Friday 3 April 2020
March 25, 2020
COVID-19: Armenian, Moldovan, Romanian Police Enforce National Lockdowns
The global death toll from the coronavirus has almost reach 19,000 with more than 425,000 infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the new respiratory illness. Here's a roundup of developments in RFE/RL's broadcast countries.
March 24, 2020
COVID-19: Olympics Postponed As Iran Rejects Medical Charity Mission
Iran has reported reported 122 new coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours, raising the toll to 1,934, as President Hassan Rohani announced that half of all government employees were staying at home in a bid to slow the outbreak.
March 19, 2020
U.S. Officials Confirm Moldova's Plahotniuc In U.S. Amid Visa Ban, Will Seek His Deportation
U.S. officials say that Vlad Plahotniuc, a powerful Moldovan oligarch and political figure linked to a massive bank theft, is in the United States despite being subject to a visa ban earlier this year.
March 18, 2020
COVID-19: Iran Surpasses 1,000 Deaths With Highest 24-Hour Rise Yet; Hungary Eases Border Closure
The global coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 201,000 people worldwide, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the new respiratory illness. Here's a roundup of developments in RFE/RL's broadcast countries.
March 10, 2020
EU May Direct More Funding For Eastern Partnership Nations To Reducing Russian Energy Dependence
The European Union plans to better tie financial assistance to the six nations of its Eastern Partnership program to improvements in their rule of law and may increase funding for alternative energy to wean them off Russian fossil fuels.
March 08, 2020
Advice To My Younger Self: Women From Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, And Moldova
To mark International Women's Day on March 8, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty asked successful women what advice they would give themselves when they were young. In this segment, women from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova offer their thoughts.
March 04, 2020
Exclusive: Moldova's Most Notorious Oligarch Has Been In The U.S. Despite Sanctions, Officials Say
An ousted Moldovan oligarch hit with a U.S. entry ban due to corruption concerns has spent time in the United States in recent months, before and after the restriction order, according to Moldovan and U.S. officials. Vlad Plahotniuc's presence in the United States, described by multiple people to RFE/RL, has anti-corruption experts and other observers worried.