Moldova's parliament on January 14 approved a new Western-leaning government that aims to set the country on a path to closer European integration.
The latest "Freedom in The World" report by the U.S.-based rights watchdog Freedom House indicates that authoritarian regimes across a broad geographical range are stepping up their suppression of freedom.
Moldova's prime minister-designate says the country's new parliament will be able to elect a president and break a constitutional crisis in the country.
The Moldovan parliament has elected Democratic Party leader Marian Lupu as its speaker and made him acting president.
Moldova's Democratic Party has agreed to join a pro-Western alliance, ruling out a coalition with the Communist Party.
Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat has formally announced the resignation of the country's government, one day before the first session of a new parliament following elections in November.
A court in the breakaway Transdniester region has sentenced a Moldovan journalist to 15 years in prison after finding him guilty of spying for Chisinau.
Former Moldovan President Petru Lucinschi says his country will be "thrown back into the past" if the Communist Party returns to power after recent inconclusive elections.
A Moldovan cargo ship sank in bad weather off Israel's coast, but its crew of 11 Ukrainians were all rescued.
A gay rights group in Moldova says a young homosexual man committed suicide this week after being intimidated and humiliated by police officers in Chisinau.
Moldova's Constitutional Court today ordered a recount of the ballots cast in the November 28 parliamentary election.
The European Union is calling for better cooperation among states that border the Danube, in hopes that the Danube basin could be as productive as Germany's Rhineland.