December 9, 2006 |
The United States will take over a Romanian air base near the Black Sea, with as many as 1,500 American troops expected to begin training there starting in April, officials said. The U.S. will spend $34 million to upgrade the Mihail Kogalniceanu base, officials said. Human Rights Watch has singled out the base as a possible location of a clandestine CIA jail, but Romania has repeatedly denied that.
October 23, 2003 |
Romania said Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel would head a new commission to bring to light the nation's World War II role in the killing of hundreds of thousands of Jews. As recently as this summer the government denied that the Holocaust ever took place in the Balkan country. Romanian-born Wiesel, 75, will be joined by Tuvia Friling, head of the Israel State Archives, and other experts.
September 15, 1988 |
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir met Hungarian Communist Party leader Karoly Grosz on Wednesday for talks likely to center on the Middle East and moves to restore diplomatic relations broken 21 years ago. It was the first visit by any Israeli premier to an East European country other than Romania, and the highest-level bilateral meeting since Hungary broke diplomatic ties after the 1967 Six-Day War.
July 31, 2010
Farmers Classic Straus Stadium Beginning at 2 p.m. Janko Tipsarevic (6), Serbia, vs. Sam Querrey (2); Bob and Mike Bryan (1) vs. Rohan Bopanna, India, and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, Pakistan (4). Beginning at 7:30 p.m. Andy Murray (1), Britain, vs. Feliciano Lopez (4), Spain; Ross Hutchins, Britain, and Jordan Kerr, Australia, vs. Eric Butorac and Jean-Julien Rojer, Curacao, OR Robert Lindstedt, Sweden, and Horia Tecau, Romania (2).
December 3, 2011 |
After appearing as James Bond in seven hit films beginning with 1973's "Live and Let Die" and concluding with 1985's "A View to a Kill," Roger Moore put his acting career on the back burner. For two decades, he has devoted much of his time to being a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, and was knighted in 2003 for his charity work. But Saturday, he returns in Hallmark Channel's holiday fantasy "A Princess for Christmas. " Moore, 84, plays the fabulously wealthy Edward Duke of Castlebury, who invites his estranged young American niece, nephew and their aunt to his castle in the snowy countryside of a fictional European country (the film was shot in Romania)
July 8, 2005 |
Romanian Prime Minister Calin Tariceanu said his Cabinet would resign and early elections would be called after a court blocked justice reforms required by the European Union. Romania wants to join the EU in 2007. Parliament can overturn the court's decision with a two-thirds majority, but the ruling coalition lacks the votes for such a move.
December 13, 2004 |
Both candidates claimed victory in the Romanian presidential runoff vote, and exit polls showed Bucharest Mayor Traian Basescu and Prime Minister Adrian Nastase in a virtual tie. Nastase, 54, of the governing Social Democratic Party, expressed confidence in his victory, saying: "I will be a strong president." The 53-year-old Basescu also declared victory: "I thank the Romanian electorate," he said, "and I assure them I will be a president for Romania."
April 24, 1990 |
Paula Ivan of Romania, the women's 1,500-meter champion in the 1988 Olympic Games, will run in three track meets in the United States this spring, promoter Al Franken said today. Ivan, the world record-holder in the mile, will compete in the Jack-in-the-Box meet May 20 at UCLA, the Bruce Jenner Classic on May 26 at San Jose and the Prefontaine Classic on June 2 at Eugene, Ore. Ivan was ranked No. 1 in the world in the 1,500 meters and 3,000 meters last year.
July 19, 1986 |
After 24 years of coaching swimming and water polo at Crawford High School, Dick Draz finally has his wish of a swimming pool for his athletes. The pool comes with Draz's new position as swimming and water polo coach at San Diego Mesa College. Draz, who was recently named National Swimming Coach of the Year, will remain at Crawford as a health and physical education instructor. But he said that being forced to have workouts at pools throughout the county had begun to take its toll.