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Romanian soldier killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan: NATO

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Romanian soldier killed in Afghanistan convoy attack

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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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Soccer - Something fishy going on at Romania press conference

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Romanian player breaks finger in anger after failed 'Panenka'

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Nastase given three-year ITF ban after Fed Cup meltdown

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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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Contra named as new Romania coach
Bucharest: Cosmin Contra on Sunday was named as the new coach of Romania to replace Christoph Daum, who was sacked following the country’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, officials said. “The Romanian Football Federation has agreed a two-year contract with Cosmin Contra,” the FRF said in a statement. The former international defender, 41, is currently in charge of Dinamo Bucharest who he led to the League Cup last season   Read More ...
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Romanian PM visits city at heart of storm that left 8 dead
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose traveled Monday to a western city that bore the brunt of a violent weekend storm that left eight people dead and about 140 injured. Tudose’s trip to Timisoara came amid criticism that Romanian authorities failed to warn residents to prepare for potentially dangerous weather. Most of those who died were hit by falling trees or flying objects   Read More ...
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Romanian PM visits city at heart of storm that left 8 dead
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Amid criticism that authorities failed to warn residents, Romanian Premier Mihai Tudose traveled Monday to a western city that bore the brunt of a violent storm that left eight dead and injured about 140 people. The trip to Timisoara comes after President Klaus Iohannis criticized authorities for failing to raise the alarm about the devastating storm that ripped off roofs and uprooted trees, with winds gusting up to 100 kph (60 mph)   Read More ...
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Romanian PM to visit city at heart of storm that left 8 dead
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian Premier Mihai Tudose is traveling to a western Romanian city that bore the brunt of a violent storm that left eight dead and injured about 140 people. The trip to Timisoara on Monday comes after President Klaus Iohannis criticized authorities for failing to warn residents about the devastating storm that ripped off roofs and uprooted trees, with winds gusting up to 100 kph (60 mph)   Read More ...
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Romanian PM to visit city at heart of storm that left 8 dead
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian Premier Mihai Tudose is traveling to a western Romanian city that bore the brunt of a violent storm that left eight dead and injured about 140 people. The trip to Timisoara on Monday comes after President Klaus Iohannis criticized authorities for failing to warn residents about the devastating storm that ripped off roofs and uprooted trees, with winds gusting up to 100 kph (60 mph)   Read More ...
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Powerful wind storm kills eight in Romania
A storm packing powerful winds ripped off roofs and toppled trees in Romania on Sunday, killing eight people and injuring dozens more, officials and witnesses said. With gusts that reached nearly 100km/h, the storm pounded the area around the western city of Timisoara before heading north towards Ukraine. Most of the victims were outside when the winds swept in. One man was hit by a falling tree, another by a billboard   Read More ...
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Powerful wind storm kills 8 in Romania
Bucharest, Romania — A storm packing powerful winds ripped off roofs and toppled trees in Romania on Sunday, killing eight people and injuring dozens more, authorities and witnesses said. With gusts that reached nearly 100 kilometers (60 miles) an hour, the storm pounded the area around the western city of Timisoara before heading north toward Ukraine. Most of the victims were outside when the winds swept in   Read More ...
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Storm kills eight in Romania, damage hits Serbia, Croatia
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - A strong storm killed eight people and injured at least 67 in western Romania on Sunday as winds of up to 100 kph (over 60 mph) also brought destruction to parts of Serbia and Croatia, officials said. Road and rail traffic in parts of Romania was halted by fallen trees. Several hospitals, schools and apartment buildings had roofs damaged and dozens of towns and villages were left without electricity   Read More ...
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8 dead, dozens injured as fierce storm hits western Romania
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A violent storm in Romania that produced winds of up to 100 kilometers (60 miles) an hour left at least eight people dead and dozens more injured Sunday, authorities said. Among the earliest reported deaths was a man who died in the city of Timisoara after he was hit by a billboard, while a woman was killed by a falling tree, Elena Megherea, a General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations spokeswoman in Timis County, said   Read More ...
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Romanian soldier killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan
KABUL: A Romanian soldier was killed in a Taliban claimed suicide attack on a Nato convoy in southern Afghanistan that also wounded two others, officials said on Saturday. The assailant drove a vehicle packed with explosives into the foreign patrol as they drove through Daman district in Kandahar province on Friday. All three casualties were Romanian soldiers, Nato’s Resolute Support train and assist mission said in a statement   Read More ...
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Romanian soldier killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan: NATO
A Romanian soldier was killed in a Taliban claimed suicide attack on a NATO convoy in southern Afghanistan that also wounded two others, officials said today.A Romanian soldier was killed in a Taliban claimed suicide attack on a NATO convoy in southern Afghanistan that also wounded two others, officials said on Saturday. The assailant drove a vehicle packed with explosives into the foreign patrol as they drove through Daman district in Kandahar province on Friday   Read More ...
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Romanian soldier killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan
KABUL: A Romanian soldier was killed in a Taliban claimed suicide attack on a NATO convoy in southern Afghanistan that also wounded two others, officials said Saturday.   Read More ...
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Romanian soldiers suffer casualties in Kandahar suicide car bombing
At least three Romanian soldiers were killed or wounded in a suicide attack in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan. The incident took place this afternoon after a suicide bomber detonated a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) near the convoy of the Romanian forces. The Ministry of Defense of Romanian earlier this evening confirmed that one of the three soldiers wounded in the attack succumbed to his injuries   Read More ...
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1 Romanian soldier killed in Afghanistan Kandahar attack
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A car carrying explosives rammed into a convoy of international troops in southern Afghanistan on Friday killing a Romanian soldier and wounding two others, the Romanian defense ministry said. A terse two paragraph U.S. military statement also reported the attack but did not identify the nationalities of the wounded service members. The attack took place near the provincial capital of Kandahar province   Read More ...
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One Romanian soldier killed in Afghanistan Kandahar attack
A car carrying explosives rammed into a convoy of international troops in southern Afghanistan on Friday killing a Romanian soldier and wounding two others, the Romanian Defense Ministry said. A terse two paragraph U.S. military statement also reported the attack but did not identify the nationalities of the wounded service members. The attack took place near the provincial capital of Kandahar province   Read More ...
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1 Romanian soldier killed in Afghanistan Kandahar attack
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A car carrying explosives rammed into a convoy of international troops in southern Afghanistan on Friday killing a Romanian soldier and wounding two others, the Romanian defense ministry said. A terse two paragraph U.S. military statement also reported the attack but did not identify the nationalities of the wounded service members. The attack took place near the provincial capital of Kandahar province   Read More ...
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Romanian soldier killed in Afghanistan convoy attack
KABUL/BUCHAREST: A Romanian soldier from a NATO-led mission was killed and two others wounded in Afghanistan on Friday when a vehicle rigged with explosives crashed into their convoy, the Romanian defence ministry said. The soldiers were travelling in a convoy in the Kandahar region, the ministry said in a statement. Romania, a NATO member since 2004, is contributing more than 620 troops to NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan which faces attacks from Taliban fighters   Read More ...
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Romanian soldier killed in Afghanistan convoy attack
KABUL/BUCHAREST (Reuters) - A Romanian soldier from a NATO-led mission was killed and two others wounded in Afghanistan on Friday when a vehicle rigged with explosives crashed into their convoy, the Romanian defense ministry said. The soldiers were traveling in a convoy in the Kandahar region, the ministry said in a statement. Romania, a NATO member since 2004, is contributing more than 620 troops to NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan which faces attacks from Taliban fighters   Read More ...
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Retired Romanians remanded in custody after aggravated theft from Mosta Dome
Two elderly men from Romania were remanded in custody on charges of theft. Prosecuting inspector Godwin Scerri explained that on 13 September, the two men pickpocketed a wallet from the Mosta Dome. It appears that a third individual is involved but the police have not managed to find this person. The two Romanians, both retired are currently living in an aparthotel in St Julian’s   Read More ...
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1 British volunteer dead, 3 injured in Romania car crash
BUCHAREST, Romania – A Romanian official says a car carrying a group of British volunteers has slammed into a tree, killing one person and injuring three others. Marius Rus, a spokesman for the Bistrita emergency service, told The Associated Press the driver lost control of the vehicle early Thursday in the northern village of Saratel and veered off the road. Rus said the driver was dead when emergency workers reached him   Read More ...
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1 British volunteer dead, 3 injured in Romania car crash
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian official says a car carrying a group of British volunteers has slammed into a tree, killing one person and injuring three others. Marius Rus, a spokesman for the Bistrita emergency service, told The Associated Press the driver lost control of the vehicle early Thursday in the northern village of Saratel and veered off the road   Read More ...
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1 British volunteer dead, 3 injured in Romania car crash
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian official says a car carrying a group of British volunteers has slammed into a tree, killing one person and injuring three others. Marius Rus, a spokesman for the Bistrita emergency service, told The Associated Press the driver lost control of the vehicle early Thursday in the northern village of Saratel and veered off the road   Read More ...
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One dead and three injured after car full of British volunteers ploughs into a tree near small Romanian village
A CAR carrying a group of British volunteers has slammed into a tree, killing one and injuring three others. Spokesman for the Bistrita emergency services in Romania, Marius Rus, said the driver lost control of the vehicle early today in the northern village of Saratel and veered off the road. Rus said the driver was dead when emergency workers reached him   Read More ...
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1 Briton dead, 3 injured in car crash
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian official says a car carrying a group of British volunteers has slammed into a tree, killing one and injuring three others. Spokesman for the Bistrita emergency services Marius Rus told The Associated Press the driver lost control of the vehicle early Thursday in the northern village of Saratel and veered off the road. Rus said the driver was dead when emergency workers reached him   Read More ...
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Romanian coast guards rescues 157 migrants from Black Sea
(AP) — Romania’s coast guard on Wednesday 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 favored route for migrants trying to reach Western Europe. The rusty ship was towed to the Black Sea port of Constanta, some 250 kilometers (150 miles) east of Bucharest, before dawn   Read More ...
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Romania coast guards rescues 157 migrants from Black Sea
Romania's coast guard has rescued more than 150 migrants from Iraq and Iran from a ship in distress on the Black Sea, on what is becoming a new route for migrants trying to reach Western Europe.Last weekend, coast guard forces from Romania and Bulgaria intercepted 217 migrants in the Black Sea in two boats who were suspected of trying to illegally enter Romania   Read More ...
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Romania coast guards rescues 153 migrants from Black Sea
CONSTANTA, Romania (AP) — Romania's coast guard has rescued 150 migrants from a vessel in distress on the Black Sea. The rusty ship was towed to the Black Sea port of Constanta, some 250 kilometers (150 miles) east of Bucharest, before dawn Wednesday after high winds and waves hampered rescue efforts. Cristian Cicu, deputy commander of the Romanian coast guard, says an initial count showed about 153 people on board, including 53 children   Read More ...
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Romania names new minister to modernise military
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's leftist government named a new defence minister in a mini-reshuffle on Tuesday, to handle a multi-billion-dollar plan to modernise its military to NATO standards. The staunch Washington ally has promised to spend 2 percent of its gross domestic product on defence every year for the next nine years, and boost U.S.-backed defences that have riled Russia. The ruling Social Democrats (PSD) said Economy Minister Mihai Fifor, 47, will replace Adrian Tutuianu who quit last week after his office said it could not pay defence staff wages in full, only to be contradicted hours later by the finance ministry   Read More ...
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Romania names new minister to modernise military
BUCHAREST: Romania's leftist government named a new defence minister in a mini-reshuffle on Tuesday, to handle a multi-billion-dollar plan to modernise its military to NATO standards. The staunch Washington ally has promised to spend 2 percent of its gross domestic product on defence every year for the next nine years, and boost U.S.-backed defences that have riled Russia. The ruling Social Democrats (PSD) said Economy Minister Mihai Fifor, 47, will replace Adrian Tutuianu who quit last week after his office said it could not pay defence staff wages in full, only to be contradicted hours later by the finance ministry   Read More ...
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Protesting anti-Semitism, hundreds retrace Elie Wiesel’s path to deportation
SIGHET, Romania – In several hours, the street in front of Elie Wiesel’s childhood home would be filled by roughly 1,000 locals holding memorial candles and dressed in brightly colored peasant clothes. But for the moment, other than the occasional crowing of a rooster, the road was quiet. Sighet isn’t a particularly small city – its population is just over 37,000 – but like many other Romanian towns, the poverty it suffers as a result of Nicolae Ceaușescu’s despotic regime leaves it feeling like a backwater   Read More ...
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Hundreds march in Romania to honor Holocaust survivor Wiesel
SIGHETU MARMATIEI, Romania – Hundreds of people have marched in memory of the late Elie Wiesel in a northern Romanian town where thousands of Jews were deported to Nazi death camps. Romanians, Jews and some Hungarians who had traveled from neighboring Hungary took part in the Sunday evening procession in Sighetu Marmatiei, the hometown of Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and Nobel prize winner   Read More ...
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Hundreds march in Romania to honor Holocaust survivor Wiesel
SIGHETU MARMATIEI, Romania (AP) — Hundreds of people have marched in memory of the late Elie Wiesel in a northern Romanian town where thousands of Jews were deported to Nazi death camps. Romanians, Jews and some Hungarians who had traveled from neighboring Hungary took part in the Sunday evening procession in Sighetu Marmatiei, the hometown of Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and Nobel prize winner   Read More ...
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BRIEF-Evadix sells its Romanian subsidiaries Evadix Labels and Evadix MPI to Bemis
XXX (Reuters) - EVADIX SA: * SAID ON SUNDAY, EVADIX DECIDES TO SELL ITS FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BUSINESS IN ROMANIA * SELLS ITS ROMANIAN SUBSIDIARIES EVADIX LABELS AND EVADIX MPI TO BEMIS COMPANY, INC * TRANSACTION IS VALUED AT EUR 3.3 MILLION Source text: Further company coverage:, (Gdynia Newsroom) Our Standards:   Read More ...
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Romania stops Black Sea boats carrying 200 migrants
Bucharest (AFP) - Romania's coastguard has intercepted two fishing boats in the Black Sea that had more than 200 migrants onboard, border police said Saturday. The coastguard seized one of the boats on Saturday morning, carrying 97 people -- 40 men, 21 women and 36 women who "said they were Iranian and Iraqi nationals", police said, adding that the vessel was stopped one nautical mile from the Bulgarian coastline   Read More ...
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CEE MARKETS-Romanian stocks fall after proposal for pension reform
* Romania may make pension funds optional from 2018 * Romanian stocks fall, underperforming region * Currency markets calm, getting no clues fr.   Read More ...
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Romanian coal-fired power plants need investment to curb pollution
DEVA, Romania (Reuters) - “I pollute to death,” said the message projected by Greenpeace activists onto the Mintia coal-fired power plant in central Romania late on Thursday. More than half of Romania’s 28 coal-fired plants, including Mintia, are operating without environmental permits or lacked upgrades that would make them less polluting, according to a Greenpeace report released earlier in the day   Read More ...
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US Ambassador: Romania mustn't backtrack on corruption fight
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Romania has warned the country not to backtrack on progress made in the fight against corruption if it wants to remain attractive to investors. Hans G. Klemm said Thursday that the European Union member ought not to "make backward steps on the impressive progress made" in anti-graft efforts in the past decade. "Transparency, stability and predictability are key principles for an attractive investor climate," Klemm told a meeting of foreign investors attended by government and central bank officials   Read More ...
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US Ambassador: Romania mustn't backtrack on corruption fight
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Romania has warned the country not to backtrack on progress made in the fight against corruption if it wants to remain attractive to investors. Hans G. Klemm said Thursday that the European Union member ought not to "make backward steps on the impressive progress made" in anti-graft efforts in the past decade. "Transparency, stability and predictability are key principles for an attractive investor climate," Klemm told a meeting of foreign investors attended by government and central bank officials   Read More ...
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Bucharest's international music festival takes a modern turn
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - One of Europe’s biggest classical music festivals, held in Romania’s capital city Bucharest, will increasingly showcase contemporary composers and performers from central and eastern Europe in the years ahead. For three weeks in September, Bucharest forgets some of Europe’s worst traffic jams and its crumbling infrastructure as locals and visitors alike pack concert halls and flock to outdoor performances   Read More ...
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