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.
An illustrious roster of royals, most of them from Europe, are attending the funeral of Romania's former king, Michael I, who died at the age of 96 in Switzerland.
Six things to know about Romania's protest movement against a controversial bill. The law was proposed to overlook bribes under $48,000 – and it led to nationwide protests.
The demonstrators want Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu and his entire cabinet to resign even after the government scrapped a controversial decree that would weaken measures against corruption in the European country.
Demonstrators demand Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu and his cabinet step down after they attempted to pass a controversial decree to decriminalise corruption offences involving less than $48,000.
The opposition's attempt to topple the Social Democrat-led government failed even after the country saw massive anti-corruption protests over the past week.
More than a half million people took to the streets of Bucharest to demonstrate against a bill that would have spared corrupt politicians from prosecution. The law was ditched on Sunday but is not enough to restore confidence in the government.
Centrist President Klaus Iohannis criticised the Social Democrat-led government for a decree, later scrapped, that decriminalised some corruption, triggering the largest demonstrations in Romania since the fall of communism in 1989.
Tens of thousands took to the streets of Bucharest and 70 other cities and towns across Romania on Friday in the fourth day of nationwide, peaceful protests in which people have demanded an immediate halt to the legislation.
Former Queen Anne of Romania was buried in a royal ceremony on Saturday. She died on Monday in a Swiss hospital at the age of 92.
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