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Sheriff’s players celebrate after winning their first   Champions League match against FC Shakhtar Donetsk at Sheriff Stadium in Tiraspol on Wednesday. Photograph:  Sergei Gapon/AFP

Edmund Addo sank into child’s pose in the middle of the field, his forehead touching the turf, his arms outstretched in front of him, a gesture of sup(...)

President-elect  of Moldova Maia Sandu:  Former World Bank economist who wants Moldova to join the EU is set to be sworn in as the country’s first female president. Photograph: Dumitru Doru

Thousands of Moldovans have rallied to demand snap parliamentary elections and to denounce allies of the country’s outgoing Russian-backed president I(...)

Moldova’s disputed prime minister Maia Sandu speaks to members of her cabinet during its first meeting at parliament headquarters in Chisinau. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

The EU, Russia and the US have called for the peaceful resolution of a major political crisis in Moldova, where rival governments are vying for contro(...)

Wales winger Gareth Bale during a training session in Hensol ahead of his side’s game against Moldova. Photograph:   David Davies/PA Wire

Victory over bottom-placed Moldova this evening would see Wales put the pressure on Serbia and the Republic of Ireland ahead of the final two Group D (...)

Maxim with his wife Patricia and daughter Annabelle at their home in Co Dublin. Photograph:   Aidan Crawley

Maxim Staricov’s first job in Ireland was selling mobile phone SIM cards on Moore Street. After nearly seven years working in London, the Moldovan sal(...)

Wes Hoolahan (right) is in line for a starting spot as the Republic of Ireland   play Moldova in Chisinau on Sunday. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Republic of Ireland squad arrived in Chisinau last night without Robbie Brady, the Norwich midfielder who was left behind so as to continue his re(...)

Protesters shout slogans during a large demonstration in Chisinau, Moldova, on Sunday. Photograph: Vadim Ghirda/EPA

Moldovans are taking to the streets to protest against corruption and a controversial new government, but a potential driver of much needed change is (...)

Protesters in the middle of a blocked motorway in Chisinau on Sunday. At least 15,000 people rallied in the capital  in the latest demonstration against a government that was hastily approved by parliament and secretly sworn in late last Wednesday. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

Moldova’s ruling coalition has rejected calls for the controversial government to quit and call snap elections, setting the stage for more street prot(...)

Women chant slogans during a large protest in Chisinau, Moldova on Sunday. More than 15,000 people gathered to protest against the government, demanding early elections in Europe’s poorest state. Photograph: Vadim Ghirda/AP

More than 15,000 anti-government protesters marched through Moldova’s capital on Sunday, and vowed to pile more pressure on a controversial new cabine(...)

A protest outside the national television building  in Chisinau, Moldova, against the new government headed by pro-European  Pavel Filip. Photograph:  Dumitru Doru/EPA

Opposition leaders in Moldova vowed to continue street protests until the controversial new government resigns and snap elections are called. Thousa(...)

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