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

World 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 through ...

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 ...

National / Crime & Legal 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 withheld ...

National / Crime & Legal Mar 9, 2013

Killer of female student in Romania given life

A Romanian court sentenced a man to life imprisonment Thursday for the rape and murder of a Japanese university student last August, two separate slayings and other crimes, the national news agency Agerpres reported. The Bucharest Court of Appeals handed down the sentence on Nicolae ...