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Pope apologizes for history of discrimination against Roma

Francis reached out to the minorities of Transylvania during a deeply symbolic visit to Romania about 20 years after St. John Paul II made the first-ever papal trip to the majority Orthodox country.

Pope visits Romania 20 years after John Paul's historic trip

Francis' visit starting Friday comes on the heels of the European Parliament elections that hollowed out the political middle in the bloc, and Francis is expected to speak about issues confronting the continent during the trip.

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Here's why Donald Trump's former family driver has been in ICE custody for 8 months

Tamas has fallen prey to the crackdown on immigration that is at the top of the president’s national agenda — and letters of support from high-profile businesspeople and his former bosses have so far not helped him win leniency.

Delhi: Romanian held for tampering with ATM

“Local police received a PCR call that two foreign nationals were tampering with an ATM machine. When police staff reached the spot, they found  one of them fleeing. Isfan was caught,” an officer said.

Romanian constitutional ban on same sex marriage fails on low vote turnout

Religiously conservative Romania, which decriminalised homosexuality in 2001 decades after neighbouring countries, bars marriage and civil partnerships for same sex couples.

Romanians to vote on constitutional ban on same sex marriage

The conservative eastern European state already does not allow marriage or civil partnerships for same-sex couples, nor does it recognise those performed abroad.

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Romania seeks EU funds to deal with African swine fever

The Veterinary Health and Food Safety Authority said Thursday that 230,000 pigs had been slaughtered and that 900 outbreaks have been reported around the country, with the southeast the worst affected.

Romania: Violent protest leaves 440 needing medical treatment

The anti-government protest in Bucharest Friday drew tens of thousands Romanians from abroad and local residents who demanded the government resign over moves to change laws that critics say would make it harder to prosecute corruption.

Romanian president to seek new term, backs corruption fight

President Klaus Iohannis said he decided to make the announcement after Social Democratic leader Liviu Dragnea was given a 3-year jail sentence this week.

Romanian lawmakers aim to ban bad odors

A party statement says that despite clean air laws, Romanian citizens frequently complain of "olfactory discomfort" from garbage dumps, animal farms and petrochemical fumes.

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Romanian authorities investigate nightclub blaze

The Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has expressed his grief and anger during a visit to the nightclub in Bucharest where 27 people were killed in a fire on Friday night.

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