Girl's murder sparks outcry and protests in Romania

World / Crime & Legal Jul 28, 2019

Girl's murder sparks outcry and protests in Romania

Several thousand protesters rallied in Bucharest on Saturday after Romania's police chief was fired over the murder of a 15-year-old girl who had made three emergency calls to report her own kidnapping and given clues to her whereabouts. Critics allege that officials failed to take ...

Simona Halep powers past Serena Williams in Wimbledon final

Tennis Jul 13, 2019

Simona Halep powers past Serena Williams in Wimbledon final

Clutching her trophy 20 minutes after becoming Wimbledon's champion, Simona Halep checked out the board inside Centre Court that lists tournament winners. Below all of the mentions of Serena Williams, her opponent in Saturday's final, there already was inscribed: "Miss S. Halep." Halep was not ...

Romania consecrates giant Orthodox cathedral in center of Bucharest

World Nov 25, 2018

Romania consecrates giant Orthodox cathedral in center of Bucharest

Tens of thousands of worshippers attended the inauguration Sunday of a massive new Orthodox cathedral in Bucharest, amid criticism that public funding for the project could be better used to pay for hospitals and schools in one of the EU's poorest members. Construction of the ...

Romania, Spain lose appeals, won't compete in 2019 Rugby World Cup

Rugby Jun 7, 2018

Romania, Spain lose appeals, won't compete in 2019 Rugby World Cup

Romania and Spain will not participate in the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan after an independent committee on Wednesday upheld their disqualification from the tournament for fielding ineligible players. The two countries appealed the penalties after an independent investigation on May 15 found that ...

Japan to open Rugby World Cup against Russia after Romania thrown out

Rugby May 16, 2018

Japan to open Rugby World Cup against Russia after Romania thrown out

Japan will play Russia in the opening game of Rugby World Cup 2019 after Romania was essentially thrown out of the tournament for fielding an ineligible player during the qualifying process, World Rugby announced Wednesday. Romania, Spain and Belgium were all deducted points from the ...

Japan to face Romania in 2019 Rugby World Cup opener

Rugby Mar 19, 2018

Japan to face Romania in 2019 Rugby World Cup opener

Spain's surprise 18-10 defeat at the hands of Belgium in the Rugby Europe Championship on Sunday allowed Romania to qualify for the 2019 World Cup, setting up a tournament-opening match against host Japan. In its ninth consecutive World Cup, Romania will join Japan in Pool ...

Japan holds off late Romania charge

More Sports / Rugby Jun 10, 2017

Japan holds off late Romania charge

Japan's pace got the better of Romania's brawn on Saturday as the Brave Blossoms downed the Oaks 33-21 at a packed Egao Kenko Stadium. With Michael Leitch and Fumiaki Tanaka showing all their experience and Ryuji Noguchi and Jumpei Ogura highlighting the growing competitiveness of ...