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Thousands in Moldova call for government's resignation

Chisinau - Thousands of protesters rallied in the Moldovan capital Sunday to demand the government's resignation and snap parliamentary elections.

Pandemic hits tiny Moldova's hopes for wine tourism boom

Cricova - The vast underground cellars of Moldova's Cricova winery used to echo with the sounds of hundreds of visitors. Now just a handful of guests wander past the huge barrels and endless rows of bottles holding its vintages.

Moldova vote winner pledges 'balanced' ties with West, Russia

Chisinau - Moldova's pro-European election winner Maia Sandu on Monday vowed balanced ties with the West and Russia as Moscow-backed incumbent Igor Dodon conceded defeat and asked his supporters to refrain from violence.

Pro-Europe challenger wins Moldova presidency: electoral commission

Chisinau - Pro-European challenger Maia Sandu has won the second round of Moldova's presidential election and is well ahead of the pro-Russian incumbent with almost all ballots counted, according to the central election commission.

Moldova torn between Russia and West in election runoff

Chisinau - Moldova heads to the polls Sunday for the second round of a tightly-contested presidential election pitting a pro-European challenger against the country's Moscow-backed incumbent.

Roma mansions in Moldova abandoned in economic exodus

Soroca - Extravagant mansions once owned by wealthy Roma stand in stark contrast to the modest traditional homes of Soroca in northern Moldova.

Moldova's pro-EU presidential hopeful wins first round vote

Chisinau - Moldova's pro-European presidential hopeful Maia Sandu won a surprise first-round victory in elections at the weekend, a major setback for Moscow-backed incumbent Igor Dodon that suggests a tight second round later this month.

Moldova election headed for runoff in Russia-West tug of war

Chisinau - Moldova's pro-European presidential challenger came from behind to secure a surprise lead Monday against the pro-Russia incumbent leader, suggesting a tight second round later this month.

US bars powerful Moldovan oligarch over corruption

Washington - The United States said Monday it will refuse entry to politically influential Moldovan oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc over allegations of corruption.

Moldova ex-ruling party cedes power to halt crisis

Chisinau - Moldova's Democratic Party on Friday announced it would leave government after days of refusing to cede power to a new coalition backed by the US, EU and Russia, halting a crisis in the eastern European nation.

Moldova president scraps parliament's dissolution in standoff

Chisinau - Moldova's President Igor Dodon on Tuesday annulled a decree to dissolve parliament, enforcing a standoff between two governments that both insist on their claim to lead the eastern European country.

EU states back Moldova parliament in constitutional struggle

Paris - Five EU states including Britain, France and Germany on Monday threw their support behind Moldova's parliament as it negotiated a constitutional crisis pitting it against an interim president wanting it dissolved to hold new elections.

Moldova crisis deepens as new president calls snap vote

Chisinau - Moldova plunged deeper into crisis Sunday as a new, acting president dissolved parliament and called elections just after lawmakers appeared to have formed a government following months of wrangling.

Moldova parliament approves alliance government to end political crisis

Chisinau - Moldova's parliament on Saturday approved a new government that is an unprecedented alliance between pro-Russia and pro-European forces in a bid to see off a political crisis sparked by February elections.

OSCE slams 'strong indication of vote buying' in Moldova

Chisinau - The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe on Monday said the closely watched parliamentary election in Moldova was competitive but criticised "strong indications of vote buying".

Moldova faces turmoil with no parliamentary majority after vote

Chisinau - Torn between the EU and Russia, ex-Soviet Moldova elected a parliament with no clear majority, results showed Monday, potentially throwing the impoverished country into political turmoil.

Pro-Russian party leads in Moldova parliamentary vote

Chisinau - A pro-Russian party has taken the lead in parliamentary elections in Moldova, results showed Monday, but without the clear majority needed to avoid a hung parliament.

Ruling party accused of fraud as Moldova votes

Chisinau - Moldova held a parliamentary poll on Sunday, with both pro-Russian and pro-EU forces accusing the ruling party of massive election fraud.

In tiny Moldova, voters choose between Russia and Europe

Chisinau - Voters in Moldova head to the polls on Sunday for a parliamentary election reflecting the tiny ex-Soviet republic's longstanding division between pro-Russians and pro-Europeans.

Young Moldovans fight corruption as election nears

Chisinau - For Andrei Trupceac, the breaking point came when courts in his native Moldova overturned the results of a local election that had been won by an opposition candidate.

Review: Sword swallower delivers jaw-dropping act on 'AGT: Champions' Special

On January 7, internationally recognized sword swallower Alex Magala gave a jaw-dropping performance on "America's Got Talent: The Champions."

UN backs call for Russia to withdraw troops from Moldova

New York - The UN General Assembly on Friday backed a call from Britain, Canada, Poland and eight other countries for Russia to withdraw its troops from a breakaway region of Moldova.

Moldova bars Russian deputy PM

Chisinau - Moldova on Wednesday declared Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin persona non grata in the wake of a diplomatic spat that saw his plane barred from flying over Romania.

Romania blocks Russia minister plane to Moldova

Bucharest - Romania on Friday sparked fury in Moscow by blocking a Moldova-bound plane carrying a senior Russian minister entering its airspace because of an EU travel ban over the Ukraine crisis.

Moldova's 'frozen conflict' has lessons for east Ukraine

Tiraspolul - The country Nikolai Klimkin serves does not officially exist and has remained trapped in a limbo of impoverished stagnation for decades.

Moldova president warns NATO over closer ties

Brussels - Moldova's pro-Russian President Igor Dodon on Tuesday warned NATO that the closer ties it seeks with his strategically placed country could undermine its neutrality and threaten its security.

Moldova president hopes to cancel EU association agreement

Moscow - Moldova's president said Tuesday he hoped the ex-Soviet nation's association agreement with the European Union would be cancelled if his party obtains a parliamentary majority, paving the way for an alliance with Moscow.

EU, Moldova reaffirm ties after pro-Russian president elected

Brussels - The European Union and Moldova on Monday reaffirmed close ties which they said would not be affected by the recent election of a pro-Russian president.

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.
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