Former Romania PM quits ruling Social Democrats
Former prime minister Mihai Tudose has quit Romania's ruling Social Democrats (PSD) further weakening the parliamentary grip of the party and its leader, Liviu Dragnea, after a series of defections.
After midnight: Brisbane match starts in 2018, ends in 2019
Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova stunned former US Open champion Samantha Stosur to reach the Brisbane International second round on Monday in a match which started in 2018, spanned midnight and finished in the early hours of 2019. The 20-year-old Bouzkova, ranked at 139 in the world, fought back to claim a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 win…
Romanian president hits back at anti-Semitism charge
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis hit back Wednesday at accusations of anti-Semitism after he vetoed the appointment of a Jewish businessman as development minister in a cabinet reshuffle.
Romania vote to restrict gay marriage fails: final results
A controversial Romanian referendum aimed at restricting the definition of marriage to exclude same-sex couples has failed after turnout fell well below the threshold, final results showed on Monday.
Romania to probe alleged police violence at protest
Romania has opened an enquiry into alleged police violence at a mass anti-corruption protest against the leftwing government last week where hundreds were injured, military prosecutors said Monday.
Second night of Romania demos after hundreds injured
Thousands of demonstrators gathered Saturday in the Romanian capital Bucharest for a second straight day, after more than 450 people were hurt and around 30 arrested in a huge anti-corruption protest. Police came in for criticism after they used water cannon and tear gas on Friday to disperse protesters as tens of thousands rallied to…
Impeachment decision looms for Romanian president
The leader of Romania's ruling Social Democrats said Thursday the party will decide next week whether to impeach President Klaus Iohannis for violating the constitution.
Romanian president seeks prime minister's resignation over Israel embassy row
Romania's President Klaus Iohannis called Friday for the resignation of Prime Minister Viorica Dancila amid a row sparked by the possible move of the country's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.