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The Latest: Officials: US envoy Khalilzad returns to Qatar

Sep. 5, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the Taliban attack in Kabul (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Officials close to the U.S.-Taliban negotiations on Afghanistan say U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has returned to Qatar, where he has been holding talks with the militant group on ending America's longest war....

Romanian govt coalition collapses as junior partner quits

Aug. 26, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's government coalition has collapsed after the junior party quit its partnership with Prime Minister Viorica Dancila's Social Democrats. The exit of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats, or ALDE, leaves the ruling Social Democrats with a minority in parliament, where the...

Trump looks to discuss defense, energy with Romanian leader

Aug. 20, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis at the White House on Tuesday as the two leaders explore ways to cooperate on defense and energy issues. Speaking to reporters before their private meeting, Trump said the potential for visiting Romania was something he...

Romania: Thousands take part in anti-government protests

Aug. 10, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Thousands of people took part in anti-government protests in Romania, with the largest rally taking place outside government headquarters in Bucharest. The events on Saturday were held on the anniversary of anti-corruption protests in which hundreds of people were injured,...

Romania: Education minster fired over insensitive comments

Aug. 2, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister says she has fired the education minister, who made comments considered insensitive about a recent criminal case. Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said Friday in a Facebook post that Ecaterina Andronescu's statements reflected an "irresponsible attitude" and...

Romania's interior minister resigns in wake of murder cases

Jul. 30, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's interior minister says he is resigning in the wake of the murders of two teenagers, crimes which have outraged the country partly due to alleged police ineptitude. Nicolae Moga said Tuesday that he was stepping down, just six days after being sworn into office, after a...

Romanian leader floats harsher penalties for murder, rape

Jul. 27, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister said Saturday she is considering a referendum on harsher penalties for crimes like murder, rape and pedophilia in the wake of the rape and killing of a 15-year-old girl that has shocked the country. Prime Minister Viorica Dancila also called for efforts to...