Bucharest nightclub fire kills 27, injures scores

Oct 31, 2015

Bucharest nightclub fire kills 27, injures scores

A heavy metal band’s pyrotechnics sparked a deadly fire Friday at a Bucharest nightclub, killing 27 people and injuring scores of the club’s mostly youthful patrons, officials and witnesses said. Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea initially said an explosion had occurred at the Colectiv club, ...

Oct 24, 2015

Romanian women struggle at worlds

The Romanian women’s team is off to a nightmarish start at the World Gymnastics Championships. One of the sport’s longtime powers stumbled through qualifying on Friday. Romania finished with 217.220 points, putting its chances of making the eight-team final next week in serious jeopardy. ...

Romanian castle to receive heart of late Queen Marie

Sep 25, 2015

Romanian castle to receive heart of late Queen Marie

The heart of British-born Queen Marie of Romania is to be laid to rest in the palace in the Carpathian Mountains where she died, ending a journey of more than 70 years, the former royal family said. Enclosed inside a small silver casket, the ...

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 ...