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Italian Tortured Romanian Woman in a Basement for 10 Years .

Romanian woman spent ten terrible years in which she was held captive, raped and tortured by a man in Italy, said the Romanian edition of Digi24, quoted by BGNES. It all started in 2007, when the Romanian, then 19, arrived in Lamezia, southern Italy. She was hired by an Italian family to take care of an elderly woman who ...

- Novinite - BG

Moldovan History Film Angers Champions of Romanian Ties.

A new movie about Moldova's history, produced under Socialists auspices, has angered pro-EU politicians and historians by playing down links to Romania and, they say, taking Russia's line.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Italian man raped and tortured young Romanian caretaker he held captive for 10 years.

The woman who is initially from Romania, was imprisoned in the Italian home since 2007 and was sexually abused and tortured.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Customs Dept moves to make Pangkor duty-free.

SITIAWAN, Nov 23 — The Royal Malaysian Customs Department will initiate amendments to several acts to enable Pangkor to become a duty-free island next year as proposed in Budget 2018. Its director-general, Datuk Seri T. Subromaniam, said the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Romanian Government Survives Censure Motion.

A censure motion against Romania's cabinet led by Mihai Tudose failed on Thursday as opposition lacked enough votes and the governing coalition did not vote, reports seenews.com.  Opposition National Liberal Party and Save Romania Union filed the censure motion last week over a decree introducing controversial fiscal ...

- Novinite - BG

Iraqi minister: Romania sent experts to train local police.

Iraq's foreign minister has thanked Romania for sending dozens of advisers to train Iraqi police and invited the East European country to take part in his nation's reconstruction.

- FOX News - US

Romania's left-wing government survives no-confidence vote.

Romania's left-wing government has easily survived a vote of no confidence brought by the opposition Liberal Party over its "populist and chaotic" economic measures.

- FOX News - US

Romanian government survives no-confidence vote.

BUCHAREST, Nov 23 — Romania's Social Democrat-led government survived a no-confidence vote today, as expected, as thousands of anti-government protesters rallied outside parliament. The centrist opposition, which pushed for the vote, accused...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Romania Pushes Again for UNESCO to Honour Sculptures.

Romania is set to ask UNESCO to reconsider including a famous set of sculptures by the Romanian-French artist Constantin Brancusi on its World Heritage list.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Romania Protests Continue as Govt Survives Impeachment Vote.

Opposition supporters and civil society groups are keeping up the pressure on Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party, despite the government's survival on Thursday of an impeachment vote in parliament.

- Balkan Insight - UK

On This Day: Romania joins Axis powers in WWII.

On Nov. 23, 1940, Romania signed the Tripartite Pact, joining the Axis powers of Germany, Italy and Japan in World War II.

- UPI - US

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017

On Nov. 23, 1940, Romania signed the Tripartite Pact, joining the Axis powers of Germany, Italy and Japan in World War II.

- UPI - US

Azerbaijani kempo fighter wins European silver in Romania

- Today.Az - AZ

Commission warns Italy over high debt level

The Italian government must demonstrate it is making an effort, or the EU will consider launching a procedure. France and Romania are also under scrutiny.

- EU Observer - EU

Huffington Post: One of Europe’s least visited countries has the biggest wine cellar

Of course you’ve heard of Ukraine and Romania. But did you know that wedged between those two countries is the Republic of Moldova? If not, you’re not alone. Moldova is one of the least visited countries in Europe. But don’t cry for Moldova. The tiny nation has something no one else has: Mileștii Mici ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Romania's moves on corporate governance alarm investors

State fund warns that efforts to replace independent board directors could delay IPOs

- Financial Times - US

Romanian NGOs Fear Pressure as New Bill Passes Senate

Romanian NGOs are anticipating heightened political pressure after a ruling Social Democrat Party-backed bill that obliges them to declare their donors twice a year passed the Senate. 

- Balkan Insight - UK

Truck driver admits to murdering jogger outside Freiburg

A Romanian truck driver confessed to the murder of a female jogger as his trial opened in Freiburg on Wednesday, after also coming under suspicion for the 2014 killing of a French exchange student in Austria.

- The Local - INT

Member states accept emissions trading deal, Poland abstains

The ambassadors in Brussels of the EU's national governments on Wednesday adopted a compromise deal with the European Parliament on the reform of the EU's emissions trading system , the EU's flagship climate tool. Croatia voted against, while coal-reliant Poland and Hungary abstained. The compromise had been reached by ...

- EU Observer - EU

Romanian confesses to rape, killing of German jogger

A Romanian truck driver has confessed to having raped and killed a woman, who was out jogging in a forest in southwestern Germany.

- FOX News - US

Freiburg murder trial: Truck driver admits attacking woman jogger

A truck driver has made an admission over the murder of a woman jogger at the opening of his trial in Freiburg, southern Germany. The 40-year-old, originally from Romania, told the court he struck her with a bottle.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Romania Gay Marriage Case Could Have Outsize Impact in Europe

The case addresses whether the American husband of a Romanian man should be afforded residency rights in Romania. But its impact could be felt further afield.

- International NY Times - US

Romania Graft Watchdog Freezes Ruling Party Leader's Assets

Romania's anti-graft prosecutors have frozen the assets and accounts of ruling Social Democrat Party chief Liviu Dragnea and eight other people currently being investigated for fraud. 

- Balkan Insight - UK

Romanian party boss faces prosecutors over alleged EU fraud

The chairman of Romania's ruling party has arrived at the anti-corruption prosecutors' agency where he expects to be informed his assets have been sequestered on suspicion of misusing European Union funds.

- FOX News - US

Romania Graft Watchdog Freezes Ruling Party Leader's Assets

Romania's anti-graft prosecutors have frozen the assets and accounts of the ruling Social Democrat Party chief Liviu Dragnea and other eight people currently being investigated for fraud. 

- Balkan Insight - UK

Eurostat: Almost 50% of Children in Bulgaria Were at Risk of Poverty in 2016

In 2016, almost half of the children in Bulgaria were at risk of poverty or social exclusion, European Union statistics agency Eurostat said in a report published to mark Universal Children's Day on 20th of November. Bulgaria is followed by Romania, Greece and Hungary. The lowest proportion of children at risk of poverty ...

- Novinite - BG

112.ua: Romanian inspection team to check compliance with commitments on armament control by Ukraine

The international inspection team from Romania that holds the inspection on the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe began its work in Ukraine as the Department of Verification of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported. ‘The international inspection team from Romania consisting of nine ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Bulgarian and Romanian Children - Highest Risk of Poverty in the EU

In 2016, nearly 25 million children in the European Union, or 26.4% of the population aged under 17, were at risk of poverty or social exclusion, according to Eurostat, quoted by Investor.bg. The share of children at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU has slightly decreased over the years from 27.5% in 2010 to ...

- Novinite - BG

Romania is Suing a Shepherd who Refuses to Destroy Sheepfold he Built near US Military Base

Romania is suing a local shepherd who interferes with the work of US military deployed at a military base near the southern city of Deveselu, wrote the electronic edition of Balkan Insight. Shepherd Dimitru Blaia refuses to destroy the sheepfold that is in the security perimeter around a US military base where parts of the ...

- Novinite - BG

New Protests in Romania Against Tax Reforms

More than 2,500 people protested last night in some of Romania's big cities against tax changes introduced by the center-left government, as well as against judicial reforms planned by the cabinet, according to Romania Libera newspaper. Protests were organized in Timisoara, Brasov, Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu. Protesters with less ...

- Novinite - BG

Rick Steves: Centuries-old traditions endure in Romania’s countryside

The traditions on display aren't put on for the benefit of tourists — it's just the region's true lifestyle.        

- USA TODAY - US

11 countries to visit where you can get the most bang for your buck on airfare

VILevi/Shutterstock GoBankingRates consulted Kiwi.com's 2017 Flight Price Index and identified the countries you can fly to for the cheapest airfare . The top 11 countries include South Africa, Portugal, and Romania. The country on their list with the cheapest airfare per 100 km is Malaysia. Airfares can change by the day ...

- Business Insider - US

UK Fears Romanian's Killing Could Spark Gang War

The brutal murder of a Romanian alleged gangster could be a sign that a 'turf war' between rival Balkan crime gangs in the UK capital is hotting up, media reports say.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Romania's Dacian Wolf Sends Wrong Message, Experts Warn

The choice of a Dacian wolf as Romania's logo for the presidency of the European Council in 2019 has caused controversy over whether it might send a confusing nationalistic message about the country. 

- Balkan Insight - UK

Romania's Biggest Christmas Fair Opens in Sibiu

Romania's best-known Christmas market opens on Friday in the city of Sibiu, Transylvania, and will remain in business until the beginning of January.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Romanian Shepherd Creates Quandary for US Missile Shield

The case of an obstinate Romanian shepherd – who refuses to demolish a sheepfold that keeps triggering the alarms at a US military base – is creating a headache for the Romanian government.

- Balkan Insight - UK

EU Concerned About Challenges to Romanian Judicial Independence

Justice reform has stagnated in Romania this year, and challenges to judicial independence remain a persistent source of concern, the European Commission said Wednesday. The European Union has monitored the justice systems of Romania and its neighbor Bulgaria since they joined the bloc a decade ago. It has backed an ...

- Voice of America - US

Commission Challenges Bulgaria, Romania on Judicial Reform

While Bulgaria and Romania have chosen to welcome the latest European Commission reports on their judicial reforms and moves to combat corruption, the reports contain much criticisms of the results the two countries achieved in 2017. 

- Balkan Insight - UK

Cooperation and Verification Mechanism Reports on Bulgaria and Romania

European Commission - Fact Sheet Strasbourg, 15 November 2017 Questions & Answers Why does the Commission report on progress in judicial reform and the fight against corruption in Bulgaria and Romania? At the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union on 1 January 2007, certain weaknesses remained in...

- EU - EU

Commission reports on progress in Romania under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism

European - Press release Commission Strasbourg, 15 November 2017 The European Commission issued today its latest report on steps taken by Romania to meet its commitments on judicial reform and the fight against corruption, in the context of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism set up when the country joined...

- EU - EU

Central Europe grows at fastest rate in 9 years

Romania expands by 8.6% raising concerns about overheating

- Financial Times - US

DSME to sell off Romanian shipbuilder to Damen

South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has agreed to sell its Romanian subsidiary, Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries , to Dutch shipbuilder Damen as part of efforts to improve its fiscal standing. DSME said on 12 November that the proposed sale to Damen

- Jane’s - US

Romanian top politician charged over EU funds 'fraud'

Romania's National Anti-Corruption Directorate on Monday charged Liviu Dragnea, the leader of the ruling Social Democrat Party with fraud against EU funds, creating an organised criminal group, and abuse of his position for personal gain. The DNA said that the group aimed to "obtain illegally substantial amounts of money" ...

- EU Observer - EU

A New Fashion Hub? Eastern Europe

Young designers in countries like Poland, Hungary and Romania are finding success at home.

- International NY Times - US

Learn about Our Past: New Publication on Preserving Cultural Artefacts Using Ionizing Radiation

The Ramses II mummy from Egypt, iconostases at Orthodox churches from Romania and ancient bronze statues from Croatia are the sort of cultural artefacts restored with the help of radiation technology.

- International Atomic Energy Agency - INT

Learn About our Past: New Publication on Preserving Cultural Artefacts Using Ionizing Radiation

The Ramses II mummy from Egypt, iconostases at Orthodox churches from Romania and ancient bronze statues from Croatia are the sort of cultural artefacts restored with the help of radiation technology.

- International Atomic Energy Agency - INT

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