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Romania: Cocaine found in Colombian banana boxes

Jul. 29, 2021 07:38 AM EDT

BUCHAREST (AP) — Romanian authorities have confiscated 503 kilograms (1,109 pounds) of cocaine that was discovered in a fruit and vegetable warehouse near Bucharest, officials said Thursday. The cocaine, which was hidden among 35 boxes of bananas in Chiajna, was seized...

U.S. Black Hawk helicopter forced to land in Bucharest

Jul. 15, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

BUCHAREST (AP) — A U.S. Black Hawk military helicopter training in Romania was forced to undertake an emergency landing Thursday in central Bucharest, bringing down two lampposts in the process. No one was injured. The helicopter, which landed near the Arc De Triumph in...

Romania: Former ruling party leader gets early jail release

Jul. 15, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

BUCHAREST (AP) — A former leader of Romania’s Social Democratic Party who was sentenced to 3 ½ years in jail for corruption in 2019 will be released early, a court ruled Thursday. Liviu Dragnea, who was convicted by the Supreme Court in May 2019 for official...

Romania: Protest outside Czech embassy over Roma man's death

Jun. 29, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

BUCHAREST (AP) — At least 200 people gathered outside the Czech Republic’s embassy in Bucharest Tuesday to protest the death of a Roma man following an incident with Czech police earlier this month. Video footage of the detention of the Roma man, in the northern Czech...

Switzerland beats France 5-4 on penalties at Euro 2020

Jun. 28, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Au revoir France, this summer belongs to Yann Sommer. The Switzerland goalkeeper, who left in the middle of the European Championship’s group stage to be with his wife for the birth of their second daughter, made the biggest save of his life...

The Latest: South Africa resumes restrictions to fight surge

Jun. 27, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa has reintroduced tough restrictions including a ban on alcohol sales and an extended nightly curfew as it fights a fast-increasing surge of COVID-19 cases. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the delta variant that was first discovered in India...

NMacedonia wants Austria's Arnautović punished for outburst

Jun. 15, 2021 06:39 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The North Macedonian soccer federation has submitted a request to UEFA asking for Austria striker Marko Arnautović to be punished for a nationalist outburst after he scored a goal at the European Championship. The federation said the outburst...

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...