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5 things to know about Romania's EU presidency before Jan. 1

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 di...

Turkish president in Moldova for 2-day visit to boost ties

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Moldova Wednesday for a two-day visit aimed at boosting political and trade ties with the former Soviet republic. ...

AP Explains: Romanians to vote on gay marriage amendment

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Florin Buhuceanu and his partner are boycotting a referendum this weekend that would revise the definition of family in the Constitution of Romania, an amendment intended to ...

Romanian or Russian? A geopolitical issue in Moldova

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Japan's ambassador to Moldova is fluent in the country's official language: Romanian. But in a geopolitical twist, the mayor of the eastern European nation's second-largest c...

'My Life as a Spy' _ under surveillance in communist Russia

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian secret police agents eavesdropped on her conversations, persuaded friends to snoop on her and filmed her in her underwear. Some 70 informants and s...

WORLD SPORTS AT 1330 GMT

TOP STORIES: SOC--CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL KIEV, Ukraine — For once in a Champions League final, Cristiano Ronaldo will yield the spotlight to another player sweeping...

WORLD SPORTS AT 1330 GMT2

TOP STORIES: SOC--CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL KIEV, Ukraine — For once in a Champions League final, Cristiano Ronaldo will yield the spotlight to another player sweeping...

Romania approves first female premier amid protests

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's first female prime minister was sworn in Wednesday as the country's third head of government in a year amid ongoing anti-corruption protests. Vior...

Global effort to get kids out of orphanages gains momentum

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Soft toys on the beds and posters on the walls. No more than three children to a room. One of the girls living in the four-bedroom house gushes about getting makeup for her b...

Global effort to get kids out of orphanages gains momentum

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Soft toys on the beds and posters on the walls. No more than three children to a room. One of the girls living in the four-bedroom home gushes about getting makeup for her bi...

5 things to know about King Michael's funeral in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — King Michael, who ruled Romania twice before being forced to abdicate by the communists in 1947, died at age 96 in Switzerland this month. The late monarch'...

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spends night in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Officials say U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has spent the night in Romania, on his way back from his trip to Asia. An official from Romania's foreig...

Mugabe latest leader over years taken into custody

Zimbabwe's army has taken President Robert Mugabe and his wife into custody, triggering speculation of a military coup, though the military's supporters called it as a "bloodless correction." It wasn'...

Covering water damage - flood insurance around the world

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The catastrophic flooding unleashed on Texas by Harvey was unprecedented. Elsewhere in the world, flooding associated with wild weather is a challenge confronting all typ...

Macron heads East hoping to stop flow of cheaper workers

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is pushing for tighter European rules to protect workers in France and other prosperous countries in Western Europe from cheaper labor stemming f...