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Dutch art heist trial set to open in Bucharest
Dutch art heist trial set to open in Bucharest

The trial of six Romanians charged with a dramatic theft from a Dutch museum is set to open in Bucharest Tuesday, amid fears the stolen masterpieces by Monet, Picasso and Gauguin may have been destroyed.

Dutch art heist trial set to open in Bucharest
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Kazakhstan doesn’t exclude supplies of natural gas to Romania

Romania-based Rompetrol, part of KazMunaiGas Kazakh National Oil Company, already possesses a substantial part of energy assets in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine, Turkey and France.

Kazakhstan doesn’t exclude supplies of natural gas to Romania
Prime-Minister of Romania Victor Ponta. Photo courtesy of ria.ru
Romanian PM visits Kazakhstan first time in 20 years

Prime-Minister of Romania Victor Ponta met with Kazakhstan Prime Minister Akhmetov and Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev.

Romanian PM visits Kazakhstan first time in 20 years
Skirt-clad Romanian women promote 'stylish' cycling
Skirt-clad Romanian women promote 'stylish' cycling

More than 1,500 Romanian women in colourful skirts and high heels cycled through the country's main cities to promote urban biking as a "stylish and fun" way of transport.

Skirt-clad Romanian women promote 'stylish' cycling
KazMunaiGas headquarters in Astana. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Romania, Kazakh oil firm settle debt dispute

Romania and the Kazakh oil company KazMunayGaz have settled their dispute over a 500-million-euro ($658-million) debt and pledged to invest together in energy projects.

Romania, Kazakh oil firm settle debt dispute
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China, Romania key sources of hacking: report

China and Romania were by far the largest sources of confirmed hacking attempts last year, with China's mostly from state-controlled sources aimed at data theft.

China, Romania key sources of hacking: report
The second day of Kazakhstan Fashion Week
Kazakhstan designer presents glamorous military collection

Zholdasbek impressed the audience with his dresses combined with green jackets and sophisticated headwear, decorated with mirrors and gems.

Kazakhstan designer presents glamorous military collection
Kazakhstan's designer Lariya Jakambayeva. ©Vladimir Dmitriyev
Kazakhstan Fashion Week applauds Kazakhstan designer LaRiya

Eight fashion designers, including two foreigners, demonstrated their collections on the first day of the Kazakhstan Fashion Week.

Kazakhstan Fashion Week applauds Kazakhstan designer LaRiya
KFW debutants. ©Saniya Arinova
Four young designers debut at Kazakhstan Fashion Week

Kazakhstan Fashion Week, biggest Central Asian fashion event - autumn-winter 2013/2014 season, is held in Almaty on April 15-17.

Four young designers debut at Kazakhstan Fashion Week
Romanian filmmaker Florin Iepan. Photo courtesy of evz.ro
Romania film festival focuses on Holocaust

The One World international human rights documentary film festival which opens in Bucharest on Tuesday will give special focus to the Holocaust to highlight the devastating consequences of hatred and intolerance.

Romania film festival focuses on Holocaust
Thousands of ethnic Hungarians march for autonomy in Romania
Thousands of ethnic Hungarians march for autonomy in Romania

Around five thousand ethnic Hungarians rallied Sunday in the central Romanian city of Targu Mures to call for autonomy for the Szeklers' Land, home to most of their minority.

Thousands of ethnic Hungarians march for autonomy in Romania
Romanian Prime-Minister Victor Ponta. Photo courtesy of ria.ru
Romanian Prime-Minister to visit Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Secretary of State Marat Tazhin met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to Kazakhstan Nicolae Ureche.

Romanian Prime-Minister to visit Kazakhstan
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Rompetrol to get full control over Rompetrol Rafinare

Kazakhstan-owned Rompetrol and Romanian government signed a Memorandum of understanding on disputes settlement over Rompetrol Refinare.

Rompetrol to get full control over Rompetrol Rafinare
Berlin fest draws to close after Romania claims top prize
Berlin fest draws to close after Romania claims top prize

The 63rd Berlin film festival wraps up Sunday after awarding its Golden Bear top prize to "Child's Pose", a mother-son psychodrama set among post-communist Romania's new ruling class.

Berlin fest draws to close after Romania claims top prize
Films from Iran, Chile, Romania lead pack for Berlin prizes
Films from Iran, Chile, Romania lead pack for Berlin prizes

A Chilean feel-good movie about ageing, a picture made in secret by Iranian dissident director Jafar Panahi and a drama about Romania's new rich were the odds-on favourites for prizes Saturday at the Berlin film festival.

Films from Iran, Chile, Romania lead pack for Berlin prizes
Recycled computers offer hope to Romania's needy
Recycled computers offer hope to Romania's needy

In Romania, one of the EU's poorest countries, hope to many has come in the form of a computer recycling program that is helping jobless adults and disadvantaged Roma youth beat the odds.

Recycled computers offer hope to Romania's needy
Roma plight one of Romania's major challenges: ambassador
Roma plight one of Romania's major challenges: ambassador

Discrimination against the Roma is one of the biggest challenges facing Romania, the outgoing US ambassador has told AFP, comparing their plight to that of blacks in the American deep south of his childhood.

Roma plight one of Romania's major challenges: ambassador
Media tycoon Dan Diaconescu. ©REUTERS
Romanian millionaire hopes for upset in Sunday polls

He's under investigation for fraud and on trial for blackmail, but populist millionaire Dan Diaconescu drives a white Rolls Royce and promises to be a reforming figure whose goal is to "uproot the newly rich who have plundered Romania".

Romanian millionaire hopes for upset in Sunday polls
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Police bust Australia's biggest credit card scam

Australian police said Thursday they had uncovered the country's biggest ever credit card data theft and smashed a Romanian syndicate allegedly behind the scam.

Police bust Australia's biggest credit card scam
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Rompetrol started drilling first well in Romania

Upstream division (exploration and production) of Rompetrol group starts drilling the first exploration well at Fokshani block in Romania.

Rompetrol started drilling first well in Romania