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Romanian Official: We’ll Transfer Our Embassy to Jerusalem

Liviu Dragna, a member of the Romanian ruling party, confirmed in an interview with the Romanian TV channel ANTENA 3 on Thursday night that his country would transfer its embassy to Jerusalem. He clarified that the decision was made Wednesday night.

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Ex-Chief of Romanian Communist Secret Police Dies

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) – A former colleague of Iulian Vlad, the general who led Romania’s feared communist-era Securitate secret police, says Vlad has died at age 86. Petru Neghiu, a general in reserve, told Antena 3 TV, that Vlad died

Romanian army forces take part in a military parade to celebrate the National Day of Romania in Bucharest, December 1, 2016.

Romanian Coastguard Intercept Boat of 87 Migrants on Black Sea

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) – Romania’s coastguard says it has intercepted a fishing vessel carrying 87 migrants in the Black Sea that was sailing toward the Romanian coast. A statement said border police spotted the vessel on Sunday morning east of

Romanian army forces take part in a military parade to celebrate the National Day of Romania in Bucharest, December 1, 2016.

Romania Promises To Hit NATO Two Per Cent Spending Target

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) – Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has promised a senior NATO officer that Romania will spend 2 percent of its GDP on defense this year in line with guidelines from the alliance. Iohannis met NATO Military Committee head

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Romania Detains 32 Iraqi Migrants Hiding in Furniture Truck

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) – Romanian border police have detained 32 Iraqis hidden in a truck transporting furniture who told authorities they were trying to reach a country in Europe’s visa-free Schengen travel zone. Police stopped the truck at the Romanian-Hungarian

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Romania’s Ruling Party to Hold No-Confidence Vote Against Government 

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s ruling party moved Thursday to introduce a no-confidence vote against its own government after it withdrew support for Premier Sorin Grindeanu but he refused to resign. The chairman of the Social Democratic Party, Liviu Dragnea,

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Switzerland Limits Number of Bulgarian and Romanian Workers After Influx

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland’s government says it will temporarily limit the number of workers from European Union member states Bulgaria and Romania who can access Swiss jobs, after an influx from the countries in recent months. The Federal Council’s decision

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Prince Charles on 3-Country ‘Brexit Charm’ Tour

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Britain’s Prince Charles arrived in Bucharest Wednesday at the start of a nine-day tour to Romania, Italy and Austria seen as an effort to reassure European Union nations that Britain remains a close ally despite its decision to quit the bloc.

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Romania Questioning 28 Iraqi Migrants Discovered Near Border

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian border police say they are questioning 28 Iraqi citizens they found in southwestern Romania in the vicinity of the border with Serbia. A statement said Romanian police spotted the group during a sweep on Thursday

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Immigration from Romania and Bulgaria at Record High

Immigration from Romania and Bulgaria to the United Kingdom is at its highest ever levels, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates. The Migration Statistics Quarterly Report for February 2017 records there has been a “statistically significant increase” in

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Thousands of Romanian Protesters Return to Streets

BUCHAREST (AFP) – Tens of thousands of Romanians braved the cold and returned to the streets in protest on Sunday, calling on the government to resign as they accused it of attempting to water down anti-corruption laws. “Thieves! Resign!” chanted protesters

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Romanian Anti-Corruption Protests Enter Twelfth Day

Thousands of protesters braved the cold to march in Romania’s main cities on Saturday, angered by government attempts to water down anti-corruption laws. In the capital Bucharest, where a major rally is planned for Sunday, around 3,000 people gathered at

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Romania: Government Faces No-Confidence Vote

Romania’s center-left government faces a vote of no-confidence over a measure to decriminalize official misconduct, a proposal that sent hundreds of thousands on the streets in protest.

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Romanian Protesters Get Key Concession, Seek More Changes

The largest anti-government crowds since the violent 1989 revolution that toppled dictator Nicolae Ceausescu succeeded Sunday in pressuring Romania’s new government to repeal a hastily adopted decree that would have eased penalties for official corruption.