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Romanian Growth Down to Higher Consumption, Bank Warns.

Romania's Central Bank in a report on Friday warned that the country's recent high growth rates were based too much on higher consumption of imports rather than on investment.

- Balkan Insight - UK

The Latest: Romanian police detain 7 migrants near Hungary.

MADRID " The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis :___3:25 p.m.Romanian border police say they have detained seven migrants from Ethiopia and Eritrea who are suspected of trying to illegally cross the border...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Romania takes step toward marriage defense amendment.

Bucharest, Romania, May 25, 2017 / 07:27 pm .- Romania’s lower house of parliament has overwhelmingly approved a proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman. The Chamber of Deputies passed the measure by a vote of 232-22, with 13 abstentions. If approved, the amendment ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Ancient DNA evidence shows hunter-gatherers and farmers were intimately linked.

In human history, the transition from hunting and gathering to farming is a significant one. As such, hunter-gatherers and farmers are usually thought about as two entirely different sets of people. But researchers reporting new ancient DNA evidence show that in the area we now recognize as Romania, at least, ...

- ScienceDaily - US

Ancient DNA evidence shows hunter-gatherers and farmers were intimately linked.

In human history, the transition from hunting and gathering to farming is a significant one. As such, hunter-gatherers and farmers are usually thought about as two entirely different sets of people. But researchers reporting new ancient DNA evidence in Current Biology on May 25 show that in the area we now recognize as ...

- PhysOrg - NL

ECHR highlights Romanian domestic-violence failures.

European Court for Human Rights finds lack of commitment in Romania to address domestic assault despite legal framework.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Five killed on M6 in Staffordshire were Romanian.

The lorry driver arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been released.

- BBC - UK

5km Long Queue of Trucks Formed at the Exit of Kapitan Andreevo Border Checkpoint.

Traffic is intense on the Bulgarian-Turkish border. At Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint, a 5km long queue of cargo vehicles formed at the exit, while a 2km long one formed at Lesovo border checkpoint, the press centre of Chief Directorate Border Police announced. The traffic information on Bulgarian border checkpoints ...

- Novinite - BG

Brussels diaspora wants a say in defining Romanian Presidency priorities.

The 2,500-strong Romanian diaspora in the Brussels bubble should play a role in defining the priorities of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council, which will start on 1 January 2019, a group representing the expats has proposed.

- EurActive - UK

Poroshenko intends to hold meeting with Romanian president in Chernivtsi region.

President Petro Poroshenko intends to hold a meeting with President of Romania Klaus Johannis in the Chernivtsi region in 2-3 months. “I had a telephone conversation with Klaus Johannis, the president of Romania, and suggested that instead of meeting in Kyiv we meet at the border We agreed that it would happen in 2-3 ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Mintoff Bland stabbing: accused calm and cooperative, psychiatrist testifies.

Yana Mintoff Bland's former partner turned alleged aggressor was calm, acted normally and seemed ready to cooperate following his arrest, a psychiatrist who examined him told court today.  Gheorghe Popa, 39, of Romanian origin, this morning sat in the dock as a magistrate's court continued to hear evidence in the case ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Romania: daughter, aide of ex-president to stand trial

Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors say the daughter of former President Traian Basescu and his closest aide are among those standing trial on bribery and other corruption-related charges connected to his presidential campaign.

- FOX News - US

Journalists' Row Reignites Romanian Debate on Media Freedom

Accusations made by a Romanian TV show anchor - that his broadcaster has turned a blind eye to a corruption scandal linked to the station - have fuelled fresh controversy over press freedom and self-censorship. 

- Balkan Insight - UK

Basescu Daughter Faces Graft Charge in Romania

Romanian former development minister Elena Udrea and former president Traian Basescu's daughter, Ioana, will stand trial for obtaining illegal funds for Basescu's 2009 presidential campaign. 

- Balkan Insight - UK

The Latest: Romania detains 14 Syrian, Iraqi migrants

BERLIN " The Latest on migration issues in Europe :12:25 p.m.Romanian border police have detained 14 Syrian and Iraqi migrants in western Romania who are suspected of illegally trying to cross the border...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

6km Queue of Cargo Vehicles at Kapitan Andreevo Border Checkpoint

On the Bulgarian-Turkish border there is a 6km queue of cargo vehicles at Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint, at exit from the country, while at Lesovo checkpoint – 3km, the press office of Chief Directorate Border Police said.On the Bulgarian-Romanian border there is a 2km queue of cargo vehicles at Vidin checkpoint.Traffic is ...

- Novinite - BG

Brussels diaspora wants a say in defining Romanian Presidency priorities

The 2500-strong Romanian diaspora in the Brussels bubble should play a role in defining the priorities of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council, which will start on 1 January 2019, a group representing the expats has proposed.

- EurActive - UK

EU court highlights Romanian domestic-violence failures

European Court for Human Rights finds lack of commitment in Romania to address domestic assault despite legal framework.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Romania Ordered to Pay Damages to Battered Wife

The European Court of Human Rights has sided with a Romanian woman who sued the state after courts turned a blind eye to the way her husband had repeatedly assaulted her.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Romania criticised over domestic violence 'failures'

Officials accused a victim of provoking beatings by her husband, who attacked her eight times.

- BBC - UK

Romanian folk music to sound in Baku

- Today.Az - AZ

Romanian court nixes request to put bishop under home arrest

BUCHAREST, Romania " A Romanian court on Monday rejected a request by anti-corruption prosecutors to place under house arrest Teodosie, the Romanian Orthodox Archbishop of Tomis, who is suspected of defrauding the European Union.The...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Romania detains 6 Syrian migrants on way to Schengen zone

BUCHAREST, Romania " Romanian border police say they have detained and questioned six Syrian migrants who are suspected of illegally trying to leave Romania and head to the Schengen zone.Police say they discovered the group...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The Latest: Romania detains 14 Syrian, Iraqi migrants

The Latest on migration issues in Europe : 12:25 p.m. Romanian border police have detained 14 Syrian and Iraqi migrants in western Romania who are suspected of illegally trying to cross the border and head to the Schengen zone.

- FOX News - US

10km Queue of Cargo Vehicles at at Kapitan Andreevo Border Checkpoint

On the Bulgarian-Turkish border there is a 10km queue of cargo vehicles at exit from the country at Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint, the press office of Chief Directorate Border Police said, cited by Focus News Agency.  On the Bulgarian-Romanian border, at Dunav Most – Vidin checkpoint, there is a 2km queue of cargo ...

- Novinite - BG

Minister Valentin Radev: Burgas Has Highest Criminality

''Burgas region has the highest criminality ratio of 17.9 in the country'', Interior Minister Valentin Radev said after a meeting with Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov and Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova, FOCUS Radio - Burgas reported. For comparison, criminality ratio in Smolyan region is 4. The data is based on a new ...

- Novinite - BG

Three medals for Malta in Poissy

The 17th Mediterranean Darts Cup, in Poissy, France, came to a close last weekend with Team Malta returning home with three medals – two silver and a bronze. The squad was composed of Norbert Attard, David Attard, Godfrey Abela and John Agius. They opened their commitments in the tournament for teams. In the inaugural ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

SOCAR expands network of filling stations in Romania

- Today.Az - AZ

Romanian universities open doors for Azerbaijani students

- Today.Az - AZ

Romanian universities open doors for Azerbaijani students

Romania is willing to develop relations with Azerbaijan not only in the spheres of politics and economy, but also in the spheres of culture and education, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to Azerbaijan Dan Iancu said May 22.

- AzerNews - AZ

Plan to build Belgrade-Timisoara highway abandoned

Romania and Serbia have given up the project of "linking their capitals with a highway," says Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu. Grindeanu told the Romanian website Digi24 that Serbian authorities are no longer willing to support the project.

- B92 - SK

Bulgaria seizes big haul of heroin bound for the Netherlands

SOFIA, Bulgaria " Bulgarian customs agents have seized some 423 kilograms of heroin worth an estimated $34 million at a border checkpoint with Romania.Customs chief Georgi Kostov said Sunday the drugs were in a...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Germany is quietly building a European Army under its command

Getty Images Every few years, the idea of an EU army finds its way back into the news, causing a kerfuffle. The concept is both fantasy and bogeyman: For every federalist in Brussels who thinks a common defense force is what Europe needs to boost its standing in the world, there are those in London and elsewhere who recoil ...

- Business Insider - US

Move to Publish Intelligence Files Divides Romania

Plans to declassify secret files that belonged to the Justice Ministry have caused a dispute - with some claiming they should be destroyed as they contain forgeries and inaccuracies.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Record Amount of Heroin Seized at Bulgarian-Romanian Border

The narcotic substance was found in a cargo truck with terracotta tiles delivered to a warehouse in Bulgaria from Iran, according to Standart newspaper, cited by BNR. The tiles with a total weight of 23 tons travelled from Bulgaria to Holland. The truck with the terracotta was stopped for a check by the team of the Customs ...

- Novinite - BG

Romanian Media: Bulgaria Offers Very Good Tourist Services

The Romanian printed media write that Turkey, Bulgaria and Greece are the most preferred tourist destinations by the Romanians, when it comes to sea resorts, cited by the Bulgarian National Radio. However, the terrorist attacks and political instability in Turkey has resulted in decreased tourist interest towards the state. ...

- Novinite - BG

NBA player: Turkey canceled my passport

Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter was stopped at an airport in Romania on Saturday after his travel documents were canceled by his government.

- CNN Top Stories - US

NBA basketball player Enes Kanter held at Romanian airport after Turkey cancels passport in post-coup crackdown

A Turkish basketball star has become the latest victim of Turkey's widening international crackdown on alleged coup plotters and political dissidents. Enes Kanter, who lives in the US while playing for NBA team Oklahoma City Thunder, was held by Romanian police at Bucharest airport after his passport was cancelled. Mr ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Romania's Parliament passes law providing more money for Holocaust survivors

, Romania's Parliament passed legislation which would provide increased direct financial support for Holocaust survivors. The funds, a monthly payment of up to $97.98 per month for each year of deportation or detention, will be available beginning in July 2017 to people who were persecuted in Romania between 1940 and ...

- JTA - US

1,000 in Romanian gay pride march amid moves to limit rights

BUCHAREST, Romania " Some 1,000 people joined a gay pride march in the Romanian capital of Bucharest on Saturday, demanding greater rights amid government moves they say will curtail their rights.Some 30 ambassadors expressed...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Turkish NBA player Kanter returning to US after being detained in Romania

Enes Kanter, a center for the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, said in a video posted Saturday morning on Twitter that he had been detained at a Romanian airport, with authorities … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

NBA star and supporter of Fethullah Gulen blames Erdogan after being denied entry into Romania

Oklahoma City Thunder star Enes Kanter calls Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a 'dictator' for cancelling his passport.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

1,000 in Romanian gay pride march amid moves to limit rights

Some 1,000 people take part in a gay pride march in the Romanian capital demanding greater rights, amid moves they say would curtail their human rights.

- Hawaii News Now - US

NBA Player Kanter Heading to US after Detained in Romania

Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter is returning to the United States after being detained in a Romanian airport.

- Newsmax - US

Breaking: NBA player Enes Kanter detained in Romania, says passport 'canceled' by Turkish president

Enes Kanter, a center for the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team, was detained on Saturday while at an airport in Romania, and Kanter alleges…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Former Utah Jazz player Enes Kanter heading to U.S. after detained in Romania

Kanter, who is from Turkey, said in a video Saturday morning on his Twitter account that the Turkish embassy canceled his...

- Deseret News - US

1,000 in Romanian gay pride march amid moves to limit rights

Some 1,000 people joined a gay pride march in the Romanian capital of Bucharest Saturday, demanding greater rights amid government moves they say will curtail their rights.

- FOX News - US

Turkish NBA player blames Erdogan for detention

Romanian police say NBA player left Romania for the U.S. via London on Saturday

- CBS NEWS - US

Romanians march in gay pride event amid moves to limit rights

Around 1,000 people have marched through Bucharest amid proposals to amend the constitution and ban gay marriage. Orthodox church groups claim to have 3 million signatures in support of the plan.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter barred from entering Romania

US-based Turkish basketball star Enes Kanter has been refused entry into Romania after his passport was canceled. The 25-year-old blamed his anti-Erdogan political views for the repeal of his Turkish travel document.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

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