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Spy chief unveils new Romanian government

BUCHAREST — Romania’s incoming prime minister Mihai Razvan Ungureanu rang the changes at the economy and finance ministries Wednesday when he unveiled his new government. Ungureanu told reporters he would call a confidence vote on the new cabinet and its economic programme on Thursday. The 43-year-old was tapped by President…

Protesters rally in Romania for fifth day

BUCHAREST — Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Romania on Monday for the fifth day in a row, calling on President Traian Basescu to step down after weekend protests marred by violence. Waving Romanian flags, protesters in central Bucharest chanted “Down with Basescu” and “Thieves”. Some of them carried a coffin…

Thirty injured as Romanian protest turns violent

BUCHAREST — More than 30 people were injured Sunday during a protest that turned violent in Romania’s capital, with demonstrators throwing stones and riot police using tear gas, medical sources said. “We have so far registered 33 injured,” Cristian Grasu, the head of Bucharest’s ambulance service, told AFP. “Fifteen of…

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