Bizarre Zlatan Ibrahimovic header puts Sweden on course for Moldova win
Bizarre Zlatan Ibrahimovic header puts Sweden on course for Moldova win

A bizarre headed goal from Zlatan Ibrahimovic put Sweden on the road to a 2-0 victory over Moldova in their Euro 2016 Group G qualifier in Chisinau on Friday, with the striker also netting a late penalty. 

Moscow-friendly Greece could `paralyse` NATO

A Moscow-friendly Greece could paralyse NATO`s ability to react to Russian aggression, former US national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski warned Wednesday.

Russia could target Moldova: NATO commander

Russia could set its sights on Moldova to prevent it from "leaning to the West," following the conflict with Ukraine, the top NATO commander warned Wednesday.

'Indo-European' languages first emerged 6,500 years ago

Using data from over 150 languages, linguists from University of California, Berkeley have found that "Indo-European languages" originated 5,500-6,500 years ago on the Pontic-Caspian steppe stretching from Moldova, Ukraine to Russia and western Kazakhstan.

Moldovan President designates new PM

 Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti Saturday appointed Chiril Gaburici as prime minister-designate, according to the presidential press service.

Squalid conditions on board Syrian migrant boat pictured

Packed in like cattle and huddled under blankets on the cold, bare floor, this is the scene aboard the Moldovan-flagged Blue Sky M cargo ship which people traffickers left drifting towards the Italian coast last week with 768 desperate Syrian migrants aboard.

Italian officials check on ship carrying hundreds of migrants

Italian officials boarded a cargo ship carrying hundreds of migrants on Tuesday after it left Greek waters and headed towards the coast of southern Italy, the navy said.

Moldova split between EU, Russia: Partial results

Partial results from elections show Moldovan voters divided between parties that want to move closer to Europe and those that want to move back into Moscow's sphere of influence.

Moldovans vote in test of country`s pro-European ambition

Voting closed in Moldova on Sunday in a closely fought parliamentary election that will help determine whether the impoverished ex-Soviet republic pursues integration with Europe or returns to Russia`s fold.

Moldova votes in key poll at crossroads of Europe and Russia

Moldova votes on Sunday in a crucial parliamentary election that hinges on whether the impoverished ex-Soviet country will pursue integration with Europe or return to Russia`s fold.

Euro 2016 qualifying: After Sweden, Russia held again by Moldova
Euro 2016 qualifying: After Sweden, Russia held again by Moldova

Skipper Alexandru Epureanu`s equaliser earned Moldova a precious 1-1 Euro 2016 qualifier draw against Russia in Moscow on Sunday.

Take three: Russia repeating Georgia and Moldova formula in Ukraine

Russia aims to employ the well-tested strategy it used to destabilise its neighbours Georgia and Moldova, and with separatists gaining ground it looks like Moscow will succeed again, analysts said.

Chess Olympiad: Indian men start as favourites against Moldova

After one draw, a lone loss and three victories, the Indian men are now training their sight to beat Moldova in the sixth round of the 41st Chess Olympiad now underway here.

Russia to take measures against EU deals

Russia will take measures against Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia their agreements with the European Union (EU), Prime Minister Dmirty Medvedev said Monday.

Russia bans Moldova meat, courts rebels after EU accords

Russia has banned meat exports from Moldova and made a fresh overture to its rebel region of Transdniestr after the ex-Soviet country defied Moscow by signing an association deal with the European Union.

Romania parliament ratifies EU-Moldova association agreement

Romania`s Senate Thursday approved the draft law to ratify the European Union (EU) association agreements with Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia.

The Deputies` Chamber, the lower house of parliament, adopted the draft laws for the ratification Wednesday.

Ukraine`s deal with EU may have serious consequences: Putin

As Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova signed partnership agreements with the European Union Friday, Russia said the move will have "serious consequences".

Ukraine signs trade agreement with EU, draws Russian threat

Ukraine signed a free-trade and political cooperation agreement with the European Union on Friday that has been at the heart of the country`s political crisis, drawing an immediate threat of "grave consequences" from Russia.

Defying Russian warnings, Moldova and Georgia head for EU pact

Undeterred by the conflict triggered by Ukraine`s swing towards Europe, the former Soviet republics of Moldova and Georgia will sign a trade and political pact with the European Union this month with Russia warning both countries against the move.

Moldova confiscates petition from deputy Russia PM

Moldovan authorities say they have stopped Russia`s deputy prime minister from leaving the country with a petition calling on Moscow to recognise a separatist region.