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Romanians stage anti-corruption protests to denounce left-wing government

Romanians stage anti-corruption protests to denounce left-wing government

More than 10,000 people on Monday braved biting cold to stage protests across Romania to denounce the left-wing government for backtracking on efforts to fight corruption.

Dec 11, 2017, 06:36 AM IST

Romania to kill bears, wolves after rise in attacks on humans

Romania on Monday said it would kill or relocate 140 bears and 97 wolves following a rise in the number of attacks on humans, sparking outrage from animal rights groups.

Sep 04, 2017, 17:58 PM IST
Thousands of Romanians form EU flag at anti-government rally

Thousands of Romanians form EU flag at anti-government rally

Transparency International ranks Romania among the EU’s most corrupt states and Brussels keeps its justice system under special monitoring.
 

Feb 27, 2017, 09:03 AM IST
Thousands continue protests against government in Romania

Thousands continue protests against government in Romania

The cabinet of Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu enraged voters when it quietly approved an emergency decree that would have decriminalized several graft offenses.

Feb 13, 2017, 08:45 AM IST

Romania protests keep pressure on govt 'thieves'

Romanians braced for a sixth day of protests on Sunday, seeking to maintain pressure on the government despite its climbdown over contentious corruption legislation that sparked the biggest protests since 1989.

Feb 05, 2017, 16:57 PM IST
European Union voices 'great concern' over Romania corruption

European Union voices 'great concern' over Romania corruption

The European Union voiced concern on Wednesday at events in Romania, warning it must not backtrack on the fight against corruption after thousands protested in Bucharest against a government emergency decree slashing penalties for abuses.

Feb 01, 2017, 18:44 PM IST

Earthquake rattles Bucharest

An earthquake hit eastern Romania early today, shaking the capital Bucharest, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Dec 28, 2016, 07:04 AM IST

2,000 protest in Romania over minister's immunity

The protesters briefly blocked traffic late Thursday in front of the upper house of parliament, waving placards bearing slogans such as "Corruption kills" and "Shame on You".

Sep 23, 2016, 08:25 AM IST

Romania President Klaus Iohannis meets with protesters as fire toll mounts

Thousands of Romanians have taken to the streets since the deadly blaze at the Colectiv nightclub.

Nov 09, 2015, 10:57 AM IST

Death toll from Romania nightclub fire soars to 43

Romanian media criticised the authorities for failing to transfer some of the wounded to hospitals abroad in time.

Nov 08, 2015, 17:58 PM IST

Toll rises to 30 in Bucharest club fire

Death toll of the nightclub fire late Friday in downtown Bucharest rose from 27 to 30 people on Sunday

Nov 02, 2015, 07:12 AM IST

Bucharest club blaze kills 27, scores injured

Hospital sources said the death toll could rise as at least 25 people were in critical condition.

Oct 31, 2015, 19:51 PM IST
26 dead in club explosion in Romania's Bucharest

26 dead in club explosion in Romania's Bucharest

An explosion on a bandstage at a Bucharest nightclub has left 26 people dead and 145 hospitalised with injuries, Romania's Interior Minister said.

Oct 31, 2015, 10:25 AM IST

Romania's ruling party approves election of Liviu Dragneaas as new chief

Romania's Social Democrat Party unanimously validated the election of Liviu Dragnea as the main ruling party's chairman in a congress.

Oct 19, 2015, 04:37 AM IST
Bopanna-Mergea enter quarters in Bucharest

Bopanna-Mergea enter quarters in Bucharest

The Indian-Romanian tennis pair of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea entered the men's doubles quarterfinals after receiving a walkover at the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy here on Wednesday.

Apr 23, 2015, 09:39 AM IST

Romania`s richest man jailed

Romania`s richest main, Ioan Niculae, the billionaire head of an agro-industrial conglomerate, was sentenced Thursday to two and a half years in prison for his involvement in illegal financing of the 2009 presidential campaign.

Apr 03, 2015, 02:39 AM IST

Dozens of Syrian and Iraqi migrants rescued off Romanian coast

Romania`s coast guard rescued 70 migrants - mostly Syrians and Iraqis - packed on to a small fishing boat that was in danger of sinking as they attempted to make the crossing to Europe in stormy seas on Saturday.

Feb 28, 2015, 16:03 PM IST

Helicopter crashes into lake in Romania, 3 missing

Promising free water for all, 50 per cent cut in power tariff and steps for providing 24-hour electricity, AAP on Tuesday sought to woo voters ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls even as it downplayed Congress claiming that the real contest was between the party and BJP.

Dec 15, 2014, 23:28 PM IST
Goal machine Claudio Keseru leads Romania to victory over Denmark

Goal machine Claudio Keseru leads Romania to victory over Denmark

Claudio Keseru grabbed two superb second-half goals to earn Romania a comfortable 2-0 win over Denmark in a friendly at the National Arena on Tuesday.

Nov 19, 2014, 10:45 AM IST

Thousands of Romanians protest against Ponta ahead of vote

 Thousands of Romanians took to the streets Friday calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Victor Ponta, favourite to win a presidency runoff this weekend, after a scandal over Romanians prevented from voting abroad.

Nov 15, 2014, 03:01 AM IST