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Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis wins 2nd term in runoff

Nov. 24, 2019 5:03 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Klaus Iohannis was re-elected Romania’s president Sunday, easily winning a runoff vote amid vows to continue fighting corruption and strengthen the rule of law. With 88% of the votes counted, the center-right Iohannis had 63.2% while Social Democratic Party leader Viorica...

Romania presidential vote seen heading to Nov. 24 runoff

Nov. 10, 2019 5:39 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Exit polls from Sunday's balloting showed a runoff will be needed Nov. 24 to decide Romania's presidential contest. Official results are not expected before Monday, though two exit polls found center-right President Klaus Iohannis collecting nearly 40% of the votes, followed by...

WWII soldier laid to rest in Boston after remains identified

Nov. 9, 2019 3:04 PM EST

NEEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts solider killed in World War II has been laid to rest after his remains were recently identified. WCVB-TV reports a memorial service was held Saturday at St. Joseph church in Needham, Massachusetts for U.S. Army 1st Lt. Joseph Edward Finneran. He was then buried with...

AP PHOTOS: Cream of tattoos on show at Romanian palace

Nov. 9, 2019 3:52 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — In the slightly incongruous settings of an ornate late 19th century palace, a man with hundreds of metal piercings hangs in the air by hooks dug into his skin, next to a bearded giant tattooed from tip to toe. The display was part of the 10th International Tattoo Convention, which...

AP PHOTOS: Romania hosts carving of over 30,000 pumpkins

Oct. 31, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Romanian capital Bucharest has hosted what organizers claim is Europe's biggest pumpkin carving event. Thousands of visitors tried their hand at sculpting more than 30,000 pumpkins in a public park ahead of Halloween, spending hours on their work. The results of their endeavor...

Remains of Massachusetts airman killed in WWII identified

Oct. 18, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The remains of a Massachusetts airman killed during World War II have been identified. The Pentagon's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Friday the remains of U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Joseph E. Finneran were accounted for Aug. 9. The 22-year-old from the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of...

Romanian president asks Ludovic Orban to form new government

Oct. 15, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president on Tuesday nominated Ludovic Orban of the center-right National Liberal Party to form a new government and become the country's next prime minister. Orban has 10 days from receiving President Klaus Iohannis' mandate to build support in the Romanian Parliament,...

AP PHOTOS: Romania's autumn fairs delight all ages, incomes

Oct. 13, 2019 2:32 AM EDT

TITU, Romania (AP) — Romania's autumn fairs are a loud, colorful reminder that summer has come to an end. And for many families in poorer areas of the country, they are one of the few affordable events of the year. Fairs like the one in Titu, northwest of Bucharest, which is on its 187th edition, were the...