarabia, Romanian land," using the old name for Moldova.
Moldova united with Romania in 1918 and was annexed to the Soviet Union in 1940. It gained independence in 1991.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Moldovan border police have refused entry to a group of Romanians who were marching to Moldova's capital to rally for reunifying the country with Romania.
Organizer George Simion told Moldova's Radio Chisinau on Monday the border shouldn't exist and that officials "wanted to separate Moldovans from Romanians, as if we weren't the same country, the same people."
Moldova united with Romania in 1918 and was annexed to the Soviet Union in 1940. It gained independence in 1991.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Japan's ambassador to Moldova is fluent in the country's official language: Romanian. But in a geopolitical twist, the mayor of the eastern European nation's second-largest city is a Russian speaker who needed a translator when he met the diplomat last month.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Moldova's government says it will wait for a new Romanian gas pipeline to be built rather than extend a deal with Russian energy company Gazprom.
OCEAN VIEW, Del. (AP) — Irina Celpan's first trip to Walmart didn't quite go as expected.
When she arrived in the United States in the summer of 2012 as a J-1 student, everyone told the Moldovan native that the retail giant was the place to go if she needed to buy anything.
Thinking it must be like a mall, she and a close friend jumped on their bicycles for a two and a half hour ride to a Rehoboth Beach Walmart before Celpan realized, "No, that's definitely not what I expected."
PARIS (AP) — France's army says a French military helicopter has crashed in Ivory Coast during a training mission, killing the pilot and injuring another crew member.
The army says the 25-year-old officer died Tuesday night of injuries sustained when his Gazelle helicopter crashed about 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of Abidjan earlier in the day.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The U.S. State Department says the invalidation of recent mayoral elections by the country's top court is "a threat to Moldovan democracy."
Andrei Nastase, a pro-European prosecutor who opposes the Russia-friendly policies of Moldova's government, won Chisinau's June 3 mayoral election, defeating a Socialist candidate who called for closer relations with Moscow.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A Moldovan court rejected an appeal Thursday of its ruling to invalidate the results of a local election in the former Soviet republic's capital city.
Andrei Nastase, a pro-European prosecutor who opposes the Russia-friendly policies of Moldova's government, won 52.5 percent of the vote in Chisinau's June 3 mayoral election, defeating a Socialist candidate who called for closer relations with Moscow. About 39 percent of voters cast ballots in the election.