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: Robbers trained to steal jewels, cars detained

2015-04-24 16:08

Prosecutors have detained 14 people suspected of belonging to a network of well-dressed robbers who were trained to rob luxury items in Romania and the EU.

Romanians struggling with Swiss franc mortgages

2015-01-20 21:30

Romania is looking at ways to help thousands of homeowners who took out mortgages in Swiss francs and are facing crippling exchange rate losses after the franc surged last week.

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.


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.

Romania seizes 'black cocaine'

2015-04-08 19:10

Romanian police have seized a load of furniture filled with "black cocaine" - a chemically-altered form of the drug intended to block detection.

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.

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