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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.

Moldova arrests gang suspected of smuggling uranium from Russia

Chisinau - Moldova has detained seven people suspected of smuggling uranium-238 on a passenger train from Russia, a highly radioactive substance that can be used to make a dirty bomb, Interpol said on Thursday.

Pro-European parties eye coalition after Moldova poll win

Chisinau - Pro-European parties in Moldova pledged on Monday to pull together a coalition to steer the ex-Soviet country on a path towards EU integration after securing a narrow win in a weekend parliamentary poll.

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

Chisinau - 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.

Op-Ed: Ukraine proposes biggest exodus in Europe since World War 2

Kiev - The new government of President Petro Poroshenko has proposed the creation of safety corridors that would allow eastern Ukrainian people to vote with their feet, creating the biggest exodus in eastern Europe since World War 2.

U.S. call for NATO to buy French-built warships destined for Russia

Brussels - Three American Congressmen have called on NATO to buy or rent two advanced warships currently being built for Russia at a shipyard in western France.

Moldova's pro-Russian breakaway region longs for recognition

Tiraspol - Anna says she is tired of living "in a country that does not exist for the rest of the world".

Moldova region urges Russia, EU to recognise independence

Tiraspol - Moldova's pro-Russian breakaway region of Transdniestr on Wednesday called on Russia and the international community to recognise its independence, as fears grew that it could become a new flashpoint in East-West tensions.
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