Simulated subway attack in Romania for NATO medical exercise

Europe 04/12/19, 07:29

NATO is holding a massive medical exercise in Romania, with more than 2,500 medical personnel involved in responding to a simulated attack on the subway system of Bucharest, the Romanian capital.Dubbed Vigorous Warrior 2019, Friday's training session also included members ...

Former Romanian leader to face crimes against humanity trial

Europe 04/08/19, 17:28

Former Romanian President Ion Iliescu is to be tried for crimes against humanity for his role in the country's bloody 1989 anti-communist uprising, Romania's top prosecutor said Monday in announcing the conclusion of a judicial investigation.Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar said ...

Romanian leader rejects concerns about legal changes

Europe 04/04/19, 10:26

Romania's prime minister on Thursday rejected calls by ambassadors from 12 countries, including the United States and Germany, to refrain from amending laws on fighting crime and corruption by decree.According to local reports, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said ambassadors "do ...

Update: Germany, other EU nations hail new Brexit deal

Europe 03/12/19, 05:52

The Latest on Brexit (all times local):10:50 a.m.Germany and other EU nations welcomed the overnight agreement reached between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and British Prime Minister Theresa May as a last-ditch effort to avoid a chaotic Brexit at the ...

Romania recognizes Guaido as Venezuela interim president

Europe 02/08/19, 06:52

Romania's president has officially recognized Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president almost a week after other European Union countries recognized him.President Klaus Iohannis said Friday that Romania had decided to join other EU countries and allies in recognizing Guaido partly ...

Romania detains Italian man who posed as plastic surgeon

Europe 02/06/19, 15:05

Romanian police on Wednesday detained an Italian man who allegedly posed as a plastic surgeon in clinics around Bucharest, doing dozens of operations including breast implants.Border police detained Matteo Politi on a train on the Romanian-Hungarian border early Wednesday after ...

EU: Future member states must hold democratic elections

Europe 02/01/19, 08:36

The European Union's foreign policy chief says would-be member states from the former Soviet Union must hold free and fair elections to be eligible for future membership.Federica Mogherini was referring to Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia who signed association agreements with ...

Iran says US-sanctions workaround by EU soon to be announced

Europe 01/31/19, 07:38

Iran's deputy foreign minister says he believes European Union nations soon will announce they've created a program for Iran to continue trade there and avoid re-imposed U.S. sanctions.Abbas Araghchi told Iranian state television by telephone on Thursday that he expected ...

NATO chief urges Russia to comply with missile pact

Politics 01/30/19, 13:32

NATO's secretary-general has urged Russia to respect a Cold War-era missile treaty saying its missiles are nuclear capable and could reach European cities. Jens Stoltenberg said in Bucharest on Wednesday that Russia was violating the treaty and had "developed and deployed ...

Romania official at odds with EU, won’t attend key EU event

Europe 01/10/19, 06:41

The chairman of Romania's ruling party, who has clashed with the European Union over the government's approach to fighting high-level corruption, is expected to miss events Thursday marking Romania's six-month presidency of the bloc.Liviu Dragnea, Romania's most powerful politician, won't ...

Romanian engineer who saved churches from destruction dies

World 01/06/19, 10:40

Eugeniu Iordachescu, a Romanian civil engineer who devised an ingenious way to save 12 churches and many other historic buildings from being destroyed by the country's former Communist strongman, has died. He was 89.He died Friday from a heart attack ...

EU leader concerned about Romania holding bloc presidency

Europe 12/29/18, 10:37

The head of the European Union's executive branch has questioned whether Romania is ready for the political give-and-take of holding the EU presidency, though he says the country is "technically well-prepared" for the role.EU countries take turns occupying the presidency ...

Romanians mark 1989 revolt, reject government’s amnesty plan

Europe 12/22/18, 15:36

Romanians are demanding more democracy at an anti-government march to commemorate the victims of the country's 1989 anti-communist revolt.Protesters gathered Saturday outside government offices in Bucharest carrying candles and Romanian flags before marching to Revolution Square, where late Communist leader ...

Romanians protest poor air quality in congested Bucharest

Europe 12/12/18, 09:26

Dozens of Romanians have protested against poor air quality in the capital, which recently was ranked one of Europe's most traffic-congested cities.People walk wearing masks during an anti-pollution protest outside the city hall in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Dec. (AP Photo/Vadim ...

Romania detains Turkish journalist on Turkey’s request

Europe 12/05/18, 14:16

A Turkish journalist suspected of links to Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based cleric blamed by Turkey for orchestrating a failed coup in 2016, was temporarily detained Wednesday in Romania, authorities said.Bucharest prosecutor Viviana Ciuca told The Associated Press that Kamil Demirkaya ...

Romania celebrates 100th birthday amid rule of law concerns

Europe 12/01/18, 09:18

Thousands turned out Saturday to celebrate 100 years since Romania became a modern-day state, amid concerns about rule of law and the state of democracy.Romanians waving the country's flag attended huge military parades Saturday in Bucharest and Alba Iulia, the ...

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