Last airman in US bombing of Hiroshima dies: Media

The last surviving crewman of the Enola Gay – the U.S. plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan near the end of World War II – has died.

Theodore Van Kirk, also known as “Dutch,” died on July 28 of natural causes at the Park Springs Retirement Community in Stone Mountain, Georgia, NBC television reported. Van Kirk was 93.

Russian Sanctions on Moldova Worry Romania

Romanian officials have expressed support for the government of neighbouring Moldova after Moscow last week announced the fruit import ban, which follows similar sanctions on the country’s cattle, beef and wine.

Fruit is one of poverty-stricken Moldova’s major export products, raising fears that the country’s economy could suffer.

Ponta: Russia, morally and politically responsible for terrorist attack on civil aircraft crashed in Ukraine

Prime Minister Victor Ponta said on Tuesday in Sibiu that Romania backed the extension of support to Ukraine, as well as the imposition of sanctions on the Russian Federation, of which he said that it is morally and politically responsible for the terrorist attack on a civil aircraft on Ukraine's territory.

ForMin Corlatean to participate in Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels

Romania's Foreign Minister Titus Corlatean will participate in a Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) meeting on Tuesday, where the current situation in the region will be discussed, as well as the fact that a Malaysian Airlines aircraft was downed on Ukraine's soil, at the border with the Russian Federation.

ForMin Corlatean: I've taken steps for Belgium to keep backing Romania's Schengen entry bid

Romanian Foreign Affairs Minister Titus Corlatean said on Monday he took steps during a meeting with visiting Belgian Vice Premier and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders for Belgium to keep backing Romania's Schengen Area entry bid.