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AP PHOTOS: Romanian youth spin burning tires in Lent ritual

Mar. 23, 2019 3:49 AM EDT

POPLACA, Romania (AP) — Romanian children and youth spin burning tires and light fires in the Transylvanian hills in a ritual that marks the beginning of Orthodox Lent. Dozens of young residents gathered on a hill outside the village of Poplaca, in the foothills of the Cindrel mountains on March 10, a day...

The Latest: Spy agency says no threats ahead of massacre

Mar. 18, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local): 11:45 a.m. New Zealand's international spy agency has confirmed it had not received any relevant information or intelligence ahead of last week's deadly mass shooting on two mosques. The Government...

The Latest: Brexit booster Farage expects yearlong delay

Mar. 12, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Nigel Farage, the British politician who became the public face of anti-European Union sentiment in the run-up to a 2016 Brexit referendum, thinks the country's departure date could be pushed back by a year. Farage said during an interview...

Romania prosecutor backed for new EU job amid govt criticism

Feb. 27, 2019 9:43 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian prosecutor has won backing from two European Union committees to head a new prosecutor's office fighting fraud, despite fierce opposition from her own government. The European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee on Wednesday gave the most...

Early results: No party secures majority in Moldova ballot

Feb. 24, 2019 11:58 PM EST

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Near-final results from Sunday's parliamentary elections in Moldova showed no party secured a majority, a result that could leave the former Soviet republic in limbo between pro-Western and pro-Russia forces. With 97 percent of the votes counted early Monday, the broadly pro-Russia...

Moldova parliamentary ballot: what's at stake?

Feb. 23, 2019 5:03 AM EST

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — More than three million Moldovans are eligible to vote in parliamentary elections Sunday in this former Soviet republic wedged between Romania and Ukraine. They will choose representatives for the next four-year term of the 101-seat legislature. No outright winner is expected and...

EU says it's ready to hit back if US imposes car tariffs

Feb. 22, 2019 10:04 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A European Union official says "there is full support" from member states to hit back if U.S. President Donald Trump imposes tariffs on cars and car parts. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said EU trade ministers had discussed the bloc's trading relationship with Washington...

AP interview: Moldova president says country needs Russia

Feb. 21, 2019 1:02 PM EST

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's president said Thursday the former Soviet republic needs good relations with Russia, amid uncertainty about the future of the European Union. President Igor Dodon said in an interview with The Associated Press that Moldova depends on Moscow for energy, exports and to...

EU slams Romanian govt for diluting anti-corruption fight

Feb. 20, 2019 8:39 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The European Union is appealing to Romania to not to dilute efforts to fight high-level corruption after the government enacted a measure that critics say will exert more political control over the judiciary. EU Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Wednesday that Romania...

EU voices concern as Romania moves to block prosecutor

Feb. 14, 2019 10:04 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Prosecutors applying for the post of European chief prosecutor must be treated fairly, the European Commission said Thursday, after Romania moved to block one of its own nationals. Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Brussels is following the case closely adding it is...