Romania

  • Romanian princess among 18 charged in Oregon over cockfighting 17-08-2013 06:35 AM

    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...
  • Li Na upset by unseeded Cirstea in Rogers Cup 11-08-2013 05:56 PM

    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 6-1, 7-5(5) Saturday. Li, who was runner-up to Petra Kvitova in Montreal last year, trailed Cirstea for most of the first set. The Chinese...
  • 9/11 mastermind wanted to design a vacuum cleaner in the CIA prison 11-07-2013 10:58 PM

    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 06-04-2013 09:22 AM

    Bucharest: Highly-rated 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," left-back...
  • India elected to 47-nation UNHR council 20-05-2011 11:33 PM

    United Nations: India and 14 other countries were on Friday elected to the 47-nation 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...
  • Curses! Romania witches forced to pay income tax 06-01-2011 10:54 AM

    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...
  • Euro 2008: Dutch reserves prove too good for Romania 18-06-2008 09:27 AM

    Hyderabad: Life after Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman, the two stars of Indian cricket who retired in the aftermath of the 0-8 debacle overseas last season, may look difficult but Cheteshwar Pujara offers a ray of hope. Pujara was the obvious choice after Dravid's retirement in March. Now that Laxman...
  • Euro 2008: Italy knock out France, enter quarters 18-06-2008 07:30 AM

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) has lauded top-order batsman Hashim Amla and bowling allrounder Vernon Philander for their superlative effort, which saw the South Africa dethrone England from the top of the ICC Test ranking. Greame Smith-led South Africa won the final Test match against England by 51 runs at...
  • Euro 2008: Italy face France in a do-or-die match 17-06-2008 06:42 PM

    Sachin Tendulkar's two captaincy stints for India are not laced with great success. But he'll never forget VVS Laxman’s 167 at Sydney in the final innings of that ill-fated Test series which ended 3-0 in Australia’s favour. He will also remember Laxman's valuable half century on debut against an Allan...
  • Euro 2008: Italy stay alive as Buffon saves the day 14-06-2008 12:05 AM

    Dubai: Indian opener Virender Sehwag believes that the ICC U-19 World Cup provides a youngster the confidence that he can compete against the best and hoped a few cricketers will graduate from this month's event in Australia to the senior squad for the World Cup in 2015. I think whoever...
  • Euro's Group of Death: Italy, France fight for survival 13-06-2008 07:26 PM

    Headingley: South Africa will dethrone England as the top-ranked Test side if they beat the hosts at Headingley in the second Test starting on Thursday when the tourists' bowling coach Allan Donald says his side will try to land a knockout blow. There's no way we are going to sit...
  • Romania hold France to a goalless draw 10-06-2008 01:22 AM

    Chennai: Amid speculation over the future of his job as India’s coach, Duncan Fletcher has expressed confidence that his meeting with BCCI president N Srinivasan, which was held with an eye on the upcoming season, went well and that he has the wherewithal to produce far more success than his...
  • Romania, France kick off Group of Death contest 09-06-2008 02:15 PM

    New Delhi: Tweakers world over are experimenting with what they claim to be new variations but Indian offspinner R Ashwin can't understand the hype around the 'teesras' and insists that there are just two basic deliveries to work with for an offspinner. For someone who has been a very successful...
  • Sex doll loses its moan, so shop fined $1,200 06-02-2008 02:09 AM

    Melbourne: Australian Cricketers Association president Michael Kasprowicz believes the strident criticism that Simon Katich unleashed on the part-time selectors following his recent sacking will help increase the game's professionalism. Katich, who was recently axed from the list of centrally contracted players, had accused the selectors of "inconsistent selection policies" and...
  • Pics: Belly dancers sizzle on ramp 05-02-2007 06:17 PM

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