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Romania activist urges people to do something good every day

NUCSOARA, Romania (AP) — A gentle hero to many in Romania, Valeriu Nicolae says that, at heart, he is more like former NBA star Michael Jordan — highly competitive and eager to improve in what he does...

Romania Holocaust survivor Tucarman dies from COVID-19 at 98

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Iancu Tucarman, one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors in Romania, was buried Monday after dying from COVID-19 last week. He was 98. Dozens gathered...

Romania's parliament approves new government

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s parliament on Wednesday approved a new liberal government and prime minister, keeping out of power a left-leaning populist party that won most votes at a parliament...

Former banker named PM-designate after Romania election

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s president on Tuesday appointed the outgoing finance minister as prime minister-designate after three pro-Western centrist groups joined forces to keep out of power ...

Romanian families protest mandatory use of masks in school

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Several hundred Romanians, including many families with young children, protested Saturday in the country’s capital against measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, especi...

Romanian midwife championed in Britain as homeland in crisis

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II, David Bowie and ... Claudia Anghel? Anghel, an experienced Romanian midwife, has joined the star-studded ranks of people whose portraits...

Iranian ex-judge dies in Romania, falls from hotel window

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A former Iranian judge sought by his country to face corruption charges died Friday after a fall in a hotel in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, the head of the Iranian poli...

AP PHOTOS: Romanian port city marks Easter late due to virus

CONSTANTA, Romania (AP) — Stretching the church calendar, Orthodox Easter arrived over a month late in a Romanian city on the shores of the Black Sea. Wanting to give worshippers the...

Romania confronts ugly past involving abusive orphanages

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Whenever he returns to the orphanage where he grew up, Florin Catanescu is overwhelmed by sad memories. “I remember families showing up and visiting other k...

Romanian political spat comes to the fore at EU summit

SIBIU, Romania (AP) — Romania's long-running political turmoil was on stark display once more Thursday, as its president criticized some of his country's politicians for "attacking European institutio...

AP PHOTOS: Romanian youth spin burning tires in Lent ritual

POPLACA, Romania (AP) — Romanian children and youth spin burning tires and light fires in the Transylvanian hills in a ritual that marks the beginning of Orthodox Lent. Dozens of you...

AP PHOTOS: Romanian village holds Epiphany horse race

PIETROSANI, Romania (AP) — Epiphany celebrations bring together hundreds of people in the Romanian village of Pietrosani for a day out in freezing temperatures that culminates in a bareback horse race...

Thousands watch aerobatics at Romania's intl air show

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Thousands of Romanians gathered at an airfield on the edge of the capital, Bucharest, for a weekend of aerobatics and air power offered by more than 200 pilots and 150 aircra...

AP PHOTOS: Living statues festival wows Romania's capital

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Wait, did that statue really move? It may have been the question many people asked while taking a walk in Bucharest over the past week, during the Internati...

AP PHOTOS: Bosnian Roma celebrate St. George's Day

KISELJAK, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The 1992-1995 war in Bosnia, which led to the death of about 100,000 people, also destroyed the way of life of a highly intertwined multi-ethnic and multi-confessio...