Romania


Man gets prison sentence for neighbour's fence electrocution

2017-05-08 20:13

A Romanian court has sentenced a man to five years in prison for the death of a neighbour who was electrocuted after she touched a fence.

2 teens die in April avalanche in Romania

2017-04-22 19:50

Romanian authorities say two teenagers have died in an avalanche in western Romania after the country was hit by a blast of wintry weather.

Romania hosts show for 1 600 exotic pets

2017-03-20 16:00

A tabby with big furry claws and slobbery wrinkled pugs have been the stars at a show in Romania featuring over 1 600 exotic pets.

Danube shipping halted, smog chokes Poland

2017-01-10 17:40

Officials have suspended shipping along the River Danube, Europe's second-longest waterway as a polar spell continues to grip the region, causing hardship and deaths.

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.

 

Taxis, buses protest against Uber in Bucharest

2017-04-26 22:05

About 200 taxis and buses have parked outside the government offices, demanding that Uber and other online taxi services be outlawed in Romania.

Romanian police find 111 migrants in back of truck

2017-04-22 18:33

Romanian border police say they have stopped 111 asylum seekers hidden away in the back of a large truck who trying to leave Romania illegally.

Romania: Justice minister stands by diluted graft law

2017-02-03 15:38

Romania's justice minister says he stands by a law diluting the country's anti-corruption fight, defying criticism from home and abroad and days of massive protests.

Nato officer: Cyber attacks complicate threats to alliance

2016-10-22 11:52

A senior Nato officer says the addition of cyber warfare to traditional threats means the military alliance faces a 360° threat.

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.

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