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Op-Ed: Ethics vs corporate crime — Who's winning? Not you

Sydney - Corporate greed, lack of ethics and crime are destroying societies and economies. The Great Recession totally trashed the American middle class, formerly the most prosperous social group in history. There’s now a call for “ethics”...?

Ex-head of Romania communist work camp jailed for 20 years

Bucharest - An 88-year-old Romanian communist-era labour camp commander was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday for crimes against humanity committed over half a century ago.

Home of Romania's Ceausescu opened to the public

Bucharest - The opulent former residence of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was opened to the public for the first time on Saturday some 26 years after the fall of his Communist regime.

FacePalm Friday: Woman ripped hubby's testicles off over chores

Vaslui - A woman in Romania is being accused of ripping off her husband's testicles because he didn't give her flowers and he refused to help her with the housework.

Romania turns its back on dark past of Roma slavery

Bucharest - For generations, they were owned by the rich and powerful, who bought and sold them as chattels.

EU chief Tusk says 'real' risk of EU breakup over Brexit vote

Bucharest - European Union chief Donald Tusk warned Monday there was a "real" danger of the 28-nation bloc breaking up over so-called Brexit and called for greater EU coordination to address the risk."This is a critical moment.

Romania asks UNESCO to protect planned open-cast goldmine site

Bucharest - Romania has asked the UN cultural agency UNESCO to give world heritage list status to a village where a Canadian firm is battling to locate a controversial open-cast goldmine.

Romania struggles to confront Holocaust past

Bucharest - More than 70 years after the Holocaust, the suffering of survivors in Romania is often overlooked or played down, even if the country has taken some steps towards recognising what happened, historians and survivors say.

'Last chance' for Moldova after mass protests: PM

Bucharest - Moldova's new Prime Minister Pavel Filip said Tuesday that his government faces a "last chance" to regain public trust as the country a battles deep political crisis, calling for calm from protesters demanding his resignation.

European court: Private messages at work can be read by employers

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that employers may view workers' email and instant messages sent during business hours.

Inter-dimensional portal caught on film, Truth or Hoax?

On December 7, 2015 tourists captured on film a swirling inter-dimensional portal in the sky above the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. An orb is seen entering the portal before it disappears. The question is it truth or a clever hoax?

Angry shepherds — thousands of them — storm Romanian parliament

Bucharest - Nearly 4,000 shepherds stormed Romania's parliament on Tuesday, furious over a new law that limits the number of dogs they can keep to protect their flocks.

Teen's death pushes Romania nightclub fire toll to 60

Bucharest - The death toll in the nightclub blaze that toppled Romania's government late last month rose to 60 on Sunday, following the death of a teenaged student in an Austrian hospital, medical sources said.

New Romania PM unveils technocrat government

Bucharest - Romania's prime minister-designate Dacian Ciolos named a technocrat government on Sunday, tapping European Union experts as well as private-sector leaders to steer the country until elections next year.

When Romanian inmates pick up the pen to earn freedom

Bucharest - They may be athletes, businessmen or politicians but the minute they are jailed, Romanian convicts often morph into "men of letters" thanks to a law allowing those who write a book while inside to get out quicker.

Romania nightclub fire toll rises to 54

Bucharest - Four more people have died from injuries sustained in a nightclub blaze that toppled Romania's government, bringing the toll to 54, doctors said Thursday.

Former EU commissioner becomes new Romania PM

Bucharest - Former EU agriculture commissioner Dacian Ciolos was on Tuesday appointed Romania's new prime minister, following last week's resignation of Victor Ponta after mass anti-government protests sparked by a deadly nightclub fire.

Romania president meets with protesters as fire toll mounts

Bucharest - Romania's president appealed for protesters' support on Sunday in reforming the country, as the death toll rose to 45 from a horrific nightclub fire that brought down the government.

Death toll from Romania nightclub fire rises to 41

Bucharest - The death toll from a horrific nightclub fire in Bucharest that brought down the Romanian government has risen to 41, officials said Saturday.

Romania's ex-PM Ponta in court on graft charges

Bucharest - Victor Ponta, who quit as Romania's prime minister this week after mass protests, made his first appearance in court on corruption charges.
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