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Romanian teen swimmer Popovici breaks 2009 mark in 100 free

Aug. 13, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Seventeen-year-old David Popovici of Romania became the youngest swimmer to break the world swimming record in the men's 100-meter freestyle Saturday, beating the mark set more than 13 years ago in the same pool. Popovici touched in 46.86 seconds at the European...

Moldova gets support from partners amid series of hardships

Jul. 15, 2022 13:00 PM EDT

SIGHISOARA, Romania (AP) — Moldova received about 600 million euros in pledges at a donors conference Friday, an official said, to help the tiny country overcome rising inflation and the impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine. More than 500,000 refugees have fled to Moldova, which...

Romanian woman killed in 2nd Egypt shark attack in days

Jul. 04, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's Foreign Ministry said Sunday that a tourist from the country was killed in a shark attack while vacationing in Egypt, making it the second shark attack death there in recent days. A 68-year-old Austrian woman died on Friday after losing an arm...

Greece gets European assistance for summer wildfire season

Jul. 02, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is receiving European assistance for the summer wildfire season, with the first group of firefighters arriving in Athens. The 28 Romanian firefighters were welcomed Saturday by Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Minister Christos Stylianides and the...

AP PHOTOS: The iPhone at 15, through pro photographers' eyes

Jun. 28, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

This week marks 15 years since the iPhone first went on sale and ushered in a new era: the age of the smartphone. It’s hard to imagine today how different mobile access was before that evening of June 29, 2007. The internet in your pocket didn’t look like, well, the internet....

Romanian port struggles to handle flow of Ukrainian grain

Jun. 24, 2022 02:35 AM EDT

CONSTANTA, Romania (AP) — With Ukraine's seaports blockaded or captured by Russian forces, neighboring Romania's Black Sea port of Constanta has emerged as a main conduit for the war-torn country’s grain exports amid a growing world food crisis. It's Romania's biggest port, home...

Moldova, tiny, poor and bordering Ukraine, gets EU candidacy

Jun. 23, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

SIGHISOARA, Romania (AP) — The European Union announced Thursday that it has granted EU candidate status to Moldova, a poor non-NATO Eastern European country bordering war-torn Ukraine, which likely won’t enjoy the perks of full bloc membership for years to come. Along the road,...

Gold for teenage stars McIntosh, Popovici at swimming worlds

Jun. 22, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The kids are all right. Canadian teenager Summer McIntosh won the women’s 200 butterfly for her first title at the world swimming championships on Wednesday before 17-year-old Romanian David Popovici claimed his second. They still have some...

Bulgaria's government loses no-confidence vote; collapse could hit EU expansion, boost Russian influence in region

Jun. 22, 2022 12:56 PM EDT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Bulgaria's government loses no-confidence vote; collapse could hit EU expansion, boost Russian influence in region.

French paratroopers conduct military drill in Estonia

Jun. 22, 2022 07:45 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — French armed forces conducted a surprise military exercise in Estonia, deploying more than 100 paratroopers in the Baltic country that neighbors Russia, the French defense ministry said Wednesday. The airborne operation conducted on Tuesday night and dubbed...