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U.S. missile defense site in Romania becomes operational

BUCHAREST (Reuters) – A new U.S. missile defense site south of Bucharest that will defend against potential attacks from Iran has been completed, the United States & Romania announced on…

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U.S. to say Romania missile defense site 'technically' ready – sources

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. & Romanian governments are expected to announce on Friday completion of a new missile defense site south of Bucharest that will defend…

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Angry shepherds — thousands of them — storm Romanian parliament

Nearly 4,000 shepherds stormed Romania's parliament on Tuesday, furious over a new law that limits the number of dogs they can keep to protect their flocks. One riot officer fired…

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France takes on Romania at Euro 2016 opener, defending champion Spain faces Czechs in 1st test

PARIS – Defending champion Spain begins its quest for a third straight European Championship title against the Czech Republic, while host France moreover escaped with a relatively unthreatening group in…

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When Romanian inmates pick up the pen to earn freedom

They may be athletes, businessmen or politicians yet the minute they are jailed, Romanian convicts often morph into "men of letters" thanks to a law allowing those who write a…

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Romania's ex-PM Ponta in court on graft charges

Bucharest (AFP) – Victor Ponta, who quit as Romania's prime minister this week after mass protests, made his first appearance in court on corruption charges. As thousands of people again…

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Romania's Ponta in court on graft charges after quitting as PM

Bucharest (AFP) – Victor Ponta, who quit as Romania's prime minister this week after mass protests, made his first appearance in court Friday on corruption charges. As demonstrators kept up…

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Romania appoints new interim PM after deadly nightclub fire

Bucharest (AFP) – Romania's president on Thursday appointed Education Minister Sorin Campeanu as interim prime minister to replace Victor Ponta, who quit following mass anti-government protests sparked by a deadly…

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Hungary PM aims to meet Ban before mooted border closure

Budapest (AFP) – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban aims to meet UN chief Ban Ki-moon in New York this week ahead of a possible closure to thousands of migrants of…

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The Latest: French president slams opponents of refugee plan

BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest developments as European governments struggle to cope with the huge number of people moving across Europe. All times local: 6:50 p.m. French President Francois Hollande…

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