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Pro-Russia Candidate Favorite in Moldova Presidential Runoff

CHISINAU, (AP) — Moldovans are voting in a presidential election Sunday in which the favorite has promised to restore ties with Russia that cooled after the former Soviet republic signed a trade deal with the European Union. Igor Dodon, a

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Thousands March In Support of Reunifying Romania and Moldova

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — More than 2,000 people marched through the Romanian capital Saturday demanding the country’s reunification with neighboring Moldova. Demonstrators waved the virtually identical Romanian and Moldovan flags as they filed down the city’s main streets. They shouted

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Protesters Break Into Moldovan Parliament

Hundreds of protesters broke through police lines on Wednesday to get into Moldova’s Parliament after it approved a new government to end months of deadlock between the president and the legislature. Before the vote, protesters massed outside Parliament waving the

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U.S. Officials Fear Russian Smugglers May Sell Uranium on Black Market

Last month, there were reports of a joint effort between Eastern European countries, especially Moldova, and the FBI to crack down on nuclear smugglers. The deadly contraband for sale in those accounts was cesium, which could be used to create dirty bombs. The authorities were somewhat skeptical about these black marketeers possessing serious nuclear bomb fuel.

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Smugglers Offered to Sell Huge Inventory of Nuclear Material to ISIS

An Associated Press report describes a joint project between Eastern European authorities and the FBI to expose a nuclear smuggling ring, which tried to sell “a huge cache of deadly cesium – enough to contaminate several city blocks”– to ISIS.