Mass protests force Romania government climb-down

/ Feb 5, 2017

Mass protests force Romania government climb-down

Romania’s premier announced Saturday a dramatic reversal on legislation that had been seen as a retreat on corruption, after the biggest protests since dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was toppled and executed in 1989. Demonstrators vowed to keep up the pressure on the government, however, after ...

/ Feb 2, 2017

Romania anti-government protests are biggest since communism fell

Hundreds of thousands of people hit the streets across Romania on Wednesday to protest against the government’s decriminalizing of a string of corruption offenses, the largest demonstrations since the fall of communism in 1989. Between 200,000 and 300,000 protesters, according to media estimates, braved ...

Ceausescu bunker offers a window into Romania's brutal communist past

Jan 27, 2017

Ceausescu bunker offers a window into Romania's brutal communist past

The hermetically sealed heavy steel door to the bunker of Romania’s late communist dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu, opens with a squeak, releasing a burst of cool air. The bunker sits two levels beneath a lavish villa in an upmarket neighborhood in Bucharest, Ceausescu’s private residence ...

France edges Romania on Payet's goal in opener

Jun 11, 2016

France edges Romania on Payet's goal in opener

After scoring one goal and setting up another in France’s opening win at the European Championship, Dimitri Payet left the field in tears. The West Ham forward, now hitting his career peak at 29, was playing for his country at a major tournament for ...

Prince Charles en route to Transylvania

May 31, 2016

Prince Charles en route to Transylvania

Britain’s Prince Charles has returned to Romania, where he has a charity that promotes skills and training in rural Transylvania. Charles, who has long been enamored of Romania’s rural traditions, arrived in Bucharest on Monday and met with President Klaus Iohannis and Prime Minister ...

May 27, 2016

Longtime soccer coach Dumitru dies at 76

Ted Dumitru, the former South African national soccer team coach whose 40-year career took him from communist Romania to Turkey, Germany, the United States and across Africa, died Thursday. He was 76. The death of the Romania-born Dumitru was announced by the South African ...

May 7, 2016

Ekeng dies after collapsing on field

Cameroon international Patrick Ekeng died after collapsing on the pitch playing a first division match on Friday with his Romanian side Dinamo Bucharest. The 26-year-old midfielder fell to the ground without any contact with another player in the 70th minute of the game against ...

Romania, Spain play out stalemate

Mar 28, 2016

Romania, Spain play out stalemate

Spain and Romania played to a lackluster 0-0 draw in a warmup for the European Championship on Sunday. It was a second consecutive draw for two-time defending champion Spain, after its game against Italy on Thursday in Udine finished 1-1. Romania had beaten Lithuania ...