EU voices concern as Romania moves to block prosecutor

Europe 02/14/19, 10:03

Prosecutors applying for the post of European chief prosecutor must be treated fairly, the European Commission said Thursday, after Romania moved to block one of its own nationals.Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Brussels is following the case closely adding it ...

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 ...

Belgium urges US to continue nuclear talks with Russia

Europe 02/01/19, 04:48

Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders says he hopes the United States will work closely with Russia to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons after it pulls out of a key Cold War-era missile treaty. The Trump administration is poised to announce ...

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: China must treat arrested Canadians fairly

Europe 01/31/19, 04:55

NATO’s chief has called on China to treat detained two Canadian citizens “fairly and with due process.” Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday he was following the situation of the Canadians detained in China in December “with concern,” in his first public ...

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 ...

Pliskova to lead Czechs in Fed Cup after Kvitova pulls out

Tennis 01/30/19, 11:30

Karolina Pliskova will be the top player for defending Fed Cup champion Czech Republic in its first-round meeting with Romania, after Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova pulled out.Pliskova lost in the Australian Open semifinals this month to Naomi Osaka, who ...

Juncker says political feuding may mar Romania EU presidency

Europe 01/11/19, 08:00

A top European Union official has warned Romania that rancorous political feuding could overshadow its presidency of the EU. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that domestically Romania needs "an atmosphere and spirit of consensus," because "pointless polemics could cause ...

PHOTOS: Romanian village holds Epiphany horse race

Europe 01/11/19, 05:15

Epiphany celebrations bring together hundreds of people in the Romanian village of Pietrosani for a day out in freezing temperatures that culminates in a bareback horse race across muddy, frozen or snowy fields.The horse race tradition started in the area ...

Juncker calls for extra push ahead of UK Brexit vote

Europe 01/11/19, 04:44

The European Union and Britain's prime minister are seeking new ways to avoid a no-deal departure of the U.K. from the bloc but the EU Commission president insists there cannot be a renegotiation of the draft Brexit deal.Jean-Claude Juncker said ...

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 ...

Despite pressure, Romanian president won’t fire prosecutor

Europe 01/04/19, 09:09

Romania's president on Friday refused a request from the justice minister to dismiss the county's top prosecutor, who has clashed with the government over its commitment to fight corruption.President Klaus Iohannis said he wouldn't fire Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar, a ...

Romania slams EU for treating it as ‘second-rate’ country

Europe 12/31/18, 04:10

Romanian officials have slammed European Union officials for treating it as "a second-rate" country as it prepares to take over the EU's rotating presidency on Tuesday.Signaling the fractious mood, a senior official of Romania's governing Social Democratic Party, blasted top ...

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 ...

Modric wins Balkan award ahead of Djokovic and Halep

Soccer 12/27/18, 08:04

Croatia soccer star Luka Modric has been chosen Balkan athlete of the year. Modric won the Champions League with Real Madrid and then guided Croatia to the World Cup final in July, where the midfielder was voted player of the tournament. ...

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