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Columbia University president addresses 21st century challenges in Kathimerini interview

Lee Bollinger is widely regarded as the most successful president of an American university, having consolidated Columbia's reputation as one of the leading global institutions, while expanding its international activities. He is also a noted intellectual and scholar of freedom of speech.

#2019PresidentialElection/ Almost 79,000 Romanians turn out to vote abroad until 07:00 Romania's time

Almost 79,000 Romanians voted at the ballot boxes in the first round of the presidential elections until Saturday 07:00, Romania's time, when the first day of voting abroad was concluded, as the polling stations set up in the Americas closed: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, the U.S.A., Uruguay, Venezuela.

#2019PresidentialElection/MAE: First day of abroad voting ends in 777 polling stations

The first day of voting abroad in the presidential elections ended in 777 polling stations in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, and until 23:00 (Romania's time) a number of 77,130 Romanian citizens had exercised their right to vote, according to the data supplied by the Central Electoral Bureau, informs the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE).

Fencing: Ana Maria Popescu, first medal for Romania at World Military Championships in Wuhan

Ana Maria Popescu won the first medal for Romania in the 7th edition of the World Military Championships in Wuhan (China), namely a silver medal which she won in the individual epee event, informs the Website of the CSA Steaua club.

Romanian Government - among the initiators of Global Hub on Governance for Sustainable Development Goals

The Romanian Government, alongside the Columbian Government, initiated the Global Hub on Governance for Sustainable Development, which was launched on Wednesday, in New York, in the context of the 74th edition of the UN General Assembly.

Romania ranks 2nd in World Rescue Challenge - "granting specialist first aid" challenge

The extrication and first aid team of the Inspectorate General for Emergency Situations (IGSU) Valcea ranked 2nd in the "granting specialist first aid" challenge - a complex scenario - at the World Rescue Challenge 2019, which brought together extrication and first aid teams from all over the world, from the member countries of the the World Rescue Organisation.

PMP's presidential candidate Paleologu: We have embassies without ambassadors for years; inadmissible

It's abnormal for Romania to have, for years, embassies without ambassadors, Theodor Paleologu, the People's Movement Party (PMP) candidate for the presidential elections, stated at a press conference in Iasi on Friday. "It's inadmissible for an embassy to not have ambassadors for more than two to three weeks.

Colombian Police Officers Found over 300 kg of Marijuana in a Coffin

Police in Colombia found 300 kg of marijuana in a coffin. The police officers were surprised when they found the drug during a routine inspection of a car in the northern Columbia department of Santander.

The driver of the hearse was detained. Years ago, Colombia was one of the marijuana growing centres before drug cartels turned to cocaine production.

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