Romania

The Ukrainian Classical Ballet company holds up the Ukrainian flag onstage during curtain call while the Ukrainian national anthem plays as part of a performance in Bucharest, Ukraine.

Ukrainian ballet dancers displaced by war find a home on international stages

The Ukrainian Classical Ballet has been on a charity tour in Italy and Romania. Last weekend, the company was in Bucharest, Romania’s capital, for a performance of “Giselle.”

Ukrainian ballet dancers displaced by war find a home on international stages
Olga Sviridenko (left), who is deaf, signs with her family at a shelter in Romania. 

Navigating war without sound: Ukraine’s deaf refugees

Navigating war without sound: Ukraine’s deaf refugees
man and sheep

In southern Romania, villagers are uneasy about a NATO missile defense system in its backyard

In southern Romania, villagers are uneasy about a NATO missile defense system in its backyard
The refugees from Ukraine to Romania's southern border are mainly women, children and elderly people. Men, ages 18 to 60, can’t leave Ukraine if they’re eligible for the draft.

Ukrainians fleeing war are welcomed at Romania’s southern border

Ukrainians fleeing war are welcomed at Romania’s southern border
In the town of Suceava, Romania, the Mandachi Hotel and Spa, a four-star hotel converted its ballroom into a temporary shelter, serving food and other supplies to Ukrainian refugees.

'We have compassion for them': Romania is taking in thousands of Ukrainian refugees

'We have compassion for them': Romania is taking in thousands of Ukrainian refugees
A family arrive at the border crossing in Medyka, Poland, Wednesday, March 2, 2022, after fleeing from the Ukraine. 

There's a double-standard when it comes to media coverage on refugees, analyst says

While several European countries have welcomed Ukrainian refugees, the reception and treatment of refugees trying to reach Europe from the Middle East and Africa is quite different. H.A. Hellyer, a scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says implicit bias creates this double standard.

There's a double-standard when it comes to media coverage on refugees, analyst says
Woman in a white blouse working at a desk on her laptop

Roma people are fleeing Romania for US-Mexico border to escape persecution

US Customs and Border Protection said it has detained 2,217 Romanians so far this year — many of whom are Roma people, who face stigma and discrimination at home.

Roma people are fleeing Romania for US-Mexico border to escape persecution
People wearing masks behind a barricade hold their hands and fists up in the air

Keiko Fujimori leads in tight presidential runoff in Peru

Keiko Fujimori leads in a tight presidential runoff in Peru, with Pedro Castillo trailing close behind. And, at least 160 people are dead after an attack at a local market in Burkina Faso. Also, Google agrees to change its global advertising business after France slaps it with a multi-million-dollar fine.

Keiko Fujimori leads in tight presidential runoff in Peru
romanian witches on the internet

Romania's witches harness the powers of the web

The witches also said they had recently turned their attention to politics, joining anti-corruption protests.

Romania's witches harness the powers of the web
Vladimir Putin sits at a desk with the Russian flag behind him.

Putin's plagiarism, fake Ukrainian degrees and other tales of world leaders accused of academic fraud

Around the world, questions have been asked over the legitimacy of many world leaders' claims of academic achievements. The list includes Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Russian President Vladimir Putin, who have both been suspected of plagiarizing their doctorates.

Putin's plagiarism, fake Ukrainian degrees and other tales of world leaders accused of academic fraud
Roma prisoners in a concentration camp in the Transnistria region.

Moldova will build a monument to Roma victims of the Holocaust

The former Soviet country Moldova is planning to build a new monument to Roma victims of the Holocaust. A previous memorial was destroyed by vandals.

Moldova will build a monument to Roma victims of the Holocaust
The entrance of Trump International Hotel

Commentary: Americans should demand reforms that ensure government serves the people

Sarah Chayes, a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says politicians from both sides of the aisle are not taking seriously enough their duty to ensure they're not turning their government role into an opportunity to make a buck.

Commentary: Americans should demand reforms that ensure government serves the people
A migrant ship on the Black Sea is rescued by the Romanian coast guard.

Romania faces a rush of migrant boats as smugglers test new routes to Europe

It's become harder for migrants to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean. Now, people smugglers are exploring perilous new routes, like the Black Sea.

Romania faces a rush of migrant boats as smugglers test new routes to Europe
Zmei3

This haunting soul music is straight from the Transylvanian mountains. Seriously.

The World offers you this exclusive world premiere of "Zmei3: Trip Through Transylvania."

This haunting soul music is straight from the Transylvanian mountains. Seriously.
A Romanian holds a sign that reads "we stand united" during a demonstration of thousands against the  government in Bucharest, Romania, Feb. 6, 2017.

Romanian protests continue despite government retreat

Romanians took to the streets for a sixth day of protests even though the government scrapped its controversial decree to shield many politicians from prosecution for corruption.

Romanian protests continue despite government retreat