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Can Ukraine Gnaw Its Way Out of Trouble?

John Feffer | Posted 02.19.2015 | World
John Feffer

Whether this ceasefire or some future one proves durable, Ukraine must eventually make some very difficult decisions concerning its future. Above all, it must figure out a way of exiting the steel trap that has clamped down on its nether regions. The Crimean peninsula has already been sliced off. Should Ukraine sever another one of its own limbs in order to survive?

Striking Photos Show What It's Like To Live In One Of Europe's Poorest Countries

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 08.14.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peo...

Putin's Next Steps In Moldova and Georgia

Elena Ulansky | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Elena Ulansky

Moldova and Georgia are apparently ignoring Russian warnings not to sign an economic pact with the European Union. This despite the extreme turbulence in the Ukraine that has occurred since Ukraine ignored Russian objections to Ukraine's handling of its relationship with the European Union.

The Heaviest-Drinking Countries in the World

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess, Thomas C. Frohlich and Vince Calio | Posted 05.17.2014 | Business

Worldwide, people 15 and older consumed 6.2 liters of alcohol per person in 2010, according to a recent World Health Organization (WHO) report. Alcoho...

Moldova Puts Borders On Alert Amid Ukraine Unrest

AP | Posted 05.05.2014 | World

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's government says it has placed the landlocked country's borders on alert amid unrest in neighboring Ukraine. Top ...

Nature, Cathedrals And Delicious Produce: Daily Life In Moldova

Posted 04.03.2014 | World

Welcome to Daily Life! Each week HuffPost World will transport you to one of the corners of the Earth through images that expose the beauty and traged...

Back in the USSR

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

This is no Putin victory, and no Obama loss. It is a brazen Russian reassertion of interests. But being back in the USSR is of dubious benefit and no reward.

Living in Putin's Neighborhood

Damon M. Wilson | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Damon M. Wilson

Putin's alpha male diplomacy binds personal humiliation, threats to cripple the economy, and the use of force to intimidate Russia's neighbors.

Might Have Ukraine's President Played the Wrong Card?

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Michael Bociurkiw

The situation in which Ukraine finds itself is the president's own doing, and was sealed when Yanukovych secretly met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow last month.

Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius: Russia Puts a Spoke in the EU's Wheel

Dominik Tolksdorf | Posted 01.29.2014 | World
Dominik Tolksdorf

The turn of events brings to light two features of existing EU policy: the relative weakness of EU incentives and the continuing problems for countries in the post-Soviet space to evade Russia's influence.

Here I Am: The Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria - it's personal

Lucy Chesire | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

I'm far from home this week as I'm in Geneva to attend the last Board Meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and malaria before the pledging con...

WATCH: Oh, Kitty, You Are So BUSTED!

Posted 10.18.2013 | World

A cat that was being used to smuggle marijuana into a Moldova jail has been caught red-pawed by authorities. BBC reports that the sneaky feline, wh...

Why One European Nation Is Repealing Its 'Gay Propaganda' Ban

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.14.2013 | Gay Voices

The Republic of Moldova, a country in Eastern Europe landlocked between Ukraine and Romania, overturned its "gay propaganda" ban on Friday in an effor...

The Race From the Bottom

John Feffer | Posted 11.04.2013 | World
John Feffer

It's almost never an advantage to be at the bottom. But when it comes to the list of poorest countries in Europe, there appears to be a slight advantage.

Gypsy Interiors: Contemporary Roma Portraits

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 10.08.2013 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Gypsy Interiors is a series of portraits capturing the sedate and decorous intimacy of an outwardly loud and gregarious people. Italian photographer C...

WATCH: Surgeons Using Power Tools On Child Patients?

Posted 07.25.2013 | World

A graphic video alleging doctors at a children's hospital in Moldova were using common power tools to operate on patients has prompted outrage as well...

Film Review: In Catherine Corsini's Three Worlds Crossing Borders and Class Is Dangerous Business

Penelope Andrew | Posted 08.21.2013 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

In French director/co-screenwriter Catherine Corsini's latest film, Three Worlds, three disparate characters -- Al, Juliette and Vera -- cross paths in the aftermath of a tragic car accident on the streets of Paris.

Designer-Model Michael Tintiuc Talks Fashion and Skateboarding

Dori Hartley | Posted 06.23.2013 | Style
Dori Hartley

Michael Tintiuc has a look that is not easily forgotten. Between his trademark long, dark brown hair, doe-like eyes and soft, sensuous features, it isn't a surprise that this young man found himself working hard as the male model whose presence would demand worldwide attention on both the catwalk and in print.

Here I Am: Fighting and Beating MDR-TB in Moldova

Lucy Chesire | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

One of my new friends is an amazing woman -- Oxana Rucsineanu from Moldova. Through our shared personal experiences with tuberculosis, we connected immediately and realized that we have a shared vision on being part of ending global TB.

The Trouble With Transnistria

Miles Atkinson & Fleur De Weerd | Posted 03.10.2013 | Travel
Miles Atkinson & Fleur De Weerd

An unrecognized breakaway Republic sandwiched between Moldova and Ukraine, it has been called the most lawless place in Europe and is rumored to be a thriving transit zone for arms and human trafficking.

The Best and Worst Human Rights Developments of 2012

Freedom House | Posted 03.02.2013 | World
Freedom House

As 2012 winds down, it is time again to reflect on the year’s human rights developments. How did the world do following an eventful 2011?

It's Jobs, Stupid!

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.14.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The World Bank has been tracking the world progress against poverty since the late '80s, but the release of 2008 data was the first time in which all regions of the developing world showed a decline in the number of people living below poverty lines!

Before the Stonewall in Ukraine

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

As the truism advises, "Think globally, and act locally," therefore, I have a hope that we can join together to create a world where everyone can celebrate their Pride throughout the year safely and with integrity in ways that express their truest joys while showing their full humanity, freedom, and liberty.

Amnesty: Chemical Castration Law Tantamount To Torture

AP | Posted 09.01.2012 | World

CHISINAU, Moldova -- Amnesty International has criticized a new law that authorizes the chemical castration of people convicted of sexually abusing ch...

Why a U.N. Official's Video Could Get Her Arrested

Boris Dittrich | Posted 07.16.2012 | World
Boris Dittrich

All over the world people of all ages are being discriminated against at home, at school, at work, or in other everyday situations because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.