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The Latest: Netherlands beats Ukraine 3-2 at Euro 2020

Jun. 13, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Denzel Dumfries rescued the Netherlands with a goal in the 85th minute to give his team a 3-2 win over Ukraine at the European Championship. The Dutch had lead 2-0 with a pair of...

The Latest: Lukaku delivers message to Eriksen at Euro 2020

Jun. 12, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Romelu Lukaku delivered a heartfelt message to Denmark player Christian Eriksen after scoring the first goal in Belgium’s 3-0 victory over Russia at the European Championship. ...

Austrians go body surfing on field in Bucharest after rain

Jun. 12, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Austria midfielder Christoph Baumgartner took off from the middle of the field, picked up some pace and dove head first onto the grass. He wasn't trying to score a goal at the European Championship, or even trying to stop an opposing attack. He...

Chess legend Kasparov speaks out against 'dictator' Putin

Jun. 04, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

BUCHAREST (AP) — Russian chess legend Garry Kasparov strongly criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday, calling him a “dictator” who heads a “false political system.” The former multiple world champion — arguably one of the all-time greats of the...

Romania launches drive to vaccinate 12 to 15-year-olds

Jun. 02, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

BUCHAREST (AP) — Romania on Wednesday started administering COVID-19 vaccines to young teenagers aged 12 to 15, after the European Medicines Agency approved use of the Pfizer jab last week for that age group in the 27-nation European Union. National vaccination...

Romania-built plane used by Ceausescu going up for auction

May. 18, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

BUCHAREST (AP) — An airplane used for official trips by late Romanian communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu will be put up for auction on May 27 with a starting price of 25,000 euros ($30,000), an auction house said Tuesday. The 119-seat Rombac 1-11 was one of nine such...

Romanian leader tells Biden more NATO troops needed in east

May. 10, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president told U.S. counterpart Joe Biden on Monday that more NATO troops are needed on the alliance's eastern flank given Russia actions that are perceived as threatening by many in the region. The appeal by President Klaus Iohannis...

AP PHOTOS: Dwindling Armenians show Easter faith in Romania

May. 06, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The ethnic Armenian population in Romania numbered more than 40,000 at the beginning of World War II but rapidly plunged during the country's communist era, especially during the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu. The latest available census...

The Latest: Colo. governor extends statewide mask mandate

May. 02, 2021 20:33 PM EDT

DENVER — Colorado’s governor has extended a statewide mask mandate for another 30 days, but loosened face covering requirements for groups who are vaccinated against COVID-19. Under Gov. Jared Polis’ new executive order, people gathering inside in groups of 10 or...

Romania expels Russian diplomat amid wave of expulsions

Apr. 26, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

Bucharest (AP) — Romania said on Monday it has expelled a Russian embassy official, in the latest of a wave of expulsions of Russian diplomats from European countries and counter-expulsions from Moscow. Romania’s foreign ministry said the "activities and actions" of...