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There's something rotten in Bucharest: protests turn political in Romania

BUCHAREST — What started earlier this month as a protest against plans to create Europe’s largest gold mine here is ballooning into a growing movement against government inefficiency.

Romania has the world’s biggest flag

The flag weighs five tons and measures 1,145 feet by 744 feet.

Romania arrests 3 in Rotterdam art heist

"Three people have been arrested, but unfortunately we have not got back the paintings," Rotterdam police spokeswoman Yvette van den Heerik told the Associated Press.

Romania power struggle drags on

BRUSSELS — A battle over this month's referendum to remove President Traian Basescu is prompting fears Europe's economic crisis is exacerbating political instability along the EU's eastern edges.

Romania president not impeached after low voter turnout

The president had urged his supporters to boycott the polls, and said, "The best help today is to stay home."

Traian Basescu, Romania's president, faces impeachment vote

The referendum was organized by Prime Minister’s Victor Ponta’s leftist Social Liberal Union (USL) government, which assumed power in May, Bloomberg Businessweek reported.

Europe’s crisis claims another victim: Romanian PM falls

Brussels — IMF says bailout deal not affected by resignation of prime minister who pushed through wage cuts, tax hikes.

Emil Boc, Romanian prime minister, resigns over anti-austerity protests

"It is the moment for important political decisions," said Prime Minister Emil Boc.

Death toll in Eastern Europe rises as big freeze continues

“We are barely coping," says Bosnian villager, Radenka Jeftovic

Freezing weather kills more than 60 in eastern Europe

Temperatures have fallen as low as -33 degrees Celsius in parts of Ukraine, -31 in Bosnia and -30 in Poland, Romania and Bulgaria.
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