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8 dead in Romanian military chopper crash

2014-11-21 17:01

A military helicopter has crashed in central Romania, killing eight people and injuring two, the national emergency service said.

Romanian pres accuses PM of being ex-spy

2014-10-14 13:06

Romanian President Traian Basescu has accused the prime minister, who is the favourite to win the presidential race, of being an ex-spy.

Bitcoin catches on in tech-savvy Romania

2014-07-28 14:11

The interest in bitcoin in Romania stands out in a region where national currencies are widely seen as poor substitutes for the euro.

Greenpeace blocks Chevron's shale gas site

2014-07-08 09:42

About 20 Greenpeace activists have blocked access to a Romanian shale gas exploration site run by US energy group Chevron, in a third attempt to scupper the company's operations.

Thousands of children die from rabies

2014-05-27 14:16

Tens of thousands of children are dying unnecessarily all over the world from rabies because there is a shortage of funds to vaccinate dogs.

Romanians protest against Chevron fracking

2014-04-07 09:38

Thousands took to the streets in Romania to protest against plans by US energy giant Chevron to drill for shale gas.

UK diplomat commits suicide in Romania

2014-01-17 13:22

A British diplomat has fallen to his death from the top floor of a Romanian hotel, in what media say is an apparent suicide.

EU seeks to calm UK immigration influx fears

2014-01-02 11:01

The European Union has attempted to calm fears in countries like Britain, France and Germany that they face a mass influx of Romanians and Bulgarians.

 

Microsoft licence scam investigated

2014-10-17 14:38

Romanian prosecutors have carried out 56 searches in a vast investigation into money laundering and bribery linked to Microsoft software licences.

No immunity for ex-minister in Microsoft probe

2014-10-13 18:19

Romania's parliament has voted to lift the immunity of a former minister targeted in a multi-million-euro corruption probe regarding Microsoft software.

Romania opens plastic bridge in litter protest

2014-07-24 08:31

A western city in Romania has inaugurated a 23m bridge made of more than 157 000 collected plastic bottles to warn against the devastating effects of litter.

France outraged over Roma teen

2014-06-17 16:40

A gruesome vigilante assault on a Roma teenager who is now fighting for his life has shocked France.

Chevron explores for shale gas in Romania

2014-05-07 15:03

US energy major Chevron says it has started drilling its first exploration well for shale gas in Romania despite fierce opposition from local residents.

Romanian sausage to be saved

2014-02-17 21:28

The Romanian mici sausage is about to get a reprieve if the EU agrees it can contain bicarbonate of soda.

Romanians baptise horses on Orthodox holiday

2014-01-06 22:29

Hundreds of horses in Romania have received blessings in a baptismal tradition dating back centuries to mark the Orthodox holiday of the Epiphany.

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