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Reforms, presidential vote in focus after Romania coalition splits

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 18:45

Ministers from Romania`s Liberals resigned from the government, a day after the party quit the ruling coalition in a break-up that will trigger a confidence vote.

Heavier jail term for Romania ex-diplomat in Singapore crash

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 03:11

An appeals court in Bucharest Thursday doubled the sentence to six years for a Romanian diplomat convicted for a deadly hit-and-run accident in Singapore in 2009.

US plane makes emergency landing in Romania

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 23:07

Romanian authorities say a US military plane with a cracked windshield has made an emergency landing at an air base in eastern Romania.

Romania president fined for discriminatory Roma remarks

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 22:50

Romania`s anti-discrimination council slapped a USD 180-fine on President Traian Basescu for offensive remarks made four years ago against the Roma, one of the country`s largest ethnic minorities.

Romania sends last military mission to Afghanistan

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 03:59

The troops of the Romanian 20th Infantry Battalion left Sunday for Afghanistan for the last mission, Xinhua reported.

British diplomat dead after hotel fall in Romania

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 07:42

British diplomats say a 46-year-old British man has died after falling from a hotel window in the northwest of the country.

Romanian man guilty in US basketball player death

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 06:09

A Romanian man has been found guilty on appeal of beating American basketball player Chauncey Hardy to death in a bar.

Immigration fears spark political firestorm in UK

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 22:18

They`re portrayed as pickpockets who will steal British jobs. There are predictions they will beg, the unruly young ones will stir up riots, and some will even try to sell babies.

Immigration issue causes tension within UK coalition

Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013, 23:27

British PM David Cameron has been accused of mishandling contentious issue of immigration by one of his own coalition ministers ahead of a possible influx of Romanians and Bulgarians from January 1.

Extortion bid sends Romanian millionaire to jail

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 02:28

A Romanian court today sentenced flamboyant millionaire Dan Diaconescu, a politician and owner of the OTV television network, to three months in prison for blackmailing a small-town mayor, Mediafax agency reported.

Romania MPs under fire after voting for immunity over graft

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 15:06

Domestic and international critics poured scorn on Romanian lawmakers today after they unexpectedly voted to exempt MPs and the president from corruption charges while in office.

Romania MPs under fire after voting for immunity over graft

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 02:46

Domestic and international critics poured scorn on Romanian lawmakers Wednesday after they unexpectedly voted to exempt MPs and the president from corruption charges while in office.