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Romanian ruling party leader sentenced, thousands rally

Liviu Dragnea of the Social Democrats was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for inciting others to abuse of office.

Romania approves part of controversial judicial-reform bill

One amendment may allow Social Democrat boss Liviu Dragnea to appeal a conviction for vote-rigging.

Glimmer of hope for Romania’s faded architectural gems

Described by the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I as "Europe's most beautiful spa resort", Herculane was a favourite spot of the Romans, who were fans of the 'miraculous' benefits of its thermal mineral waters.

Romania hands jail sentence to ex-minister exiled in Costa Rica

Elena Udrea was sentenced to six years in prison for corruption.

Romania anti-graft body warns over court order to fire boss

The Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that President Klaus Iohannis must approve the government's dismissal of DNA chief prosecutor Laura Kövesi.

Romania to maintain fiscal stimulus policy until 2020

Romania’s government will maintain its policy of cutting taxes and raising the minimum wage and state pensions until 2020 in a bid to improve living standards.

Romanian court acquits ex-PM Popescu-Tăriceanu of false testimony charges

The court's decision to acquit Senate speaker Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu is preliminary and can be appealed.

Palestinians recall envoys to 4 EU nations after US embassy move

The ambassadors of Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Austria were recalled after recognising the US' moving of its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

Russia qualify for Rugby World Cup as Spain, Romania, Belgium disqualified

The three disqualified teams had fielded ineligible players.

Bucharest court acquits former Romanian PM in graft case

Victor Ponta was acquitted of charges of forgery, money-laundering, and being an accessory to tax evasion.

Romanian president refuses to approve controversial judicial reforms

President Klaus Iohannis said he would send the proposals on judicial reforms to the Constitutional Court and would seek the opinion of European experts on the reform package.

Romanian PM to visit Israel as embassy row brews

Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă's visit to Israel is related to the possible transfer of Romania's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

Romania to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem, report says

The Romanian government will follow the United States and transfer its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) leader said Thursday .

Over 10,000 rally to unify Romania and Moldova

Former Romanian president Traian Băsescu called upon the Moldovan and Romanian parliaments to allow Moldova to relinquish its independence and become part of Romania.

Halep advances to third round at Indian Wells

Halep will meet the winner of a match between American wildcard Caroline Dolehide and world number 30 Dominika Cibulkova, of Slovakia.

Ceaușescu auction points to lingering nostalgia among Romanians

Despite his 24-year iron-fisted rule, Nicolae Ceaușescu is still a hero to many Romanians, especially as the country today lurches from crisis to crisis.

Grazing dangerously: The Romanian sheep nibbling away at US security

Sheeps' random meanderings near the Deveselu base in southern Romania has triggered an unusual power struggle between US commanders and a stubborn local sheep farmer.

Romania’s PM resigns after losing party’s backing

Mihai Tudose is now the second Romanian prime minister to have been ousted over the last seven months.

Romania senate backs bill seen in West as threat to judiciary

Romania follows in the footsteps of fellow eastern European countries Hungary and Poland in increasing government control of the judiciary.

Romania tolak cadangan PM wanita Islam pertama

Perdana Menteri Romania Klaus Iohannis tidak memberi alasan mengapa Sevil Shhaideh ditolak sebagai calon perdana menteri, tetapi ia mungkin ada kaitan dengan suaminya yang berketurunan Syria.

Sevil Shhaideh bakal PM wanita Islam pertama di Eropah

Perlantikannya susulan kemenangan Parti Sosial Demokratik (PSD) di Romania.

From Dracula to Prince Charles: Romanian facts

Here are some facts about the former communist country of 20 million people in southeastern Europe, a member of NATO since 2004 and of the European Union since 2007.