Romania shuts hospital after babies diagnosed with superbug

Europe 11/30/18, 14:25

Romanian health authorities on Friday temporarily closed a maternity hospital in the capital after 13 babies born there recently were diagnosed with a drug-resistant superbug.The Health Ministry said the Giulesti Maternity Hospital in Bucharest would stop admissions after the newborns were diagnosed with antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The hospital said it ...

Subway workers to stage strike in Romanian capital

World 11/19/18, 10:06

Subway workers in the Romanian capital will go on strike this week after they failed to win an agreement on wage demands.The subway union said Monday there would be a 12-hour strike Wednesday, defying a court ruling that the strike was illegal.The union wants a 42-percent salary hike, while managers ...

6 Romanian ministers fired as party leader seeks more power

Europe 11/19/18, 09:50

Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party fired six ministers on Monday as the beleaguered party chairman sought to tighten his grip on the government.Social Democrat chairman Liviu Dragnea has come under fire for his management style and corruption convictions, but has vowed to continue as party leader even though he can't ...

Romanian ex-prison chief who tortured inmates dies in jail

World 11/05/18, 12:31

Alexandru Visinescu, a Romanian communist-era prison guard serving a 20-year sentence for crimes against humanity, died Monday in prison at 93, Romanian authorities said.Visinescu was the first prison guard from the early years of communism to go on trial in Romania. He became a national symbol of the Communist era's ...

Romania marks 3 years since deadly nightclub fire

Europe 10/30/18, 12:14

Romania's president on Tuesday laid a wreath to mark three years since a deadly nightclub fire in the capital Bucharest killed 64 people, and a march is planned to remember the victims and protest the slow pace of the trial. President Klaus Iohannis laid the wreath outside the Colectiv nightclub, and ...

Big quake in Romania could topple many schools, buildings

Science 10/29/18, 13:03

Romanian authorities say 170 schools and some 350 apartment buildings in the capital of Bucharest would not withstand a major earthquake. They spoke Monday, a day after a quake with a magnitude of 5.8 hit eastern and central Romania, the biggest in 14 years. There were no reports of significant damage. The ...

UEFA punishes Romania for racism, misconduct by fans

Soccer 10/26/18, 05:53

Romania will have to play its next competitive game behind closed doors and its soccer association has been fined by UEFA for racist chants and banners at a Nations League game.UEFA says the Romanian soccer association was fined 50,000 euros ($57,080) for the racist behavior of its supporters and another ...

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