Posts Tagged ‘moldova’

Maia Sandu on track to become Moldova’s new president

Maia Sandu is on track to become the next president of Moldova, leading sitting president Igor Dodon with over 95% of the votes cast. Sandu, who lost the presidential election in 2016 to Dodon by just 70,000 votes, was buoyed by huge turnout by the 1.2 million-strong Moldovan diaspora that chose her over Dodon in […]

Moldova election: Could pro-EU candidate Maia Sandu oust Putin’s pick Igor Dodon on Sunday?

Moldova goes to the polls on Sunday to decide whether President Igor Dodon will get to stay in the presidential palace in Chisinau for the next four years – or whether he will have to hand over the keys to his rival and political nemesis, former prime minister Maia Sandu. The two candidates advanced to […]

In a divided Moldova, President Igor Dodon fights for four more years

This November a divided country will hold a presidential election where an incumbent known for – amongst other things – his relationship with Vladimir Putin will seek a second term in office. Igor Dodon is hoping that on November 1 – two days before another hotly-anticipated election – Moldovan voters will grant him another four […]

Belarus should be a warning for Moldova ahead of election, says presidential hopeful Maia Sandu

When asked about her vision for the future of Moldova, Maia Sandu is clear — perhaps brutally so. She says only a “cleansing of the political class” will solve Moldova’s problems, which Sandu claims centre on migration, corruption and weak state institutions. It hasn’t been so long since Sandu was part of that political class. […]

Bastille day attack: Possibly 50 killed in Nice, France after truck drives into crowd, reports of gunfire

     People could be seen running in panic after a truck crashed into the crowd on Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France. Many people have been reportedly injured. There also have been unconfirmed reports of gunfire. Witnesses reported that the truck that drove into the crowd was watching the fireworks celebration of Bastille Day. Photos […]

‘Not an angel, but devil of death’: Danish nurse given life term for murdering elderly patients

On Friday, a Danish court sentenced Christina Hansen, 33, to life imprisonment, saying the woman “knew the patients would die [as a result of] her acts.” California doctor convicted of murder in patient overdose deaths, gets 30 years Hansen was charged with administering overdoses of morphine and strong sedatives to three elderly people at a […]

We took opportunities against Argentina, Iran captain Saeid Marouf says

Iran earned a hard-fought 3-2 (25-22, 25-20, 21-25, 13-25 and 15-11) victory over Argentina in the FIVB World League on Sunday. “We played well against Argentina. The third and the fourth sets were tougher and the Argentina showed a strong block and defense. We took all the opportunities we had in the tiebreak to win […]

Home of the caged: Lawsuit exposes the horrors of the American injustice system

     A Texas jail has been caging people who are too poor to afford bail, according to a new lawsuit. Harris County Jail – the largest in Texas and the third largest in the US – is accused of keeping most of its incarcerated population locked up for misdemeanors because they can’t afford bail or […]

What Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Iran means for Asia

The deals signed on Monday will also impact Pakistan, Afghanistan and China Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded a two-day visit to Iran bysigning a raft of agreements Monday, including two key deals that will likely enable him to circumvent contentious neighbor and regional rival Pakistan — thereby establishing a crucial economic and strategic pathway […]

DEA offers TSA agent a cut of passengers’ cash

     An “investigative summary” posted this month by the Justice Department’s inspector general criticizes the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for hiring a federal airport security screener to help find seizable cash in passengers’ luggage. Under the arrangement, the DEA designated the screener a “confidential source” and promised him a cut of any money he found […]

Russian researchers plan nuking asteroids for EU defense project to avoid fate of Dinos

READ MORE: If something big enough hits Earth now, say ‘bye-bye’ – Rosetta mission astrophysicist Russian scientists believe that, at the present time, a nuclear explosion set off close to a dangerous asteroid remains the most effective means to change its trajectory, and thus escape the impact, TASS news agency reported on Saturday. Although international […]

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