Romanian boxer inspires girls to knock out poverty | AFP

Steluta Duta was a teenaged orphan living on the streets when, one cold January day in 2002, she stepped through the door of a boxing gym in the town of Buzau and embarked on her unlikely path to becoming an elite athlete. Duta, whose first name means “little star”, has fought for almost two decades in the ring, with every punch thrown bringing her closer to what she calls “a normal life, away from misery” and becoming an inspiration for others like her.

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Today in History for December 25th

Highlights of this day in history: George Washington crosses the Delaware River; Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev resigns; Ousted Romanian leader Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife are executed; James Brown dies. (Dec. 25)

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Halep presents Wimbledon trophy to fans in Romania | AFP

Romanian tennis star Simona Halep presents her Wimbledon trophy to fans back home in Bucharest stadium.

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Halep arrives in Bucharest after Wimbledon triumph | AFP

Simona Halep greets cheering fans in Bucharest after pulling off a stunning victory against Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final. The 27-year-old Romanian captured her second career major with a 6-2, 6-2 win – the first at Wimbledon for her country in both men’s and women’s singles.

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Roma community in Romania prepares for Pope Francis’ visit | AFP

A Roma community in the Romanian town of Blaj have mixed feelings ahead of a visit by Pope Francis on Sunday.

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Pope Francis arrives in Romania for three-day visit (2) | AFP

Pope Francis arrives in the Romanian capital, Bucharest, where he is greeted by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. During the three-day trip to the mainly Orthodox country, which sits at the crossroads of Western and Eastern Europe, Francis is expected to touch on issues fuelling nationalism, such as poverty, as well as inter-religious relations. IMAGES / TO COMPLETE VIDI1H3542_EN AND VID1351611_EN

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“The Whistlers (La Gomera)” crew dazzles on Cannes’ red carpet

The crew of the film “The Whistlers (La Gomera)”, by Romanian new wave director Corneliu Porumboiu, arrive for the screening of their movie at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival. IMAGES

Today in History for December 25th

(25 Dec 2018) Highlights of this day in history: George Washington crosses the Delaware River; Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev resigns; Ousted Romanian leader Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife are executed; James Brown dies. (Dec. 25)

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Romania consecrates huge orthodox ‘people’s salvation’ cathedral

Tens of thousands of worshippers attend the inauguration of a massive new Orthodox cathedral in Bucharest, amid criticism that public funding for the project could be better used to pay for hospitals and schools in one of the EU’s poorest members. Construction of the Romanian People’s Salvation Cathedral in Bucharest began in 2010 and is only scheduled to be completed in 2024.

Spooky times on set for ‘The Nun’ director

(25 Sep 2018) Director Corin Hardy’s got a story to tell about the spooky Romanian fortress where he shot the horror film “The Nun.” (Sept. 25)

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Glimmer of hope for Romania’s faded architectural gems

In a spa town nestled near Romania’s border with Bulgaria and Serbia, Oana Chirila puts on her hard hat and gets down to work with a dozen other young architects to try to save their country’s heritage. Some of the precious architectural gems they are striving to restore bore witness to centuries of Romanian history and the crowned heads who ruled it through the ages.

‘Voices of Brexit’ – the Romanian UK farmworker

As Brexit negotiations continue between the UK and the EU, Britons and Europeans share their thoughts on progress made in divorce proceedings — as well as their hopes and fears for the future once ties are severed. Gabriela Szomoru is a Romanian farmworker who moved to Britain on a visa aged 19. She worked her way up from the fields and is now the bookkeeper at Laurence J. Betts, a salad farm in Offham, Kent, southeast England. She shares her fears about discrimination against EU nationals in the UK after Brexit.

Freqax – Oh! (Humanon & Tomtek Remix)

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Kill Tomorrow brings you the brand new single OH! from the Romanian bass genius Freqax. The single also features remixes from Kaiza & St4sh as well as Humanon & Tomtek.

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