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Pro-Russian candidate wins Moldova presidency

Chisinau - Pro-Russian candidate Igor Dodon on Monday emerged as winner of Moldova's hotly disputed presidential runoff, branded an East-West tug-of-war.With 99.9 percent of ballots counted, Socialist Party chief Dodon had 52.

Moldovans face 'East-West' choice in presidential runoff

Chisinau - Moldovans were voting Sunday to choose between pro-Moscow and pro-European candidates in a runoff vote for the next president of the impoverished ex-Soviet country.

Moldova faces 'east-west' presidential run-off as pro-Russian candidate leads

Chisinau - Moldova's presidential election is set to go to a second round, preliminary results showed Monday, after the leading pro-Russian candidate failed to secure an outright win in the ex-Soviet state.

Pro-Russia candidate ahead in Moldova election

Chisinau - A pro-Russia candidate came out top in Moldova's presidential election, according to incomplete results issued early Monday which left it unclear whether he could beat his pro-EU rival in the first round.

Moldova struggles to reform economy hit by money laundering, theft

Chisinau - Europe's poorest country Moldova -- politically torn between former Soviet master Russia and the West --- has seen its economy ravaged by rampant corruption and a string of money laundering and theft scandals.

Economic woes abroad hit Moldova's migrant workers

Chisinau - With an economic crisis in neighbouring Russia and growing uncertainty in Europe, the hordes of migrant workers from ex-Soviet Moldova face a huge dilemma: whether to return home to grim prospects or ride out tough times abroad.

Pro-EU, pro-Russia forces head-to-head in Moldova vote

Chisinau - Ex-Soviet Moldova will cast ballots Sunday in a presidential election viewed as a tug-of-war between supporters of European integration and advocates of closer relations with former master Moscow.The crisis-hit country of 3.

Moldovan rappers chime with protests over elite graft

Chisinau - Mani is a TV producer by day, but in his "second life" the business management graduate dresses up as a mobster to rap about corruption among Moldova's ruling elite.

40,000 rally against government in ex-Soviet Moldova

Chisinau - Some 40,000 opposition demonstrators on Sunday took to the streets of Moldova's capital Chisinau calling for early elections as a political crisis continues to rock the tiny ex-Soviet state.

Ex-Soviet Moldova mired in political crisis as protests heat up

Chisinau - Anger over a $1 billion corruption scandal and the influence of an oligarch, with the competing pull of Europe and Russia in the background, has left ex-Soviet Moldova locked in a complex political crisis with no end in sight.

10,000 protest new government in Moldova as tensions rise

Chisinau - Around 10,000 people staged a mass protest in the Moldovan capital Chisinau on Thursday as tensions in the pro-Western nation flared following the secret midnight swearing-in of a new government.

Moldova dismisses pro-EU government amid corruption scandal

Chisinau - Moldova's parliament on Thursday passed a vote of no confidence in the pro-EU government and prime minister, Valeriu Strelet, in the tiny ex-Soviet state's latest bout of political instability.

Moldova seizes ex-PM's assets in $1bn corruption probe

Chisinau - Prosecutors in ex-Soviet Moldova on Monday seized assets linked to former prime minister Vlad Filat, detained over a $1-billion dollar graft scandal which sparked mass protests and sent the national currency into a tailspin.

Former Moldova PM held over $1bn corruption scandal

Chisinau - Moldova's former prime minister was detained Thursday over a $1-billion corruption scandal dubbed the "fraud of the century" which sparked mass protests and sent the national currency into a tailspin.

Tens of thousands of Moldovans protest corruption

Chisinau - Tens of thousands of Moldovans took to the streets on Sunday in the capital Chisinau calling for early elections as the country continues to be rocked by a $1 billion banking scandal.

Moldovan protesters set up camp over 'fraud of century'

Chisinau - Demonstrators pitched around 100 tents in the Moldovan capital Chisinau Monday, demanding the president's resignation and snap elections in the wake of a scandal dubbed the "fraud of the century.

Tens of thousands rally to demand Moldova president resign

Chisinau - Tens of thousands of Moldavans rallied in the capital Chisinau on Sunday to demand the resignation of President Nicolae Timofti and the election of a new head of state, organisers said.

Op-Ed: Obama’s bold carbon plan is in fact, a work of fiction

President Obama’s plan to reduce CO2 power plant emissions by 32 percent, in fact, only cuts emissions by 16 percent, and cuts total emissions by 7 percent.

Moldova's prime minister quits over 'fake diploma' scandal

Chisinau - Moldovan Prime Minister Chiril Gaburici announced his resignation on Friday, just four months into the job, after being accused of faking his education credentials."I have decided to announce my resignation.

In Russia-West tug of war, Moldova sees EU as only option

Chisinau - Moldova's decision to sign key trade and political agreements with the European Union has cost it dearly, as its giant trading partner Russia swiftly punished it through an embargo strangling its farm and wine industries.
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