Romania

Romania: Ex-King Michael, 96, in frail health, family says

BUCHAREST, Romania – Romania's royal house says the health of former King Michael I, who ruled Romania twice before abdicating, has deteriorated.<p>Michael, 96, one of the few leaders from World War II who is still alive, lives in exile in Switzerland. He is suffering from leukemia and a form of skin …

Royal Family

Romania: Anti-corruption protests held in dozens of cities

Rallies in Bucharest and other cities have taken aim at a law that will weaken efforts to root out corruption. The government says a new law will …

World News

Thousands of Romanians protest against judicial reforms

Protesters use phones and flashlights during a protest in Victoriei Square, in Bucharest, Romania, 5 February, 2017. Photo: Inquam Photos/Adriana …

News (South Africa)

Part 1: Road Trip in Romania with several BMWs

There is no reason to beat around the bush when it comes to Romania’s reputation in Europe; it’s not brilliant. In the US it’s mostly associated with …

Autos

KFC Romania Is Sending ‘Vampire Repellent’ Garlic Sauce Around the World for Halloween

The bizarre promotion suggests that garlic sauce “straight from Transylvania” will keep you safe this Halloween.<p>Far-out fast food promotions have …

Halloween

Man and girl injured in bear attack in central Romania

Two people have been taken to hospital after they were attacked by a brown bear in central Romania.

News (Ireland)

Romania takes key role as NATO prepares to face off with Russia

Earlier this month, Romania took centre stage as NATO launched a new multinational brigade headquartered in the city of Craiova, designed to counter Russia’s mounting threat to the region.<p>Addressing the 300 MPs from 29 NATO member countries gathered in Bucharest for the 63rd Annual Session of …

Russia

Romania ‘No longer Europe’s poor Man’, Guardian Says

Leading UK paper says Romania is fast shrugging off its negative image as the economy and IT sector power ahead, despite continuing problems of …

European News

Romania shrugs off label of Europe’s poor man as economy booms

Since it joined the EU in 2007, government economic measures and communist-era educational excellence have spurred rapid growth<p>At a sleek new office in the heart of Bucharest, Fitbit co-founder and chief executive James Park explains why the smartwear giant is rapidly expanding its operations in …

Business

Latest figures reveal 'lopsided' migration from Romania and Bulgaria

There were 413,000 Romanian and Bulgarian citizens living in Britain last year, compared with the 6,200 Britons living in the two EU member …

Brexit

BRIEF-CLAREN ENERGY PROVIDES CORPORATE UPDATE

Oct 11 (Reuters) - Claren Energy Corp CEN.V :<p>* CLAREN ENERGY PROVIDES CORPORATE UPDATE<p>* CURRENTLY, COMPANY IS PURSUING ACQUISITION OF REGIONAL …

Energy

Poland qualifies for World Cup; Denmark makes playoffs

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland secured its spot in next year's World Cup in Russia with a 4-2 win over Montenegro on Sunday in European qualifying.<p>Montenegro scored late goals through substitute Stefan Mugosa and Zarko Tomasevic to level at 2-2 and ensure a nervy finale for Poland, which needed just …

Sports

Thousands of workers protest Romania's plan to hike taxes

BUCHAREST, Romania – Thousands of Romanian public sector workers rallied Wednesday outside government offices in Bucharest to demand that the government scrap its plan to make workers pay more social security taxes.<p>Protesters blew whistles, yelled "Romania, wake up!" and called for the resignation …

Unions

Romania, Bulgaria open new border crossing

BUCHAREST, Romania – The Romanian and Bulgarian prime ministers have opened a new border checkpoint between their countries, both of which want to join the visa-free Schengen travel zone.<p>Romanian Premier Mihai Tudose met Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov for the official opening ceremony …

Border Crossings

Witter Towbars to axe 90 Deeside jobs with Romania move

<b>A Flintshire-based firm will move operations to Romania, resulting in the loss of about 90 jobs.</b><p>Witter Towbars was offered Welsh Government help last month to keep the Deeside plant open but its closure was confirmed on Tuesday.<p>The Unite union called the move a "betrayal" of employees by parent …

Manufacturing

Road trip through Romania: the ultimate guide to Romania by car

A road trip through Romania is an unforgettable experience for those who love to drive and be free to organize according to their needs. Visiting …

Road Trips

Romanian tabloids incite panic over refugees

The number of refugees crossing the Black Sea to get to Romania has risen. The country's tabloid press is describing it as an "invasion." DW's …

Refugees

Romania: state TV board fired over debts, poor ratings

BUCHAREST, Romania – Romania's Parliament has dismissed the governing board of the state television company after it racked up debts of more than $160 million and registered poor ratings.<p>Lawmakers voted 203-74 on Wednesday to reject the 2016 annual report and fire TVR Chief Executive Irina Radu and …

Business

5 Things About Romania

Romania is an amazing country, but one that was avoided by many for too long. It’s a pity, though, because it is filled to the rim with wonderful …

Austria: There are New Migration Routes Through Bulgaria and Romania

''In the Balkans, through Bulgaria and Romania new migration routes appeared'', Austrian Defense Minister Hans-Peter Dosoczil said in an interview …

Refugees

SA to face Romania or Israel in Davis Cup

2017-09-20 21:05<p>Marcos Ondruska (Photo credit: BLD Communications)<p>Johannesburg <b>–</b> In the greatly anticipated <b>Davis Cup</b> draw for 2018, which was …

Sport (South Africa)

How Romania became a popular tech destination

At first glance Romania seems an unlikely base for cutting-edge tech start-ups. Even regular visitors associate it with misty mountains, medieval …

Startups

Romania must avoid association with Europe’s ‘bad boys’

The second world war did not truly come to an end in Romania until the anticommunist revolution of 1989. Such is the contention of Dennis Deletant, …

German History

Storm kills eight in Romania, damage hits Serbia, Croatia

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - A strong storm killed eight people and injured at least 67 in western Romania on Sunday as winds of up to 100 kph (over 60 mph) also brought destruction to parts of Serbia and Croatia, officials said.<p>Road and rail traffic in parts of Romania was halted by fallen trees. Several …

Environment

Hilton and Wyndham hotels in Romania

Romania is a country I want to visit, possibly in 2018. Besides being a country with a fascinating history of settlement by Germans in the Middle …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Smugglers test migrant Black Sea route to Romania

"It is a bit early to talk about the route reopening, but it could be that the smugglers are testing how it works - that is a possibility," said a …

Refugees

10 photos that’ll make you want to visit Romania right now

Whether you are planning the perfect European getaway or just seeking to indulge your photographic wanderlust, look no further. Romania is not only a …

Europe

Romanian coal-fired power plants need investment to curb pollution

DEVA, Romania (Reuters) - "I pollute to death," said the message projected by Greenpeace activists onto the Mintia coal-fired power plant in central Romania late on Thursday.<p>More than half of Romania's 28 coal-fired plants, including Mintia, are operating without environmental permits or lacked …

Environment

Romania's defense minister resigns in mix-up, but resignation still accepted

Adrian Tutuianu resigned on Tuesday, saying that his ministry had run out of funds to pay salaries to the military. Within hours, the government said …

World News

Powerful wind storm kills eight in Romania

Sudden storm killed eight people in the western city of Timisoara before heading to Ukraine.<p>A storm packing powerful winds ripped off roofs and toppled trees in Romania on Sunday, killing eight people and injuring dozens more, officials and witnesses said.<p>With gusts that reached nearly 100km/h, the …

Weather