Romania ex-prime minister freed after corruption sentence

Romania`s former prime minister Adrian Nastase, sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail for his role in two corruption cases, was released from prison on Thursday.

Orphaned bear cubs learn to survive in Romania

Every year between 15-20 bear cubs are orphaned in Romania and a third of them survive, courtesy a centre which cares for them without domesticating them.

Greenpeace blocks Chevron`s Romanian shale gas site

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

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

Romania`s Senate Thursday approved the draft law to ratify the European Union (EU) association agreements with Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia.

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

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

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

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

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

`Cocktail` to hit Romanian screens

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

Reforms, presidential vote in focus after Romania coalition splits

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.

US plane makes emergency landing in Romania

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.