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Facebook Deletes Pages That Were Secretly Controlled by a Russian Propaganda Network

Facebook has deleted hundreds of pages linked to the Kremlin-backed propaganda network known as Sputnik. The pages, allegedly operated by Sputnik employees, were made to look like they were coming from outside of Russia. The Facebook pages helped spread propaganda about NATO and European politics, a


Russia’s Ukraine Sanctions Put Moldova’s Socialists in a Bind

A Russian trade embargo on Ukraine is hurting Moldovan exporters and undermining the pro-Russian Socialists’ platform for elections in February. Russia’s December 29 decision to restrict imports from Ukraine and other foreign goods transiting Ukrainian territory has, de facto, placed Moldova under a


Facebook ousts hundreds of fake news accounts tied to Russia

Facebook today removed multiple accounts, Pages, groups, and Instagram profiles that were related to Russian networks. The accounts in question were masquerading as news organizations and interest pages to spread misinformation.


Public finance reform in Moldova forges ahead, with Slovak support

With Slovak support, Moldova has decided to introduce a pilot project to better manage public budgets in the education sector, kicking off a series of public finance reforms expected to lead to savings and impact where people need it the most.


Customs officers seize huge haul of smuggled cigarettes at Dublin Port

Customs officers have seized a massive haul of counterfeit cigarettes during a routine search at Dublin Port. A man and a woman from Moldova were questioned over the seizure of 64,000 'Marlboro' branded illegal smokes, which Revenue estimated to have a street value in excess of €30K.


Works have started at the Ungheni-Chisinau gas pipeline

Transgaz has started the construction of the Ungheni-Chisinau gas transmission pipeline, objective declared of national interest in the Republic of Moldova, Publika TV, the Moldovan news television station, announces. Transgaz last year took over Vestmoldtransgaz, the technical operator of the natio


Happy 7th B-Day World Traveler Lucas, 54 Countries Visited!

A few days back, our (not so) little boy, Lucas Miles turned 7 years-old!. It’s almost hard to believe that Lucas is already seven years old. He’s in first grade, doing very well in school. Lucas loves math and is excelling in reading and writing. Yes, homework can be cause for complaint though!


The World’s Top 10 Wine Destinations for 2019

With over 70 wine-producing nations worldwide, and innumerable subregions and appellations, choosing where to take your next wine-fueled vacation can be tricky. To create the ultimate list of wine travel destinations for 2019, we analyzed trends and tourism developments worldwide. We love Napa, Bord


Atlas Has More Than 1,200 Types Of Gin And An Incredible Collection Of Rare Whiskies

When Atlas opened in March 2017 in Singapore, it instantly grabbed everyone’s attention. Recognized for stocking the world’s largest collection of gin, the bar is also housed in one of the island nation’s most iconic buildings: Parkview Square. A towering Art Deco skyscraper modeled after those of 1


One of Europe's Least-Visited Countries Is a Land of Luxury Wine Hotels

“It’s a bad habit in Moldova to sit with an empty glass,” said Doina Borş, handing me a glass of her family’s rosé. It’s only 2 p.m., but the crowd gathered in Chișinău’s main square had been drinking wine since well before noon. It was National Wine Day, after all.


Collaboration between police and civil society = prompt support offered to survivors of domestic violence

Ana* came in a hurry to the police station nr. 3 from Buiucani district of Chisinau Municipality. Threatened and disoriented she came to ask for help in the first hours of the morning.


No Sign Language in the World Has Its Own Bible Translation

Note: Our guest on this week’s show signed his responses so we are also making a video of this podcast available below. Donations from the 40,000 attendees at this year’s Passion Conference raised nearly half a million dollars to fund Bible translations for the deaf. These funds will boost projects


Five Fascinating Works of Israeli Speculative Fiction

When Israel was declared a state in 1948 and the Hebrew language was rejuvenated from obscurity (perhaps “reinvented” is a better word for it, thanks to one man with an obsession, but that’s a whole different story…), 69% of the books published were translations. Today, Hebrew is alive and vibrant,


Is Organic Produce Imported from Overseas Fumigated?

I try to buy organic produce because it’s better for the environment and better for my health. A local produce seller said all produce coming from Mexico has to be fumigated so it’s pointless to buy organic. Is this true?


Highlights - Australian Open day one

(Reuters) - Highlights of Monday’s opening day of the Australian Open, the first grand slam tournament of the year (all times GMT):. A dominant Caroline Wozniacki scythed down Belgium’s Alison Van Uytvanck 6-3 6-4 in 93 minutes to get her title defence off to a strong start.


Federer and Nadal stay on track as Wozniacki cruises

Melbourne (AFP) – Roger Federer ground out a tough three-set win to make the Australian Open third round for an incredible 20th straight year Wednesday, with long-time rival Rafael Nadal and women’s defending champion Caroline Wozniacki also safely through.


The best things to do in Chisinau: Soviet Europe

When I did my travel planning to decide how many days I would stay in Chisinau I thought one day would be enough. Most travelblogs mentioned the lack of things to do in Chisinau and some even called it the most boring or ugliest capital of Europe.


Moldova’s Famous Winery Unlocks its Ancient Secrets

A tour of the cellars of Cricova reveals much more than a collection of very fine wines – including Vladimir Putin’s private collection and a legacy of Nazi henchman Hermann Goering.


It Has to Be Real: A Conversation with Kim Purcell

IF YOU’RE A social media user interested in children’s and young adult books, you’ve probably come across a hashtag that is changing the face of the genre. #WeNeedDiverseBooks has inspired book lovers all over the world, encouraging writers and readers to become more socially aware. Kim Purcell has


Revealed: Japan has the world's most powerful passport while the UK and USA drop to joint sixth place

Japan has entered 2019 with the world's most powerful passport, a new global ranking has revealed. Citizens of Japan can visit 190 countries around the world visa-free. The Singaporean and South Korean passports are in joint second place on 189 countries.