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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

BUCHAREST, Romania | Train slams into car crossing track in Romania, 4 dead

BUCHAREST, Romania  — Romanian authorities say a cargo train slammed into a car as it drove over a railway line, killing four people in the car. Timisoara county police said the car was hit by the train Tuesday morning as it crossed the track near the southwestern town of Lugoj. Three women and a man … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Train slams into car crossing track in Romania, 4 dead

BUCHAREST, Romania | Bulgarian journalist killed after reporting on corruption

BUCHAREST, Romania — Bulgarian police are investigating the rape, beating and slaying of a female television reporter whose body was dumped near the Danube River after she reported on the possible misuse of European Union funds in Bulgaria. Authorities discovered the body of 30-year-old Viktoria Marinova on Saturday in the northern town of Ruse near … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Bulgarian journalist killed after reporting on corruption

BUCHAREST, Romania | The Latest: Romania group says ‘disinformation’ hurt voting

BUCHAREST, Romania— The Latest on Romania’s vote to change the definition of marriage (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The conservative group that spearheaded a referendum to redefine marriage in Romania’s Constitution and make it harder to legalize same-sex marriages is blaming “disinformation” for low voter turnout. As of midday on Sunday, voter turnout was 11.67 … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | The Latest: Romania group says ‘disinformation’ hurt voting

BUCHAREST, Romania | The Latest: Church leaders urge Romanians to vote

BUCHAREST, Romania — The Latest on Romania’s vote to change the definition of marriage (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The head of the Romanian Orthodox Church is urging the faith’s adherents to vote in a referendum that would make it harder to legalize same-sex marriage, if it passes. The church’s news agency said Patriarch Daniel … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | The Latest: Church leaders urge Romanians to vote

BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanian German church slams marriage referendum

BUCHAREST, Romania — A Romanian church has criticized a referendum seeking to ban same-sex marriage, saying the government is trying to divert voters’ attention from other issues. The Evangelical Church of Augustan Confession, a German-speaking Protestant group, said Tuesday that marriage was clearly defined in civil law. It said the purpose of the Oct. 6-7 … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanian German church slams marriage referendum

BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania: Broadcast of same-sex marriage debate interrupted

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania’s national broadcaster apologized Saturday after a studio camera operator interrupted a live TV debate on a referendum seeking to ban same-sex marriage. TVR1 said sorry to viewers after a broadcast was interrupted when a technical staff member used “inappropriate language,” during a Friday evening discussion between a spokesman supporting the referendum … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania: Broadcast of same-sex marriage debate interrupted