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Europe Swelters Under a Heat Wave Called ‘Lucifer’
Temperatures in parts of the Continent have soared to record highs, causing at least two deaths, kindling wildfires and driving tempers through the roof.
Small Transylvania Brewer Stood Up to a Beer Giant, and Survived
Heineken claimed a beer in Romania had a name that was too close to its own. It turned out to be more than a brand dispute, drawing in the Hungarian government.
Mihai Tudose, Once Accused of Plagiarism, Is Romania’s New Prime Minister
The confirmation of Mr. Tudose, a former economy minister, disappointed reformers who were expecting a figure of integrity in a nation marred by corruption.
Romania’s Government Falls Amid a Party Power Struggle
Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu was forced from power after clashing with the party’s leader, Liviu Dragnea.
N.B.A. Player Enes Kanter Blames Erdogan for Detention in Romania
Kanter, a center for the Oklahoma City Thunder, was stuck at a Bucharest airport for hours because Turkey had canceled his travel documents.
Romania Drops Measure to Pardon Corrupt Officials
Romanians had taken to the streets of the capital to oppose amendments to a bill that would have pardoned officials imprisoned for bribery.
Spring in Transylvania: Wake Up and Splash (or Be Splashed)
An Easter Monday rite in some villages has young men reciting poems to women, then dousing them with bucketfuls of water.
Owner and Army Fight for a Soccer Club’s Name
Lawsuits and court rulings have stripped one of Europe’s best-known teams, Steaua Bucharest, of its badge and its name, and divided the club’s fans.
In Romania, Faith in Globalization Survives
Recent protests had no echo of Brexit or wall building. The goals were less corruption, more democracy and tight ties to Europe.
After Trump Win, Anti-Soros Forces Are Emboldened in Eastern Europe
In Hungary, Macedonia and elsewhere, populist governments have intensified attacks on “foreign-funded” advocacy groups often associated with George Soros.
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