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Romanian is a Balkan Romance language spoken by approximately 24–26 million people as a native language, primarily in Romania and Moldova, and by another 4 million people as a second language. According to another estimate, there are about 34 million people worldwide who can speak Romanian, of whom 30 million speak it as a native language. It is an official and national language of both Romania and Moldova and is one of the official languages of the European Union.

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Romanian rights groups condemn ban on gender identity studies

Romanian human rights groups and universities on Wednesday condemned a blanket ban on gender identity studies voted through by lawmakers, which they said would legitimise discrimination against the..
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Romanian cobbler keeps people apart with size 75 shoes

Soon after a two-month lockdown to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus eased in Romania in mid-May, Grigore Lup, a Romanian shoemaker from the Transylvanian city of Cluj, noticed people were not..
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EU fraud prosecutor was wrongly dismissed from Romanian anti-graft job: court

The European Union's fraud prosecutor was wrongly removed from her previous job as head of Romania's anti-corruption agency, the European Court of Human Rights said on Tuesday in a landmark ruling..
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Romanian doctors will get 500 euro per month coronavirus bonus

Romanian doctors, nurses and other personnel dealing with coronavirus cases will receive a monthly bonus of about 500 euros ($543.10) a month, President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday.
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Romanian interim PM to enter quarantine after coronavirus contact

Romanian interim prime minister and Liberal Party leader Ludovic Orban will quarantine himself after coming into contact with one of his party's senators who was later confirmed to have the..
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Romanian opposition ask court to overturn move to renominate PM

Romania's opposition Social Democrat Party (PSD) said on Monday they would go to court to challenge President Klaus Iohannis's move to renominate the ousted Ludovic Orban as prime minister, which could..
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Romanian lawmakers topple centrist cabinet, weeks of political jostling ahead

Romanian lawmakers toppled the three-month-old centrist minority government of Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Wednesday, raising the prospect of an early parliamentary election which Orban's party..
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Romanian lawmakers topple PM Ludovic Orban's government

Romanian lawmakers toppled the centrist minority government of Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Wednesday, raising the prospect of an early election which Orban's party is confident of winning.
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Romanian mayor fined for speech inciting hatred of Roma minority

Romania's anti-discrimination watchdog fined a city mayor on Wednesday for a speech inciting hatred after he suggested would-be parents should be screened and the rights of the Roma ethnic minority to..
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Halep, Cornet plan unique ways to contribute to bushfire relief

Romanian women's world No. 4 Simona Halep has devised a unique way to support relief and recovery efforts amid Australia's bushfire catastrophe: she will donate money every time she yells at her..
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Romanian national arrested for duping several through ATM skimming in Kolkata

Skimming devices, other accessories, magnetic chips, batteries, PIN hole camera chip, were recovered from his possession.
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Romania's proposed government faces confidence vote key for EU policymaking

Romanian lawmakers will hold a vote of confidence on Monday for the centrist minority cabinet of Prime Minister-designate Ludovic Orban, the outcome of which risks extending a policymaking vacuum in..
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Romanian centrists seek urgent budget approval, keep gap in check

Romania's centrist National Liberal Party of Prime Minister-designate Ludovic Orban wants to quickly adopt next year's budget and rein in a fiscal shortfall below the European Union's 3% threshold..
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Romanian, Hungarian candidates for EU executive blocked

Candidates for the European Commission from Hungary and Romania have conflicts of interest that undermine their candidacies, EU officials said on Thursday.
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Romanian candidate for EU executive blocked over conflict of interest

The proposed EU transport commissioner, Romanian socialist politician Rovana Plumb, has a conflict of interest that undermines her candidacy, EU lawmakers found on Thursday, according to an EU official..
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Romanian anti-graft crusader to be EU prosecutor after winning EU vote

Romania's anti-corruption chief Laura Codruta Kovesi will become the European Union's first fraud prosecutor after EU countries changed tack and backed her, despite opposition from Bucharest.
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U.S. bans Romanian party leader after corruption conviction upheld

The United States on Thursday barred Romania's jailed Social Democrat Party leader, Liviu Dragnea, and his two children from entering the United States after his corruption conviction was upheld.
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Romanian, U.S. members of foreign force killed in Afghanistan: NATO

A Romanian and a U.S. member of foreign forces in Afghanistan were killed in the capital Kabul on Thursday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement.
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Romania to jail rapists for life after teenager murder

Romania will approve an emergency decree, making life imprisonment the punishment for rape and paedophilia, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Thursday, days after DNA tests confirmed that a..
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DNA results confirm kidnapped Romanian teenage girl is dead, family says

DNA results have confirmed that a kidnapped 15-year-old Romanian girl was dead, her uncle said on social media late on Friday, in a case that has stoked public outrage and revealed deep flaws in the..
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'Please stay with me,' kidnapped Romanian girl begged police

The family of a 15-year-old Romanian girl kidnapped earlier this month and now presumed dead has released recordings of her desperate calls for help to authorities whose handling of the case has caused..
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Romanian minister quits in furor over teens' murder

Romania's interior minister resigned on Tuesday after the murders of two teenage girls in a southern town triggered protests over authorities' inadequate handling of the case.
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Romanian murder suspect admits killing two teens in case that drew public ire

A murder suspect in the southern Romanian town of Caracal has admitted to killing two teenage girls, his lawyer said on Sunday, in a case that sparked nationwide outrage over the way authorities..
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U.N. nuclear watchdog appoints Romanian diplomat Feruta as interim chief

Romanian diplomat Cornel Feruta will head the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) until member states agree on who will permanently succeed deceased Director General Yukiya Amano, the United..
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