News archive of December 2018

President Iohannis in New Year's message: Let's prove Romania is involved, seriously, in consolidating European project

Bucharest, Dec 31 /Agerpres/ - President Klaus Iohannis sent on Monday a message on the occasion of the New Year, in which he urges Romania to capitalize on the opportunity of holding the Presidency of the Council of the EU from January 1, 2019 in order to prove that "Romania is involved, seriously, in consolidating the European project."

"Citizens have no choice but to take to streets"

"Citizens took to the streets when violence toward those who think differently spilled from TV screens and the tabloids into their lives," Djilas, one of the leaders of the (opposition) Alliance for Serbia told the daily Danas, and added:

Philippines' Duterte under fire for saying he 'touched' maid

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte drew outrage Sunday after saying he "touched" his maid when he was a teenager, with women's rights groups accusing him of attempted rape and encouraging sexual abuse.

Russia detains American suspected of espionage

Russia said Monday its security services had detained a US citizen in Moscow accused of spying, the latest in a series of espionage cases between Russia and the West.

Turkey, world welcome 2019 with festive celebrations

Billions across the world, including Turks, celebrated the New Year with festivals, parties, concerts and fireworks. Click through for the story in photos...

Italy's city of shame Matera becomes Europe's pride

Fifty years after Italy's Matera was a national embarrassment because of its extreme poverty, the city is rescuing its dignity, baroque palaces and cave churches to become a European Capital of Culture.

PM Dancila in New Year message: I assure you we continue to make right decisions for Romania

Bucharest, Dec 31 /Agerpres/ - Prime Minister Viorica Dancila sent, on Monday, a New Year's message in which she said that in 2019 as well, the governmental team will continue to make "the right decisions for Romania", mentioning that the purpose of the Executive is a "clear one - a sustainable economic growth and major investments to bring a better standard of living for as many citize

Government "committed to raising standard of living"

In her message, she noted that the government will be committed to raising the standard of living of the citizens of Serbia in 2019.

"On behalf of my team and on my personal behalf, I wish you a lot of luck in 2019, many great moments with your closest ones and much success in all fields of life.

Trump's security advisor to hold talks in Ankara on Jan 8

U.S. President Donald Trump's national security advisor John Bolton will hold talks with Turkish officials on the U.S.'s withdrawal from Syria in Ankara on Jan. 8, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.