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BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania recognizes Guaido as Venezuela interim president

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s president has officially recognized Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president almost a week after other European Union countries recognized him. President Klaus Iohannis said Friday that Romania had decided to join other EU countries and allies in recognizing Guaido partly because Bucharest currently holds the EU’s rotating presidency. Iohannis, in … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania recognizes Guaido as Venezuela interim president

Bucharest, Romania: EU fears spread of nuclear arms as US readies to quit pact

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — European Union foreign ministers raised concerns Friday about the spread of nuclear weapons as the United States readied to pull out of a key Cold War-era treaty, blaming Russia for violating it. The Trump administration is poised to announce later Friday that it is withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty … Continue reading Bucharest, Romania: EU fears spread of nuclear arms as US readies to quit pact

Plane makes emergency landing in Black Sea port in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania— January 20, 2019— Romanian authorities say an airplane flying from Cyprus to the Romanian capital has made an emergency landing in the Black Sea port of Constanta because of a problem with the wing flaps. Nobody has been reported injured. Authorities said the Romanian airline Blue Air flight from Larnaca to Bucharest, carrying … Continue reading Plane makes emergency landing in Black Sea port in Romania

United States | Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale Travel to Romania, Germany, and Lebanon

United States – Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale will travel to Romania, Germany, and Lebanon January 9-15. On January 9, Under Secretary Hale will arrive in Cluj, Romania where he will meet with EU political directors. While in Romania, the Under Secretary will also meet with senior Romanian officials in Bucharest … Continue reading United States | Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale Travel to Romania, Germany, and Lebanon

United States | On the Occasion of Romania’s National Day

United States – On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the Romanian people on your National Day. On this day, we celebrate with all Romanians the 100th anniversary of the creation of modern Romania and we reflect on our friendship and strategic partnership. Romania is a strong Ally of … Continue reading United States | On the Occasion of Romania’s National Day

BUCHAREST, Romania | Big quake in Romania could topple many schools, buildings

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romanian authorities say 170 schools and some 350 apartment buildings in the capital of Bucharest would not withstand a major earthquake. They spoke Monday, a day after a quake with a magnitude of 5.8 hit eastern and central Romania, the biggest in 14 years. There were no reports of significant damage. The … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Big quake in Romania could topple many schools, buildings

BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania leader calls for dialogue after marriage referendum

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania’s president says the country needs dialogue and tolerance in the wake of a referendum that aimed to make it harder to legalize same-sex marriage. The vote was voided because of low turnout. Klaus Iohannis was the first senior Romanian politician to come out in support of same-sex partnerships. He called Tuesday … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania leader calls for dialogue after marriage referendum

BUCHAREST, Romania | Elie Wiesel bust unveiled in Romania to mark Holocaust day

BUCHAREST, Romania — A bust of Romania-born writer Elie Wiesel has been unveiled in Bucharest on the country’s national Holocaust remembrance day. The director of Romania’s National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust joined Bucharest’s mayor and the U.S. and Israeli ambassadors for Tuesday’s event in a small square named for Wiesel. Wiesel and … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Elie Wiesel bust unveiled in Romania to mark Holocaust day