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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.


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.


10,000 in Romania Anti-Corruption Protest

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Thousands marched through the Romanian capital and other cities Sunday to protest a government proposal to pardon thousands of prisoners which critics say could reverse the anti-corruption fight. More than 10,000 protesters massed in University Square,


Father Christmas Visits Children of Dead Soldiers in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The children have lost their fathers or seen them come home bearing terrible wounds of war. But for at least one day, Romania’s defense ministry and Santa Claus were able to bring fleeting smiles to the


10 Years after Joining EU, Euroscepticism Growing in Romania

(AFP) – A new school and cultural centre are tangible benefits of EU membership, according to Vladimir Paun, a Romanian mayor. But euroscepticism is also rising, against a background of inequality. For the former communist country which votes Sunday in


Thousands March In Support of Reunifying Romania and Moldova

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — More than 2,000 people marched through the Romanian capital Saturday demanding the country’s reunification with neighboring Moldova. Demonstrators waved the virtually identical Romanian and Moldovan flags as they filed down the city’s main streets. They shouted

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2013 file photo, a woman uses an ATM machine in downtown Pittsburgh.

Illegal Immigrant Faces Deportation after ‘Skimming’ ATM’s

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – A Romanian national in the country illegally was sentenced to over two years in prison, more than $118,000 in restitution payments and is now facing deportation after stealing information from ATMs mostly in the New Orleans area.


CLAIM: U.S. Moving Nuclear Weapons From Turkey To Romania

U.S. nuclear weapons are being moved out of Turkey as the country destabilises, and as relations between Ankara and Washington, D.C. deteriorate, according to sources speaking to the Euractiv website. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the sources decided to speak

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Romania’s Ex-PM Ponta In Court On Graft Charges

Victor Ponta, who quit as Romania’s prime minister this week after mass protests, made his first appearance in court on corruption charges. As thousands of people again took to the streets demanding the overhaul of a political system they see