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August 7, 1987 | CLAUDIA LUTHER and STEVEN R. CHURM, Times Staff Writers
Four Romanian acrobats touring with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus asked U.S. immigration officials for political asylum Thursday in Orange County. Aided by a former Romanian circus performer who defected three years ago and now lives in Tustin, the four women slipped away from the circus in Los Angeles and announced their intentions to defect at a mid-afternoon press conference in Garden Grove.
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July 16, 1998 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Romanian President Emil Constantinescu made an unabashed appeal Wednesday to a joint session of Congress for the United States to support his country's effort to join NATO. In a 40-minute speech, the Romanian leader praised as "a visionary undertaking" President Clinton's initiative to expand the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and declared it is now in U.S. interests that Romania be part of the next wave of nations joining the alliance.
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April 28, 1988 | MARYANN HUDSON, Times Staff Writer
Gymnastics officials from the United States and Romania conspired to fix scores last fall at the World Gymnastics Championships at Rotterdam, the Netherlands, according to Greg Marsden, the U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics coach at the time. Marsden said last week in Salt Lake City that he and the Romanian coach exchanged scores, which were to be delivered to the countries' respective judges. The scores were what each country wanted its athletes to receive.
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July 12, 1997 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their nation's bid to join the West's military alliance was thwarted by the United States this week, but on Friday the citizens of this long-suffering capital turned out for a massive, pro-American party that brought normal business to a halt. President Clinton, who insisted on excluding Romania from a select group of nearby countries invited to join NATO, offered an encouraging message to residents of Bucharest, a city of more than 2 million where horse-drawn carts remain part of the landscape.
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August 16, 1990 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carol Mardock's list of contacts grows, almost by the day. A new name at the U.S. Department of State. A name at the U.S. Embassy in Romania. A name at a Romanian church in Orange County. A name of another international adoption agency. A name of another adoption attorney. But somehow the list is never long enough, and the contacts--thus far--never powerful enough. On a hot August day, Mardock lounged by the pool at a friend's Brea home, watching three of her five children splash about.
NEWS
June 19, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anti-government protesters cordoned off a busy intersection Monday, and one chamber of the Parliament empowered police to break up the demonstration, setting up the battle lines for a new confrontation. The brutality unleashed against residents of the capital last week has served only to embolden anti-Communist demonstrators, who now sense that President Ion Iliescu's new government is on trial with Western democracies.
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June 21, 1990 | From Associated Press
Former Communist Ion Iliescu pledged Wednesday to be a democratic president of reconciliation, but the United States boycotted his inauguration to protest his role in violent attacks on opposition figures. The capital was generally quiet after a tumultuous week of anti-government riots, mob rule by loyalist miners and a crackdown on dissenters.
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June 20, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Romanian officials invited student organizations and intellectuals to discuss "problems of common interest," the state Rompres news agency reported. But the government also continued its crackdown on dissent by arresting two prominent critics of President-elect Ion Iliescu, Dumitru Dinca and Nica Leon. In Washington, the State Department said U.S. Ambassador Alan Green will boycott Iliescu's inauguration today to protest the violent suppression of peaceful demonstrations last week.
NEWS
November 19, 1990 | ROBERT C. TOTH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States on Sunday enlisted at least one more small nation in its drive for a resolution from the U.N. Security Council sanctioning the use of force in the Persian Gulf crisis. But the position of the Soviet Union, key to the progress on the Persian Gulf measure, was withheld until President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev can meet. Both leaders are here for the 34-nation Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe.
NEWS
May 12, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
One of the three leading parties walked out of Romania's makeshift Parliament Friday to protest recent violent attacks on opposition leaders. The National Peasants Party's pullout symbolized the growing tension before Romania's first free elections in more than 40 years, planned for May 20. Anti-government protesters seeking the resignation of former Communists, including interim President Ion Iliescu, demonstrated for the 20th straight day in downtown Bucharest.
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November 19, 1990 | ROBERT C. TOTH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States on Sunday enlisted at least one more small nation in its drive for a resolution from the U.N. Security Council sanctioning the use of force in the Persian Gulf crisis. But the position of the Soviet Union, key to the progress on the Persian Gulf measure, was withheld until President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev can meet. Both leaders are here for the 34-nation Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe.
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August 16, 1990 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carol Mardock's list of contacts grows, almost by the day. A new name at the U.S. Department of State. A name at the U.S. Embassy in Romania. A name at a Romanian church in Orange County. A name of another international adoption agency. A name of another adoption attorney. But somehow the list is never long enough, and the contacts--thus far--never powerful enough. On a hot August day, Mardock lounged by the pool at a friend's Brea home, watching three of her five children splash about.
NEWS
June 21, 1990 | From Associated Press
Former Communist Ion Iliescu pledged Wednesday to be a democratic president of reconciliation, but the United States boycotted his inauguration to protest his role in violent attacks on opposition figures. The capital was generally quiet after a tumultuous week of anti-government riots, mob rule by loyalist miners and a crackdown on dissenters.
NEWS
June 20, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Romanian officials invited student organizations and intellectuals to discuss "problems of common interest," the state Rompres news agency reported. But the government also continued its crackdown on dissent by arresting two prominent critics of President-elect Ion Iliescu, Dumitru Dinca and Nica Leon. In Washington, the State Department said U.S. Ambassador Alan Green will boycott Iliescu's inauguration today to protest the violent suppression of peaceful demonstrations last week.
NEWS
June 19, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anti-government protesters cordoned off a busy intersection Monday, and one chamber of the Parliament empowered police to break up the demonstration, setting up the battle lines for a new confrontation. The brutality unleashed against residents of the capital last week has served only to embolden anti-Communist demonstrators, who now sense that President Ion Iliescu's new government is on trial with Western democracies.
NEWS
June 16, 1990 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration, accusing President Ion Iliescu of heading Romania back down the road to repression and dictatorship, said Friday that it will drop the Bucharest regime from the list of emerging Eastern European democracies being considered for U.S. economic aid. State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said Iliescu's use of truncheon-wielding miners to attack anti-government demonstrators "strikes at the very heart of Romanian democracy."
NEWS
May 11, 1990 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration called home the U.S. ambassador to Romania on Thursday to protest intimidation of opposition candidates and other irregularities that have marred the campaign for the country's first multi-party election in more than 40 years. State Department spokesman Margaret Tutwiler said Ambassador Alan Green Jr. was recalled for consultations as "a public signal of our concern."
NEWS
April 5, 1988
The United States has formally accepted a decision by Romania to renounce certain provisions of its most-favored-nation trade accord with Washington, the State Department said. In a surprise move in February, Romania said it no longer wanted to benefit from favorable tariffs on U.S.-bound goods. U.S. officials said the decision was prompted by American criticism of Romania's human rights record and congressional threats to strip it of its status as a favored trading partner.
NEWS
June 15, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Grime-smudged miners wielding ax handles and rubber truncheons converged by the thousands on the Romanian capital Thursday to hunt down those involved in a deadly anti-government riot a day earlier and indiscriminately beat anyone they suspected. Some Bucharest residents, who watched in horror as the roving bands of thugs chased long-haired youths, intellectuals and foreign journalists, said they feared that the vigilante crackdown is out of control.
NEWS
May 12, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
One of the three leading parties walked out of Romania's makeshift Parliament Friday to protest recent violent attacks on opposition leaders. The National Peasants Party's pullout symbolized the growing tension before Romania's first free elections in more than 40 years, planned for May 20. Anti-government protesters seeking the resignation of former Communists, including interim President Ion Iliescu, demonstrated for the 20th straight day in downtown Bucharest.
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