Romanian elections

Romanian elections

Demons and nuns at the end of the world

In Romania this weekend Orthodox Christians are celebrating Easter in glorious churches where the snow is still melting.

Baksheesh brings exotic flavour to Paris of East

BUCHAREST DAYS

When a spade is not a spade

When a spade is not a spade

Children dragged out of sewers

Children dragged out of sewers

Nastase comes clean with some elbow grease

BUCHAREST DAYS; 'Everyone complains that the city doesn't do a thing, but you have to do a bit yourself'

'Mid-life crisis' makes Nasty take a stand

Adrian Bridge from Bucharest on the one-time tennis ace's plan to take over the town

A walk on the blind side

ULYSSES' GAZE Theo Angelopoulos (PG); Three lost films and a hero with a mission: Adam Mars-Jones on a symbol- burdened take on Homer

Serbs hold their fire over extradited officers

EMMA DALY

LAST RESORT; Chisinau, Moldova

Athens, Bucharest, Chisinau - an ABC of supremely ugly capitals tucked into the south-eastern corner of Europe.

Scots lifted by Russia

Scotland's chances of reaching the European Championship improved last night when Russia beat Greece 2-1 in Moscow. The Russians' victory gave them the automatic qualifying berth from Group Eight but also guaranteed the Scots second place, and the chance of going through as one of the six best runners-up.

TRAVEL; In the teeth of history

Armed with Bram Stoker's novel, Richard Gilbert joined the first World Dracula Congress in Transylvania in pursuit of a myth that refuses to die TRAVEL NOTES

Romania set for new row with Hungary

ADRIAN BRIDGE

Obituary: Emil Cioran

Emil Mihai Cioran, philosopher, essayist: born Rasinari 8 April 1911; died Paris 20 June 1995.

Bucharest blues

Driven from Romania by `mafia psychology', the director Silviu Purcarete now brings Phaedra to Britain.
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Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

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Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence