Protests erupt over Romanian govt’s plan to pardon thousands
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Protests erupt over Romanian govt’s plan to pardon thousands

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Several thousand people marched through the Romanian capital on Wednesday night to protest the government’s plan to pardon thousands of prisoners — a surprise move to allegedly reduce overcrowding in prisons that would also benefit some notable government supporters. Premier Sorin Grindeanu wants to implement the measure through an emergency ordinance, … Continue reading

Romania’s opera bans ballerina Cojocaru from entering alone
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Romania’s opera bans ballerina Cojocaru from entering alone

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The management at Romania’s main opera house on Tuesday, Apr. 26, banned internationally acclaimed ballerina Alina Cojocaru and Danish ballet dancer and choreographer Johan Kobborg from entering the premises alone, following a conflict with the institution’s interim leadership. In a letter dated April 25 that was sent to the Bucharest National … Continue reading

Deep freeze across Balkans makes migrant journeys harder
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Deep freeze across Balkans makes migrant journeys harder

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Subfreezing temperatures and snow have settled over Central Europe, adding to the difficulties of migrants heading to Western Europe but not weakening their determination to continue their journeys. Liene Veide, a spokeswoman for the United Nations refugee agency, said that some 2,000 migrants continue to cross from Macedonia into Serbia daily, … Continue reading