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Romania defeats Sweden in EuroBasket 2015 preliminaries

Eurobasket: Finalni susret Francuske i Litvanije

Team Romania produced a great 77-72 win against Sweden (12-14, 16-11, 18-20, 20-21, 11-6) after extra-time on Wednesday night at Transylvania Sports Hall of Sibiu, in Group F of the preliminaries of the men’s European Basketball Championship – EuroBasket 2015.The ...

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Tennis: Simona Halep advances to no. 2 in WTA rankings

Simona Halep of Romania hits a return to Li Na of China during their women's singles tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London

Romanian Simona Halep has advanced one place and is, as of Monday, the second best tennis player in the world in the WTA rankings, at a significant difference from leader Serena Williams. Halep, 22, holding the best ranking of a ...

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New look for Caraiman Cross with Norwegian help

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After entering Guiness Book in 2013, the Caraiman Cross and its surroundings are facing now a brand-new makeover. Local authorities, aided by the Norwegian Government, are expected to invest EUR 2 M in this fresh look, based on an alight ...

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Horezu, Valcea’s way to UNESCO World Heritage list

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Valcea County, through two large spiritual entities, is the only county in the southern half of Romania to be featured on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Both originate in the vicinity of Horezu, in the western part of the county, ...

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Romania to set up stand at Jerusalem International Arts and Crafts Fair

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Romania will set up its own stand at the 39th edition of the Khutsot Hayotser Jerusalem International Arts and Crafts Fair, to be hosted by Jerusalem, August 11-23, in the tourist area near the Old City, the Romanian Cultural Institute ...

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Bruno Wine Bar

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Wine bars have gained more an more ground in Romania, especially in big cities, with Bucharest leading the top, naturally. Going out reviewers think it must be the wine which became a more and more available consumption option to beer ...

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First edition of Romania’s ‘Clara Haskil’ International Classical Music Festival

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The Bucharest Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Tiberiu Soare will perform on August 30 as of 19:30 in the ‘Thalia’ Hall of the Sibiu Philharmonic alongside French violinist Marina Chiche, in the opening concert of the ‘Clara Haskil’ International Festival of ...

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Romanian coached Robin Williams for Ironman

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One of the few Romanians praised in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Forbes, Adrian Ginju, a former member of Olympic Team Romania met Williams seven years ago, as the actor was preparing to participate in the ...

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UN declares highest level of emergency in Iraq


The UN has declared its highest level of emergency in Iraq as a humanitarian crisis follows the rapid advance by Islamic State militants in the north. Kurdish officials quoted by BBC said the situation in Dohuk province, with 150,000 refugees, ...

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