Aug 28, 2015

Austrian officials say 71 migrants likely suffocated in truck

Police arrested several people believed to be part of a human smuggling operation in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants who likely suffocated in a refrigerated truck found abandoned on Austria’s main highway, law enforcement officials said Friday. Austrian police said three people ...

Romanian robbers dressed to kill, trained to steal: investigators

Apr 25, 2015

Romanian robbers dressed to kill, trained to steal: investigators

Prosecutors detained 14 people Friday who are suspected of belonging to a network of well-dressed robbers who were trained to steal luxury items in Romania and the European Union. The alleged leader was among those detained and prosecutors have asked for their arrest. “They ...

Merkel hopes Moldova isn't in Russia's sights after Ukraine

Feb 27, 2015

Merkel hopes Moldova isn't in Russia's sights after Ukraine

Germany’s Angela Merkel said on Thursday she hoped Russia’s Vladimir Putin would not try the same strategy in Moldova as he had in Ukraine, and expressed support for the country’s efforts to forge stronger ties with Europe, to Moscow’s chagrin. The chancellor, asked at ...

European bison released into Romanian wild

May 18, 2014

European bison released into Romanian wild

Seventeen European bison were released in the Carpathian Mountains in Romania on Saturday, one of the largest re-introductions of the endangered mammal in Europe. The animals, which came from Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and Italy, were blessed by a local Orthodox priest in the southwestern ...

Eastern Europeans ask: Who's next?

| Mar 16, 2014

Eastern Europeans ask: Who's next?

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Broken promises of help from the West. A tragic history of Russian invasion that goes back centuries. A painful awareness that conflicts in this volatile region are contagious. These are the factors that make nations across Eastern Europe watch events in Ukraine — and ...

Historic Yiddish theater damaged by snowstorm in Romania

Jan 30, 2014

Historic Yiddish theater damaged by snowstorm in Romania

One of Europe’s oldest Yiddish theaters, the State Jewish Theater of Bucharest, has been forced to close down after its roof was damaged by the snowstorms sweeping Romania. “This is a disaster. About 30 percent of the theater roof has been destroyed. The stage ...

Jan 29, 2014

Accused, 19, denies intent to kill woman

A 19-year-old Japanese boy denied Tuesday that he intended to kill a woman that he and an 18-year-old Romanian boy stand accused of stabbing and robbing on a street in the western Tokyo suburb of Musashino last February. The boy, whose identity is being ...

Romanian migrant becomes star in Britain

Jan 6, 2014

Romanian migrant becomes star in Britain

The British media had warned of a flood of new Bulgarian and Romanian migrants arriving on Jan. 1, but judging by this past week’s coverage, they only appeared to have found one. Victor Spirescu, a 30-year-old Romanian, has become an unexpected star after flying ...

Germany grapples with rush of immigrants from Bulgaria, Romania

Jan 5, 2014

Germany grapples with rush of immigrants from Bulgaria, Romania

Germany, Europe’s top economy, is grappling with how to handle immigration from poor EU members Romania and Bulgaria now that their citizens can seek work anywhere within the bloc. Restrictions that barred residents from the European Union’s two poorest states looking for jobs in ...