1,100-year-old Hebrew Bible sells for $38 million at NYC auctionMay 17, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A 1,100-year-old Hebrew Bible that is one of the world's oldest surviving biblical manuscripts sold for $38 million in New York on Wednesday.
The Codex Sassoon, a leather-bound, handwritten parchment volume containing a nearly complete Hebrew Bible, was purchased by former U.S.
Ukraine, Romania, Moldova boost ties at security meetingApril 13, 2023 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Neighbors Romania, Ukraine, and Moldova signed cooperation agreements in Romania's capital Thursday after a trilateral meeting on ways to strengthen security in their Black Sea region to counter threats posed by Russian aggression.
NATO member Romania pushes to buy US-made F-35 fighter jetsApril 11, 2023 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s top defense body approved on Tuesday the acquisition of an unspecified number of American-made F-35 fighter jets, as the NATO-member state pushes to modernize its air force, Romania’s presidential office said.
Romanian prosecutors search devices in Andrew Tate caseApril 10, 2023 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Andrew Tate, the divisive internet personality who is under house arrest in Romania on suspicion of organized crime and human trafficking, appeared at prosecutors’ offices on Monday for forensic searches of electronic equipment confiscated during investigations, his lawyer said.
Farmers in Romania, Bulgaria protest Ukrainian grain influxApril 7, 2023 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Farmers in Romania and Bulgaria staged protests Friday to express their anger over the European Union’s response to a glut of agricultural products from Ukraine that they say are flooding local markets and undercutting prices.
Government identifies Detroit-area airman killed in WWIIApril 5, 2023 GMT
ECORSE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have identified the remains of a Detroit-area man who died when his aircraft was shot down in Romania during World War II, the Defense Department said Wednesday.
Romanian, German, Moldovan leaders meet in BucharestApril 3, 2023 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz travelled to Romania’s capital on Monday for trilateral talks with the presidents of Romania and Moldova, as the three nations look to boost ties amid Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine and to mull ways of supporting embattled Moldova.
Romania: Andrew Tate’s detention replaced with house arrestMarch 31, 2023 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Andrew Tate, the divisive internet personality who has spent months in a Romanian jail on suspicion of organized crime and human trafficking, has won an appeal to replace his detention with house arrest, an official said Friday.
NATO, US forces join Romania-led Black Sea military drillsMarch 30, 2023 GMT
MAHMUDIA, Romania (AP) — Romania’s navy led multinational military drills in the Black Sea region Thursday that brought together U.S. and NATO troops as the 30-nation alliance looks to boost security on its southeastern flank amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Andrew Tate to remain in Romanian detention for 30 more daysMarch 22, 2023 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian court on Wednesday ruled for the fourth time to extend by 30 days the preventative arrest of Andrew Tate, the divisive social media influencer who is held on suspicion of organized crime and human trafficking, an official said.
Romanian court rejects bail request by divisive Andrew TateMarch 14, 2023 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian court on Tuesday rejected a bail request from the divisive social media influencer and former professional kickboxer Andrew Tate who is detained in the country on suspicion of organized crime and human trafficking, an official said.
Moldova’s new PM visits neighboring Romania to boost tiesMarch 1, 2023 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca held talks Wednesday with his visiting Moldovan counterpart as the two neighbors seek to boost ties amid Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine.
Romanian court: Influencer Tate to be held for 3rd monthFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian court on Monday upheld a third 30-day detention for the divisive influencer and former professional kickboxer Andrew Tate, who is held on suspicion of organized crime and human trafficking, an official said.
Moldovan president in Romania to boost ties amid Ukraine warFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian President Klaus Iohannis discussed energy, economic and security issues in Bucharest Thursday with his visiting Moldovan counterpart, as the two neighbors seek to boost ties amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Romanian court rules to hold Andrew Tate for 30 more daysFebruary 21, 2023 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A court in Romania's capital agreed Tuesday to extend social media influencer Andrew Tate's detention on suspicion of organized crime and human trafficking by another 30 days, an official said.
Facebook ran ads in Moldova for oligarch sanctioned by USFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook allowed an exiled Moldovan oligarch with ties to the Kremlin to run ads calling for protests and uprisings against the pro-Western government, even though he and his political party were on U.S.
Romania, Moldova both report strange objects in their skiesFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania briefly scrambled military jets and neighboring Moldova temporarily closed its air space Tuesday after authorities in both countries reported mysterious weather balloon-like objects traversing their skies.
5.7 magnitude earthquake rattles Romania, 2nd in 2 daysFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 rattled Romania Tuesday, the second tremor of similar magnitude to shake the country in 24 hours. No serious damage was reported in either case.
US, French troops in Romania hold NATO military drillsFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
CAPU MIDIA, Romania (AP) — U.S. and French troops that are part of a NATO battlegroup in Romania held a military exercise on Thursday to test the 30-nation alliance’s eastern flank defenses, as Russia’s full-scale invasion of neighboring Ukraine nears its one-year anniversary.
Andrew Tate loses appeal against 30-day detention in RomaniaFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian court on Wednesday upheld a second 30-day detention for the divisive influencer and former professional kickboxer Andrew Tate who is held on suspicion of organized crime and human trafficking, an official said.
In Romania, French, Dutch FMs sign agreement to boost tiesJanuary 27, 2023 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The foreign ministers of France and the Netherlands visited a NATO battlegroup at a base in Romania Friday and later agreed to bolster their ties amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.
AP Week in Pictures: Europe and AfricaJanuary 27, 2023 GMT
JAN 20-26, 2023
From skiing in Austria and Italy to military exercises in Romania and haute couture fashion shows in Paris, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by The Associated Press from Europe and Africa.
Andrew Tate appears for day two of forensic device searchesJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Andrew Tate, the influential internet personality who is detained in Romania on suspicion of organized crime and human trafficking, appeared at prosecutors' offices on Thursday for a second day as forensic examinations continue of digital devices that have been confiscated in the case, an official said.
Romanian prosecutors search devices in Andrew Tate caseJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian prosecutors on Wednesday carried out forensic searches of mobile phones and laptops as they looked for further evidence in the case of social media personality Andrew Tate, who is detained in the country on suspicion of organized crime and human trafficking, an official said.
In Romania, French battlegroup holds NATO combat exerciseJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
SMARDAN, Romania (AP) — Around 600 French soldiers deployed as part of a NATO battlegroup in Romania held a combat exercise on Wednesday to test the 30-nation military alliance’s readiness on its eastern flank, amid Russia’s war in neighboring Ukraine.
Romanian judge grants 30-day extension of Tate detentionJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A judge in Romania has granted a request to extend by another 30 days the arrest of Andrew Tate, the social media personality who was detained in the country on charges of being part of an organized crime group, human trafficking and rape, an official said Friday.
NATO surveillance planes temporarily deployed to RomaniaJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Two of three NATO surveillance planes deployed temporarily to Romania have arrived at an air base near Bucharest, from where they will fly missions to monitor Russian military activity near the borders of the 30-nation military alliance.
Andrew Tate case: Romania tows luxury cars, other assetsJanuary 14, 2023 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities descended on a compound near Bucharest on Saturday to tow away a fleet of luxury cars and other assets worth an estimated $3.9 million in the case investigating Andrew Tate, the divisive social media personality who is detained in the country on charges of human trafficking.
NATO planes to be sent to Romania to eye Russian activityJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — NATO said Friday it plans to deploy three surveillance planes to Romania next week to perform reconnaissance missions and to “monitor Russian military activity ” within the 30-nation military alliance’s territory.
Romania searches 7 homes in case of influencer Andrew TateJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s anti-organized crime agency has carried out seven additional house searches in its investigation into divisive social media influencer Andrew Tate, an official said Thursday.
Divisive influencer Tate loses appeal against asset seizuresJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A court in Romania’s capital Bucharest has rejected an appeal by the divisive social media personality Andrew Tate against asset seizures by prosecutors who are investigating him on charges of being part of an organized crime group and human trafficking, an official said Wednesday.
Romanian court upholds arrest of influencer Andrew TateJanuary 10, 2023 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A court in Romania's capital Bucharest has upheld the 30-day arrest of divisive social media personality and self-described misogynist Andrew Tate on charges of organized crime, human trafficking and rape, an official said late Tuesday.
AP PHOTOS: Bear costumes, dance at popular Romanian festival
Romania seizes more cars in Tate case; court next weekJanuary 6, 2023 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Four more luxury vehicles have been seized in the investigation into Andrew Tate, a divisive social media personality who was detained in Romania last week on charges of human trafficking and rape, an official said Friday.
Divisive social media star Andrew Tate detained in RomaniaDecember 30, 2022 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Andrew Tate, a divisive social media personality and former professional kickboxer, was detained in Romania on charges of human trafficking and rape, an official said Friday.
Bus crash in Romania leaves 1 dead, more than 20 injuredDecember 23, 2022 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A bus carrying 47 Greek passengers crashed into a height restriction barrier in Romania’s capital on Friday leaving one person dead and more than 20 injured, authorities said.
Hungary, Romania to sign electricity deal with AzerbaijanDecember 12, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The leaders of Hungary, Romania, Georgia and Azerbaijan plan to meet in Romania's capital Saturday to conclude an agreement on an undersea electricity connector that could become a new power source for the European Union amid a crunch on energy supplies caused by the war in Ukraine.
Croatia to join Europe’s ID-check-free area, others to waitDecember 8, 2022 GMT
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries agreed Thursday to allow Croatia to fully open its borders and participate in Europe’s ID-check-free travel zone, but Bulgaria and Romania were told that they must wait longer to be allowed in.
Turkish strikes on US Kurd allies resonate in Ukraine warDecember 3, 2022 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Biden administration officials are toughening their language toward NATO ally Turkey as they try to talk Turkish President Recep Erdogan out of launching a bloody and destabilizing ground offensive against American-allied Kurdish forces in neighboring Syria.
NATO allies vow to back Moldova, Georgia, and BosniaNovember 30, 2022 GMT
BUCHAREST (AP) — Apart from Ukraine, Moldova has been hit hardest by Russia’s invasion of its neighbor, the Moldovan foreign minister said Wednesday, as NATO offered fresh support to three countries shaken by the effects of Moscow’s 10-month-old war.
Ukraine welcomes arms offers, no word on Patriot missilesNovember 30, 2022 GMT
BUCHAREST (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday condemned Russia’s weeks-long assault on Ukraine’s power grid and other infrastructure as an attempt to “freeze and starve” its people, with the war-torn country's foreign minister renewing a call for advanced missile systems.
NATO renews membership vow to Ukraine, pledges arms and aidNovember 29, 2022 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — NATO doubled down Tuesday on its commitment to one day include Ukraine, a pledge that some officials and analysts believe helped prompt Russia's invasion this year. The world’s largest security alliance also pledged to send more aid to Ukrainian forces locked in battle with Russian troops.
14 years later, NATO is set to renew its vow to UkraineNovember 28, 2022 GMT
BUCHAREST (AP) — NATO returns on Tuesday to the scene of one of its most controversial decisions, intent on repeating its vow that Ukraine — now suffering through the 10th month of a war against Russia — will join the world’s biggest military alliance one day.
Russian energy giant says no further gas cuts to MoldovaNovember 28, 2022 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Russian energy giant Gazprom announced Monday that it will not further reduce natural gas to Moldova as it had threatened to do after claiming that bills went unpaid and that flows crossing through Ukraine were not making it to Moldova.
NATO vows to aid Ukraine ‘for as long as it takes’November 25, 2022 GMT
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO is determined to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia for “as long as it takes” and will help the war-wracked country transform its armed forces into a modern army up to Western standards, the alliance's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg vowed on Friday.
EU to halt separate checks of Romanian anti-corruption driveNovember 23, 2022 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The European Union’s executive arm will cease to separately monitor Romania’s efforts in combating corruption and enacting judicial reforms after the country met its obligations under its deal to join the 27-member bloc.
Samoa back Paia’aua issued 4-week ban for high and late hitNovember 17, 2022 GMT
DUBLIN (AP) — Samoa midfielder Duncan Paia'aua will miss their last tour match against Romania in Bucharest on Saturday because of his red card against Georgia.
Paia'aua was suspended for four weeks on Thursday and will also miss three games for his Toulon club.
French soldier on NATO mission found dead in Romanian hotelNovember 6, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — A French soldier serving with NATO forces in Romania was found dead in a Bucharest hotel room Sunday, authorities said.
Romanian police are investigating the death, a French military spokesperson, Col.
President: Moldova will defy Russian pressure, stay pro-WestNovember 1, 2022 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — President Maia Sandu of Moldova pledged Tuesday to keep her country on a pro-Western course and as a firm supporter of Ukraine despite struggling under pressure of what she called Russia’s energy and political “blackmail.”
Romanian defense minister quits, cites issue with presidentOctober 24, 2022 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s defense minister Vasile Dincu resigned Monday, citing difficulties working with the country’s president who's also chief of the NATO country's armed forces.
Dincu’s resignation comes a week after sparking controversy by suggesting that Ukraine’s only chance for peace would be in negotiating with Russia, in contrast to Romania's official stance.
Inflation protests across Europe threaten political turmoilOctober 22, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — In Romania, protesters blew horns and banged drums to voice their dismay over the rising cost of living. People across France took to the streets to demand pay increases that keep pace with inflation.
Romanians protest cost of living in latest European actionOctober 20, 2022 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Several thousand protesters in Romania joined an anti-poverty march Thursday in the capital to express dismay over the rising cost of living, marking the latest protest in Europe over high prices and pay that workers say has not kept pace with inflation.
Romania investigates leaks from Russian-owned companyOctober 4, 2022 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Authorities in Romania have opened a criminal investigation into suspected data leaks against four employees of the local branch of neighboring Serbia's NIS Petrol, which is majority-owned by Russia's Gazprom Neft.
US candidate to lead UN telecoms agency after US-Russia raceSeptember 29, 2022 GMT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Doreen Bogdan-Martin of the United States was elected Thursday to head the U.N.’s telecommunications agency, winning a U.S.-Russia face-off for the leadership of a global agency that sets guideposts for radio, internet, satellite and television communications.
Welfare group reports severe breaches on Romanian fur farmsSeptember 29, 2022 GMT
SIGHISOARA, Romania (AP) — In a dingy basement, chinchillas bred to provide the fashion industry with their fur bite the wire of cages that are stacked floor-to-ceiling with no natural light, as their babies struggle across the wire-mesh floors.
Danube drought reveals parts of hidden World War II historyAugust 30, 2022 GMT
PRAHOVO, Serbia (AP) — The worst drought in Europe in decades hasn't only scorched farmland and hampered river traffic, it also has exposed a part of almost forgotten World War II history: The hulks of dozens of World War II German battleships have emerged from the Danube River as its water levels have dropped.
EU report: Drought-hit Europe could face 3 more dry monthsAugust 24, 2022 GMT
BRUSSELS (AP) — Parts of the European Union could face three more months of warmer and drier conditions as Europe weathers a major drought that has fueled forest fires, dried up rivers and devastated crops, the 27-nation bloc’s Earth observation program is warning in a report.
Romanian teen swimmer Popovici breaks 2009 mark in 100 freeAugust 13, 2022 GMT
ROME (AP) — Seventeen-year-old David Popovici of Romania became the youngest swimmer to break the world swimming record in the men's 100-meter freestyle Saturday, beating the mark set more than 13 years ago in the same pool.