Spain, Wales dominate; Kosovo gets first point

Sep 6, 2016

Spain, Wales dominate; Kosovo gets first point

Spain began life under new coach Julien Lopetegui in perfect style, while Gareth Bale-inspired Euro 2016 sensations Wales and Kosovo earned a historic point in World Cup qualifying on Monday. Lopetegui enjoyed a perfect competitive debut as Diego Costa, David Silva and Alvaro Morata all ...

Dec 17, 2015

Taliban attack on chartered chopper killed Moldovan pilot

A Moldovan pilot on a helicopter that crash-landed in northern Afghanistan after an attack by the Taliban last month, was shot dead in the incident, his employer said Wednesday. Alexandr Zagrebelnii, director of Valan, the charter company that operated the helicopter, said, "55-year-old Oleg Groza, ...

Merkel hopes Moldova isn't in Russia's sights after Ukraine

Feb 27, 2015

Merkel hopes Moldova isn't in Russia's sights after Ukraine

Germany's Angela Merkel said on Thursday she hoped Russia's Vladimir Putin would not try the same strategy in Moldova as he had in Ukraine, and expressed support for the country's efforts to forge stronger ties with Europe, to Moscow's chagrin. The chancellor, asked at a ...

Dec 12, 2014

Moldova arrests gang suspected of smuggling uranium from Russia

Moldova has detained seven people suspected of smuggling uranium-238 on a passenger train from Russia, a highly radioactive substance that can be used to make a dirty bomb, Interpol said on Thursday. After a nearly year-long investigation, Moldovan police also seized 200 grams (7 ounces) ...

/ Mar 26, 2014

Moldova region says it downed 'Ukraine drone'

Moldova's pro-Moscow breakaway region of Transnistria said Tuesday it had shot down a drone that it said appeared to have come from Ukraine to conduct a reconnaissance mission. "As a result of measures undertaken by the Transnistria side, the drone has ceased to function," the ...

/ Mar 26, 2014

Russia stages exercises in breakaway Transnistria

Russia's military staged training exercises Tuesday in Transnistria, a breakaway sliver of Moldova that is a focus of tension following Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region. NATO's top military commander said Sunday he was worried that Russia might have its eye on Transnistria, a largely ...