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Girl's murder sparks outcry and protests in Romania

Girl's murder sparks outcry and protests in RomaniaSeveral thousand protesters rallied in Bucharest on Saturday after Romania’s police chief was fired over the murder of a 15-year-old girl who had made three emergency calls to report her own kidnapping and given clues to her whereabouts. Centre-right President Klaus Iohannis said earlier the “resignations of all those who mishandled this case which had such dramatic consequences are obligatory”.



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Romania suspect admits murdering two teenage girls

Romania suspect admits murdering two teenage girlsA man in Romania has admitted to killing two teenage girls including a 15-year-old whose disappearance this week shook the country and claimed the scalp of the police chief, the suspect’s lawyer said Sunday. The suspect, named as 65-year-old Gheorghe Dinca, “has confessed his crimes”, lawyer Alexandru Bogdan was quoted as saying by Agerpres news agency. After initially refusing to answer any questions, Dinca eventually caved and admitted to the murders of Alexandra who vanished on Wednesday and 19-year-old Luiza, missing since April.



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Romania suspect admits murdering two teenage girls

Romania suspect admits murdering two teenage girlsA man in Romania has admitted to killing two teenage girls including a 15-year-old whose disappearance this week shook the country and claimed the scalp of the police chief, the suspect’s lawyer said Sunday. The suspect, named as 65-year-old Gheorghe Dinca, “has confessed his crimes”, lawyer Alexandru Bogdan was quoted as saying by Agerpres news agency. After initially refusing to answer any questions, Dinca eventually caved and admitted to the murders of Alexandra who vanished on Wednesday and 19-year-old Luiza, missing since April.



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Romania to move embassy to Jerusalem, premier pledges

Romania to move embassy to Jerusalem, premier pledgesThe Romanian prime minister promised Sunday in Washington that her country would move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, breaking with both the European position and apparently with her own country’s president. Prime Minister Viorica Dancila made the announcement before the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), an influential pro-Israel lobby.



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Romania, Honduras recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Romania, Honduras recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capitalJERUSALEM (AP) — The leaders of Romania and Honduras on Sunday announced that they will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, following the lead of President Donald Trump.



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Romania president: plan to invalidate graft cases not legal

Romania president: plan to invalidate graft cases not legalBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president said on Tuesday that a government decree that could invalidate hundreds of corruption cases involving senior officials is "crassly unconstitutional," a development that also prompted concern from the European Union.



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Romania police probe anti-semitic graffiti at Elie Wiesel home

Romania police probe anti-semitic graffiti at Elie Wiesel homeRomanian police on Saturday announced a probe into anti-semitic graffiti found on the walls of the house where Nobel Peace prize winner Elie Wiesel was born. “An enquiry is underway to identify those responsible,” police spokeswoman Florina Metes said, adding that officers were studying footage from surveillance cameras in the northern town of Sighetu Marmatiei, hometown of Holocaust survivor Wiesel who died in New York in 2016. “This grotesque act represents an attack not only on the memory of Elie Wiesel but on all the victims of the Holocaust,” said the national institute for Holocaust studies, which is named after Wiesel.



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Romania blocks Russian deputy PM from entering EU airspace

Romania blocks Russian deputy PM from entering EU airspaceMOSCOW (AP) — Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin had to scrap a trip to Moldova on Friday after his plane was barred from entering Romanian and Hungarian airspace.



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Record million-euro payout for Romania child AIDS victim

Candles form a red ribbon in Berlin, on November 30, 2013 during the World Aids DayBucharest (AFP) – A Romanian woman who contracted HIV as a baby in hospital in 1990 will receive one million euros in compensation after a landmark court decision in the country with Europe's highest number of child AIDS victims.



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Vaccine Mistrust: Alive & Well in Romania

Romania has the highest incidence of cervical cancer in Europe, so public health officials launched a HPV vaccination campaign there in 2008.
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