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Ahead of the vote, critics warned a change in the constitution would make it nearly impossible for gays and lesbians to win the right to marry in future

Romanian Heterosexual Marriage Referendum Voided by Low Turnout

Romanian election officials say more than 90 percent of those who took part in a national referendum supported defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, but the vote was invalidated as too few people cast ballots.

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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

Romanian Premier Sorin Grindeanu

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.