France opens Euro 2020 qualifying with 4-1 win at Moldova

Soccer 03/22/19, 17:30

World Cup winner France started its European Championship qualifying campaign with a 4-1 victory over Moldova on Friday.Antoine Griezmann, Raphael Varane and Olivier Giroud scored inside 13 first-half minutes and Kylian Mbappe added the fourth goal late in the second ...

Drones launched to help preserve Europe’s Jewish cemeteries

Europe 02/26/19, 12:04

A private organization is expanding its work preserving old Jewish cemeteries in Europe by employing aerial drones to map burial sites in countries where the Holocaust decimated local Jewish populations.The European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative said Tuesday that teams plan to ...

Near final result: No winner in Moldova parliamentary ballot

Europe 02/25/19, 03:24

Near-final results from parliamentary elections in Moldova show no party secured a majority, a result that leaves the former Soviet republic in limbo between pro-Western and pro-Russia forces.With 98 percent of the votes counted early Monday, the broadly pro-Russia opposition ...

Moldovans head to polls, opt between Moscow and West

Europe 02/24/19, 00:53

Moldovans have begun voting in parliamentary elections in the former Soviet republic, in a ballot that could deepen a split between pro-Western and pro-Russian forces.Sunday's vote in the country wedged between Romania and Ukraine comes amid concerns about endemic corruption ...

Moldova parliamentary ballot: what’s at stake?

Europe 02/23/19, 03:16

More than three million Moldovans are eligible to vote in parliamentary elections Sunday in this former Soviet republic wedged between Romania and Ukraine. They will choose representatives for the next four-year term of the 101-seat legislature. No outright winner is ...

Russia opens money laundering probe involving Moldova

Europe 02/22/19, 04:59

The Russian Interior Ministry said that it has launched a money laundering probe involving the influential leader of Moldova's Democratic Party, just two days before parliamentary elections in the former Soviet republic. Moldovans go to the polls Sunday, Feb. 24 in ...

interview: Moldova president says country needs Russia

Europe 02/21/19, 13:02

Moldova's president said Thursday the former Soviet republic needs good relations with Russia, amid uncertainty about the future of the European Union.President Igor Dodon said in an interview with The Associated Press that Moldova depends on Moscow for energy, exports ...

EU: Future member states must hold democratic elections

Europe 02/01/19, 08:36

The European Union's foreign policy chief says would-be member states from the former Soviet Union must hold free and fair elections to be eligible for future membership.Federica Mogherini was referring to Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia who signed association agreements with ...

Moldova election campaign starts, some fear Russia influence

Europe 12/10/18, 07:52

Moldova's parliamentary election campaign began Monday amid concerns that Russia is seeking to influence the results in the former Soviet republic.Citizens will vote on Feb. 24 ballot for the 101-seat legislature that is currently controlled by a broadly pro-European coalition.Concerns ...

Turkish president in Moldova for 2-day visit to boost ties

Europe 10/17/18, 09:26

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Moldova Wednesday for a two-day visit aimed at boosting political and trade ties with the former Soviet republic.Erdogan met President Igor Dodon for talks at the presidential building, which was reopened for the ...

Turkish president in Moldova for 2-day visit to boost ties

Europe 10/17/18, 08:09

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Moldova for a two-day visit aimed at boosting political and trade ties with the former Soviet republic.Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and Moldova's President Igor Dodon shake hands during a welcome ...

Update: Arrest made in connection to Bulgarian slaying

Europe 10/09/18, 06:30

The Latest on the slaying of a female journalist in Bulgaria (all times local):12:15 p.m.Bulgarian national radio reports that a suspect has been arrest in connection with the slaying of Bulgarian television reporter Viktoria Marinova, whose body was found dumped ...

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