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Romanian president blocks draft corruption law

Bucharest - Romania's president on Wednesday held up a series of controversial legal changes that would have protected corrupt politicians in the graft-tainted country from prosecution.

Romania gets new PM, ending political turmoil

Bucharest - Romania's president 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.

Romania president names new prime minister

Bucharest - 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.

Romania's first female, Muslim PM rejected

Bucharest - 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.

Resurgent Romanian left falls short of majority

Bucharest - Romania's Social Democrats have fallen short of a parliamentary majority despite a resounding weekend election win that saw them bounce back after being booted from power a year ago, final results showed Thursday.

Romania president insists won't appoint convicted PM

Bucharest - Romania's president reiterated his refusal Tuesday to appoint a prime minister with legal problems, in an apparent swipe at convicted Social Democrat leader Liviu Dragnea whose party scored a resounding election win on the weekend.

Uncertainty after Romanian left's election comeback

Bucharest - Romania faced fresh political uncertainty Monday as a thumping election comeback by the corruption-tainted left put them on collision course with the centre-right president.

Romanian left bounces back in election: exit polls

Bucharest - Romania's left came a clear first in parliamentary elections Sunday, exit polls showed, a year after a deadly nightclub fire forced them from office.

Romanian left stages comeback a year after deadly fire

Bucharest - Romania's left staged an emphatic comeback in elections Sunday, a year after anger over a deadly nightclub fire forced them from office.

A decade after entering EU, a two-track Romania

- A new school and cultural centre are tangible benefits of EU membership, according to Vladimir Paun, a Romanian mayor. But euroscepticism is also rising, against a background of inequality.

Man accidentally mutilates friend's penis with chainsaw

Vanatori - A man in Romania was left with a serious injury after his friend accidentally cut his penis with a chainsaw. The incident happened while the two were cutting firewood.

18-year-old selling virginity to buy her parents' house

Aleexandra, 18, is selling her virginity via an escort service. Her goal is to raise enough money to purchase her parents' home.

Iran's Zarif urges Trump to stick to agreements

Bucharest - Iran's foreign minister called Wednesday on US president-elect Donald Trump to stick to international agreements following his threats during the election campaign to tear up a nuclear deal with Tehran.

Romanian PM opens election campaign with call for change

Bucharest - Romania's technocrat Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos on Sunday opened campaigning season for next month's general election with a call for change within political parties."We need change at the heart of the political parties...

Romanians demonstrate a year after nightclub blaze tragedy

Bucharest - Around 5,000 people took to the streets of Bucharest on Sunday, a year after a nightclub fire that killed 64 young people and triggered an unprecedented protest movement against the Romanian political class.

Romania's 'invisible' Roma battle for identity

- Denisa, Robert and Calin have never celebrated their birthdays: the three children, like thousands of other Romanians, don't have birth certificates, leaving them in an administrative black hole."It's very hard.

Snooker: Judd Trump wins European Masters Special

Judd Trump battled from 6-8 behind to beat Ronnie O'Sullivan by 9 frames to 8 and to clinch the European Masters snooker tournament.

2,000 protest in Romania over minister's immunity

Bucharest - Around 2,000 people protested in Romanian capital Bucharest late Thursday over the Senate's refusal to lift the immunity from prosecution of a former interior minister for "involuntary homicide".

Romanian revolution cradle to be EU culture capital 2021

Bucharest - Timisoara, the cradle of Romania's 1989 revolution against communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, was named Friday by the EU as the European capital of culture for 2021.

Romanian ex-secret service agent held over anti-graft chief plot

Bucharest - A former Romanian secret service agent has been arrested for allegedly masterminding an operation to intimidate a key anti-corruption official, prosecutors said on Wednesday.
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