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ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 1987 | KEVIN THOMAS
T he following are capsule reviews of this week's screenings at the AFI Film Festival of Los Angeles. Screenings take place at the Los Feliz Theater, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Hollywood, except where noted. Tickets and information: (213) 520-2000 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. TUESDAY "The Last Assault" (Romania, 1986, noon).
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WORLD
December 9, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
WORLD
October 23, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
September 15, 1988 | From Reuters
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.
SPORTS
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).
NEWS
December 14, 2008 | Alison Mutler and William J. Kole, Mutler and Kole write for the Associated Press.
By his own description, Barack Obama was "a skinny kid with a funny name," but that isn't stopping proud parents from Romania to Indonesia from naming their newborns after the U.S. president-elect. Romania's downtrodden Gypsies -- once enslaved, like African Americans, yet still struggling to overcome deep-seated prejudice -- seem particularly inspired. "When I saw Obama on TV, my heart swelled with joy. I thought he was one of us Gypsies because of his skin color," said Maria Savu, whose infant grandson -- Obama Sorin Ilie Scoica -- was born in the central Romania village of Rusciori.
WORLD
July 8, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
WORLD
December 13, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
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."
SPORTS
April 24, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
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.
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