Romania

Expat women launch new edition of photography album on Romania

The 2017 edition of the charity photography book Romania Revealed, an album put together by expat women living in Romania, will launch on May 25, …

Europe

Romania approves financial support for Holocaust survivors

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's parliament has approved legislation allowing direct financial support to Holocaust survivors in the former Nazi ally state during World War Two, the architect of the law said on Friday.<p>Lawmaker Silviu Vexler said beneficiaries would include those deported to ghettos …

World News

Romania foreign ministry target of surgical cyberattack

BUCHAREST, Romania – A Romanian cyber intelligence official has confirmed the foreign ministry had been the target of a "surgical, targeted, specialized" cyberattack likely orchestrated by another country.<p>Anton Rog, who heads the government's Cyberint center, called the attack "an advanced …

Cyberattack

Tracking the True Story of Dracula, Vampire of Transylvania: Beyond Bram Stoker

<i>Teaching Traveling: Ever wondered the real history behind Dracula, vampire of Transylvania, Romania? Famed travel writer, Leif Pettersen (pronounced</i> …

Travel

Romania's Eurovision 2017 performance was the talk of Twitter with yodelling, glitterball cannons and that red dress

It had it all.<p>All sorts of antics were going down over in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev on Saturday night for Eurovision, many of which got people's …

Eurovision Song Contest

Romania may get EU to lift special justice monitoring by 2019: Juncker

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania should be able to convince the European Union to lift special monitoring of its justice system by the time it takes over the presidency of the EU Council in 2019, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday.<p>The EU has monitored the justice …

Brexit

EU official: Romania's membership brings peace, stability

Romania's membership in the European Union has brought "peace and stability to our continent," the European Commission's president said Thursday, …

Europe

The bus bringing human traffic from Romania

<b>A BBC investigation - Humans for Sale - went undercover on a bus journey from Romania to the UK with people who could become prey to human traffickers.</b><p>As a journalist, there are some stories which simply never leave you. Strangely, it is rarely the story itself which leaves its mark. It is the …

United Kingdom

Swiss limit immigration from Bulgaria/Romania

Switzerland has slapped quotas on the number of immigrant workers from Romania and Bulgaria to quell a surge in numbers since borders fully opened to …

Immigration

Romania cuts vaccine exports as measles outbreak takes hold

The European Commission has endorsed Romania’s decision to temporarily suspend exports of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine to the rest of the …

Public Health

Romania minister: State can't afford high parent leave pay

Romania's labor minister says the country can't afford to pay large sums to parents who take leave to raise children under age 2.<p>Olguta Vasilescu …

Parenting

Romanian PM opposes terrorist salaries, UNESCO resolution

Romania opposes the Palestinian Authority’s payments to terrorist families, its Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu told <i>The Jerusalem Post</i> this week …

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Timisoara Romania

Photo submitted by Flavius Cioca, “This is my Giant AnyRoad Comax shadowing a resting place, built on top of a cold war bunker, on the shore of Bega …

Cycling

Romania: The Ultimate Cycling Destination

Romania, with its scenic paved roads in the Carpathian Mountains, stands as an iconic destination for adventure seekers. It can be described as the …

Cycling

Romania Drops Measure to Pardon Corrupt Officials

BUCHAREST, Romania — Anticorruption campaigners in Romania on Thursday claimed a pair of victories in their continuing struggle to hold public officials accountable in what many experts consider to be one of the European Union’s most corrupt countries.<p>First, a Senate committee withdrew amendments …

World News

Turkey, Germany Rule At 2017 ISF World Championships

The International School Federation hosted the 12th World Schools Championship which brought together 400 swimmers from 17 different countries. …

Olympics

Romania: Hundreds protest move to ease off on corruption

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Some 300 people have gathered outside Romania's government offices to protest against a move by lawmakers to pardon acts of corruption, months after massive anti-graft protests.<p>Demonstrators arrived Wednesday evening, waving Romanian, NATO, European Union and U.S. flags, …

World News

Can a Movement to End Corruption Fix Romania's Troubled Democracy? - VICE

<b>This story appears in the May issue of VICE magazine. Click HERE</b> <b>to subscribe.</b><p>Tedy Ursuleanu has been having trouble with her neighbor. The fire took most of her fingers—along with many other things—and she sometimes drops plates on the floor, upsetting the elderly woman in the apartment downstairs. …

Corruption

Mom screwed up her estate plan. What now? | Biz Brain

Q. My mother-in-law changed her will in October and she passed in January. I'm the executor. She removed two estranged grandchildren and made my son, …

Retirement

Despite several attempts to kill it off, Latin still survives in Romania

Just like Asterix’s small village held out against the Romans, 2,000 years later in Romania a fight is on to keep Latin alive just as it dies out …

World News

Russia says U.S. missiles in Poland, Romania would violate treaty

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A U.S. deployment of ballistic missile defense systems in Romania and plans to place more defense systems in Poland violate an existing arms treaty, Russia's foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday.<p>The United States switched on an $800 million missile shield in Romania …

Cold War

Russia says U.S. missiles in Poland, Romania would violate treaty | Reuters

MOSCOW A U.S. deployment of ballistic missile defence systems in Romania and plans to place more defence systems in Poland violate an existing arms …

Cold War

Russia says US missiles violate treaty

A US deployment of ballistic missile defence systems in Romania and plans to place more defence systems in Poland violate an existing arms treaty, …

Cold War

In ‘Graduation,’ personal and political are inseparable

Although the film, starring Adrian Titieni, Lia Bugnar, and Maria Dragus, is set in Romania, its moral quandaries could be taking place anywhere.<p>“I …

Christian Science Monitor

100s of Romanian taxi and bus drivers are protesting Uber by blasting vuvuzelas outside government offices

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Some 200 taxis and buses have parked outside the government offices in Romania's capital, Bucharest, demanding that Uber and other online taxi services be outlawed in the country.<p>Transport in the already crowded city was disrupted Wednesday morning as the protest, …

Sharing Economy

Romania: hundreds of taxis, buses protest Uber

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Some 200 taxis and buses have parked outside the government offices in Romania's capital, Bucharest, demanding that Uber and other online taxi services be outlawed in the country.<p>Transport in the already crowded city was disrupted Wednesday morning as the protest, …

Uber

Romania Raises Additional RON120 Million at Extra Bond Auction

BUCHAREST -(Dow Jones)- Romania's finance ministry raised 120 million lei ($29 million) on Tuesday at a supplementary, non-competitive tender for treasury bonds maturing in February 2019, central bank data showed.<p>Demand was double the offered amount, at RON240 million.<p>On Monday, the country raised …

Dow Jones Newswires

Tennis - Ilie Nastase taking nasty to a new level

The past week in tennis was dominated by an onslaught of news. Some good, some bad -- and some downright ugly, no thanks to the controversy …

Tennis

No decision on Nastase for at least two weeks: ITF's Haggerty

BERLIN (Reuters) - Romania Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase will have to wait for at least two weeks to discover if he is to face further action after he was provisionally banned from all ITF events following his verbal abuse of British players last weekend.<p>The 70-year-old former French and U.S. Open …

Tennis

2 teens die in April avalanche in western Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities say two teenagers have died in an avalanche in western Romania after the country was hit by a blast of wintry weather.<p>Emergency situations chief Raed Arafat told The Associated Press that rescue workers pulled the bodies of two youngsters, aged 13 and …

Teens