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Did Romanian Former PM Shoot Self In Neck To Avoid Jail?

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2012 | World

By Ioana Patran BUCHAREST, June 26 (Reuters) - Romanian prosecutors said on Tuesday they were investigating allegations that a doctor ...

Former Romanian PM Shoots Self In Neck

AP | ALISON MUTLER | Posted 06.21.2012 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania -- A former Romanian former prime minister who shot himself in the neck hours after being sentenced to prison successfully underwe...

Former PM Shoots Self In Neck Before Prison Term

AP | ALISON MUTLER | Posted 08.20.2012 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania — A Romanian ex-prime minister shot and wounded himself Wednesday in an apparent suicide attempt, hours after the country's ...

Romanian PM Accused Of Plagiarizing Thesis

AP | ALISON MUTLER | Posted 06.19.2012 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania -- His first education minister resigned for allegedly plagiarizing a book about Romania's entry into the European Union. His secon...

Open Letter to the First Lady of the United States

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.15.2012 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Ms. Bea Cohen, California's oldest living female veteran and indeed a national treasure.

Daredevil Thieves Rob Moving Truck

Posted 06.14.2012 | Weird News

A gang of Romanian thieves has taken multitasking to an all-time high. The group is shown starting to rob a moving truck as they both power down a hig...

Prince Charles Visits Vampire Country

AP | Posted 08.07.2012 | Travel

BUCHAREST, Romania — Britain's Prince Charles is relaxing in one of his favorite places, Transylvania, immediately after celebrating Queen Eliza...

Saki Knafo

UNICEF Report: U.S. Child Poverty Second Highest | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.31.2012 | Impact

Can government spending lift poor children from poverty? A new report from UNICEF suggests it's possible. The latest edition of UNICEF's report on ...

Georgina Harding, Author of Orange Prize for Fiction Shortlisted Painter of Silence (VIDEO) | Posted 07.25.2012 | Arts

Painter of Silence, Georgina Harding's third novel -- recently shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction -- is set in Romania in the early fifties ...

Congress Needs Bipartisan Friendships Now More Than Ever

Ambassador Tony Hall | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Ambassador Tony Hall

Bipartisan friendships don't erase our political divisions, but they do fundamentally change how political opponents view one another and engage with one another in the public arena.

Ivana Mladenovic's Turn Off the Lights at Tribeca: An Interview

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Ivana Mladenovic's Turn Off the Lights is a tribute to the resilience of the Roma people. I caught up with Mladenovic during the and asked her about growing up in Serbia during the war and her inspirations as a filmmaker.

Officials: Record-Breaking Cold Snap Kills More Than 650 In Eastern Europe

AP | ALINA WOLFE MURRAY | Posted 04.16.2012 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — More than 650 people have died during a record-breaking cold snap in Eastern Europe, authorities said Wednesday, as offici...

PHOTOS: Snow, Ice Coat The Balkans With Unworldly Beauty

AP | ALISON MUTLER | Posted 04.15.2012 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania — Snow as deep as 15 feet (4.5 meters) isolated areas in Romania, Moldova and Albania on Tuesday and turned a power plant in ...

PHOTOS: Europe On Ice

Posted 02.07.2012 | Travel

The cold snap currently freezing Europe in its tracks -- halting commutes, breaking dams and leaving many stuck at home -- has continued its drive wes...

Romanian Prime Minister Announces Resignations

AP | ALISON MUTLER | Posted 04.07.2012 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania's government has collapsed following weeks of protests against austerity measures, the latest debt-stricken governm...

Romania Drafts In Army To Save Snow-Trapped Travelers

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2012 | World

By Ioana Patran BUCHAREST, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Romania has drafted in the army to rescue hundreds of travellers stranded by blizzards ...

PHOTOS: Romania Enters 12th Day Of Protests

AP | ALISON MUTLER | Posted 03.25.2012 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania's prime minister on Tuesday used a national holiday to call for unity as thousands of protesters angry at the gover...

Police Target Journalists In Romania

AP | ALINA WOLFE MURRAY | Posted 03.19.2012 | Media

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — About 2,000 people demonstrated against Romania's harsh austerity measures in cities across the country on Wednesday and d...

Thousands Protest In Romania

AP | ALINA WOLFE MURRAY | Posted 03.17.2012 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania — More than 1,000 demonstrators jeered government austerity measures in downtown Bucharest on Monday as Romania's prime minis...

PHOTOS: Top 10 Backpacking Destinations For 2012

Off Track Planet | Posted 03.14.2012 | Travel
Off Track Planet

You've heard of some of these places, while others are completely new -- each has a little something sassy to get you anxious to move.

'Meatball King' Commits Suicide

AP | By ALISON MUTLER | Posted 01.12.2012 | Home

-- BUCHAREST, Romania (AP – Meatballs are not taken lightly in the Balkans. Recipes are prized. Favorite restaurants and chefs are endlessly de...

Reconsidering Romania

Jeanine Barone | Posted 02.28.2012 | Travel
Jeanine Barone

As countries go, Romania often gets a bad rap. But on a recent visit, I found a different Romania, one with bucolic valleys, scenic mountain villages, fine wines, verdant parks and chic boutique hotels.

Will Vaclav Havel's Legacy Last?

AP | By VANESSA GERA | Posted 12.22.2011 | World

WARSAW, Poland -- When Czech playwright Vaclav Havel was thrown in prison for his anti-communist writings, life for people across the East Bloc was sh...

Romania Approves U.S. Missile Interceptors

AP | Posted 02.14.2012 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania has given final approval for the building of an anti-ballistic interceptor site in the country as part of a U.S. mi...

Self-Styled Witches Accused Of Blackmailing Celebrities

AP | By ALINA WOLFE MURRAY | Posted 02.13.2012 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Two self-professed witches were detained in Romania on blackmail and extortion charges on Wednesday in a high-profile case invol...