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De Bruyne seals Belgium's 2-0 win over Romania to get Euro 2024 campaign on track

Jun. 22, 2024 17:12 PM EDT

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Kevin De Bruyne scored and Belgium got its European Championship campaign up and running after beating Romania 2-0 on Saturday. The No. 3-ranked Belgians shook off the shock of losing to Slovakia in their opening game by responding with a dominant...

US thanks Romania for its leader exiting the NATO leadership race to clear the way for Rutte

Jun. 21, 2024 11:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday thanked Romania for its president withdrawing from the race to lead NATO, saying the move would help ensure the Western military alliance stays properly focused. Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivered the message to his...

NATO member Romania to send a Patriot missile system to neighboring Ukraine

Jun. 20, 2024 10:12 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — NATO member Romania’s top defense body said Thursday that the country will donate a Patriot missile system to neighboring Ukraine to help Kyiv in the war with Russia as Moscow’s forces continue to bombard civilian areas and energy infrastructure. The...

And then there was one: Mark Rutte. Romania's president withdraws from the race for NATO chief

Jun. 20, 2024 09:25 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Romania’s president has withdrawn from the race to become NATO’s next secretary general, leaving outgoing Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte all but certain to head the world’s biggest military organization from October. The office of President Klaus Iohannis...

Romania’s president pulls out of race to become next NATO chief, clearing way for Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte

Jun. 20, 2024 08:52 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — Romania’s president pulls out of race to become next NATO chief, clearing way for Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

Romania earns first Euros win in 24 years while Ukraine apologizes for 3-0 loss

Jun. 17, 2024 13:51 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Romania players celebrated with their yellow-clad fans after their first European Championship win in 24 years. At the other end of Munich Arena, Ukraine's players apologized to their supporters after the surprisingly bad 3-0 loss. Goals from captain...

Ukraine opens its Euro 2024 campaign against Romania amid backdrop of war back home

Jun. 16, 2024 12:38 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Ukraine, which is competing against the backdrop of the war at home against Russia, opens its European Championship campaign with a match against Romania in Munich on Monday. The other teams in Group E are Belgium and Slovakia. Kickoff is at 3 p.m. local time (1300 GMT). Here’s...

An explosion at a DIY chain store in Romania injures at least 15 people, 4 seriously

Jun. 07, 2024 11:53 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — An explosion at a chain home improvement store in northeastern Romania on Friday injured at least 15 people, four of them seriously, authorities said. A mobile intensive care unit was dispatched to the scene in the town of Botosani, in Suceava county,...

Romania's culture minister asks Louis Vuitton to acknowledge a traditional blouse inspired items

Jun. 04, 2024 11:47 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s minister of culture says she will ask French luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton to acknowledge that a traditional Romanian blouse directly inspired items in one of its 2024 collections. “We will request that Louis Vuitton recognize the...

Man detained in Romania's capital after allegedly attacking Israeli embassy with Molotov cocktail

Jun. 03, 2024 08:54 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A foreign citizen was detained in Romania’s capital on Monday after allegedly attacking the entrance of the Israeli Embassy with a Molotov cocktail, causing a small fire but no casualties, local media and police reported. A 34-year-old man was...