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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.

Romania blocks Russia minister plane to Moldova

Bucharest - Romania on Friday sparked fury in Moscow by blocking a Moldova-bound plane carrying a senior Russian minister entering its airspace because of an EU travel ban over the Ukraine crisis.

Romanian parliament approves new Social Democrat government

Bucharest - The Romanian parliament on Thursday approved the Social Democrat government of new Prime Minister Mihai Tudose, despite controversy over its economic plans.

Romanian Social Democrat Mihai Tudose designated new premier

Bucharest - Romania's outgoing economy minister Mihai Tudose was designated as the new premier on Monday, days after the ruling Social Democrats torpedoed its own government following an internal power row.

Romania ruling left sinks own government

Bucharest - Romania's ruling left on Wednesday took the extraordinary step of torpedoing its own government with a no-confidence motion in the prime minister following a power struggle.

Romania ruling left sinks own govt after power row

Bucharest - Romania's government fell Wednesday after the ruling party took the unusual step of passing a no-confidence vote in its own prime minister following internal power struggles.

Romania's political crisis explained

Bucharest - Romania's governing left-wing Social Democrats (PSD) are expected to try to torpedo their own government on Wednesday after just five months in office.

Romania's ruling lawmakers seek to oust prime minister

Bucharest - Romania's ruling left-wing coalition called an extraordinary session of parliament on Sunday to file a censure motion against embattled Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu.

Romania's premier stands his ground as political turmoil deepens

Bucharest - Romania's political turmoil deepened Thursday as Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu refused to resign even as he faced expulsion from his governing leftwing party, forcing the government into a standoff after just five months in office.

Romania in turmoil as ruling left drops PM support

Bucharest - Romania's ruling left-wing party withdrew its support for Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu on Wednesday, a move likely to bring down his government, which has only been in power since January.

Romanian ex-leader Iliescu to stand trial over deadly 1990 protest crackdown

Bucharest - Former Romanian president Ion Iliescu and 13 other officials have been ordered to stand trial on charges of crimes against humanity in connection with the deadly crackdown on a Bucharest protest in 1990, the prosecutor's office said Tuesday.

In Romania, Latin holds out

Pitesti - Just like Asterix's small village held out against the Romans, 2,000 years later in Romania a fight is on to keep Latin alive just as it dies elsewhere in Europe.

Fake news in Romania fuels euroscepticism

Bucharest - Dogs paid to demonstrate against the government. A deadly nightclub fire ordered by an American billionaire. So-called "fake news" is prospering in Romania, fuelling euroscepticism in the former communist country.

Measles outbreak in Romania has killed 17 children

Bucharest - A measles outbreak in Romania has killed 17 children and infected thousands more since September due to poverty and an anti-vaccination movement, local media reported Saturday.
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