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High-profile or invisible? Being first spouse isn't easy

PARIS (AP) — A hullabaloo over the new French president's desire to formalize the role of France's first lady is a reminder that being married to a world leader isn't for timid types. ...

Romania: Art exhibit at ex-prison show horrors of communism

PITESTI, Romania (AP) — An art exhibition went on display Friday at a former Romanian prison where communists tortured and killed political prisoners in a gruesome re-education program. ...

Romania: Ceausescu's fancy hunting rifle to be auctioned

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu's most treasured firearm, a Holland & Holland hunting rifle, is going up for auction. The gold-embellished g...

Romania president, ruling party chief in talks over new PM

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian President Klaus Iohannis met with Liviu Dragnea, the powerful leader of Romania's biggest political party, before formally nominating a new prime minister after the ...

'Oi, terrorists, cowards!' Fighting back in London's chaos

LONDON (AP) — For eight agonizing minutes, the orders came from all directions, frantic and contradictory. Crowds scattered, sometimes directly into the path of the men trying to kill them. Police car...

Romanian tourist who died during London attack is buried

CONSTANTA, Romania (AP) — A Romanian tourist thrown into the Thames when an extremist plowed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London was finally buried Saturday in this Black Sea port that wa...

EU official: Romania's membership brings peace, stability

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's membership in the European Union has brought "peace and stability to our continent," the European Commission's president said Thursday, adding there should not be a...

Romanian Kitsch Museum opens in Bucharest

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A museum showcasing Romanian kitsch items, ranging from a life-size Dracula to communist-era glass fish, opened in the country's capital on Friday. The 215 ...

Nastase will be the 'bad boy' if he says more about Williams

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Ilie Nastase said he would be considered the "bad boy" if he says anything more about Serena Williams. Nastase, the captain of Romania's Fed Cup team, last ...

Official: EU monitoring of Romania for graft may soon end

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's government is committed to judicial and other reforms that would end a decade-long monitoring process of the EU member, a top EU official said Thursday. ...

Romania's huge protests cause rifts among families, friends

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Video editor Mihnea Lupan lives just around the corner from his mother, but their views on the massive anti-corruption protests shaking Romania are miles apart. ...

BC-EU--Europe Coverage,ADVISORY, EU

Here's a look at stories The Associated Press plans to cover in Europe on Thursday, Feb. 23. Questions about coverage plans can be directed to the Europe Desk at eurdesk@ap.org. ROMA...

Romanian creativity is hallmark of huge anti-graft protests

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — In recent weeks, hundreds of thousands of Romanians have used humor, wit and hip symbols in anti-corruption protests. The spark was a government decree that would have dilute...

Experts: Romania uses nationalism in anti-corruption fight

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's government, in trying to soften anti-corruption laws, is fanning the flames of nationalism by criticizing the presence of foreigners at protests, according to exper...

'People power' in Romania halts corruption decree

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A spontaneous display of "people power" in the capital Bucharest and cities throughout Romania has for the moment slowed a government push to decriminalize some forms of corr...