Hundreds of thousands protest in Romania over government decree

Hundreds of thousands protest in Romania over government decree

Hundreds of thousands of people hit the streets across Romania on Wednesday to protest the government’s decriminalising of a string of corruption offences, the largest demonstrations since communism fell in 1989. At least 200,000 protesters, according to media estimates, braved sub-zero temperatures to demonstrate, with some shouting “Thieves!” and “Resign!” a day after the government […]

Leftist party on course for Romania election victory, say exit polls

Leftist party on course for Romania election victory, say exit polls

Romania’s leftist Social Democrats (PSD) won Sunday’s parliamentary election by a wide margin, exit polls showed, putting them in a strong position to form a coalition government with a junior ally. Seeking re-election a year after the coalition it led stepped down amid street protests over its failure to address corruption, the PSD appears to […]

France beat Romania 2-1 in nail-biting Euro 2016 opener

France beat Romania 2-1 in nail-biting Euro 2016 opener

 Dimitri Payet’s stunning 25 metre strike a minute from time got hosts France off to a winning start at Euro 2016 on Friday as they beat Romania 2-1. Payet was France’s standout performer all night. His cross also created the opener for Olivier Giroud before Bogdan Stancu’s penalty looked to have handed Romania a point. […]