The last surviving crewman of the Enola Gay â the U.S. plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan near the end of World War II â has died.
Theodore Van Kirk, also known as âDutch,â died on July 28 of natural causes at the Park Springs Retirement Community in Stone Mountain, Georgia, NBC television reported. Van Kirk was 93.
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.
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.
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.