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AP PHOTOS: Drama festival puts spotlight on Romanian inmates

Dec. 02, 2021 04:31 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Performing on the main stage of the Nottara Theatre in downtown Bucharest is a dream of every aspiring artist in Romania, where hundreds of prison inmates have gotten that lucky break. A drama festival organized by the National Penitentiary...

Live updates: Obama, Fauci encourage vaccinations at clinic

Nov. 30, 2021 19:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, visited a children’s vaccination clinic in Washington Tuesday to encourage kids to get a COVID-19 shot. Speaking to kids and parents at Kimball Elementary...

Romanian president swears in new coalition, says crisis over

Nov. 25, 2021 10:01 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday swore in a new coalition government led by a Liberal former army general and declared an end to a months-long political crisis that had gripped the Eastern European nation. The vote in parliament...

Russia grants Moldova 2-day extension to make gas payments

Nov. 24, 2021 12:10 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Russian gas giant Gazprom has granted Moldova a two-day extension to settle outstanding payments of nearly $74 million, stepping back from a threat to cut gas exports to the small Eastern European nation Wednesday, officials said. The original...

Romania's president designates new PM as crisis nears end

Nov. 22, 2021 09:22 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s president on Monday nominated a new prime minister to form an unlikely coalition comprised of the ruling National Liberal Party and its former Social Democrat Party rivals, as lawmakers hope to end a protracted political crisis. ...

Romanian media say arms plant blast kills 4, injures 4 more

Nov. 18, 2021 11:38 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — An explosion Thursday at a weapons factory in a small southern town in Romania killed four people and injured another four, local media said. The afternoon blast occurred in the town of Babeni in Valcea County about 200 kilometers (125 miles)...

Romanian media say explosion at weapons factory in small southern town kills 4, another 4 injured.

Nov. 18, 2021 10:20 AM EST
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian media say explosion at weapons factory in small southern town kills 4, another 4 injured.

US airman shot down over Romania in WWII is accounted for

Nov. 17, 2021 20:08 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — An airman from Massachusetts who was shot down over Romania during World War II has been accounted for, the military said Wednesday. U.S. Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Charles G. McMackin, 26, was accounted for in August 2020, according to a statement from...

As virus surges in Eastern Europe, leaders slow to act

Nov. 14, 2021 02:42 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — At the main hospital in Romania's capital, the morgue ran out of space for the dead in recent days, and doctors in Bulgaria have suspended routine surgeries so they can tend to a surge in COVID-19 patients. In the Serbian capital, the graveyard now operates an extra...

4th fatal hospital fire of pandemic kills 2 in Romania

Nov. 11, 2021 04:24 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A fire at a COVID-19 hospital in Romania killed two people Thursday, authorities said. It was the fourth fatal fire at a Romanian COVID-19 hospital during the pandemic. The blaze broke out in the infectious disease wing of the hospital in the...