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The death toll in the Israeli war in Gaza rose on Saturday to more than 34,000, with most of the victims being women and children, at least six of whom were killed in an air strike on a house in Rafah, reports The Guardian, quoted by
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The United States is considering deploying additional military advisors to the embassy in Kyiv.
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Tragedy in the village of Tașlîc, Grigoriopol, on the left side of the Nistru. A mother and five children died after they were poisoned by smoke. The bodies were discovered this morning by a neighbor. The man found it suspicious that the neighbor did not take the cow out to graze, so he decided to check the household.
At least 1,843 children have been killed or injured since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion in February 2022, Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office reported on April 20, The Kyiv Independent reports.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg chaired a virtual meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Council at the level of defence ministers on Friday (19 April 2024), to address Ukraine’s urgent need for air defences and other military aid. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy briefed Allies on the situation on the battlefield and Ukraine’s urgent needs, reads a press release of NATO.
19 April 2024
Russia is making overseas travel harder for some officials due to fears that foreign powers may try to gain access to state secrets during the worst crisis in relations with the West for more than 60 years, nine sources told Reuters.
The Polish government will pay subsidies worth 2.1 billion zlotys ($516.49 million) to farmers to compensate them for low grain prices, according to a draft law published Friday on the website of the Warsaw Executive, reports Reuters, quoted by Agerpres.
The Parliament is preparing the necessary steps to establish the organization of the Republican Constitutional Referendum on the accession of the Republic of Moldova to the European Union as well as the presidential elections on October 20, said the Parliament Speaker Igor Grosu. According to the Parliament Speaker, after the voting of the project by the deputies, it will be sent to the Central Electoral Commission to start the procedure for holding the republican referendum in accordance with the legislation in force.
Meteorologists have issued a yellow code for frost. The warning is valid for Saturday, April 20. According to the State Hydrometeorological Service (SHS), in the northern region of the Republic of Moldova, the air temperature, during the night and morning hours, will drop to -3 degrees Celsius.
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Russian forces attacked Dnipropetrovsk Oblast with missiles in the morning of April 19, killing eight people, including two children, and injuring at least 21 others, officials reported, The Kyiv Independent reports.
Air defence systems over several Iranian cities were activated, state media reported, after the country's official broadcaster said explosions were heard near the central city of Isfahan, AFP reports.
Polls opened Friday for the first and largest phase of India’s marathon general election, kicking off a vote in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking to win a rare third consecutive term, CNN reports.
18 April 2024
In the lead-up to the Paris Olympics, discussions ideally centred around the picturesque scene envisioned for the opening ceremony: a summer sunset painting the Seine River with fiery hues as athletes gracefully glided by in boats, waving to enthusiastic crowds.
The Transnistrian delegation to the Joint Control Commission (JCC) has requested the installation of a new peacekeeping post at the Dubăsari Hydroelectric Plant on the right bank of the Nistru River, according to reports from media outlets in the breakaway region. Chișinău authorities have not yet commented on the request.
The Republic of Moldova has backed the three resolutions passed by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), which condemn Vladimir Putin's totalitarian regime's policies and its aggression against Ukraine, Russian dissidents, and democracy.
On Thursday, foreign ministers from the major powers of the Group of Seven (G7) issued a warning that Ukraine risks defeat by Russia unless it receives greater air defence capabilities. Meanwhile, Kyiv called for a shift in Western strategy towards the war, according to Reuters.
On Thursday, April 26, Moldovan singer Natalia Barbu will depart for Malmö, Sweden, to begin final preparations for her performance at the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest.
The forthcoming European parliamentary elections, slated for this year, are poised to favour both the citizens of the European Union and those of the Republic of Moldova, given our nation's earnest endeavour to attain full membership within the EU.
The G7 group of nations issued a joint statement on the evening of April 17 following a meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors in Washington.
The European Union has allocated €2 million to the Republic of Moldova to support the training and development of its labour market.
A report compiled by BBC Russia, Mediazona (an independent investigative group), and volunteers monitoring the conflict in Ukraine reveals a dramatic increase in the number of Russian soldiers killed in the war's second year.
Moldovan singer Natalia Barbu and representatives from Teleradio-Moldova will hold a press conference on Thursday, April 18, to discuss her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Malmö, Sweden.
The European Union decided on Wednesday to implement new sanctions against Iran, targeting drone and missile manufacturers, according to European Council President Charles Michel.
Moldovan temperatures will reach a maximum of 11 degrees Celsius (51.8 degrees Fahrenheit) on Thursday, April 18, according to meteorologists.
17 April 2024
Leaders of the two Moldovan Orthodox Churches have called on their parishioners to actively participate in the ongoing national population and housing census, which began on April 8.
The Georgian parliament on Wednesday passed the first reading of a draft law on "foreign agents," sparking days of protests from critics who denounce it as authoritarian and modelled after Russian legislation, according to Georgian media reports cited by Reuters.
More than 400,000 people and roughly 290,000 homes have been enumerated since the commencement of this year's national census in Moldova, according to data presented by government spokesperson Daniel Vodă at a press conference.
The Moldovan government has reiterated its strong commitment to European integration and is encouraging citizens to actively participate in the upcoming autumn referendum on EU membership.
In Tbilisi, riot police deployed crowd control measures against protesters gathered outside the Georgian parliament building.
The White House announced on Tuesday that the United States will impose new sanctions against Iran in response to the recent attack on Israel.
At least 13 individuals, among them seven children, have perished, with over 25 sustaining injuries following a targeted assault on the Al-Maghazi refugee camp situated in central Gaza on Tuesday, as confirmed by sources at the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, as reported by
Eurovision Song Contest organisers unveiled changes to how finalist countries will determine their performance order in the Grand Final for the 2024 competition in Malmö, Sweden.
Ukraine announced on Tuesday that nearly 37,000 civilians and military personnel are missing since the start of the Russian invasion.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) staged a comeback victory over FC Barcelona in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie, while Borussia Dortmund secured a dramatic win against another Spanish team, Atletico Madrid.
Meteorologists in Moldova have issued a yellow warning for a significant weather change expected to hit the country from Wednesday, April 17, to Thursday, April 18.
16 April 2024
In the first two months of this year, the Republic of Moldova exported goods worth over 600 million dollars, by 12 percent less compared to the same period last year. The data show that the European Union is still the main economic partner of our country.
Meteorologists have issued a yellow code of sudden weather change, in connection with a cyclone near the territory of the country. The warning comes into effect on Wednesday, April 17 and will be in place until Thursday, April 18.
President Maia Sandu reacted after the Constitutional Court decided that the referendum on EU accession is constitutional and that it can take place on October 20, the same day as the presidential elections. According to the head of state, the Republic of Moldova needs unity, the involvement of every party, civic organization, citizen to guarantee peace and well-being for Moldovans.
The solemn opening of the 2024-2025 school year will take place on Sunday, September 1. And the last bell will ring for students on Saturday, May 31, 2025, announced the Minister of Education and Research, Dan Perciun.
A fire raged through one of Copenhagen’s oldest buildings on Tuesday, causing the collapse of the iconic spire from the 17th-century Old Stock Exchange as passersby rushed to help emergency services save priceless paintings and other valuable, AP reports.
A woman from the Drochia district is under criminal investigation in a case initiated on influence peddling. According to the National Anticorruption Center (CNA), she would have asked for a bribe worth 1,800 euros to help a man obtain a driver's license more easily.
Israel's military chief said on Monday his country would respond to Iran's weekend missile and drone attack amid calls for restraint by allies anxious to avoid an escalation of conflict in the Middle East.
The authorities in Orhei and the local community are looking for Ana-Maria, aged 19, last seen on April 12. Ana-Maria, five months pregnant, disappeared after she got into a car on 31 August Str. in Orhei.
In the nine localities, where new and partial local elections will take place on May 19, 13 polling stations will be opened. According to the Central Electoral Commission, the most polling stations, three in number, will be opened in the town of Cealîc, Taraclia district. At the same time, two polling stations will be opened in the localities of Tîrnova, Dondușeni district and Bucovăț, Strășeni district.
The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine is dangerously close to suffering an accident because of recent attacks on it, the head of the UN nuclear watchdog agency warned on Monday, April 15. Russia and Ukraine have blamed each other for the attacks over the last week, but it is "impossible" at the moment to prove who is behind them, said International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Rafael Grossi, Le Monde reports.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Iran threatens world peace and the international community must stand united to face the Islamic republic's aggression, AFP reports.
15 April 2024
Georgian lawmakers came to blows in parliament on Monday as ruling party legislators looked set to advance a controversial bill on "foreign agents" that has been criticised by Western countries and sparked protests at home, Reuters reports.
A 28-year-old Moldovan man died after he was electrocuted by the police following altercations in a gas station in South Carolina, USA. The information was confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova. According to the institution, the American authorities are to issue the mortuary passport for the repatriation of the lifeless body of the young man.
Ukraine needs external support and not just words, said the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Theodoros Rousopoulos. According to the official, the war-torn country needs ammunition, which will allow it to defend the most fundamental right of all, provided for in the European Convention on Human Rights - "people's right to life".
A resident of Chisinau was detained by CNA officers in a case of influence peddling. The man would have claimed that he has influence over officials from the Customs Service and that he can persuade them to speed up the process of importing used cars from the European Union.
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