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Romanian defense minister confirms $3.9 billion US missile deal.

Romania's defense minister has confirmed that the country intends to buy Patriot missiles worth $3.9 billion dollars from the United States.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Romania: Defense minister confirms $3.9B US missile deal.

Romania's defense minister has confirmed that the country intends to buy Patriot missiles worth $3.9 billion dollars from the United States.

- FOX News - US

EU court advised to reject Hungary, Slovakia refugee case.

THE European Court of Justice should dismiss lawsuits filed by Hungary and Slovakia challenging a European Council decision that the countries have tomandatorilytake in hundreds of asylum-seekers, a court adviser said Wednesday. Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and Romania voted against the 2015 decision establishing a temporary ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

7km Queue of Trucks at Dunav Most-Ruse.

On the Bulgarian-Romanian border, there is a 7km queue of cargo vehicles waiting to leave the country at Dunav Most-Ruse checkpoint, according to data of Chief Directorate Border Police by 06:00, quoted by Focus News Agency. The queue at Dunav Most-Vidin is 2km long.On the border with Turkey, there is a 4km queue of cargo ...

- Novinite - BG

Sweden Scandal Highlights Cheap Romanian, Serbian IT Market.

The growth of the low-cost IT subcontracting market in Eastern Europe has been highlighted by a scandal over Romanian, Czech and Serbian programmers potentially having access to Swedish citizens' data.

- Balkan Insight - UK

U.K. RAF Typhoon scramble in response to Russian aircraft over Black Sea.

A Royal Air Force Typhoon based in Romania has been launched as a response to Russian aircraft operating near NATO airspace over the Black Sea, according to a statement posted on the U.K. Royal Air Force's website.

- UNIAN - UA

Hungary's PM Orbán To Set Crosshairs On Journalists.

"We must stand our ground against the Soros mafia network and bureaucrats in Brussels, and will have to go to battle against the media they operate in the comings months," Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said this past weekend at Tusványos, the annual Fidesz jamboree in Băile Tușnad, Romania.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

What we're finding as we excavate Halmyris, a frontier fort of the Roman Empire.

Excavating the eastern wall section of Halmyris in 2016. Emily Hanscam, Author providedNationalism is resurging across Europe, and with it has come increasing attention on the vulnerable outer edges of nations: borders, frontiers, and other marginal zones. Today, some of the frontiers of the Roman Empire are now national ...

- The Conversation - UK

Customs dept denies owing S'gor councils RM36m over GST.

Its DG Subromaniam says they did not pay because the statements submitted by the local councils were dubious.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Romanian court rules release of woman wanted in Turkey.

Romania's Supreme Court has upheld a decision to release from custody a Turkish woman wanted in Turkey for alleged links to Kurdish militants

- The Daily Star - LB

Romanian court rules release of woman wanted in Turkey.

- Townhall.com - US

Socialists Condemn Orbán For Failing To Speak About Hungary's 'Grave Problems'

In his recent keynote speech in Romania, Viktor Orbán, Hungary's prime minister, failed to talk about the grave problems' confronting the country and its society, a Socialist Party lawmaker said.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

How mom's sacrifice helped boy with heart defect defy the odds

These are the words of a son to his mother for bringing him all the way from Romania to South Africa 33 years ago for much-needed heart surgery.

- Cape Times - SA

El Chapo's Sinaloa cartel collaborating with Romanian gangsters to flood UK cocaine market

Romanian gang can import large amounts of cocaine into the UK on a weekly basis, says NCA.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Digi acquires Invitel for EUR 140 mln

Romanian operator Digi, which listed on the capital market in Bucharest in May, has bought Hungarian operator Invitel Tavkozlesi for EUR 140 million. The takeover expands Digi's subscriber base by nearly 0.7 million. The shares were bought from China Central and Eastern Europe Investment.

- Telecompaper - NL

Twelve American Paratroopers have gone through a Hospital after an Excercice in Romania

On Saturday, 12 US paratroopers were admitted to hospital after minor injuries suffered during a parachute jumping in Romania, the Army Times reported, quoted by Focus. The hospital said 11 of the soldiers were enrolled on Sunday. From the hospital they added that one of the injured had hurt his spine and would remain for ...

- Novinite - BG

The Largest Outbreak of Measles in the Country at Stolipinovo Subsides

The largest outbreak of measles in the country in Stolipinovo is already subsiding. No new cases have been reported in the neighborhood in Plovdiv in the last week, Todor Kantardzhiev, the director of the National Center for Contagious and Parasitic Diseases, announced on Monday before the Bulgarian National Television. ...

- Novinite - BG

Fidesz Communications Director Promises More Negative Campaigns For Election Season

Speaking at a panel discussion during Fidesz's annual Tusványos jamboree in Băile Tușnad, Romania, Fidesz communications director Balázs Hidvéghi said the negative propaganda campaigns are so successful that the party will continue with them next year. He added that the party would provide social media experts to give ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Viktor Orbán: Europe Must Regain 'Independence From Soros Empire'

The European Union must regain its independence from the empire' of US billionaire George Soros, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in a speech to the Baile Tusnad summer university, in central Romania, on Saturday.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

12 US paratroopers hospitalized after night jump in Romania

Officials say 12 U.S. paratroopers have been hospitalized after they sustained minor injuries during a nighttime parachute jump in Romania.

- FOX News - US

12 US paratroopers hospitalized after night jump in Romania

- Townhall.com - US

12 US paratroopers hospitalized after night jump in Romania

The soldiers were participating in Saber Guardian 17, a U.S. Army Europe-led exercise, which aims to increase coordination between the U.S., Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Hungary to support Poland amid European "inquisition" - PM Orban

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that Budapest would fight to defend Poland as the European Union threatens Warsaw with sanctions over its plans to extend government control over its courts. Poland is moving ahead with an overhaul of its supreme court despite street protests and the threat of EU sanctions. "The ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Four-year ban for racist Serena Williams slur

Former grand slam winner Ilie Nastase has been banned from any official roles in tennis until 2021 and fined $10,000 for his foul-mouthed outbursts during a Fed Cup tie between Great Britain and Romania in April.

- CNN Top Stories - US

CJ Raus gets datuk seri from Penang governor

Others bestowed titles are A Samad Said and Customs DG Indera Subromaniam.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Bronze Age Tomb Finds Thrill Romanian Historians

Romanian archaeologists say nine Bronze Age tombs discovered recently in the east may shed new light on the trade conducted in ancient times between Eastern and Western Europe. 

- Balkan Insight - UK

Nastase banned from Fed Cup, Davis Cup until 2019

Ilie Nastase has been banned from the Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019 because of his foul-mouthed comments and bad behavior as Romania's captain ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Romanian coach Nastase banned over Fed Cup tirade

PARIS, July 21 ― The International Tennis Federation today banned and fined Ilie Nastase over derogatory comments about Serena Williams and a foul-mouthed Fed Cup tirade. The Romanian tennis great was in the ITF dock for his abusive...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Romania: Art exhibit at ex-prison show horrors of communism

- Townhall.com - US

The first light atomic nucleus with a second face

To some degree of approximation, atomic nuclei are spherical, though distorted to a greater or lesser extent. When the nucleus is excited, its shape may change, but only for an extremely brief moment, after which it returns to its original state. A relatively permanent 'second face' of atomic nuclei has so far only been ...

- PhysOrg - NL

FC Zira to host Romanian Astra in UEFA Europa League qualifying round

- Today.Az - AZ

Russia 'used Kosovo to legitimize Crimea move'

Moscow, "striving to justify its intervention in the territory of Ukraine" has been using political narratives about "the so-called precedent of Kosovo." This is assessed in an analysis of the Department of International Relations and European Integration at the National University of Political Studies and Public ...

- B92 - SK

Drug conspiracy trial nears final stage

The trial by jury of Ikechukwu Stephen Egbo, the Nigerian accused of drug conspiracy, is drawing towards its final stage. The panel of jurors, five men and four women, were today addressed by the defence and the prosecution who delivered their final submissions. The arguments primarily hinged upon the credibility of the ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Novo Selo Training Polygon Hosted the Biggest Multinational Exercise Saber Guardian 2017

The Novo Selo Training polygon near Sliven, Southern Bulgaria, hosted a Distinguished Visitors' Day at the biggest multinational exercise in the Black Sea region Saber Guardian 2017, according to BNR and NovaTV.Tactical units from Bulgaria, USA, Greece and Georgia demonstrated joint action of the multinational battalion ...

- Novinite - BG

Malta registers biggest EU surplus in first quarter - Eurostat

Malta registered the biggest surplus in the EU and one of the largest decreases in debt in the first quarter of 2017, according to Eurostat data. According to the statistical arm of the EU, Malta saw a surplus 3.5% of GDP, followed by Germany and the Netherlands at 1.5%. The biggest deficit was reported in Romania . ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

18 International Trains Checked in Hungary, 2 of Them Heading for Romania due to Bomb Alert

The Hungarian police has started checks on international trains, following a bomb threat by phone, MTI informs, quoted by antena3.ro. and the Independent Balkan News Agency. According to a police release, a man phoned and said a bomb has been placed aboard the international trains crossing Hungary. Two of the international ...

- Novinite - BG

4km Queue Of Carco Vehicles on the Bulgarian-Romanian Border

On the Bulgarian-Romanian border, there are 4 km of cargo vehicles waiting to leave the country at Dunav Most-Vidin checkpoint, while at Dunav Most-Ruse the queue at entrance to the country stretches 3 km.The information was provided by Chief Directorate Border Police.On the border with Greece, there is intense traffic of ...

- Novinite - BG

Hungary's Dedeputy Prime Minister Opens Baile Tusnad Summer University

Hungary's deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén opened the traditional Tusványos summer university and student camp, a major cultural event for ethnic Hungarian youth, at Băile Tusnad , in central Romania.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

OMV Petrom breaks ground for unit at Petrobrazi refinery

OMV Petrom SA, Bucharest, has started construction of a grassroots unit that will convert LPG components into Euro 5-quality gasoline and middle distillates at its 4.5-million tonne/year Petrobrazi refinery in the southeast region of Romania, near Ploiesti City.

- OGJ - US

Travelers to Europe Warned of Measles Outbreak

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday warned travelers to Europe that an outbreak of measles across the continent has affected over 14,000 people, killing 35. The outbreak started in Romania in February.The KCDC advised travelers to get vaccinated, and said if they develo...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

CyberGhost 6 review: A speedy VPN out of Romania

CyberGhost in brief: P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: RomaniaNumber of servers: 852Number of country locations: 27Cost: $30-$48 billed annuallyBlazing-fast speeds are something that all VPNs promise, and most of them are fast enough for common use cases like high-definition video streaming. CyberGhost, on the ...

- PCWorld.com - US

Drug courier points to accused in cocaine trafficking trial

Updated 7.15pm - Added cross examination A drug courier who led police to a man facing charges for conspiracy to import cocaine into Malta today told a court how he had lured into the crime following a life of hardship.  Attila Somlyai, now 30 and serving sentence at Corradino Correctional Facility over his involvement in ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Drug courier points to accused in cocaine trafficking trial

A drug courier who led police to a man facing charges for conspiracy to import cocaine into Malta today told a court how he had lured into the crime following a life of hardship.  Attila Somlyai, now 30 and serving sentence at Corradino Correctional Facility over his involvement in the conspiracy, was this afternoon ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

The truth about the immigrants Tucker Carlson claims are defecating in the streets of Pennsylvania

I think it's really blown a lot out of proportion.'CREDIT: WPXI News screen grabThere are wild rumors going around about new residents in the town of California, Pennsylvania — and conservative media is helping spread the fire.About 40 Roma refugees, who fled persecution in their native Bucharest, have resettled ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Romania: media mogul jailed for money laundering freed early

BUCHAREST, Romania " A Romanian court has granted parole to a media mogul who was serving a 10-year sentence for money laundering and fraudulently privatizing an agricultural institute.The Bucharest Court ruled Tuesday that...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Kosher hot dogs available at Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field

, Kosher hot dogs are finally coming to Wrigley Field, home of the 2016 World Series champion Chicago Cubs. A kosher food stand will open up at the 103-year-old ballpark on Friday featuring Romanian hot dogs, Romanian Polish sausages, pretzels and drinks, Tablet magazine first reported. A subsidiary of the Chicago-based ...

- JTA - US

Romanian government backtracks from plan to tax companies' turnover

Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose said yesterday his leftist-led government had scrapped a plan to tax companies' turnover.

- EurActive - UK

On This Day: Comaneci earns first 10 in Olympics gymnastics

On July 18, 1976, Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to be awarded the score of a perfect 10 in gymnastics.

- UPI - US

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 18, 2017

On July 18, 1976, Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to be awarded the score of a perfect 10 in gymnastics.

- UPI - US

Promises Had Been Made

A new poem by Declan Ryan. Sam Cooke was being murdered in the bar of the Corinthia, another retromaniac crooning this year's theme-tune. If you ever change your mind…   You had your Yeats by heart. You said you'd butcher it, and sure enough paused, and started lines again. I didn't have it to compare so when you spoke ...

- New Statesman - UK

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