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Romania heads for centre-right govt but without PM Orban

Bucharest - Romania's liberal Prime Minister Ludovic Orban resigned Monday after a disappointing showing for his pro-European National Liberal Party (PNL) in elections on Sunday -- but the PNL still seems to be on track to lead the next government at the head of a...

Romania's pro-European party on course to stay in power

Bucharest - Romania's governing pro-European liberals appeared well-placed to stay in power Monday following elections, despite a strong showing by the opposition socialists, according to partial results.

Romania's liberals favourites in general election

Bucharest - Romanians head to the polls in parliamentary elections on Sunday, with pro-European liberals tipped to win despite criticism for their handling of the coronavirus pandemic while in government.

Romania's mining heartland faces up to post-coal future

- In the large, dark locker room of southern Romania's Lonea coal mine, 20-year-old Liviu dons his uniform and helmet before embarking on a six-hour shift in a vanishing industry.

Mystery over metal monolith found on Romanian hilltop

Bucharest - A metal monolith which mysteriously appeared on a hilltop in northern Romania has sparked curiosity -- and mockery -- online, coming just days after a similar object was found in the Utah desert.

Robert Glinta opens up about Team Iron, ISL Season 2, and success Special

Olympic swimmer Robert Glinta chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about being a part of the second season of the International Swimming League (ISL), where he competed for Team Iron.

Orban vs Orban: Romania defends EU after Hungary-Poland veto

Bucharest - Romanian Prime Minister Ludovic Orban distanced himself from his nationalist Hungarian namesake and counterpart Viktor Orban on Thursday after Hungary and Poland vetoed the EU budget and coronavirus rescue plan.

Romania hospital fire fuels fear of further disasters

Bucharest - Ten coronavirus patients died in a fire at a Romanian hospital on Saturday, sparking wider safety warnings in a country marked by crumbling infrastructure and a culture of makeshift repairs.

Doctor hailed as hero as Romania hospital fire kills 10

Bucharest - A doctor left badly burned in a Romanian hospital fire that left 10 dead was hailed as a hero on Sunday after it emerged he had tried to help Covid-19 patients to safety.

'No justice' five years on from Romania nightclub fire

Bucharest - Five years after a devastating nightclub fire killed three of her friends and left her with severe burns, 39-year-old Romanian Flavia Lupu said justice still has not been served in the case -- and that not enough lessons have been learnt.

Exit polls see Romania's Social Democrats lose control of Bucharest

Bucharest - Romania's deeply-entrenched Social Democrats lost control of capital Bucharest in local elections Sunday, exit polls showed, as mask-clad voters chose mayors and local councillors nationwide in the first electoral test after years of political turbulen...

Impunity robs Romania trafficking victims of justice

Bucharest - "I want him to pay for everything I've suffered," says a short, frail 24-year-old Romanian who was forced into prostitution by a man who duped her.

Romanian doctors fight surge in virus cases and conspiracy theories

Timisoara - After almost four months of treating coronavirus patients in the western Romanian city of Timisoara, doctor Virgil Musta is not only facing a surge in new daily cases, but also a string of conspiracy theories.

With few computers, Romania and Bulgaria face homeschool hurdles

Darova - Maria Avadanei is exhilarated: after receiving a tablet as a donation, she can finally take her online lessons."I was afraid of failing my classes," says the 15-year-old from Darova, a rural commune in Transylvania in western Romania.

'No gloves, no masks': Romania medical workers fear for lives in virus fight

Bucharest - "We don't have gloves, masks, anything," says one of the medical team at southeastern Romania's Ramnicu Sarat hospital, one of those designated to treat COVID-19 patients.

Coronavirus crisis hits Romania's 'invisible' homeless

Bucharest - Roaming Bucharest's deserted streets under the coronavirus lockdown no longer turns up scraps of food, with Romania's homeless instead facing insults and deeper isolation.

Romanian president nominates economist as PM

Bucharest - Romania's president Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday nominated economist Florin Citu from the National Liberal Party (PNL) as prime minister of a country suffering a prolonged political crisis.

Romanian boxer inspires girls to knock out poverty

Buzau - Steluta Duta was a teenaged orphan living on the streets when, one cold January day in 2002, she stepped through the door of a boxing gym in the town of Buzau and embarked on her unlikely path to becoming an elite athlete.

EU Commission warns Romania over illegal logging

Bucharest - The European Commission on Wednesday put Romania on notice over its illegal logging, launching a sanctions procedure that could see Bucharest brought in front of a court and penalised.

Romania's liberal government falls after three months in office

Bucharest - Romania's liberal government collapsed in a parliamentary no-confidence vote on Wednesday after only three months in office, bringing the EU member closer to early elections.
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