Romania - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Romania Romania: 2,000 march in support of anti-corruption fight BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — About 2,000 people have gathered in the Romanian capital to offer support to the anti-corruption authority and protest a proposal to grant amnesty to prisoners convicted of graft. Protesters assembled outside government offices Sunday evening and later marched through the capital, waving Romanian flags yelling "Resignation!" and ... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 20:02:00 GMT 2017-03-12T20:02:00Z Measles outbreak in Romania causes 17 deaths BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Thousands of people have caught measles in an ongoing outbreak that has caused 17 deaths in Romania, the health minister said Friday. Florian Bodog said that around 3,400 people had contracted the disease since the outbreak began in September 2016. He said the virus was similar to strains found in Hungary or Italy, but couldn't say whether it was th... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:59:00 GMT 2017-03-10T17:59:00Z Romanians march to protest persistent govt corruption BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Thousands of protesters have marched through the Romanian capital of Bucharest to support the country's anti-corruption authority and demand that state institutions be free of political interference. Protesters blew whistles and vuvuzelas, and waved Romanian and U.S. flags as they gathered Sunday evening in Victory Square, where ... Sun, 05 Mar 2017 20:40:00 GMT 2017-03-05T20:40:00Z Romanian lawmakers scrap decree that eased graft penalties BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's parliament has endorsed a government order to scrap a decree that would have diluted the fight against corruption, a decree that had ignited mass street protests at home and wide criticism from abroad. The Chamber of Deputies voted Tuesday 291-0 with three abstentions to agree to a government ordinance that killed the h... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:54:00 GMT 2017-02-21T13:54:00Z NATO to boost naval presence in Black Sea BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers have decided to beef up the military alliance's naval presence in the Black Sea in response to an increasingly aggressive Russia. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that NATO will hold more war games and training in the strategically important sea, which borders allies Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania, but also Russia, Ukraine... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:34:00 GMT 2017-02-16T18:34:00Z Romania: 13th day of govt protests draw tens of thousands BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Protesters numbering in the tens of thousands gathered again Sunday outside the Romanian government's offices to demand the resignation of the East European country's leadership. The enormous crowds assembled in Victory Square marked the 13th consecutive day of anti-government demonstrations in Bucharest, the capital. They later ... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 21:46:00 GMT 2017-02-12T21:46:00Z Weakened graft law ignites furor, protests in Romania BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's new decree diluting the country's corruption law ignited a furor Thursday, prompting strong criticism from home and abroad and a declaration from the president that he would ask judges to declare it unconstitutional. Tens of thousands protested for the third night in Bucharest, the capital, and thousands more in some 20... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:01:00 GMT 2017-02-03T00:01:00Z Romanian businessman jailed for bribing judges dies BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Dan Adamescu, one of Romania's richest businessmen who was serving a prison sentence for bribery, has died. He was 68. Daughter-in-law Adriana Constantinescu told Romania TV that Adamescu died early Tuesday in a private hospital where he had been transferred from prison for treatment for an infection. The paper... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:04:00 GMT 2017-01-24T11:04:00Z The Latest: Belgrade migrants line up for food in blizzard WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the cold spell gripping Europe (all times local): 3:20 p.m. A blizzard blasting wind and snow against their faces, hundreds of migrants have lined up to receive a warm meal from aid groups outside a make-shift shelter in Belgrade, the Serbian capital. Migrant men and boys, mostly fr... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:19:00 GMT 2017-01-10T14:19:00Z Romania's Parliament approves left-leaning government BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's Parliament on Wednesday approved a left-leaning government led by Sorin Grindeanu, who vowed to stop thousands of Romanians emigrating, build highways and encourage the consumption of local produce to create what he called "a normal Romania." Before winning confirmation on a 295-133 vote, Grindeanu said he wanted a coun... Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:01:00 GMT 2017-01-04T18:01:00Z Muslim woman passed over as Romania's PM named deputy BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian economist who had been poised to become the country's first female and Muslim prime minister was offered a job as deputy premier Tuesday after the country's president declined to nominate her for the top government job. Liviu Dragnea, chairman of the Social Democratic Party which won the Dec. 11 election, said that Sev... Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:12:00 GMT 2017-01-03T16:12:00Z