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Romanian Communist-era prison commander charged with genocide

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The commander of a Communist-era prison is the first Romanian to face charges of genocide since former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, prosecutors said.

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Many in Romania miss Ceausescu regime

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Many Romanians miss the communist dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu and believe they were better off then, a survey found.

DNA test of remains of Ceausescu and wife

BUCHAREST, Romania, July 21 (UPI) -- The remains of former Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife are being exhumed from a Bucharest graveyard for DNA testing, a family member said.

German author earns Nobel literature prize

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Author Herta Muller's grim portrayal of the underclass and repression earned her the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel Foundation in Sweden said.

Kim Il Sung floated U.S. contacts in 1974

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Former North Korean leader Kim Il Sung proposed setting up secret contacts with the United States through Romania in 1974, declassified documents show.

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Nicolae Ceauşescu (Romanian pronunciation: ; 26 January 1918 – 25 December 1989) was a Romanian politician and dictator who was the Secretary General of the Romanian Communist Party from 1965 to 1989, President of the Council of State from 1967, and President of Romania from 1974 to 1989.

His rule was marked in the first decade by an open policy towards Western Europe, Israel, and the United States, which deviated from that of the other Warsaw Pact states during the Cold War. He continued a trend first established by his predecessor, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, who had tactfully coaxed the Soviet Union into withdrawing its troops from Romania in 1958.

Ceauşescu's second decade was characterized by an increasingly erratic personality cult, nationalism and a deterioration in foreign relations with the Western powers as well as the Soviet Union. Ceauşescu's government was overthrown in a December 1989 revolution, and he and his wife were executed following a televised and hastily organised two-hour court session. One of the executioners later said: "it wasn’t a trial, it was a political assassination in the middle of a revolution."

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