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Romania urges EU to end 'double standards' in food labeling

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Romania urges EU to end 'double standards' in food labeling

- BUCHAREST: Romania on Wednesday urged the European Union to address the "double standards" used by food companies in selling different products under identical labels in the bloc's eastern and western regions. The practice is legal in the EU as long as ingredients are clearly listed. But officials in ex-communist Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Bulgaria have criticized several global food chains for using the loophole to sell what they say are inferior products in their countries
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Nastase given three-year ITF ban after Fed Cup meltdown

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Nastase given three-year ITF ban after Fed Cup meltdown

- REUTERS: Romanian Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase has been banned from acting in an official capacity at all International Tennis Federation (ITF) team competitions until Dec. 31, 2020, the governing body said on Friday. The 71-year-old was sanctioned for multiple breaches of conduct rules during a Fed Cup tie between Romania and Britain in April, including making a "highly inappropriate and racially insensitive" comment about Serena Williams's unborn child
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Milan to face Romania's Craiova on European return

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Milan to face Romania's Craiova on European return

- NYON, Switzerland: Seven-times European champions Milan will make their continental return away to Universitatea Craiova in the Europa League qualifiers, following the draw made by UEFA on Friday. Milan, absent from European club football for the previous three seasons, were paired with the Romanian side in the third qualifying round and will play the first leg away from home on July 27, with the return at the San Siro on Aug
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Milan to face Romania's Craiova on European return

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Milan to face Romania's Craiova on European return

- NYON, Switzerland (Reuters) - Seven-times European champions Milan will make their continental return away to Universitatea Craiova in the Europa League qualifiers, following the draw made by UEFA on Friday. Milan, absent from European club football for the previous three seasons, were paired with the Romanian side in the third qualifying round and will play the first leg away from home on July 27, with the return at the San Siro on Aug
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US set to approve US$4b Patriot missile sale to Romania

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US set to approve US$4b Patriot missile sale to Romania

- WASHINGTON: The US State Department said on Tuesday (Jul 11) it is ready to approve the sale of Patriot air defence systems to Romania, a US$3.9 billion deal likely to infuriate Russia. "The State Department has made a determination approving a possible foreign military sale to Romania for Patriot air defence systems, related support and equipment," the State Department said. Congress has 30 days to raise objections to the sale, though this is unlikely given that Romania is a NATO partner with important geo-strategic access to the Black Sea, where Russia-seized Crimea is located
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New Romanian government’s controversial fiscal policy reform sees replacement of tax profit

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New Romanian government’s controversial fiscal policy reform sees replacement of tax profit

- Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose outlines his plans to the parliament The government led by Mihai Tudose announced a tax overhaul for 2018 on Thursday, with plans to replace the 16 percent profit tax - which has attracted investment - with a differentiated tax rate based on turnover, according to the governing programme that was submitted to Parliament. “We will introduce the taxation based on the revenues of all companies in Romania, (turnover tax) starting January 1 2018
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Romanian ruling coalition plans tax overhaul from 2018

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Romanian ruling coalition plans tax overhaul from 2018

- BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania’s ruling Social Democrats plan to replace a flat 16 percent corporate tax on profit with a multi-leveled tax on turnover from 2018, as well as introduce "a solidarity contribution," a revised governing programme showed. Designated Prime Minister Mihai Tudose will ask for parliament’s vote of confidence later on Thursday, which he is likely to receive given the comfortable parliamentary majority held by the ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) and their junior partner ALDE
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Romania's Social Democrats pick former economy minister Tudose for PM

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Romania's Social Democrats pick former economy minister Tudose for PM

- BUCHAREST: Romania's ruling Social Democrats picked outgoing economy minister Mihai Tudose for prime minister, two party seniors who attended party talks, told Reuters on Monday. Tudose, 50, was part of the cabinet team of ministers led by premier Sorin Grindeanu, ousted by his own party last week in a vote of no-confidence in parliament. His nomination will be presented by the leftist-led ruling coalition which has a majority in parliament, to the president at 1200 GMT
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Romania's president asks ruling coalition to solve internal crisis

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Romania's president asks ruling coalition to solve internal crisis

- BUCHAREST: Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday called on politicians to solve the country's political crisis and will only appoint a new prime minister if the incumbent resigns or loses a non-confidence vote in parliament, his spokeswoman said on Thursday. Current premier Sorin Grindeanu refused to resign after his ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) withdrew its support for his cabinet late on Wednesday
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Romania's Social Democrats to withdraw support for PM Grindeanu - coalition sources

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Romania's Social Democrats to withdraw support for PM Grindeanu - coalition sources

- BUCHAREST: Romania's ruling leftist Social Democrats (PSD) will withdraw political support for the six-month-old cabinet of Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu on Wednesday, two senior coalition politicians said. The junior member of Romania's ruling coalition, ALDE, said earlier in the day that it had pulled ministers out of the six-month-old, PSD-led government and withdrawn support for Grindeanu. Grindeanu, a Social Democrat, has been under pressure to reshuffle his team, with some senior politicians from both the PSD and ALDE accusing his cabinet of poor performance and failing to uphold the governing programme
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Romanian prosecutors send former president to trial over 1990 riots

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Romanian prosecutors send former president to trial over 1990 riots

- BUCHAREST: Romania's military prosecutors sent former president Ion Iliescu and former prime minister Petre Roman to trial on Tuesday on charges of crimes against humanity over violent clashes in Bucharest in 1990. Prosecutors said Iliescu, Roman and several other officials at the time used police as well as miners and other workers to quash peaceful protests in Bucharest's iconic University Square, resulting in the death of four people
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protective mama bear, cubs cut off Dracula's castle

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protective mama bear, cubs cut off Dracula's castle

- BUCHAREST, Romania — Danger lurks at Dracula's castle. Romanian authorities have closed a 13th-century fortress connected to Vlad the Impaler after a mother bear and her cubs were found roaming in the area. The citadel, atop a mountain in central Romania, can be reached only by climbing 1,480 steps. It was shut in late May "for the safety of visitors," its website said Saturday
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3 headlines out of Trump’s news conference with the Romanian president

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3 headlines out of Trump’s news conference with the Romanian president

- President Trump generated at least three headlines in his short news conference with the president of Romania. ■Trump denied asking former FBI Director James Comey to drop his investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. He also denied asking Comey for his loyalty. He sidestepped when asked if he had tapes of his conversations with Comey. Comey had detailed his encounters with Trump in bombshell testimony delivered before the Senate intelligence committee on Thursday
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Trump greets, holds press conference with president of Romania

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Trump greets, holds press conference with president of Romania

- President Donald Trump treets, and holds a joint press conference with the President of Romania expected to begin at 2:45 ET.(If you're reading this on our mobile app, click here for live video)
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M6 crash police name five Romanian victims killed as they plea for Staffordshire motorway accident witnesses to come forward

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M6 crash police name five Romanian victims killed as they plea for Staffordshire motorway accident witnesses to come forward

- COPS investigating a devastating crash on the M6 which left five people dead have revealed all the victims were Romanian. They were driver Marius Zevian, 45, and Cucoana Zevian, 49, Gheorghita Radu, 56, Nicoleta-Marinela Florea, 42, and Marcela Sandu, 34. They were all Romanians living in Stoke. A fifth passenger, 37, is in hospital. A 60-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the horrific smash on the motorway between a blue Nissan Micra and a lorry but was later bailed
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French designer shows off DIY robot in public for 1st time

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French designer shows off DIY robot in public for 1st time

- A French designer has shown his humanoid DIY robot to the public for the first time. The life-size plastic model responded to English-language commands Friday, picking up and dropping a small ball and swiveling its head to follow people. Designer Gael Langevin unveiled the robot at a technology fair in Romania this week. The idea developed from a prosthetics hand he made in 2011, the first-ever made on a 3-D printer
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  • Nastase given three-year ITF ban after Fed Cup meltdown
    Nastase given three-year ITF ban after Fed Cup meltdown

    , channelnewsasia.com

    REUTERS: Romanian Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase has been banned from acting in an official capacity at all International Tennis Federation (ITF) team competitions until Dec. 31, 2020, the governing body said on Friday. The 71-year-old was sanctioned for multiple breaches of conduct rules during a Fed Cup tie between Romania and Britain in April, including making a "highly inappropriate and racially insensitive" comment about Serena Williams's unborn child
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Politics & Government

  • Romanian ruling coalition plans tax overhaul from 2018
    Romanian ruling coalition plans tax overhaul from 2018

    , thestar.com.my

    BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania’s ruling Social Democrats plan to replace a flat 16 percent corporate tax on profit with a multi-leveled tax on turnover from 2018, as well as introduce "a solidarity contribution," a revised governing programme showed. Designated Prime Minister Mihai Tudose will ask for parliament’s vote of confidence later on Thursday, which he is likely to receive given the comfortable parliamentary majority held by the ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) and their junior partner ALDE
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Sports

  • NBA player Kanter heading to US after detained in Romania
    NBA player Kanter heading to US after detained in Romania

    , bostonherald.com

    Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter is returning to the United States after being detained in a Romanian airport. Romanian Border Police spokesman Fabian Badila confirmed to The Associated Press that the player left Romania for the United States via London. Kanter, who is from Turkey, said in a video Saturday morning on his Twitter account that the Turkish embassy canceled his passport and he'd been detained for several hours at a Romanian airport
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Business

  • McDonald’s licencee Premier Capital exceeds €200 million turnover in 2016
    McDonald’s licencee Premier Capital exceeds €200 million turnover in 2016

    , maltatoday.com.mt

    Premier Capital opened one restaurant in Malta, two in Romania and another in Greece Premier Capital, the Maltese-owned developmental licencee for McDonald’s in six European markets, in 2016 registered a turnover of over €200 million – more than double since the acquisition of the Romanian market in January of that year. In 2016, the group registered an operating profit of €21
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Health

  • Measles outbreak in Romania kills 17 children
    Measles outbreak in Romania kills 17 children

    , straitstimes.com

    BUCHAREST (AFP) - A measles outbreak in Romania has killed 17 children and infected thousands more since September due to poverty and an anti-vaccination movement, local media reported on Saturday (March 11). Romanian health minister Florian Bodog said that none of the children who died from the highly contagious virus had been vaccinated, adding that the last victim was a one-year-old girl from the northern city of Satu Mare. More than 3,400 people have been infected since February 2016 compared with the year before when the country registered seven cases but no deaths, Bodog said, according to the Hotnews
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Family & Parenting

  • Mum who dumped newborn baby in a hospital bin will be allowed to return home to Romania
    Mum who dumped newborn baby in a hospital bin will be allowed to return home to Romania

    , manchestereveningnews.co.uk

    A judge who spared a young mum who dumped her newborn son in a hospital bin from a tough jail sentence has now shown her further mercy. Orsolya-Anamaria Balogh, 27, will now be able to return to her homeland of Romania and rebuild her relationship with her son after a court agreed to lift her parole conditions. Balogh was sentenced in February to serve a 12-month community order with bail conditions after a court heard how she left the newborn in a bin at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan
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Society & Culture

  • M6 crash police name five Romanian victims killed as they plea for Staffordshire motorway accident witnesses to come forward
    M6 crash police name five Romanian victims killed as they plea for Staffordshire motorway accident witnesses to come forward

    , thesun.co.uk

    COPS investigating a devastating crash on the M6 which left five people dead have revealed all the victims were Romanian. They were driver Marius Zevian, 45, and Cucoana Zevian, 49, Gheorghita Radu, 56, Nicoleta-Marinela Florea, 42, and Marcela Sandu, 34. They were all Romanians living in Stoke. A fifth passenger, 37, is in hospital. A 60-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the horrific smash on the motorway between a blue Nissan Micra and a lorry but was later bailed
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Travel & Recreation

  • Mama Bear Drives A Stake Through Romania Tourism By Blocking Visits To Dracula’s Poenari Castle
    Mama Bear Drives A Stake Through Romania Tourism By Blocking Visits To Dracula’s Poenari Castle

    , inquisitr.com

    Many tourists go to Bran Castle, but the true fortress of former Romanian prince Vlad Tepes, more commonly known as Dracula, was Poenari Castle. This ancient, ruined structure was actually used by Vlad the Impaler in the 1400s, and true fans of the Dracula legend can access it by climbing up 1,480 stairs. At least they could, until a protective mama bear decided to take it upon herself to shut tourism down around this notable Romanian attraction
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Law & Crime

  • Romanian media mogul jailed for money laundering freed early
    Romanian media mogul jailed for money laundering freed early

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian court on Tuesday granted parole to a media mogul who was serving a 10-year sentence for money laundering and fraudulently privatizing a state-owned agricultural institute. The Bucharest Court ruled that Dan Voiculescu, ex-owner of Antena TV, could be released after serving over a third of his 2014 sentence. The ruling is final. Voiculescu, 70, was hospitalized last week in the Romanian capital
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Life & Style

  • Prince of Transylvania? Prince Charles offered title
    Prince of Transylvania? Prince Charles offered title

    , detroitnews.com

    Bucharest, Romania — Britain’s Prince Charles has boasted he shares a bloodline with legendary 15th-century prince Vlad the Impaler. Now a mayor is offering to make him Prince of Transylvania. A spokesman for the mayor of the Transylvanian city of Alba Iulia said Charles had been offered the honorific title because of his promotion of Transylvania. Mihai Coser told The Associated Press Thursday that Charles is “more Romanian than many Romanians
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