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Romania (AP) Romanian prosecutors on Tuesday charged the commander of a Communist-era prison with genocide, the first Romanian to face the charge since 1989. Alexandru Visinescu, 87, appeared before prosecutors to be presented with the charges.
The grim barracks where Romania's brutal communist despot Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena were executed are to be opened to the public in the latest bid to boost dictator tourism. The former military unit at Targoviste, 100 kilometers (60 miles)
THE military base where brutal Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena were executed in 1989 has been restored and will open to the public in September, local media reports. "Visitors will be able to see the wall where the Ceausescus
The economic crisis has also dealt a serious blow to Romanian newspapers: advertising money going to print media was in 2010 almost three times less than in 2008 and less than half of 2006 investments...Back in 2007, when I was working for what was
Romania A former Romanian prime minister who shot himself in the neck when police came to bring him to prison was freed Monday after serving one-third of his corruption sentence. Adrian Nastase, the most senior politician to be jailed in Romania
Suggested Topics He has been called misogynist, homophobic and racist. He sat in Brussels as a member of the European Parliament, is now a member of the Romanian parliament and has recently been handed a three-year suspended sentence for kidnapping...
Nicolae Ceausescu addresses Romania's Communist party congress in November 1989, shortly before he was deposed and executed. Photograph: Gerard Fouet/AFP In one of the last interviews before his fall, Nicolae Ceausescu was asked by a western
59 Romanians head to the polls on Sunday in the country's seventh parliamentary elections since the fall of Communism in 1989. But since the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was overthrown in the brutal revolution, political infighting and corruption has
This summer, after the police arrived at the handsome villa of the former Romanian prime minister Adrian Nastase to arrest him on corruption charges, he apparently pulled out a revolver and tried to kill himself. Millions of Romanians watched on
That is less than surprising, given that one of the first major actions taken by Prime Minister Victor Ponta after he came to power in May was to push for a vote on whether to impeach the president, Traian Basescu. The attempt to oust Mr. Basescu