Authorities in Moscow say last week's deadly train collision near the capital was caused by a violation of track maintenance rules.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has warned Moscow against undermining the upcoming Ukrainian presidential election.
A report by the UN's International Labor Organization says forced labor generates at least $150 billion a year worldwide in illicit profits.
An estimated 100 people took part in a gay-rights march in central Chisinau on May 17.
Gay-rights activists in Moldova said they are keeping the location of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights march in Chisinau secret for security reasons.
BRUSSELS -- European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso on May 15 reiterated that Russian pressure on Moldova is unacceptable and reaffirmed the EU's commitment to sign an association agreement with Chisinau on 27 June.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development says Ukraine’s crisis is having a negative impact not only on the Ukrainian and Russian economies, but also across much of eastern Europe and the Caucasus.
European Council President Herman Van Rompuy is visiting the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, on May 14, where he is due to hold talks with the Georgian leadership.
The coordinator of the U.S. Bureau of International Information Programs is due in Chisinau on May 14 as U.S. and European Union officials try to speed Moldova’s integration with western institutions.
European Council President Herman Van Rompuy has invited Moldova to sign a key political and economic deal with the European Union on June 27 in Brussels.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has warned Chisinau of possible repercussions if Moldova signs an EU Association Agreement.
Moldovan officials have confiscated boxes of lists from a Russian jet in Chisinau reportedly signed by residents of the breakaway Transdniester region urging Russia to annex the territory.