ROMANIA

  • Euro qualifier: Romania name uncapped teenager George Puscas in squad 4 days ago

    Romania named two uncapped players, including teenager George Puscas, in their squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Northern Ireland and the friendly against Denmark next month, the country's football federation (FRF) said. The 18-year-old striker impressed for Inter Milan's youth team, scoring 14 goals in six matches this season though...
  • Romania president's brother detained in mobster graft case June 21, 2014

    Bucharest: A Romanian court has placed the brother of President Traian Basescu under arrest for 30 days amid allegations he took a payoff from a mobster to influence his murder trial. Mircea Basescu, the president's younger brother, is accused of taking a USD 340,000 bribe to intercede on behalf of Sandu...
  • Romanian princess among 18 charged in Oregon over cockfighting August 17, 2013

    A Romanian princess, the daughter of exiled former Romanian King Michael, appeared in a US court on Friday with her American husband on charges related to cockfighting in rural Oregon, authorities said. Irina Walker, 60, was among 18 people charged with holding 10 cockfighting "derbies" in 2012 and 2013, according to...
  • Li Na upset by unseeded Cirstea in Rogers Cup August 11, 2013

    Toronto: World No.5 Li Na was stunned by No.27 Sorana Cirstea of Romania in the women's singles tennis semifinals of the Rogers Cup here. Cirstea won 61, 75(5) Saturday. Li, who was runnerup to Petra Kvitova in Montreal last year, trailed Cirstea for most of the first set. The Chinese failed...
  • 9/11 mastermind wanted to design a vacuum cleaner in the CIA prison July 11, 2013

    Washington: Confined to the basement of a CIA secret prison in Romania about a decade ago, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the admitted mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, asked his jailers whether he could embark on an unusual project: Would the spy agency allow Mohammed, who had earned his bachelor's in...
  • Romania's Radu quits international game for club April 6, 2013

    Bucharest: Highlyrated Romania defender Stefan Radu is retiring from international soccer at 26 to concentrate on his club career with Serie A side Lazio. Radu's agent Ioan Becali informed Romania coach Victor Piturca that the player was quitting the national side for personal reasons. "Mr. Becali already told you," leftback Radu,...
  • Robin van Persie scores twice in Dutch 40 win over Romania March 27, 2013

    Amsterdam: Robin van Persie scored twice and set up a third goal to lead the Netherlands to an easy 40 win over Romania in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday. It was a sixth straight win in as many qualifiers for the Dutch and gave Louis van Gaal's team a...
  • Victoria Azarenka through to second round January 15, 2013

    Melbourne: Victoria Azarenka has opened the defense of her Australian Open title with a 61, 64 win over Monica Niculescu of Romania. Azarenka powered to a 40 lead in the opening set over Niculescu, who is winless in singles tournaments on the WTA Tour. The topseeded Azarenka was down a service...
  • Romanian PM and President pledge no insults December 19, 2012

    Bucharest (Romania): Two of Romania's top leaders have agreed to set aside their bitter rivalry for the good of the country and stop insulting each other, the prime minister said Wednesday. Victor Ponta said that he and President Traian Basescu signed an agreement to cooperate last week after Ponta's centerleft alliance...
  • AI plane makes emergency landing at Bucharest May 12, 2012

    New Delhi: A Chicagobound Air India plane, with around 206 passengers and crew onboard, made an emergency landing in Romanian capital Bucharest on Saturday after the cargo door warning went off. The Air India flight (AI 121D/127) to Chicago via Frankfurt had taken off from Frankfurt for Chicago and was flying...
  • Five die in helicopter crash in Romania April 27, 2012

    Bucharest: A helicopter crashed in eastern Romania on Thursday, killing all five people it was carrying, officials said. The aircraft was traveling from Moldova to Turkey when it went down near the Romanian village of Ostrov, close to the Moldova border, local official Vasile Gudu told Realitatea TV. Police spokeswoman Daniela...
  • Intense cold waves in Europe, Romanian PM quits February 7, 2012

    London: Europe continues to battle the intense cold and heavy snowfall and the condition is likely to stay the same at least till the end of the week. While Serbia has declared a state of emergency after the snow snapped access to tens of thousands of people, in Ukraine, 122 people...
  • Europe under worst cold spell in years; 160 dead February 3, 2012

    New Delhi: An extreme cold wave across Europe over the past few days has left 160 people dead in its wake. The mercury plunged to record lows throughout the continent, with Bulgaria recording its lowest temperature in over a century. Meanwhile, Poland, Romania and Latvia are dealing with temperatures as low...
  • India elected to 47nation UNHR council May 20, 2011

    United Nations: India and 14 other countries were on Friday elected to the 47nation UN Human Rights Council, which is based in Geneva. India was not in competition for the seat since there were four countries and four seats for the Asia block. With 189 countries voting, Indonesia received 184 votes, Philippines...
  • Curses! Romania witches forced to pay income tax January 6, 2011

    Mogosoia: Everyone curses the tax man, but Romanian witches angry about having to pay up for the first time are planning to use cat excrement and dead dogs to cast spells on the president and government. Also among Romania's newest taxpayers are fortune tellers but they probably should have seen...
  • Cocaine seized from Brazilian ship in Romania February 8, 2009

    Bucharest: Romanian officials say they seized 1.2 tons of cocaine from a Brazilian ship moored in a Black Sea port. Interior Minister Liviu Dragnea says antidrug authorities discovered the cocaine on Friday aboard a vessel that had been registered as carrying timber. The ship has been anchored in the port of Constanta...
  • Loss to Romania shows Indian tennis lacks talent September 23, 2008

    New Delhi: The India Davis Cup team was routed 41 at the World Group playoff by Romania at Bucharest. Even though playing Romania in their own backyard was a tough draw for India but the loss has put a big question mark on the future of Indian tennis. India's only win in...
  • India lose to Romania in Davis Cup playoff September 21, 2008

    Bucharest : India's Prakash Amritraj toiled hard but could not match the might and class of Romanian Victor Hanescu, caving in 26, 36, 16 and with it the faint hopes of making to the world group after a decade. India, who lost both its singles matches against the host to...
  • Romania win both singles against India in playoff tie September 19, 2008

    Bucharest: India's hope to qualify for the World Group of Davis Cup were dealt a severe blow as Prakash Amritraj and Somdev Devvarman were blown away in the two singles rubbers on the opening day of the World Group playoff against Romania in Bucharest on Friday. Somdev lost to Victor Hanescu...
  • IndiaRomania Davis Cup playoff tie starts Friday September 19, 2008

    New Delhi: Davis Cup playoff tie between India and Romania starts Friday in Bucharest. In the first singles match on Friday Prakash Amritraj will take on Victor Crivoi, who is ranked 158 in the world while Somdev Devvarman takes on Romanian No. 1 Victor Hanescu, ranked 67 in the world in...
  • Davis Cup: India take on Romania, Somdev the key September 18, 2008

    Bucharest: India will challenge a formidable Romania for a place in the Davis Cup World Group with inform teenager Somdev Devvarman as their trump card in the crucial World Group playoff tie starting in Bucharest on Friday. It will be a tough test for the fourmember Indian team on the red...
  • Paes was right in stepping down as skipper: Bhupathi September 15, 2008

    New Delhi: The Indian Davis Cup team flew out on Monday morning to Romania for their World Group playoff tie. A win will get them back into the World Group after a decade. CNNIBN's Rupha Ramani spoke exclusively to Mahesh Bhupathi before the team left for Romania. On Somdev Devvarman "It...
  • Romania's Dumitru, South Korea's Choi win gold in judo August 9, 2008

    Beijing: Romanian Alina Alexandra Dumitru claimed the women's judo 48kg gold medal at the Beijing Olympics on Saturday. The European champion dominated the final against Cuba's Yanet Bermoy, throwing her for wazaari (half point) with a leggrab before finishing her off with a textbook osotogari (major outer sweep) for the maximum...
  • Euro 2008: Dutch reserves prove too good for Romania June 18, 2008

    Bern: The Netherlands' secondstring players played their part on Tuesday, beating Romania 20 and keeping Italy alive at the European Championship. Netherlands coach Marco van Basten rested nine regular starters from the team's previous two games, but not even the absence of star striker Ruud van Nistelrooy made a difference to...
  • Euro 2008: Italy knock out France, enter quarters June 18, 2008

    Basel: Italy came out on top in a tense threeway tussle for a place in Sunday's Euro 2008 quarterfinal against Spain as the world champions beat 10man France 20 and Romania lost by the same margin to Group C winners Netherlands. Andrea Pirlo put Italy in front from the penalty...
  • Euro 2008: Italy face France in a doordie match June 17, 2008

    New Delhi: On Tuesday night, two of Europe's football powerhouses will be involved in a doordie match in Group C, also known as Group of Death, in the peaceful city of Zurich. The two teams had met on July 9, 2006 in the World Cup final in Berlin but one moment...
  • Euro 2008: Italy stay alive as Buffon saves the day June 14, 2008

    Zurich: Facing Romania's defensive wall, Italy must have felt the frustration they have caused countless opponents over the years the frustration of "catenaccio." Against a tightly organised Romania defence of six, seven and even eight men, the World Cup champions struggled as France before them to carve out clear scoring...
  • Euro's Group of Death: Italy, France fight for survival June 13, 2008

    New Delhi: World champions Italy face a mustwin situation on Friday in their second match of Group C, dubbed as Group of Death, against Romania at Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich. After being outplayed by the Netherlands in their first game, Italy will start their second match with at least two...
  • Romania hold France to a goalless draw June 10, 2008

    Zurich: France were held to a 00 draw by Romania on Monday in a defencedominated match at the European Championship that lacked few clear scoring chances. Without captain Patrick Vieira and record scorer Thierry Henry, the World Cup finalists dominated possession but failed to penetrate a backline led by Gabriel Tamas....
  • Romania, France kick off Group of Death contest June 9, 2008

    New Delhi: Action begins in 'The Group of Death' on Monday night with Romania playing World Cup runnersup France and the Netherlands taking on World Cup winners Italy. And while Italy and the Netherlands have been struggling with injuries, France will have to guard against complacency when they take on Romania...