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Olympics: German weightlifting coach wants seven nations banned
Olympics: German weightlifting coach wants seven nations banned

Germany's weightlifting coach has called for seven countries, including Kazakhstan, to be banned from international competition/

Olympics: German weightlifting coach wants seven nations banned
Photo courtesy of rompetrol.com
KazMunaiGas threatens action over Romania refinery seizure

Kazakhstan's state oil company KazMunaiGas on Wednesday threatened to seek international arbitration against Bucharest.

KazMunaiGas threatens action over Romania refinery seizure
Calin Popescu-Tariceanu. Photo courtesy of jurnalistii.ro
Romania's Senate speaker charged with lying in fraud probe

Popescu-Tariceanu is accused of making "declarations not in line with reality" concerning his links with several Romanian and Israeli businessmen who have already been charged, thus "hindering the course of justice".

Romania's Senate speaker charged with lying in fraud probe
Romania nightclub fire toll rises to 50
Romania nightclub fire toll rises to 50

Four more people have died of injuries sustained in a devastating nightclub blaze in Romania, taking the toll in the inferno that brought down the government to 50.

Romania nightclub fire toll rises to 50
Romania president meets with protesters as fire toll mounts
Romania president meets with protesters as fire toll mounts

Romania's president appealed for protesters' support in reforming the country, as the death toll rose to 45 from a horrific nightclub fire that brought down the government

Romania president meets with protesters as fire toll mounts
Romanian PM quits over club blaze, but protesters unsatisfied
Romanian PM quits over club blaze, but protesters unsatisfied

Romania's embattled Prime Minister Victor Ponta resigned, after a deadly nightclub blaze prompted mass demonstrations, but his move failed to stop tens of thousands from taking to the streets for a second night.

Romanian PM quits over club blaze, but protesters unsatisfied
Thousands march as Romania disco fire toll rises to 30
Thousands march as Romania disco fire toll rises to 30

Thousands of people marched in central Bucharest to honour the victims of a weekend disco fire as the death toll from the tragedy climbed to 30.

Thousands march as Romania disco fire toll rises to 30
Photo © RIA Novosti
Nazarbayev endorses ratification of extradition treaty between Kazakhstan and Bulgaria

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has endorsed the law On ratification of treaty between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Bulgaria on extradition

Nazarbayev endorses ratification of extradition treaty between Kazakhstan and Bulgaria
Romania's Prime Minister Victor Ponta. ©REUTERS
Romanian parliament approves new Ponta cabinet

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta's revamped government sailed through a vote of confidence in parliament.

Romanian parliament approves new Ponta cabinet
President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo © Tengrinews
Nazarbayev appoints ambassadors to Germany, Romania, Cambodia and Laos

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has appointed a number of new ambassadors of Kazakhstan.

Nazarbayev appoints ambassadors to Germany, Romania, Cambodia and Laos
Photo courtesy of natochess.com
Shades of the Cold War at NATO HQ

The Ukraine crisis is turning the clock back 30 years for NATO and Russia with the return to propaganda methods and suspicions last seen during the Cold War.

Shades of the Cold War at NATO HQ
Romania keeps ancient tradition of bee medicine alive
Romania keeps ancient tradition of bee medicine alive

Bee venom to combat multiple sclerosis, pollen for indigestion, honey to heal wounds -- the humble bee has been a key source of alternative medicines since ancient times, and Romania is working to keep the tradition of "apitherapy" alive.

Romania keeps ancient tradition of bee medicine alive
Romanians protest against Chevron fracking plans
Romanians protest against Chevron fracking plans

Thousands took to the streets of Romania on Sunday to protest against plans by US energy giant Chevron to drill for shale gas.

Romanians protest against Chevron fracking plans
Film festival explores post-communism in eastern Europe
Film festival explores post-communism in eastern Europe

The One World Romania international human rights documentary film festival which opened in Bucharest on Monday reviews the struggles of eastern Europe since the collapse of communism 25 years ago.

Film festival explores post-communism in eastern Europe
Chevron resumes shale work in Romania despite protest
Chevron resumes shale work in Romania despite protest

Chevron said Sunday it has restarted work on its first shale gas exploration well in Romania, a day after protests forced the US energy giant to suspend the operation.

Chevron resumes shale work in Romania despite protest
China sniffs out EEurope investment opportunities
China sniffs out EEurope investment opportunities

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang arrives in Romania on Monday ahead of a summit with 16 Central and Eastern European leaders keen to woo investment from the world's number two economy.

China sniffs out EEurope investment opportunities
Thousands of Romanians protest Canadian mine plans
Thousands of Romanians protest Canadian mine plans

Thousands of people marched against a Canadian company's plans to open Europe's largest gold mine at Rosia Montana, in what has become one of the longest-running protests in post-communist Romania.

Thousands of Romanians protest Canadian mine plans
Romania gets 2 bn euro IMF standby aid
Romania gets 2 bn euro IMF standby aid

The International Monetary Fund approved Friday a standby loan of nearly two billion euros ($2.7 billion) to match a backup loan of the same size requested from the EU.

Romania gets 2 bn euro IMF standby aid
Thousands of Romanians in fresh protest against mine project
Thousands of Romanians in fresh protest against mine project

Thousands of Romanians took to the streets on Sunday in a fourth week of protests against a Canadian company's plan to open Europe's largest gold mine in a picturesque Transylvanian village.

Thousands of Romanians in fresh protest against mine project
Thousands protest in Romania against shale gas, gold mine
Thousands protest in Romania against shale gas, gold mine

Thousands of people took to the streets of Romania on Sunday to protest against shale gas exploration and a controversial Canadian gold mine project using cyanide.

Thousands protest in Romania against shale gas, gold mine