Romania

NATO to launch Black Sea force as latest counter to Russia

NATO is set to launch a new multinational force in Romania on Monday to counter Russia along its eastern flank and to check a growing Russian presence in the Black Sea following the Kremlin`s 2014 seizure of Crimea. 

Oct 09, 2017, 19:15 PM IST
EC flags poor response to enrolling service voters posted abroad

EC flags poor response to enrolling service voters posted abroad

Secretary (East) in the MEA Preeti Saran said in her career as Indian Foreign Service office spanning 35 years, she has been able to vote only once.

Sep 13, 2017, 19:24 PM IST

Romania stops Black Sea boats carrying 200 migrants

The boat, which was taken to the southeastern port of Mangalia, is the fourth to have been found carrying migrants in the Black Sea since mid-August.

Sep 09, 2017, 20:15 PM 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

Militant video purports to show westerners held in Mali

President Emmanuel Macron said France and its African partners must work together to wipe out Islamist militants, at the opening of the summit in Mali's capital Bamako.

 

Jul 02, 2017, 20:27 PM IST
Romanian lawmakers topple PM Sorin Grindeanu's government

Romanian lawmakers topple PM Sorin Grindeanu's government

Romania`s parliament toppled the government of Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu on Wednesday, as expected, a senior ruling party official said.

Jun 21, 2017, 16:44 PM IST

Romanian injured in UK parliament terror attack dies

Andreea Cristea, who fell into the River Thames during the March 22 terror attack outside the British parliament, has died in hospital.

Apr 07, 2017, 13:07 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
Green light for Romania corruption referendum

Green light for Romania corruption referendum

The proposal was put forward by centre-right President Klaus Iohannis, a fierce critic of the left-wing government. 

Feb 13, 2017, 23:32 PM 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
Giant flying reptile terrorised dinosaurs in ancient Romania

Giant flying reptile terrorised dinosaurs in ancient Romania

Palaeontologists examined the creature's unusual gigantic neck vertebra fossils and believe it was a formidable carnivore of Cretaceous-age Transylvania.

Feb 12, 2017, 14:11 PM IST

Romania scraps corruption decree, protesters keep up pressure

Romania scrapped on Sunday a contentious corruption decree in a climbdown after the biggest mass demonstrations since 1989, but protesters kept up pressure by taking to the streets for a sixth straight day.

Feb 05, 2017, 21:29 PM 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

Thousands protest as Romania relaxes corruption law

Thousands of Romanians took to the streets after the government issued a controversial emergency decree reducing the penalties for corruption in a move which will allow several politicians to avoid criminal prosecution.

Feb 01, 2017, 11:38 AM IST

Romania president names new prime minister: Official

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Friday named social-democrat Sorin Grindeanu as the nation`s new prime minister, bringing to a close weeks of uncertainty since the left won a parliamentary vote on December 11.

Dec 30, 2016, 14:14 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

Romania`s first female, Muslim PM rejected

Romania`s president sparked fresh political turmoil Tuesday after blocking a proposal by the leftist party that won elections this month to appoint the EU country`s first female and first Muslim prime minister.

Dec 27, 2016, 22:22 PM IST

Romanian president rejects Left's PM candidate

Romania's president today rejected the left-wing Social Democrats' candidate for prime minister, Sevil Shhaideh, who would have been the EU's country first female and Muslim premier.

Dec 27, 2016, 21:06 PM IST
Romania President insists won`t appoint convicted PM Victor Ponta

Romania President insists won`t appoint convicted PM Victor Ponta

The new government will be sworn in at the earliest on December 19.

Dec 13, 2016, 21:08 PM IST