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Bearded vulture flies to Romania, seen 1st time in decades

2016-07-29 18:39

Romania's Ornithological Society says a bearded vulture has flown into Romania, the first time the rare bone-eating bird has been spotted here in more than 80 years.

Romania finds 2.3 tons of cocaine in banana crates

2016-07-01 15:37

Organised crime prosecutors in Romania have found more than 2.3 tons of cocaine with street value of almost $700m stashed away in banana crates.

Media owner questioned over massive tax evasion

2016-04-27 17:59

Prosecutors in Romania have questioned a media owner on suspicion of tax evasion worth $9m.

Romanian Orthodox Church: marriage only between man, woman

2016-01-15 15:08

The Romanian Orthodox Church says it supports an initiative to change Romania's constitution to specify that marriage is between a man and a woman.

Romania disco fire toll rises

2015-11-08 22:11

Four more people have died from injuries suffered in a horrific October 30 nightclub fire in Bucharest that brought down Romania's government, bringing the death toll to 45.

Bucharest nightclub fire kills at least 27

2015-10-31 07:42

At least 27 people have died and 180 are injured after a fireworks show apparently caused a fire in a packed nightclub in the Romanian capital, officials say.

Romania's PM questioned in corruption probe

2015-07-13 14:18

Romania's prime minister questioned on corruption charges by prosecutors; he denies wrongdoing

Dragomir signs with Arsenal

2015-06-24 20:03

Romania U-16 captain Vlad Dragomir has rejected offers from domestic league champions and several foreign teams to join Arsenal.

Romanian PM says only parliament can dismiss him

2015-06-05 14:03

Romanian PM Victor Ponta rejected the president's call for his resignation, made after a criminal investigation was launched against him, saying only parliament could dismiss him.

Ukraine eyes gas imports from Romania

2015-05-19 12:09

Ukraine is interested in importing Romanian natural gas to diversify its supplies, says a senior Ukrainian energy official.

 

Romania probes 'kidnapped slaves'

2016-07-13 22:26

Romanian prosecutors say the police have rescued dozens of vulnerable men and boys who had been kidnapped, chained up or whipped over an eight-year period.

Russia upset with US missile shield in Romania

2016-05-12 23:06

A US anti-missile defence system in Romania aimed at protecting NATO members from threats by 'rogue' nations is operational Thursday, triggering Russian fury.

Blizzards, high winds batter Eastern Europe, cause havoc

2016-01-17 19:50

Blizzards are battering parts of Eastern Europe, forcing roads to be closed and trains and flights cancelled amid power outages.

Romanian shepherds protest law on number of sheepdogs

2015-12-15 18:46

More than 1 000 shepherds have broken through police lines into the grounds of Romania's Parliament to protest a law that regulates the number of sheepdogs they can use.

Romania disco bosses probed for suspected manslaughter

2015-11-02 20:09

Three bosses of a nightclub in central Bucharest where a weekend blaze left 30 people dead and nearly 200 injured are under investigation on suspicion of manslaughter.

Romania risks backsliding on deficit

2015-10-23 13:20

The prospects of Romania lining up a new aid deal led by the IMF are dimming, and the country risks backsliding on commitments to run tight budget deficits.

Soccer official quits amid corruption probe

2015-06-30 21:00

The general secretary of the Romanian football federation has resigned after he was charged with corruption.

Jawbone sheds light on interbreeding

2015-06-22 21:33

For people around the world, except sub-Saharan Africans, about 1 to 3% of their DNA comes from Neanderthals.

Romanian mayor held for bribes, quits ruling party

2015-05-27 17:23

A former Romanian mayor who once dressed in a Nazi uniform at a fashion show has quit the ruling party weeks after he was arrested and charged with taking bribes.

Teen dies after being electrocuted taking selfie atop train

2015-05-13 15:43

Romanian teen dies after being electrocuted while taking selfies atop a stationary train.

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