The number of global coronavirus infections has surged past 4.5 million, with over 306,000 deaths and 1.7 million recoveries. Here are more coronavirus-related developments for May 15:
Georgia's track record as a dependable NATO ally and its geostrategic importance make a convincing case for the country's membership to the Alliance.
Pro-Europe President Klaus Iohannis has taken a big lead in the first round of the country's presidential election, according to two exit polls.
The protest was organised by groups of Romanians working abroad, angry at what they say is entrenched corruption, weak public administration and attempts by the ruling coalition to weaken the judiciary in one of the EU's most corrupt states.
Taha Akgul defeated Georgian Geno Petriashvili in the men’s 125-kg freestyle final to claim Turkey's third gold in the 2019 European Wrestling Championships held in Romania.
Around eight out of every 1000 babies dies before the age of one in Romania. Around 43,000 doctors have left the country since 2007 to look for better opportunities elsewhere.
Earlier Saturday, Romanian riot police defended their use of force at the protest on Friday night in which 70 people, including 11 riot police, had to be taken to the hospital.
Several protests were organised on Friday by groups of Romanians working abroad, angry at what they say is entrenched corruption, low wages and attempts by the government to weaken judiciary.
Romanians who live abroad hold an anti-government protest in Bucharest, where they call for the left-wing government to resign and set a date for an early election.
Romania's governing Social Democratic Party thinks that prosecutors in the country have too much power and allege they have tapped phones illegally and unjustly targeted officials.
Romania's Justice Minister Tudorel Toader called for the country's chief anti-corruption prosecutor to be dismissed for "excess of authority," triggering protests and potentially destabilising a crackdown on graft.
Traffickers in Romania use the so-called "lover boy scheme" to lure their victims, pretending to fall in love with a girl in order to force her into prostitution. Girls who usually think they are escaping Romania's poverty end up being sold abroad.
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