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U.S. considering adding Romania to visa waiver program

Romania may be included in the U.S visa program that allows citizens to come to America without a visa stay of up to 90 days, an top U.S. official has said. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said on Tuesday the United States is considering adding four countries to the program. "We have four candidates in the pipeline: Israel, Cyprus, Bulgaria and...

EXCLUSIVE. Romanian royal family needs to modernize says Nicholas de Roumanie. King Michael’s grandson vows to be active despite being stripped of his title

Like his grandfather King Michael I, Nicholas de Roumanie believes he has an important role to play in Romania as the representative of the young generation of royals. Title Although he was disinherited by the royal family in 2015 in still unexplained circumstances, the 36-year-old says he doesn’t need a title to be able to do things he believes in. Nicholas is...

Some Romanian hotels report mass cancellations following new Covid-19 restrictions

Some Romanian hotels on Monday reported a massive loss in business after the government imposed new Covid-19 restrictions as it seeks to stem a spike in new cases. Cancellations There were reports of 90% cancellations in the Carpathian mountain resort of Predeal, which is popular with tourists in the autumn and winter months. The new restrictions, announced last week, came into...

Romania’s King Michael remembered as ‘symbol of democracy’ on what would have been his 100th birthday

Romania on Monday remembered the late King Michael I as a symbol of democracy for his fight against the forces of communism on what would have been his 100th birthday. Coup Michael first ascended to the throne aged five after his father eloped and his grandfather King Ferdinand died. In 1930, his father Carol II returned to the country and was...

Romania tightens Covid-19 restrictions as soaring numbers stretch hospitals

New Covid-19 restrictions came into effect on Monday in Romania as the government attempts to slow a surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths. A new night curfew has been imposed and health passes are mandatory for most public venues except essential shops, Schools are on a two-week vacation and masks are compulsory in public cases regardless of case numbers. Daily cases topped...

Romanian church offers hospital chapels as morgues for Covid-19 patients

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Romania’s Orthodox Church has offered hospital chapels as morgues in Bucharest as  morgues struggle to cope with the high numbers of virus deaths, The Bucharest Archbishopric said it would make available outside chapels at hospitals and  chapels at cemeteries to help with rising number of deaths, News.ro reported. On Saturday, Romania reported 427 fatalities,  with a seven-day average of There were 15,261...

Romania closes all its schools for two weeks as Covid-19 cases surge

Romania will close all schools and kindergarten for two weeks starting Monday in a bid to slow a surge in Covid-19 cases. But the government decision wasn't popular with everyone earning criticism from one national parent group. The closure affects both public and private schools. Until Friday, some private schools had been informed they would be exempt from the new measure...

CIA wanted Romania’s King Michael to join secret operation dropping agents into mountains to destabilize communist regime, new film shows

The CIA offered late Romanian King Michael the equivalent of half a million dollars to be part of an operation dropping agents in the Romanian mountains to destabilize the communist regime, a new documentary reveals. Michael, who would have been 100 on Monday, turned down the U.S. intelligence agency's offer of joining the clandestine operation in the 1950s, a period...

Romania introduces sweeping new Covid restrictions, curfew as cases, deaths soar

Romania will close schools, impose a curfew for unvaccinated people and a ban on sporting competitions and wedding and christening parties as cases soared to record highs. Green passes will become mandatory in many public places, in state institutions and offices. People who have been tested or can show they have had the virus in the last six months will...

Disinherited Romanian Prince Nicholas acquitted of assault in failed bid to see grandfather King Michael shortly before he died

A Swiss court has acquitted disinherited Romanian royal Prince Nicholas of assault and forcing entry into the residence of King Michael of Romania in a vain attempt to see his dying grandfather. His aunt, Princess Margareta, the custodian of the Romanian crown brought charges after her nephew tried to visit the ailing Michael in 2017 shortly before his death. The...

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