Romanian election too close to call

BUCHAREST, Romania, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Both candidates in Romania's presidential election runoff claimed victory Sunday night but an official tally won't be released before Monday, officials say.

Romanian election runoff Dec. 6

BUCHAREST, Romania, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Presidential hopefuls in Romania are gearing up for a runoff election after no candidate garnered the required 50 percent to win outright in Sunday's polling.

Romania holds presidential election

BUCHAREST, Romania, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Romanian voters went to the polls Sunday to choose the nation's first president since joining the European Union.
Biden pledged U.S. commitment to Romania

Biden pledged U.S. commitment to Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, after meeting with Romania's opposition leaders, reiterated the United States is committed to a strategic partnership.

Romania seeks regional energy role

BUCHAREST, Romania, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Romanian President Traian Basescu has held discussions with the U.S. representative for energy in Eurasia, Ambassador Richard L. Morningstar.

Azeri-Romanian energy ties deepen

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Romania and Azerbaijan are developing deeper bilateral relations in a number of fields, including energy cooperation.

Romania proud of Nabucco role

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The Nabucco natural gas pipeline for Europe is one of the major diplomatic accomplishments for Bucharest, the Romanian president announced.

Romania, Turkmenistan explore Nabucco

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, July 23 (UPI) -- Romania welcomes statements from Turkmenistan on the need to push for European energy security as support for the Nabucco pipeline gains ground, officials say.
Abbas calls for settlement freeze

Abbas calls for settlement freeze

JERUSALEM, July 13 (UPI) -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told a press conference only after Israel imposes a settlement freeze will peace talks resume.

Stolojan nominated Romanian prime minister

BUCHAREST, Romania, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Romanian President Traian Basescu said Wednesday he has nominated economist Theodor Stolojan to once again serve as the country's prime minister.

Romania pushes for South Stream pipeline

BUCHAREST, Romania, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Romanian Economic Minister Varujan Vosganian said, in contrast to the president, his country was interested in joining the South Stream gas pipeline project.

S. Ossetia conflict boosts Nabucco

BUCHAREST, Romania, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The Romanian president said Friday the Nabucco gas pipeline planned for European energy supplies by 2010 is more attractive because of regional concerns.

Missile system sends statement, Bush says

BUCHAREST, Romania, April 3 (UPI) -- The "ingredients are coming together" for a defense missile system in Europe, U.S. President George Bush said at the NATO summit in Bucharest, Romania.

Opposition growing to Kosovo independence

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- There is growing opposition, on both sides of the Atlantic, to any recognition of a unilateral declaration of independence by Kosovo.

Atlantic Eye: Voting, thuggery and fraud

BUDAPEST, Hungary, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- In 2007, there were 19 presidential and 49 parliamentary elections, at least two notable referenda and several inner-party leadership fights. It would be impossible to cover them all in my column. So here is my personal and incomplete synopsis of the voting year.
MARC S. ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist

Romania is sorry for deporting Gypsies

BUCHAREST, Romania, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Romanian President Traian Basescu apologized for the country deporting thousands of Gypsies to Nazi death camps during World War II.

Romanian government wins confidence vote

BUCHAREST, Romania, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The Romanian government survived a no-confidence vote Wednesday when a parliamentary motion came up 12 votes short of toppling the government.

Romania, Moldova in spat over visa fraud

BUCHAREST, Romania, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Romanian President Traian Basescu accused Moldova Wednesday of fabricating allegations a Romanian diplomat accepted bribes to issue visas.

Romanian president demands early elections

BUCHAREST, Romania, May 31 (UPI) -- Romania's president, after surviving an impeachment referendum, is demanding the government's resignation and early elections.

Romanians support suspended president

BUCHAREST, Romania, May 20 (UPI) -- A preliminary vote count indicates Romanians overwhelmingly rejected impeaching suspended President Traian Basescu, it was reported Sunday.

Romanian voters decide fate of president

BUCHAREST, Romania, May 19 (UPI) -- Romanians voted Saturday on whether to return their suspended president to office.

Romania eases law for dismissing president

BUCHAREST, Romania, May 3 (UPI) -- Romania's Constitutional Court ruled the head of state can be dismissed with a simple majority of voters who cast their ballots in a referendum, media said.

Romanians support suspended president

BUCHAREST, Romania, April 23 (UPI) -- Romanian President Traian Basescu, suspended by parliament for abuse of power, is hoping a public referendum will keep him in power, reports said Monday. About 10,000 people gathered in downtown Bucharest Sunday evening to support Basescu, who in turn exp

Court upholds Romanian leader's suspension

BUCHAREST, Romania, April 20 (UPI) -- Romania's Constitutional Court Friday upheld the suspension of President Traian Basescu as approved by Parliament a day earlier.

Romanian parliament suspends president

BUCHAREST, Romania, April 19 (UPI) -- Romanian President Traian Basescu was suspended by a wide margin of votes in parliament in Bucharest Thursday.
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