Moldova

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Viktor Olaru pictured leaving the Four Courts on Thursday.  Photograph: Collins Courts

A damages action by a man over a collision at a roundabout in Clonsilla has been adjourned by the High Court to next month to allow him call evidence (...)

Catherine Keyya Murphy at the Festival of Nations in Mountjoy Square, Dublin.

“It’s like a trip around the world,” said Lord Mayor of Dublin Paul McAuliffe, as he moved from Tanzania to Moldova in just a few steps. He was speak(...)

 The Russian tanker Nika Spirit in the port of Izmail, Ukraine. The vessel,  formerly named Neyma,  was detained by  Ukrainian security services for its  suspected involvement in Russia’s capture last year of three Ukrainian naval ships and their 24 crew

Ukraine released 10 Russian sailors after seizing their tanker on Thursday over its suspected involvement in Russia’s capture last year of three Ukrai(...)

Grisa Muntean, the last remaining resident of Dobrusa,  Moldova, takes care of his bees. ‘When I work, I speak with the trees, with the birds, with the animals, with my tools. There is no one else to talk to.’ Photograph: Laetitia Vancon/The New York Times

Thirty years ago, the village of Dobrusa had about 200 residents. At the start of this year, it had just three. Then two were murdered. And now ther(...)

Moldova’s prime minister Maia Sandu: ‘We are not asking for advance payments. We are asking for support for our democratic transformation.’ Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

The European Union has promised political and financial support to the new government of Moldova, as it seeks to transform the poor and corruption-rid(...)

Maia Sandu leads her first government session in the government building in Chisinau, Moldova, on Saturday. Photograph:  Dumitru Doru/EPA

Moldova’s new prime minister, Maia Sandu, has vowed to cleanse its corrupt institutions and reinstate the rule of law after her pro-EU bloc and a Russ(...)

President of Moldova Igor Dodon, second from left, during a briefing in the parliament building in Chisinau, Moldova. Photograph: Dumitru Doru/EPA

Moldova’s president and new government have called for a mass rally this weekend to force out a rival oligarch-backed cabinet, as political turmoil gr(...)

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(...)

 Ireland’s Sarah McTernan will be singing 22, written by a team of Dutch songwriters, in Tel Aviv, Israel. Photograph: Lili Forberg

First of all, when is the Eurovision on? This year’s Eurovision Song Contest 2019 takes place in Tel Aviv, Israel between May 14th and 18th. As is cu(...)

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini:  said ministers had made it clear that the International Atomic Energy Agency was the only body that could legitimately verify Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal. Photograph: EPA

The US needs to exercise “maximum restraint” to avoid escalating its dispute with Iran over the nuclear deal, EU foreign ministers in Brussels  t(...)

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