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Romanian parachutist dies in Italian Alps

A 40-year-old Romanian parachutist has lost his life tragically in the Italian Alps after a failed jump. The cause of the unfortunate incident was, according to witnesses, the parachute, which did not open at all during the jump, causing his ...

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Update: 3 years since the Colectiv fire. President Iohannis lays a wreath, PM Dancila avoids sending message to the victims in the morning, sends delayed one later on

President Klaus Iohannis has laid a wreath of flowers at the Colectiv Club on Tuesday morning, in the memory of the victims of the deadly fire in 2015. Today three years are marked from the tragedy that claimed 65 lives ...

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Update: Romanian air space, defended only by British aircraft, MiGs on the ground. Defence Ministry to buy five more F-16s from Portugal

Defence minister Mihai Fifor has announced on Friday that the Romanian air space is currently defended only the British aircraft after MiG 21 Lancers had been grounded following the tragedy last week a Romanian MIG 21 Lancer had crashed and the ...

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PSD had controversial ‘party’ meeting on the day marking 2 years since the Colectiv tragedy

Amid commemoration of two years since the Colectiv fire, ruling Social Democrat Party leaders take controversial stances. First, PSD chairman Liviu Dragnea said on Monday that he had asked PM Tudose to extend the state financing for the treatments of ...

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11 months since the Colectiv tragedy: Striking exhibition on display. Charitable concert on October 30

Romania prepares to commemorate probably the largest and most tragic collective accident in the past 26 years: the Colectiv tragedy, when 64 people died in a fire occurred on the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest on October 30. A photo exhibition ...

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Piedone’s candidature for District 4 mayor seat rejected again

District 4 Court in Bucharest rejected again Cristian Popescu Piedone’s candidature for the District 4 city hall. The ruling is not final, with the former mayor being allowed to challenge in within 24 hours. The electoral bureau accepted Piedone’s running ...

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Colectiv survivors, relatives of the dead youngsters set up association

The relatives of the Colectiv fire’s victims, as well as the survivors of the deadly blaze set up an association aiming to file criminal complaints against former Health Minister Nicolae Bănicioiu, against secretary of state Raed Arafat and against the ...

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