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U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Romanian Vice Prime Minister Ana Birchall

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met on June 25 with Romanian Vice Prime Minister Ana Birchall.  They reviewed the successful Strategic Partnership Dialogue held in Bucharest on June 19, and reaffirmed our common commitment to security in … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Romanian Vice Prime Minister Ana Birchall

BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania: Probe sought in communist-era deaths of 340 orphans

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian government institute asked prosecutors Monday to investigate the deaths of 340 children at a communist-era orphanage during the 1980s. The Institute for Investigating the Crimes of Communism said the deaths occurred from 1980-1989 at “the Horror Orphanage,” the nickname local residents gave to a facility for children with chronic … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania: Probe sought in communist-era deaths of 340 orphans

U.S. Department of State News: Assistant Secretary Poblete To visit The Hague, Vienna, and Bucharest

WASHINGTON – U.S. Depart of State today released the following statement: Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Dr.  Yleem D.S. Poblete will travel to The Hague, Vienna, and Bucharest, June 26 – 30. In The Hague, she will support Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, who will deliver the national statement … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Assistant Secretary Poblete To visit The Hague, Vienna, and Bucharest

BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania minister says country facing cyber-attacks, Russians

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania faces Russian aggression on a daily basis in the Black Sea, and is fending off a wave of cyber-attacks and political interference, the defense minister said Monday. But even amid such uncertainty, Mihai Fifor told The Associated Press that the country of 19 million aims to be the region’s main … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania minister says country facing cyber-attacks, Russians

BUCHAREST, Romania  | Romania: Party rallies around leader convicted of graft

BUCHAREST, Romania  — Leaders of Romania’s ruling Social Democratic Party rallied Friday around their powerful leader after he was handed a 3½-year jail sentence for abuse of office. Regional bosses sent messages of support for Liviu Dragnea, saying he should be considered innocent pending a final verdict. Dragnea, who hasn’t been seen in public for … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania  | Romania: Party rallies around leader convicted of graft

BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania: human rights group slams secret phone tapping deal

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A human rights group is criticizing a phone tapping agreement between Romania’s intelligence agency and the high court, saying it exposes ordinary citizens to potential abuse. The court, prosecutors and the Romanian Intelligence Service signed a secret protocol in 2009 in which the agency promised to provide technical infrastructure for prosecutors … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania: human rights group slams secret phone tapping deal

BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania: Criminal justice revisions worsen graft worries

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian lawmakers approved revised criminal justice statutes Monday that critics called a setback for prosecuting corruption, votes that took place hours after an American diplomat urged Romania to keep fighting official corruption to prevent “hostile powers” from undermining the country. Assistant Secretary of State Wess Mitchell said during a visit to … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania: Criminal justice revisions worsen graft worries

BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania: Pro-govt rally protests anti-corruption ‘abuses’

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Supporters of the Romanian government are assembling in the capital dressed in white to protest alleged abuses committed by anti-corruption prosecutors. The ruling Social Democratic Party bussed in thousands of supporters from around the country for Saturday’s rally, where hundreds of thousands are expected. The party’s politicians and others think the … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania: Pro-govt rally protests anti-corruption ‘abuses’