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Royals join Romanians at ex king Michael's funeral

Bucharest - Thousands of Romanians Saturday joined European royalty for the state funeral of Romania's former king Michael, one of the last surviving heads of state from World War II, who died last week aged 96.

Thousands of Romanians pay final respects to king Michael

Bucharest - Thousands of Romanians paid their last respects to beloved former king Michael, who died last week aged 96, in front of his coffin at the Royal Palace in Bucharest on Thursday.

Romania's lower house passes controversial judicial reforms

Bucharest - Romania's lower house of parliament on Wednesday passed two controversial reforms which the opposition says risk limiting judicial independence and weakening the fight against corruption.

Remains of Romania's king Michael return home for final farewell

Bucharest - The body of Romania's beloved former king Michael, who recently died in Switzerland aged 96, returned Wednesday to his home country where he will be laid to rest at a grand state funeral.

Romanians stage fresh anti-corruption protests

Bucharest - More than 10,000 people Sunday braved biting cold to stage protests across Romania to denounce the left-wing government for backtracking on efforts to fight corruption.

Romania declares 3 days of mourning after king Michael's death

Bucharest - Romania will observe three days of national mourning next week to mark the death of its former king Michael, who was one of the last surviving World War II leaders.

Romania's revered king Michael, a long and tragic life

Bucharest - Romania's former king Michael, who died Tuesday aged 96 in Switzerland where he lived, incarnated the tragic fate and political turmoil suffered by his country in the 20th century.

Romanians protest over move to hobble corruption fight

Bucharest - Thousands of Romanians took to the streets Sunday in fresh protests at the left-wing government and what critics say are its attempts to go easy on corruption.

Romanian prosecutors comb through party chief's assets

Bucharest - Romanian prosecutors said Wednesday that they were attempting to calculate the total amount of assets owned by Liviu Dragnea, the under-fire head of the country's ruling left-wing party.

Romanian ruling party leader's assets frozen in corruption probe

Bucharest - Romania's anti-corruption agency on Tuesday froze more than 27 million euros in assets belonging to Liviu Dragnea, the powerful boss of the country's ruling left party who is being investigated for abuse of power and embezzlement of EU funds.

Fresh Romanian protests against judicial reforms

Bucharest - Thousands of Romanians demonstrated for a second straight Sunday against proposed judicial reforms which they say will weaken an anti-corruption drive.

Contentious Romanian tax reforms signed off

Bucharest - Romania's leftwing cabinet signed off Wednesday on a package of tax and social security reforms widely criticised by trade unions and employers alike and which have sparked protests.

Thousands of Romanians protest against judicial reforms

Bucharest - More than ten thousand Romanians demonstrated in Bucharest on Sunday to "defend the independence of the judiciary" in protest against a government bill that critics say will weaken anti-corruption measures.

Romania mine collapse kills one, injures two

Bucharest - One man has died and two others have been severely injured after parts of a coal mine collapsed in southern Romania, emergency services said Friday.

Protest in Romania over social security hikes

Bucharest - Thousands of Romanians protested Wednesday against planned hikes in social security contributions that critics say will wipe out generous salary hikes for public sector workers.

Desperate Europe-bound migrants turn to capricious Black Sea

Constanta - While the arrival of exhausted migrants may be common on Mediterranean shores, it's a rare sight on the Black Sea coastline.But a string of recent arrivals from Turkey suggests it may be emerging as part of a new 'Romanian route' to western Europe.

Romania seizes new migrant boat in Black Sea

- Romanian authorities said Wednesday they had rescued more than 150 migrants in the Black Sea, the fifth such incident since August amid rising fears that a new migrant route to Europe is opening up.

Man Who Brings The Light lifts Romania's poor out of darkness

- It is late, but Nicoleta Monea and her children cannot sleep. This is the last night the family will spend without electricity, thanks to "The Man Who Brings The Light".

EU risks breakup without social dumping reform: Macron

Bucharest - The EU risks breakup if it fails to overhaul a rule that lets firms send temporary workers from low-wage countries to rich economies without paying local social charges, French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday.

Migrant boats in Black Sea spark fears of new route

Bucharest - Romanian authorities said Monday that they had caught a fishing boat with 68 asylum seekers off Romania's coast, the second such incident in a week, raising fears that a new migrant route to Europe is opening up.
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