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Romania's ruling left leader in fresh corruption probe

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Fresh Romanian protests against judicial reforms

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AP PHOTOS: Roma celebrate religious feast day in Romania

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Romanian soldier killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan: NATO

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Romanian soldier killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan: NATO


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One dead and three injured after car full of British volunteers ploughs into a tree near small Romanian village

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One dead and three injured after car full of British volunteers ploughs into a tree near small Romanian village


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Romania names new minister to modernise military

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Macron confident of 'posted' workers deal after meeting Romanian president

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1900s Romanian immigrant lifted the lid on St. Paul's wretched poverty
His brief but influential role in confronting St. Paul poverty a century ago started 5,000 miles away and endured a nasty anti-immigrant backlash. Carol Aronovici was kicked out of his native Romania in his late teens for advocating peasants' rights. He emigrated to America in 1900 — working as a laborer and teaching immigrants in New Jersey. After earning a degree from Cornell University and a Ph   Read More ...
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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spends night in Romania
Officials say US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has spent the night in Romania, on his way back from his trip to Asia. An official from Romania’s foreign ministry, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press, said Thursday that Tillerson was met late Wednesday at Bucharest’s Henri Coanda Airport by his Romanian counterpart, Teodor Melescanu   Read More ...
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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spends night in Romania
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Officials say U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has spent the night in Romania, on his way back from his trip to Asia. An official from Romania's foreign ministry, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press, said Thursday that Tillerson was met late Wednesday at Bucharest's Henri Coanda Airport by his Romanian counterpart, Teodor Melescanu   Read More ...
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Sport: Manu Samoa make four changes for Romania test
Manu Samoa have made four changes for Sunday morning's rugby test against Romania in Bucharest. Motu Matu'u starts at hooker, with Manu Leiataua dropping to the bench. Faatiga Lemalu joins captain Chris Vui in the second row, replacing Josh Tyrrell, who scored on test debut in last weekend's 44-38 defeat by Scotland. Former captain Ofisa Treviranus makes his first test start since the 2015 World Cup at number eight, with Jack Lam moving to the openside flank in place of TJ Ioane, while Dwayne Polataivao replaces Pele Cowley at halfback   Read More ...
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Hanson Boakai Moves to Romania
The Liberian Canadian under-23 midfielder, Hanson Tamba Boakai, has moved to Romania to continue his professional football career. The 21-year-old ended his long break from football to join Romanian Lig II club, Football Club Uta Amar. He signed a one-year deal with the club as a free agent. Boakai joined his third European club in the space of two years after spending the 2016 season with Croatian Second Football League club, Nogometni klub Dugopolje and former Swedish Division One club, Landskrona Boll och Idrottsallskap, which announced his contract termination in November 2016   Read More ...
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EU concerned over challenges to Romanian judicial independence
BUCHAREST: Justice reform has stagnated in Romania this year, and challenges to judicial independence remain a persistent source of concern, the European Commission said on Wednesday. The European Union has monitored the justice systems of Romania and its neighbour Bulgaria since they joined the bloc a decade ago. It has backed an unprecedented crackdown on high-level graft in Romania, which Transparency International ranks among the bloc's most corrupt states   Read More ...
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EU concerned over challenges to Romanian judicial independence
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Justice reform has stagnated in Romania this year, and challenges to judicial independence remain a persistent source of concern, the European Commission said on Wednesday. The European Union has monitored the justice systems of Romania and its neighbour Bulgaria since they joined the bloc a decade ago. It has backed an unprecedented crackdown on high-level graft in Romania, which Transparency International ranks among the bloc's most corrupt states   Read More ...
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Hundreds of Romanian doctors protest to demand better pay
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Hundreds of Romanian family doctors have protested outside the government offices demanding more funding and less bureaucracy. Medics say poor working conditions in the health system have led to thousands of doctors and nurses to seek employment abroad. Medics from all over Romania gathered Wednesday to vent their frustrations, from Maramures in the northwest to Ialomita county in southeast Romania   Read More ...
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Romania expels Serb for alleged military espionage attempt
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian court has expelled and banned a pro-Russian Serbian nationalist for 15 years after he showed an interest in obtaining classified information on Romanian military installations. Romania's Intelligence Service said Tuesday that Bratislav Zivkovic, 42, is a commander of Serbia's Chetnik paramilitary and went to Crimea in 2014-15 to support Russia's annexation there. It said Zivkovic wanted to obtain classified Romanian documents on critical infrastructure and national and allied military objectives in southeast Romania "with the intention of affecting our strategic partnerships   Read More ...
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Romania expels pro-Russian Serb for photographing military radar
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania has expelled a pro-Russian Serbian nationalist and banned him from entering the NATO member for 15 years after he showed an interest in obtaining classified information on military installations, state security said on Tuesday. Bratislav Zivkovic, 42, is a commander of Serbia's Chetnik paramilitary and went to Crimea in 2014-15 to support the Russian intervention there. He told reporters there at the time that it was only natural to want to help Russians fighting the Ukrainians   Read More ...
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Romania expels pro-Russian Serb for photographing military radar
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania has expelled a pro-Russian Serbian nationalist and banned him from entering the NATO member for 15 years after he showed an interest in obtaining classified information on military installations, state security said on Tuesday. Bratislav Zivkovic, 42, is a commander of Serbia’s Chetnik paramilitary and went to Crimea in 2014-15 to support the Russian intervention there. He told reporters there at the time that it was only natural to want to help Russians fighting the Ukrainians   Read More ...
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CEE MARKETS-Euro strength stifles currency rise on robust Q3 GDP data
* Romania Q3 GDP leads with 8.8 pct annual growth * Advance of CEE currencies flounders as euro rallies * Banca Transilvania leads equities gain in Bucharest * Hungarian central bank still expected to ease policy (Recasts with retreat of currencies, Romanian bonds and equities) By Sandor Peto and Radu-Sorin Marinas BUDAPEST/BUCHAREST, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Central European currencies mostly   Read More ...
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Manu Samoa in good spirits as they prepare for Romania
A tad sad about their narrow loss to Scotland on Sunday morning (Samoan time) the Manu Samoa is ready to turn a new leaf for Romania this week. The team captained by Chris Vui has safely arrived in Romania with the Samoa Rugby Union reporting that they are in good spirits as they hunt for their first victory of their Northern Hemisphere tour   Read More ...
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Romania's ruling left leader in fresh corruption probe
BUCHAREST (AFP) - The powerful boss of Romania's ruling left, Liviu Dragnea, is being investigated for abuse of power and embezzlement of European Union funds, the national anti-corruption agency said Monday. The Social Democrat party (PSD) leader is alleged to have misappropriated EU money earmarked for infrastructure projects worth 21 million euros ($24.5 million), while he was council chairman of southern Teleorman county between 2000 and 2012   Read More ...
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Head of Romanian ruling party hit with new corruption allegations
Romania’s public prosecutors have levied new corruption accusations against Liviu Dragnea, the leader of the country’s ruling Social Democratic party (PSD), who has already been convicted of electoral fraud. Dragnea, also speaker of the lower house of parliament, is accused of founding a “criminal group” and using it to embezzle EU funds worth some 20.6 million euros (24 million dollars), the prosecutors’ Anti-Corruption Unit (DNA) said on Monday   Read More ...
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Ruling party leader faces new corruption probe
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors on Monday opened a new criminal investigation into the chairman of the ruling party on suspicion that he misused European Union funds. The prosecutors' office said in a statement that Liviu Dragnea is suspected of official misconduct for setting up an organized crime group and forging documents to illicitly obtain EU funds. Eight others are being investigated in the same case   Read More ...
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Fresh Romanian protests against judicial reforms
BUCHAREST (AFP) - Thousands of Romanians demonstrated for a second straight Sunday against proposed judicial reforms which they say will weaken an anti-corruption drive. Around one thousand people rallied in the capital Bucharest where they also slammed the "incoherence" of government economic policy. The crowd, comprising chiefly young adults, converged on the headquarters of the ruling Social Democratic party and denounced the party as "thieves"   Read More ...
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Geopolitical factors key to historical ties with Romania
By Michinobu Yanagisawa / Japan News Staff WriterMutual geopolitical importance has been one of the key foundations that have upheld the close ties between Romania and Japan, experts on the Eastern European nation said at a symposium on Saturday in Tokyo, marking the 100th anniversary of the first Romanian diplomatic envoy’s arrival in Japan. “Diplomats [of Romania and Japan] had such a foresight that they overcame the vast distance between the two countries,” Prof   Read More ...
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Romania urged to intensify search for missing Kuwaiti - Kuwait Times
Romania urged to intensify search for missing Kuwaiti BUCHAREST: The Kuwaiti Ambassador to Romania Talal Al-Hajri has discussed with Chairman of the Romanian Senate Kalin Popescu-Taricanu the disappearance of Kuwaiti citizen Mohammad Al-Baghli in in the European country. The ambassador called for exerting greater efforts to determine his whereabouts and destiny. Ambassador Hajri said yesterday that the Senate’s chairman affirmed his concern toward this case and pledged to nudge the relevant authorities to do more for locating the Kuwaiti national, who has been missing in Romania since August 5, 2015   Read More ...
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Roma celebrate religious feast day in Romania
Romania has more than 1 million Roma, many of whom are poor and face prejudice. But their annual celebration of the birthday of St. Mary, the mother of Jesus, offers an occasion to display their wealth and feast lavishly. Romania Gypsy Festival Photo Gallery. Romania Gypsy Festival Photo Gallery Romania Gypsy Festival Photo Gallery Romania Gypsy Festival Photo Gallery   Read More ...
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Roma celebrate religious feast day in Romania
Romania has more than 1 million Roma, many of whom are poor and face prejudice. But their annual celebration of the birthday of St. Mary, the mother of Jesus, offers an occasion to display their wealth and feast lavishly. Romania Gypsy Festival Photo Gallery. Romania Gypsy Festival Photo Gallery Romania Gypsy Festival Photo Gallery Romania Gypsy Festival Photo Gallery   Read More ...
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Roma celebrate religious feast day in Romania
Romania has more than 1 million Roma, many of whom are poor and face prejudice. But their annual celebration of the birthday of St. Mary, the mother of Jesus, offers an occasion to display their wealth and feast lavishly. Romania Gypsy Festival Photo Gallery. Romania Gypsy Festival Photo Gallery Romania Gypsy Festival Photo Gallery Romania Gypsy Festival Photo Gallery   Read More ...
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Roma celebrate religious feast day in Romania
Romania has more than 1 million Roma, many of whom are poor and face prejudice. But their annual celebration of the birthday of St. Mary, the mother of Jesus, offers an occasion to display their wealth and feast lavishly. Romania Gypsy Festival Photo Gallery. Romania Gypsy Festival Photo Gallery Romania Gypsy Festival Photo Gallery Romania Gypsy Festival Photo Gallery   Read More ...
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Saved by the 1,000: Dog found rotting from inside out after being rescued from Romania survives thanks to strangers
A collie cross rescued from the streets of Romania survived after 1,000 strangers paid for life-saving surgery. Fleur had been found in a terrible condition in a shelter in the capital Bucharest and brought to Britain. But three weeks later she became ill again and it looked like curtains. Her owner Wendy Morris said: “She was screaming in pain. Vets found part of her intestines had rotted   Read More ...
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Romania: Fire at Bucharest retirement home leaves 1 dead
BUCHAREST, Romania – Authorities in Romania say one person has died and 19 people were hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at a retirement home in the capital. Department of Emergency Situations head Raed Arafat said the blaze erupted early Saturday at the home in Bucharest. Bagdasar Arseni Hospital spokesman Florin Bica says a firefighter also was being treated for a head injury   Read More ...
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Judicial group narrowly nixes legal system changes
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The professional body for Romania's judges has voted against a package of proposed changes to the judicial system that would limit the president's role in naming key prosecutors. The independent Superior Council of Magistracy voted 10-8 on Thursday to reject the legislative proposals presented by Romanian Justice Minister Tudorel Toader. The council's vote is non-binding. Toader is recommending that the president no longer appoint the country's general prosecutor and chief anti-corruption prosecutor   Read More ...
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Romania: Judicial group narrowly nixes legal system changes
BUCHAREST, Romania – The professional body for Romania's judges has voted against a package of proposed changes to the judicial system that would limit the president's role in naming key prosecutors. The independent Superior Council of Magistracy voted 10-8 on Thursday to reject the legislative proposals presented by Romanian Justice Minister Tudorel Toader. The council's vote is non-binding. Toader is recommending that the president no longer appoint the country's general prosecutor and chief anti-corruption prosecutor   Read More ...
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AP PHOTOS: Roma celebrate religious feast day in Romania
COSTESTI, Romania (AP) — Getting down on their knees, hundreds of Roma kiss the relics of an Orthodox saint at a hillside monastery for their annual celebration of the birthday of St. Mary, the mother of Jesus. Every autumn, Roma — also known as Gypsies — flock to worship at the 15th-century Bistrita monastery in southern Romania, which holds the relics of St   Read More ...
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The Latest: Boris Johnson talks Brexit in Romania
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): Britain's foreign secretary says his government will ensure the rights of Romanians living in Britain are protected after Brexit — though he didn't give details. Boris Johnson said the 500,000 Romanians currently in Britain are "hugely valued members of our society," and that "we would be crazy to let them go back to Romania" in an interview published Tuesday by Romanian national news agency Agerpres   Read More ...
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The Latest: Boris Johnson talks Brexit in Romania
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): Britain's foreign secretary says his government will ensure the rights of Romanians living in Britain are protected after Brexit — though he didn't give details. Boris Johnson said the 500,000 Romanians currently in Britain are "hugely valued members of our society," and that "we would be crazy to let them go back to Romania" in an interview published Tuesday by Romanian national news agency Agerpres   Read More ...
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The Latest: UK minister in Romania for Brexit diplomacy
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson arrived in Romania's capital for talks on security, defense, trade and Britain's departure from the European Union. Johnson posted a photo of himself on Twitter late Monday with Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu at the residence of the British ambassador. He wrote: "In Bucharest tonight to assure the Romanian FM   Read More ...
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Former migration lawyer Florin Burhala pursued in Romania over millions in unpaid tax
Exclusive by the National Reporting Team's Dan Oakes and Sam Clark, additional reporting by Attila Biro in Bucharest Australian taxpayers could soon be the new owners of a sprawling Romanian property portfolio if a multi-million-dollar lawsuit filed in Bucharest is successful. Key points: ATO alleges Florin Burhala owes more than $4.5 million in unpaid taxes and fines The former migration lawyer is accused of fleeing to Romania to avoid paying debts Australian authorities are seeking an order forcing Burhala to turn over a Romanian property portfolio worth more than 2 million euros The long-running case against former Melbourne migration lawyer Florin Burhala aims to claw back more than $4   Read More ...
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Banned tennis legendNastase begins new career as diplomat
The Romanian tennis great has been banned by the International Tennis Federation for two years because of his foul-mouthed comments and bad behavior as Romania’s Fed Cup captain. But after a meeting on Friday, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek said Nastase agreed to become the Czech Republic’s new honorary consul in Romania. He will be based in the Black Sea port of Constanta   Read More ...
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Romanian deputy PM Shhaideh investigated for abuse of office
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation against Deputy Prime Minister Sevil Shhaideh for suspected abuse of office in a land transfer case, they said on Friday. The probe against Shhaideh, 52, is the first high-profile investigation faced by the nine-month old Social Democrat (PSD) government in one of the European Union’s most graft-prone member states. Shhaideh, also a minister for regional development, is a close ally of PSD leader Liviu Dragnea, who has received a suspended sentence for vote rigging and is currently on trial in a separate abuse of office case   Read More ...
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Romanian leader cancels visit to Ukraine over language law
BUCHAREST, Romania – Romania's president has canceled a visit to Ukraine next month to protest a law that critics say would infringe on the rights of ethnic minorities there. In remarks late Thursday in New York where he is attending the United Nations General Assembly, President Klaus Iohannis said his announcement was "an extremely ... tough diplomatic signal." Iohannis also said he had called off an imminent visit to Bucharest by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko   Read More ...
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Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors investigate deputy PM
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors opened a criminal inquiry against deputy Prime Minister Sevil Shhaideh for alleged abuse of office in a land transfer probe, they said on Friday. Earlier in the day, Shhaideh, 52, said prosecutors had informed her she was a suspect, but declined to give more details. Prosecutors said in a statement that in 2013, Shhaideh, at the time regional development minister, aided the transfer of 324 hectares of prime land near the Danube river from the state property to that of the county council of Teleorman which then rented it to private operators   Read More ...
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Romanian leader cancels visit to Ukraine over language law
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president has canceled a visit to Ukraine next month to protest a law that critics say would infringe on the rights of ethnic minorities there. In remarks late Thursday in New York where he is attending the United Nations General Assembly, President Klaus Iohannis said his announcement was "an extremely ... tough diplomatic signal." Iohannis also said he had called off an imminent visit to Bucharest by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko   Read More ...
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Romanian leader cancels visit to Ukraine over language law
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president has canceled a visit to Ukraine next month to protest a law that critics say would infringe on the rights of ethnic minorities there. In remarks late Thursday in New York where he is attending the United Nations General Assembly, President Klaus Iohannis said his announcement was "an extremely ... tough diplomatic signal." Iohannis also said he had called off an imminent visit to Bucharest by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko   Read More ...
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Romanian national sent behind bars for pickpocketing
Romanian national sent behind bars for pickpocketing A Romanian national was sent to seven months in prison for stealing a mobile phone. 47-year-old Vasile Dumitru appeared before the courts this morning charged with pickpocketing an iPhone 7 smartphone. The court heard how the theft occurred on 13 September in Valletta. The phone belonged to a certain Susa Anne Hannay from the UK   Read More ...
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As Brexit looms, Romania makes case for Japanese investment
Romanian commerce minister Ilan Laufer said Wednesday his country is becoming an attractive destination for Japanese investment following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union and the Japan-EU free trade agreement. With Brexit, “the entire center of Europe is moving to the east,” Laufer said in an interview. “It’s a huge opportunity to Japanese companies … to understand better the European potential because of course Great Britain is an important player but central and eastern Europe has a huge potential to be explored   Read More ...
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