BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s Orthodox Church on Wednesday criticized a billboard campaign showing doctors dealing with the coronavirus epidemic as saints with halos shaped like the virus....
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — During Romania's communist era, children with disabilities were shunned, often locked away in institutions or kept at home and deprived of schooling and social...
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has ended a case against Romania’s soccer federation that was opened after a Sweden player claimed he was racially abused during a European Championship qualifying...
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — The Romanian soccer federation was charged with “racist behavior” on Friday after a Swedish player said he was targeted by the country's fans at a European Championship...
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s soccer federation says it promoted Mirel Rădoi to coach the national team ahead of the European Championship playoffs.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Klaus Iohannis was re-elected Romania’s president Sunday, easily winning a runoff vote amid vows to continue fighting corruption and strengthen the rule of...
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has called for further investigations into allegations by a Sweden player he was racially abused by Romania fans at a European Championship qualifying...
NEEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts solider killed in World War II has been laid to rest after his remains were recently identified.
WCVB-TV reports a memorial service was held Saturday at...
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — In the slightly incongruous settings of an ornate late 19th century palace, a man with hundreds of metal piercings hangs in the air by hooks dug into his skin, next to a...
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Romanian capital Bucharest has hosted what organizers claim is Europe's biggest pumpkin carving event.
Thousands of visitors tried their hand at sculpting more...
BOSTON (AP) — The remains of a Massachusetts airman killed during World War II have been identified.
The Pentagon's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Friday the remains of U.S. Army Air...
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president on Tuesday nominated Ludovic Orban of the center-right National Liberal Party to form a new government and become the country's next prime...
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Thousands of people took part in anti-government protests in Romania, with the largest rally taking place outside government headquarters in Bucharest.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The lawyer for a man detained by police in Romania said Sunday that his client has admitted killing two female teenagers.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Pope Francis opened a three-day pilgrimage to Romania on Friday by delivering a new appeal for unity, 20 years after St. John Paul II made the first-ever papal visit to a...
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's most powerful politician was sentenced Monday to 3½ years in prison for official misconduct in a graft case.
SIBIU, Romania (AP) — The Latest on the European Union summit in Romania (all times local):
Not everybody comes with gloves to a European Union summit, but European Council...
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — NATO is holding a massive medical exercise in Romania, with more than 2,500 medical personnel involved in responding to a simulated attack on the subway system of...
MONTREAL (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency has reinstated Romania's only anti-doping laboratory after it was suspended for allegedly covering up drug use.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Former Romanian President Ion Iliescu is to be tried for crimes against humanity for his role in the country's bloody 1989 anti-communist uprising, Romania's top...
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's bailout creditors on Friday backed a payout worth more than $1 billion as part of a debt-relief package that is contingent on the government enacting a series of...
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister on Thursday rejected calls by ambassadors from 12 countries, including the United States and Germany, to refrain from amending laws on fighting...
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A European Union official says "there is full support" from member states to hit back if U.S. President Donald Trump imposes tariffs on cars and car parts.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian police on Wednesday detained an Italian man who allegedly posed as a plastic surgeon in clinics around Bucharest, doing dozens of operations including breast implants.
Border police detained Matteo Politi on a train on the Romanian-Hungarian border early Wednesday after an alert went out and he was brought to Bucharest. A statement said he was being investigated for fraud.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Authorities in Romania are investigating an Italian citizen who allegedly posed as a plastic surgeon in clinics around Bucharest.
The College of Medics said Tuesday that it hadn't issued Matteo Politi, who used the alias Matthew Mode, with a license to practice.
Romanian health authorities, who must also issue a separate permit to doctors, say he was given one in March 2018 after submitting a fake diploma claiming he'd qualified as a doctor in Kosovo.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief says would-be member states from the former Soviet Union must hold free and fair elections to be eligible for future membership.
Federica Mogherini was referring to Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia who signed association agreements with the EU in 2014, amid sharp criticism from Russia.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — NATO's secretary-general has urged Russia to respect a Cold War-era missile treaty saying its missiles are nuclear capable and could reach European cities.
Jens Stoltenberg said in Bucharest on Wednesday that Russia was violating the treaty and had "developed and deployed new intermediate range missiles," which were "hard to detect, mobile."
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The European Union presidency says it will back Macedonia to open accession talks after it reached a deal to change its name.
Romanian European Affairs Minister George Ciamba said Monday he wanted negotiations to start for Macedonia in June at a meeting of EU ministers.
Romania, which currently holds the bloc's rotating presidency, also supports Albania opening accession talks.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Authorities say freezing rain in Romania's capital has downed hundreds of trees and electricity lines, damaging cars and causing long flight delays.
Dozens of flights were late or canceled at Bucharest's Henry Coanda Airport due to icy conditions on Saturday. Power outages of several hours were reported in the capital from fallen electricity lines.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities say an airplane flying from Cyprus to the Romanian capital has made an emergency landing in the Black Sea port of Constanta because of a problem with the wing flaps. Nobody has been reported injured.
Authorities said the Romanian airline Blue Air flight from Larnaca to Bucharest, carrying 109 passengers and crew, landed safely in Constanta on Sunday afternoon.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is adding another trip to his busy 2019 travel schedule with a three-day visit to Romania May 31-June 2.
The Vatican press office announced Friday Francis would visit the capital, Bucharest, Iasi in northeastern Romania known for its Orthodox churches and monasteries, and Blaj, the seat of the Catholic Church. Also on the itinerary is a visit to the Marian shrine at Sumuleu Ciuc.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Backstage drama came to the fore Thursday as Romania assumed the presidency of the European Union for the first time, an international debut that was preceded by questions about the country's readiness for the role.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's government insists it is capable of handling the rotating presidency of the European Union, dismissing remarks made by the head of the bloc's executive branch.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker recently questioned whether Romania was ready for the political give-and-take of holding the presidency which began this month, adding it was "technically well-prepared" for the role.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Eugeniu Iordachescu, a Romanian civil engineer who devised an ingenious way to save 12 churches and many other historic buildings from being destroyed by the country's former Communist strongman, has died. He was 89.
He died Friday from a heart attack and his funeral was being held Sunday, his daughter-in-law, Ligia Iordachescu, told The Associated Press.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian officials on Monday slammed European Union officials for treating it as "a second-rate" country as it prepares to take over the EU's rotating presidency.
Underlining the fractious mood between Romania and Brussels, a senior official of Romania's governing Social Democratic Party blasted top EU officials including European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker for alleged prejudices.
BERLIN (AP) — The head of the European Union's executive branch has questioned whether Romania is ready for the political give-and-take of holding the EU presidency, though he says the country is "technically well-prepared" for the role.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania will take over the rotating presidency of the European Union on Jan. 1 from Austria. The role is partly symbolic but does involve setting the EU agenda and being a diplomatic go-between to reach consensus among the 28 members on issues ranging from Brexit to fishing rights.
Here are five things you should know about the East European country's first ever EU presidency.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians are demanding more democracy at an anti-government march to commemorate the victims of the country's 1989 anti-communist revolt.
Protesters gathered Saturday outside government offices in Bucharest carrying candles and Romanian flags before marching to Revolution Square, where late Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu fled in a helicopter as crowds demanded his ouster.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's health minister says a maternity hospital in the capital where 45 babies were diagnosed with a drug-resistant superbug has been given the all-clear to reopen.
Sorina Pintea said Tuesday that the Giulesti Maternity Hospital, closed on Nov. 30 after newborns were diagnosed with antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, will reopen Dec. 21 after "preliminary results say we don't have problems."
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Dozens of Romanians have protested against poor air quality in the capital, which recently was ranked one of Europe's most traffic-congested cities.
Demonstrators wore medical face masks as they protested outside City Hall in Bucharest on Wednesday. The city of 2.1 million residents has poor roads, limited parking and some 1.25 million registered vehicles.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The number of babies diagnosed with a drug-resistant superbug at a maternity hospital in Romania's capital has risen to 39, authorities said Monday.
Raluca Alexandru, spokeswoman for Giulesti Maternity hospital, closed Nov. 30 due to the outbreak, said tests have confirmed the latest figure. It is triple the number of newborns diagnosed with antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus last month.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Turkish journalist suspected of links to Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based cleric blamed by Turkey for orchestrating a failed coup in 2016, was temporarily detained Wednesday in Romania, authorities said.
Bucharest prosecutor Viviana Ciuca told The Associated Press that Kamil Demirkaya was detained based on an extradition request from Turkey for "being a member of criminal, terrorist group."
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Despite freezing temperatures, tens of thousands of Romanians turned out Saturday to celebrate 100 years since their nation became a modern-day state, with some noting concerns now about the rule of law and the state of democracy in the Balkan nation.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian health authorities on Friday temporarily closed a maternity hospital in the capital after 13 babies born there recently were diagnosed with a drug-resistant superbug.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople has arrived in Bucharest for the dedication of a cathedral to mark 100 years since modern-day Romania was created in the aftermath of World War I.
The Istanbul-based patriarch Bartholomew I, considered the "first among equals" in the Orthodox world, praised the Romanian Orthodox Church on Friday for its "conciliatory and peaceful" nature.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's government has agreed to back EU reforms to overhaul the bloc's migration system, a top European Union official said Wednesday.
European Parliament President Antonio Tajani said that Romanian Premier Viorica Dancila had promised to support seven proposals on migration that would reform the Dublin Regulation, the EU's current asylum system.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party fired six ministers on Monday as the beleaguered party chairman sought to tighten his grip on the government.
Social Democrat chairman Liviu Dragnea has come under fire for his management style and corruption convictions, but has vowed to continue as party leader even though he can't be prime minister because of a conviction in 2016 for vote-rigging.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Subway workers in the Romanian capital will go on strike this week after they failed to win an agreement on wage demands.
The subway union said Monday there would be a 12-hour strike Wednesday, defying a court ruling that the strike was illegal.
The union wants a 42-percent salary hike, while managers have offered 18 percent.