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Romania, Spain play out stalemate

Soccer 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 1-0 ...

High jumper Balas, a 1964 Tokyo Games gold medalist, dies at 79

Olympics Mar 12, 2016

High jumper Balas, a 1964 Tokyo Games gold medalist, dies at 79

Iolanda Balas, a two-time Olympic high jump champion from Romania, died Friday following gastric complications. She was 79. Romania's track and field federation said Balas died at the Elias Hospital in Bucharest. Balas, the first Romanian woman to win an Olympic gold medal, took first at ...

Bucharest nightclub fire kills 27, injures scores

World 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, located ...

More Sports / Gymnastics 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. The Romanians ...

World / Social Issues 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 had ...

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

World 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 a ...

Eastern Europeans ask: Who's next?

World / Politics | FOCUS Mar 16, 2014

Eastern Europeans ask: Who's next?

by Alison Mutler

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 ...