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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Amid concerns over corruption, Romanians begin vote for re-election in bicameral Parliament

Amid concerns over corruption, Romanians begin vote for re-election in bicameral Parliament

Romania's biggest party, the Social Democratic Party, is expected to come first and will likely try to form a majority with smaller parties.

Bulgaria launches long-delayed gas link to Romania

Bulgaria and Romania launched on Friday a long-delayed interconnector to link their gas transmission networks and diversify resources during possible cuts of Russian gas deliveries via Ukraine.

Indo-Canadian siblings to spend night in Dracula's castle

Indo-Canadian siblings, Tami and Robin Varma are set to spend a night at the infamous Bran Castle in Transylvania, Romania where Vlad the Impaler, the brutal prince who likely inspired Bram Stoker`s Dracula novel is believed to have stayed.

5.3 magnitude quake rattles Romania, no injuries

Romania is one of the most earthquake-prone countries in Europe, with its Vrancea region lying at the intersection of three tectonic plates.
 

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".

Romanian caught in Mumbai for ATM fraud being taken to Kerala

The gang had placed an electronic equipment in a SBI kiosk, which enabled them to get the details of card holders who withdrew money from the ATM.

Some 38 of 84 killed in Nice truck attack were foreigners: Ministry

Some 38 of the 84 people killed on the seafront in Nice by a truck-driving man as they celebrated Bastille Day on July 14 were foreigners, the French foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Euro 2016: France beat Romania 2-1 in opening match of the tournament

Euro 2016: France beat Romania 2-1 in opening match of the tournament

Dimitri Payet struck a sublime late winner to earn hosts France a 2-1 victory over Group A rivals Romania in the opening match of the European Championship, but more violence broke out between rival fans in Marseille.

Putin vows Russian retaliation over US missile shield in Europe

Putin vows Russian retaliation over US missile shield in Europe

Some elements of the US missile shield, which Putin said was a direct threat to Russia's security, are being installed in Poland, and some in Romania.

US missile shield in Romania threat to Russia: Kremlin

Activation of a U.S.-backed missile shield in Romania constitutes a threat to Russia`s national security, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.

US heralds Romania missile defence system as step forward

The missile interceptor station in Deveselu, southern Romania, will help defend NATO members against the threat of short and medium-range ballistic missiles.

US sends F-22 fighters to Romania

US sends F-22 fighters to Romania

Two F-22 Raptor fighters of the US Air Force arrived on Monday at an air base near the Black Sea port of Constanta in southeast Romania.

Spain held in Romania on record night for Iker Casillas

Spain held in Romania on record night for Iker Casillas

Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas equalled the record of most international caps for a European player on Sunday as two-time defending European champions Spain drew 0-0 against Romania in Cluj.

Spain probes coach crash that killed 13 foreign students

Spanish investigators were on Monday looking for what caused a weekend coach crash that killed 13 foreign students, all young women and most of them from Italy.

Pope Francis gives shelter to homeless Romanian lady

Pope Francis gives shelter to homeless Romanian lady

In a warm gesture, Pope Francis has offered to house a homeless Romanian woman who delivered a girl in front of St Peter`s Square.