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Romania’s ex-king Michael I dies at 96

December 5, 2017 11:08 pm
Romania’s ex-king Michael I dies at 96

This file photo taken on November 08, 2013 shows Former King of Romania Michael I looking towards the audience at the Elisabeta Palace in Bucharest. (Photo by AFP) Romania’s former king Michael, who died Tuesday aged 96 in Switzerland where he lived, incarnated the tragic fate and political turmoil suffered […]

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Romania’s ruling Social Democratic Party head Liviu Dragnea faces new corruption probe

November 13, 2017 1:00 am
Romania’s ruling Social Democratic Party head Liviu Dragnea faces new corruption probe

Head of the ruling Social Democratic Party, Liviu Dragnea reacts during a press conference, following a six-hour meeting of the ruling Social Democratic Party in Bucharest, Romania, Oct. 12, 2017. (Photo by AP) Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors on Monday opened a new criminal investigation into the chairman of the ruling party […]

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Thousands of Romanians hold rally in Bucharest to blast judicial overhaul plan

November 5, 2017 8:00 pm
Thousands of Romanians hold rally in Bucharest to blast judicial overhaul plan

More than ten thousand Romanians demonstrated in Bucharest on Sunday to “defend the independence of the judiciary” in protest against a government bill that critics say will weaken anti-corruption measures. The protesters gathered in front of the government headquarters in the capital and then marched to the parliament chanting “thieves.” […]

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US, Romania launch navy drills in Black Sea near Russia

August 25, 2017 9:00 pm
US, Romania launch navy drills in Black Sea near Russia

US Army personnel offload military equipment at the Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base near Constanta in Romania on February 14, 2017. (AFP photo) The US and Romanian navies have launched joint military drills in the Black Sea in Eastern Europe near Russia’s borders. The joint US-Romanian naval drills started on Thursday in the […]

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Romania’s ruling Social Democrat party picks new nominee for prime minister

June 26, 2017 10:30 pm
Romania’s ruling Social Democrat party picks new nominee for prime minister

Romanian President Klaus Ioannis (L) greets leader of the ruling Social Democratic Party Liviu Dragnea (C) at the Cotroceni presidential palace in Bucharest, Romania, June 26, 2017, after the party nominated former economy minister, Mihai Tudose, to be the next prime minister. (Photo by AP) Romania’s ruling Social Democrat party […]

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Romania’s government falls after power struggle

June 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Romania’s government falls after power struggle

Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu addresses the parliament during a no-confidence vote in Bucharest on June 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Romania’s government fell Wednesday after the ruling party took the unusual step of passing a no-confidence vote in its own prime minister following internal power struggles. The left-wing Social […]

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Romanian air traffic controllers go on strike

May 30, 2017 10:30 pm
Romanian air traffic controllers go on strike

The undated photo shows a view of Henri Coanda International Airport Arrivals Terminal in Romania’s capital, Bucharest. Romanian air traffic controllers staged a four-hour strike on Tuesday to demand better working conditions, leading to some cancellations and delays. Transport Minister Razvan Cuc said the strike ended after officials struck an […]

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Thousands of Romanians keep calling for government resignation

February 27, 2017 10:30 pm
Thousands of Romanians keep calling for government resignation

Protesters light up blue pieces of paper and pieces of yellow star-shaped fabric to form the European Union (EU)’s flag in a rally in Bucharest, Romania, February 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of people have rallied in the Romanian capital Bucharest on the 27th day of protests against the […]

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Romania lawmakers vote for scrapping controversial corruption bill

February 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Romania lawmakers vote for scrapping controversial corruption bill

The file photo shows a view of Romania’s lower house of parliament in session. Romania’s lower house of parliament has overwhelmingly approved a government order to withdraw a graft bill which decriminalizes several corruption offenses. On Tuesday, the lower house endorsed the order with no votes against it and three […]

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Romanians continue anti-government protests in capital Bucharest

February 20, 2017 12:30 pm
Romanians continue anti-government protests in capital Bucharest

Thousands of Romanians have taken to the streets in harsh winter weather in the capital, Bucharest, for the 20th day to demand that the government of Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanus step down. Protesters gathered in front of the cabinet office on Sunday, chanting “resignation,” “We’ll be back every day” and […]

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