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15 December 2012

Iraqi Man Arrested in Romania, Suspected of Planning to Kill US and UK Diplomats

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The 38 years old Khazar Karim Friad was detained by law enforcers on December the 13th, near the British Embassy in Bucharest. The Iraqi was in possession of a 7 inch knife and was plotting to physically injure and even to cause the death of several Western diplomats, it has been revealed in a press release from the Romanian Anti-terrorism Prosecutor’s Office (DIICOT). The targets were US and British diplomatic representatives posted to Romania, say the prosecutors. Investigators claim that the suspect is a follower of Saddam Hussein’s doctrine and thus was planning to avenge the military actions taken by Western powers on his country’s soil.

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20 September 2011

Gerard Depardieu Stars in Romanian Cult Film Remake

Deep in the heart of Romania, in the Mureş County, Gerard Depardieu is undertaking a rare enterprise: the remake of one of the gems of Romanian film-making, “The Death of Ipu”, based on a short story by Titus Popovici. The plot takes us to the days of the German retreat from Romania, in late 1944, as Romanian and Soviet troops were pushing West. A German soldier is killed by partisans in a Romanian village and the German commander announces reprisals against the civilians. The village mayor, priest, policeman, teacher and notary have their wives arrange a feast for the village “under-dog”, a man named Ipu, in an against-the-clock attempt to persuade him to take the blame for the entire village. 

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20 September 2011

Romanian-Dutch Schengen Row Seems Unofficial State Policy

Romania’s seisure of a dozen Dutch lorries shipping in flowers from Holland as an alleged retaliation on Friday’s Dutch opposition to Romania’s accession to Schengen is anything but new, claim the Romanian media. France has also been targeted by similar retaliatory tactics, during Paris’ opposition to Romania’s admission to Schengen. Two major French companies under governmental contracts in Romania saw their contracts lost or almost lost, coincidentally at the very same time with the Romanian-French stalemate on the Schengen issue.

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20 December 2010

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2 November 2010

Undercover “Gipsy” Journalist Reveals Discrimination

There is no country for Gipsies – or at least that is what a journalistic investigation revealed. A reporter dressed up in Gipsy clothes and tried to get a job, to go shopping and to get help as a “stranded driver”.

Shoppers didn’t seem to mind him being a Gipsy, as long as he paid. But when it came to jobs, it seemed impossible to get one. Neither private employers, nor any state job centres were able to provide any job for a Gipsy, although they had advertised otherwise.

Eventually, it took the stranded Gipsy driver three hours to get help on the side of the road, as he waved for help next to a flat tyre. After a week of exposing himself to prejudice, the conclusion is that Romania is more prejudiced towards the poor than to the Gipsies, but it’s hard for a Gipsy to integrate in a society that only want to marginalize this minority.

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