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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.

Romania's Ponta in court on graft charges after quitting as PM

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

Bindi Irwin must prove father's death via contract with DWTS

A judge in the L.A. Superior Court has ruled Bindi Irwin will not be paid for appearing on the show Dancing with the Stars until proof is provided of her father's death. Steve Irwin was best known as the Crocodile Hunter on Animal Planet.

Romania appoints new interim PM after deadly nightclub fire

Bucharest - Romania's president appointed Education Minister Sorin Campeanu as interim prime minister to replace Victor Ponta, who quit following mass anti-government protests sparked by a deadly nightclub fire.

Victor Ponta, Romania's fallen star

Bucharest - Victor Ponta, who resigned Wednesday after a deadly nightclub blaze drew tens of thousands into the streets, carried hopes for a renewal of Romanian politics on his young shoulders.

Romanian PM quits over club blaze, but protesters unsatisfied

Bucharest - Romania's embattled Prime Minister Victor Ponta resigned Wednesday, after a deadly nightclub blaze prompted mass demonstrations, but his move failed to stop tens of thousands from taking to the streets for a second night.

Bucharest club fire turns political as rally demands PM's ouster

Bucharest - More than 20,000 people rallied in Bucharest Tuesday demanding Romania's prime minister resign over a deadly nightclub fire that claimed 32 lives.

Romanians mourn nightclub fire heroes who died giving 'lesson in love'

Bucharest - Romanians on Tuesday paid tribute to two men who sacrificed their lives to save several youngsters trapped in a burning Bucharest nightclub, hailing them as heroes who gave the country a lesson "in life and love.

Heart of Romanian queen laid to rest after 77-year journey

Bucharest - The heart of British-born queen Marie of Romania was finally laid to rest on Tuesday after criss-crossing the nation for 77 years.

Romania disco bosses arrested over deadly blaze

Bucharest - Three bosses of a nightclub in Romania, where a weekend blaze left 31 people dead and nearly 200 injured were arrested Monday on suspicion of manslaughter, prosecutors said Monday.

Thousands march as Romania disco fire toll rises to 30

Bucharest - Thousands of people marched in central Bucharest on Sunday to honour the victims of a weekend disco fire as the death toll from the tragedy climbed to 30.

Oldest Romanian mine closes after 156 years

- The lift rose slowly, bringing workers to the surface for the last time at Romania's Petrila mine, ending production at what was once a proud symbol of the country's coal indusry.

'Safety rules ignored' in Romania nightclub blaze

Bucharest - Romania's president said Saturday that safety rules may have been ignored at an underground nightclub where a fire and stampede left 27 people dead and nearly 200 injured.
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