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As the Communist era in eastern Europe drew to a close in the late 1980s, few regimes were more brutal, obnoxious and surreal than that of Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu in Romania. And of all the characters who walked that nightmarish stage, few were regarded as more brutal, obnoxious and surreal than Nicu Ceausescu, the dictator's youngest child, who died yesterday in a Vienna hospital at the age of 45.

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England followers preparing to travel by train to Glenn Hoddle's first match in charge in Moldova this weekend were warned yesterday they must have valid visas before they try to enter the former Soviet state.

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Portillo's Nato plan falls on deaf ears in Romania

Romania yesterday insisted it ought to be among the first former Eastern bloc countries to join Nato, and rejected assurances from the Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Portillo, that a phased enlargement of the alliance would not harm the country's interests.

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Romanians ban 'heretic' Witnesses

An international convention of Jehovah's Witnesses, due to be staged in Bucharest next week, has been called off after a scathing attack by the head of Romania's Orthodox church on what he described as a "heretic" sect.

The railway children of Bucharest

Hundreds of children still live a precarious life of begging, drugs and violence on the streets around the capital's station. So what good has the work of Western charities done since 1989? Christian Wolmar reports

Obituary: Professor Ghita Ionescu

Ghita Ionescu, Emeritus Professor of Government at Manchester University, had a career of remarkable diversity and adaptation, from fledgling Romanian diplomat to American propagandist to English scholar, author and editor.

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Girl's sex spy saga shocks staid Swiss

Even by Romanian standards, the plot beggars belief. A hot-blooded young seductress masquerading as a journalist is order- ed by her masters in the Romanian Intelligence Service to lure the Swiss ambassador into bed.

Swiss sued over 'spy'

Bucharest (Reuter) - A sensational Romanian newspaper says it is suing the Swiss Foreign Ministry for calling one of its reporters a spy. "Evenimentul Zilei sued the Swiss Foreign Ministry" the paper declared.
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