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Bitcoin catches on in tech-savvy Romania

Bitcoin catches on in tech-savvy Romania

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 20:47

In a well-lit office with red window frames in downtown Bucharest, Romania`s first bitcoin ATM attracts many who until it opened in May had to buy or sell the digital currency face-to-face or through wire transfers.

Greenpeace blocks Chevron`s Romanian shale gas site

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 04:10

Around 20 Greenpeace activists have blocked access to a shale gas exploration site in Romania, in a third attempt to scupper the drilling operations of US energy group Chevron.

Dead grandmother took selfie from beyond the grave, claims Romanian woman

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 12:33

In what may seem bizarre to many, a Romanian woman, Gina Mihai, 34, has claimed that her grandmother, who died three years ago, took a selfie on her mobile phone from the other life.

Romania parliament ratifies EU-Moldova association agreement

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 22:34

Romania`s Senate Thursday approved the draft law to ratify the European Union (EU) association agreements with Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia. <br><br> The Deputies` Chamber, the lower house of parliament, adopted the draft laws for the ratification Wednesday.

Romania MPs urge president to quit after brother`s arrest

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 17:10

Romania`s parliament on Wednesday called on President Traian Basescu to step down after his brother was arrested for accepting bribes from a mobster.

Romania president`s brother detained in mobster graft case

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 07:48

A Romanian court has placed the brother of President Traian Basescu under arrest for 30 days amid allegations he took a pay-off from a mobster to influence his murder trial.

Woman held captive, beaten for weeks in Austria: Police

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 18:39

A Romanian woman was imprisoned, raped and repeatedly beaten in a house in Austria for more than a month before escaping when her attacker got drunk, police said on Tuesday.

`Cocktail` to be released in Romania

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 20:31

After becoming the biggest Bollywood grosser in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Cocktail is all set to now entertain Romanian fans.

`Cocktail` to hit Romanian screens

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 18:26

Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer 2012 hit `Cocktail` will be screened in Romania Friday.

Out of favour Romero is Argentina's No 1 World Cup keeper

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 11:21

Sergio Romero will be Argentina`s first-choice goalkeeper at the World Cup in Brazil in June despite spending most of his time at Monaco on the bench, national coach Alejandro Sabella said on Thursday.

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.