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The military draft is making a comeback in Europe

For many young Europeans, a post-high-school “gap year” has become a rite of passage, with many enjoying a year to travel the world and celebrate their newfound freedom. But a …


Giuliani letter criticizing Romania’s anti-corruption drive draws State Department attention

A letter that Rudy Giuliani, one of President Donald Trump’s personal attorneys, sent to Romanian officials opposing a corruption crackdown in that country has drawn the attention of the State …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 2:20 p.m.

Romanian expatriates stage anti-government protest in Bucharest

Thousands of Romanians who live abroad flocked to an anti-government protest in Bucharest on Friday, urging the left-wing government to resign and call an early election.


Romania probes anti-Jewish graffiti on Elie Wiesel’s house

Romanian police began an investigation Saturday after anti-Semitic graffiti appeared on the house of late Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel in northwest Romania.


Romania’s president calls on prime minister to resign

Romania’s president called on the prime minister to resign, saying Friday that she is unfit for the job, signaling a fresh round of political tensions between the centrist president and …


Dead man walking: Court rejects Romanian’s claim he’s alive

Constantin Reliu learned in January that he was dead.


Romanian PM who called rivals ‘autistic’ cleared of bias

A government council cleared Romania’s prime minister Monday of wrongdoing for using the word “autistic” to describe political rivals.


Romania approves first female premier amid protests

Romania’s first female prime minister was sworn in Wednesday as the country’s third head of government in a year amid ongoing anti-corruption protests.


More than 10,000 stage anti-corruption protest in Romania

More than 10,000 Romanians on Saturday protested against legislation passed by Parliament which critics say will make it harder to prosecute crime and high-level corruption.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 12:13 p.m.

Romania’s PM resigns after he loses support from party

Romania’s prime minister has resigned after his party withdrew its support amid a power struggle with the party chairman.


Romanian judges say new laws will stymie prosecutions

Hundreds of Romanian judges and prosecutors protested around the country on Monday over planned modifications to the legal system they say will hamper prosecutions.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 11:35 a.m.

Romanians join European royals for king’s state funeral

Tens of thousands of Romanians joined European royals to pay their respects to late King Michael who was remembered for his dignity and morality, as he was given a state …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 10:10 a.m.

Romanian party boss has assets frozen over alleged EU fraud

BUCHAREST, Romania – Romania’s anti-corruption prosecutors’ agency on Tuesday froze the assets of the powerful leader of the ruling party amid a probe into misusing European Union funds and setting …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

Eight dead, dozens injured as fierce storm hits western Romania

Authorities say five people have died and at least 30 were injured during a violent storm in western Romania that produced winds of up to 60 miles an hour.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 8:51 a.m.

Romania coast guards rescues 157 migrants from Black Sea

Romania’s coast guard has rescued more than 150 migrants from Iraq and Iran, including 56 children, from a ship in distress on the Black Sea, on what is becoming a …


Romanian defense minister confirms $3.9 billion U.S. missile deal

Romania’s defense minister has confirmed that the country intends to buy Patriot missiles worth $3.9 billion dollars from the United States.


44 need hospital care after nightclub fire in Bucharest

Fire engulfed a popular nightclub in Bucharest, the Romanian capital, early Saturday, sending 44 people to the hospital, including one who was seriously injured, officials said.


Romania’s Parliament approves left-leaning government

Romania’s Parliament on Wednesday approved a left-leaning government led by Sorin Grindeanu, who vowed to stop thousands of Romanians emigrating, build highways and encourage the consumption of local produce to …


Hundreds of Romanian couples celebrated for lasting marriages

A district of the Romanian capital on Monday celebrated hundreds of couples who have been married for at least half a century by handing out cash awards and inviting them …


5 dead in Romania heat wave, some in comas

Romanian authorities say five people have died in a heatwave that has swept the country in recent days, with reports of others who have fallen into comas.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, 3:28 p.m.

Survivors describe horror as fire spread in Bucharest club

When the first sparks flew, the lead singer of Goodbye to Gravity joked that they weren’t part of the heavy metal band’s performance.


Prosthetic arm thrills woman

For Claudia Voican, 30, the phrase “to give a hand” has life-changing meaning. Born in Romania with a congenital limb deficiency, Voican’s left arm stops just below her elbow. As …


Prosthetic arm thrills woman

For Claudia Voican, 30, the phrase “to give a hand” has life-changing meaning. Born in Romania with a congenital limb deficiency, Voican’s left arm stops just below her elbow. As …


Prosthetic arm thrills Romanian woman

For Claudia Voican, 30, the phrase “to give a hand” has life-changing meaning. Born in Romania with a congenital limb deficiency, Voican’s left arm stops just below her elbow. As …