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5.3 magnitude quake rattles Romania, no injuries

Romania is one of the most earthquake-prone countries in Europe, with its Vrancea region lying at the intersection of three tectonic plates.
 

Injured Aaron Ramsey not in Chris Coleman's Wales squad

Injured Aaron Ramsey not in Chris Coleman's Wales squad

"When you`ve got a player as good as Aaron, take him out of any team and you are going to know about it," Coleman told a press conference.

"Fraud of the century": Former Moldova PM held over $1 billion corruption scandal

"Fraud of the century": Former Moldova PM held over $1 billion corruption scandal

The disappearance of the money sparked a wave of indignation in the country of 3.5 million.

Nuclear smugglers shopped radioactive material to Islamic State

Nuclear smugglers shopped radioactive material to Islamic State

In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned. The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium — enough to contaminate several city blocks — and specifically sought a buyer from the Islamic State group.

Pranab Mukherjee greets Moldova on its national day

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday greeted the people of Moldova on the eve of their national day, saying India looked forward to enhancing its relations with the country.

Moldova chooses new pro-Europe PM

Tiny ex-Soviet Moldova on Thursday chose a new pro-European prime minister who pledged to crack down on corruption after a $1 billion banking scandal.

European Union, ex-Soviet states meet in Putin`s shadow

European Union leaders and six ex-Soviet states hold a summit Thursday focussed on the bloc`s Eastern Partnership project, which was designed to bolster mutual ties but has been undermined by Russia`s intervention in Ukraine.

Thousands protest in Moldova over missing $1 billion

 Some 10,000 people took to the streets of Chisinau, capital of Europe`s poorest nation Moldova, to protest over the disappearance of $1 billion (900 million euros) from three banks, police said.

Ex-Soviet Moldova feels squeeze from Russian fruit embargo

 Moldovan apple grower Constantin Furculita was dreaming of juicier profits when he pumped some $2 million into his 42-hectare orchard. 

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.