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News 17 February 2017, at: 08:10

ROMANIA is proTESTING. The unseen story behind the largest protests over the past 25 years

ROMANIA is proTESTING. The unseen story behind the largest protests over the past 25 years

Two weeks ago, an emergency decree that would have decriminalized several graft offences enraged people, who took to the streets. Thousands of Romanians in over 70 cities began to #resist for an idea. A new generation spoke up. Digi24 is streaming, today at 21:00, the first documentary about the...

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News 9 September 2016, at: 11:09

Interview with Prime Minister Pavel Filip: „We will steer clear of partisan politics and will govern with one single goal in mind: results”

As Moldova recently celebrated its 25th anniversary of Independence, TIMPUL sat down with Prime Minister Pavel Filip to discuss how our country has fared over the past quarter-century. About Moldova’s ups and downs, about plans and prospects, and also about national pride – it’s...

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News 30 August 2016, at: 09:56

Opened Letter To the Secretary of State or the United States of America, His Excellency, Mr. John Kerry

Your Excellency, The interview of your colleague, the Extraordinary and Fully Empowered Ambassador of the United States in America in the Republic of Moldova, His Excellency, Mr. James Pettit, granted to the State television network in Chișinău on August 28, 2016, in which he referred to a...

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News 25 August 2016, at: 14:06

In next 10 years we can do more than in past 25 years. IPN Series

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the declaration of Moldova’s Independence, IPN News Agency decided to depict the portrait of the current Republic of Moldova. For the purpose, we challenged a number of people, including state officials, politicians, businessmen, civil rights...

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News 20 June 2016, at: 14:08

Turkey LGBT: Scuffles at banned Istanbul transgender event

Turkey LGBT: Scuffles at banned Istanbul transgender event

Turkish riot police have fired tear gas and plastic bullets after transgender rights activists gathered in Istanbul in defiance of a ban on marching.

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News 2 June 2016, ora: 07:54

Dainius Žalimas: "Constitutional Court of Moldova is one of the most advanced, stable, and efficiently functioning state institutions of Moldova"

Dainius Žalimas: "Constitutional Court of  Moldova is one of the most advanced, stable, and efficiently functioning state institutions of Moldova"

An interview with Dainius Žalimas, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania centres on one of the recent judgments of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Moldova, which has generated much attention and debate and was handed down for the first time to declare the...

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Politics 18 February 2016, at: 09:41

Romania leader urges Moldova to reform for $65 million loan

Romania leader urges Moldova to reform for $65 million loan

Romania’s president urged Moldova on Wednesday to reform its justice and banking systems so the government can get a $65 million loan that Moldova needs to prevent an economic collapse.

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News 29 January 2016, at: 12:46

Moldovan instability affecting ties with Turkey

Moldovan instability affecting ties with Turkey

Turkey’s relations with Moldova are hampered by instability within the former Soviet republic, the Turkish ambassador said Thursday.

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News 29 January 2016, at: 10:45

Moldova, The New Ukraine: Pro-Russian Street Protests in Moldova Set to Escalate

Moldova, The New Ukraine: Pro-Russian Street Protests in Moldova Set to Escalate

People attend a rally in front of the Parliament building in Chisinau, Moldova, Jan. 24, 2016. Some 40,000 opposition demonstrators took to the streets of the capital calling for early elections amid a political crisis.

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News 29 January 2016, at: 10:44

Crisis in Moldova A republic, if you can steal it

A republic, if you can steal it

IN 1918 the then three-month-old Moldovan republic gave up the struggle for survival and united with neighbouring Romania.

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News 26 January 2016, at: 08:48

Speaker and representatives of protesters had no dialogue

Speaker and representatives of protesters had no dialogue

The dialogue announced by Head of Parliament Andrian Candu with representatives of protesters for January 25 didn’t take place. The Parliament’s press service didn’t provide information about the holding of a meeting, while protesters’ leaders said they haven’t been...

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News 26 January 2016, at: 08:47

Over 200 women in Moldova die annually of cervical cancer

Over 200 women in Moldova die annually of cervical cancer

More than 200 women die from cervical cancer in Moldova yearly. Veronica Ciobanu, gynecologist of the Oncological Institute, has told IPN that cervical cancer affects mainly women aged between 35 and 60. The population is to be informed about the prophylaxis and early detection of this disease...

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News 26 January 2016, at: 08:45

Violation of anti-fire rules led to fire in shopping center on Ismail St

Violation of anti-fire rules led to fire in shopping center on Ismail St

The fire that happened at the shopping center located on Ismail St in Chisinau on January 23 started because the anti-fire rules when using the smoke and fire ventilation system were violated, deputy head of the Chisinau Emergencies Division Liviu Merzancu said in the ordinary meeting of...

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News 20 January 2016, at: 08:51

EU agrees to improve European grid to curb need for Russian gas

EU agrees to improve European grid to curb need for Russian gas

EU member states on Tuesday endorsed a plan to invest more than 200 million euros ($217 million) in cross-border energy infrastructure projects designed to help curb dependence on Russian gas.

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News 4 December 2015, at: 13:54

Laura Codruța Kovesi's advertising slogan for Europe: More education, less corruption

Laura Codruța Kovesi's advertising slogan for Europe: More education, less corruption

The first woman to be Romania’s prosecutor general, Laura Codruţa Kövesi, was only 33 when appointed in 2006. Seven years later, she marked another milestone when she was named the head of the Romanian Anticorruption Directorate (DNA), an institution created to fight high-level...

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News 23 November 2015, at: 11:00

Moldovan winemakers turn their eyes to the west

Moldovan winemakers turn their eyes to the west

Moldovan winemaker Purcari’s Freedom Blend was created in 2011 to commemorate Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine’s 20 years of independence from the Soviet Union. But it took on another meaning when Russian tanks rolled into Crimea last year.

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Politics 11 November 2015, at: 09:50

Marian Lupu: Everyone should submit proposals for forming new coalition

The representatives of the PDM, PL and PPEM decided to form a working group that will draft the agreement of the future government coalition.

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News 20 October 2015, at: 13:19

Putin's Coming Win in Moldova

Putin's Coming Win in Moldova

To understand how Russian President Vladimir Putin may get his way in Ukraine without having to continue the war there, watch its neighbor, Moldova.

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News 16 October 2015, at: 09:56

Moldova: Bogged down between Russia and Europe

Moldova: Bogged down between Russia and Europe

After the war broke out in Eastern Ukraine, many observers in Europe held the EU at least partly responsible. Political realists in the West, led by Henri Kissinger and John Mearsheimer, have put at least a part of the blame for Russia`s belligerence on the West.

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News 16 October 2015, at: 09:15

(Swissinfo.ch) Former Moldova PM Filat arrested over $1 billion bank fraud

Former Moldovan prime minister Vlad Filat was arrested on Thursday after he was implicated in the theft of $1 billion (647.02 million pound) from the banking system that has led thousands to camp out in the capital in protest.

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News 16 October 2015, at: 09:08

Ex-PM of Moldova Detained Over Bank Fraud

Ex-PM of Moldova Detained Over Bank Fraud

Moldova's Parliament lifted on Thursday the immunity of a former prime minister, who was later detained and charged with being involved in a bank fraud of up to $1.5 billion.

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News 9 October 2015, at: 10:55

Putin's campaign to derail the west over Syria is working – for now

Putin's campaign to derail the west over Syria is working – for now

The firing of cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea is the latest testimony to Putin’s grasp over Nato, but domestic appetite for war will soon dwindle

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News 9 October 2015, at: 10:53

Russia will pay price for Syrian airstrikes, says US defence secretary

Russia will pay price for Syrian airstrikes, says US defence secretary

Ashton Carter predicts reprisal attacks on Russian soil over Vladimir Putin’s military campaign to prop up Bashar al-Assad’s regime

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News 3 September 2015, at: 12:30

Professional Russian Army in Ukraine. Database and Visualisation

Professional Russian Army in Ukraine. Database and Visualisation

When the French engineers and inventors Paul de Faget de Casteljau and Pierre Étienne Bézier came up with the idea of Bézier curves in the middle of the last century — they hardly thought about the fact that in the XXI century — the age of the ideal curves,...

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News 19 August 2015, at: 10:11

Russia swoops on gang importing £19m of banned cheese from abroad

Russia swoops on gang importing £19m of banned cheese from abroad

Interior ministry announces uncovering of international criminal group after police and security services seize goods and arrest six people near Moscow.

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News 31 July 2015, at: 11:19

After Russia U.N. veto, countries seek court for Flight MH17 prosecutions

After Russia U.N. veto, countries seek court for Flight MH17 prosecutions

The five countries investigating the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine a year ago are considering setting up an independent international tribunal after Russia vetoed attempts to establish a U.N.-backed court to prosecute suspects.

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News 24 June 2015, at: 10:17

Power to People: Activists reiterate demand to authorities

Power to People: Activists reiterate demand to authorities

Participants in the action in Baghramyan Avenue have only one demand – President Serzh Sargsyan must revoke the decision of the Public Services Regulatory Commission raising electricity tariffs from August 1.

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News 24 June 2015, at: 10:16

Standoff, Morning: Activists spend night “barricaded” in Baghramyan Avenue

Standoff, Morning: Activists spend night “barricaded” in Baghramyan Avenue

Hundreds of activists campaigning against rising electricity prices spend the night in Baghramyan Avenue as their standoff with police continued into Wednesday.

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International 22 June 2015, at: 09:38

This statistic shows how the nature of war is changing around the world

This statistic shows how the nature of war is changing around the world

The United Nation’s refugee agency recently released its annual report on people displaced by war around the world, and the news is bad:

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News 22 June 2015, at: 09:13

Russia is extending a gas pipeline to Germany that bypasses Ukraine

Russia is extending a gas pipeline to Germany that bypasses Ukraine

Russia is reportedly planning to build a gas pipeline to Germany. Gazprom announced on Thursday that it plans to build a pipeline with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year from Russia to Germany via the Baltic Sea with E.ON, Shell, and OMV, according to Kommersant.

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News 19 June 2015, at: 12:29

Properties of Russia Today and Tass arrested in France

Properties of Russia Today and Tass arrested in France

Court officials reportedly seized building housing Kremlin media and arrest the assets.

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News 18 June 2015, at: 10:54

The great Moldovan bank robbery

The great Moldovan bank robbery

It's a mystery that's thrown Europe's poorest nation into deep crisis - $1bn has vanished from three of Moldova's leading banks, much of it passing through UK companies. A confidential report has blamed 28-year-old businessman, Ilan Shor, but in an exclusive BBC interview he proclaims his innocence.

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News 16 June 2015, at: 10:50

Moldovans choose between Europe and Russia in local elections, 2 days after premier resigned

Moldovans choose between Europe and Russia in local elections, 2 days after premier resigned

Moldovans voted in local elections Sunday which are seen as a test of whether the country is committed to European integration or will move closer to Russia's orbit.

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News 11 June 2015, at: 10:07

Pro-Russian Separatists In Donetsk And Luhansk Now Willing To Remain Part Of Ukraine

Pro-Russian Separatists In Donetsk And Luhansk Now Willing To Remain Part Of Ukraine

Pro-Russian separatist leaders in the contested regions of Donetsk and Luhansk are now prepared to remain part of Ukraine under a specially recognized status, according to Ukrainian media, a move which has full support from Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

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News 21 May 2015, at: 09:43

The Guardian view on eastern Europe and the EU: get it right in Riga (Editorial)

The Guardian view on eastern Europe and the EU: get it right in Riga (Editorial)

One year after war broke out in Ukraine, the EU’s review of its eastern policy will have profound consequences for the continent.

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News 21 May 2015, at: 08:29

The Unfolding Financial Crisis Threatening Moldova

It is understandable that in recent months the still-unresolved crisis in Ukraine and renewed Cold War with Russia have commanded the attention of most western watchers of events in the former Soviet Union.

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News 12 May 2015, at: 12:46

Hybrid war – does it even exist?

Hybrid war – does it even exist?

The recent Russian intervention in Ukraine has generated much debate about the use and effectiveness of hybrid warfare, a type of warfare widely understood to blend conventional/unconventional, regular/irregular, and information and cyber warfare.

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News 11 May 2015, at: 11:39

Could this woman be Vladimir Putin's real mother?

Could this woman be Vladimir Putin's real mother?

Little is known about the childhood of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, despite his position as one of the world's most powerful men. Now in an extraordinary development, a Georgian woman has come forward to say she is his mother.

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News 6 May 2015, at: 12:27

'Syria-bound' couple Asif Malik and Sara Kiran held in Moldova

'Syria-bound' couple Asif Malik and Sara Kiran held in Moldova

A UK couple believed to have been travelling to Syria with their four children have been deported from Turkey and detained in Moldova.

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News 6 May 2015, at: 10:24

Someone stole $1B from Moldova — an eighth of its GDP

Someone stole $1B from Moldova — an eighth of its GDP

When thousands filled the streets of Moldova's capital Sunday in the little country's largest protest in years, their complaint was pretty significant.

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News 4 May 2015, at: 08:24

Maidan in Moldova. About 10 thousand people protesting in Chisinau

Maidan in Moldova. About 10 thousand people protesting in Chisinau

In the center of Chisinau, supporters of the civil platform "Dignity and Justice" called for citizens to support their demands to the authorities about returning to Moldova the money "stolen" from the three banks at the end of 2014 - more than $1 billion.

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News 30 April 2015, at: 09:41

Russian Economy Has Adapted to New Conditions - Putin

Russian Economy Has Adapted to New Conditions - Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Russian economy has adapted to new conditions and that the peak of the economic difficulties has passed.

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News 29 April 2015, at: 10:27

Five Hundred Soldiers Fought Against One AK-47 Wielding Bride in Moldova

Five Hundred Soldiers Fought Against One AK-47 Wielding Bride in Moldova

This week, the Republic of Moldova Armed Forces conducted a "large military exercise" emphatically named "Northern Shield 2015."

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