Ask the average Hongkonger what they know about Romania and the answer is likely to centre on the legend of Count Dracula.Wednesday, 8 May, 2013, 5:20am
Located in a snow-covered field in the remote northeastern village of Roma where residents still use horse-drawn carts, the unassuming Doly-Com abattoir has found itself in the eye of the storm after being identified as one of the sources of horsemeat posing as beef in frozen food sold in British supermarkets.15 Feb 2013 - 4:23am
European farming ministers and the European commissioner for health were due to meet in Brussels on Wednesday amid growing anger and recriminations over mislabelled meat products.13 Feb 2013 - 11:16pm
Romania’s prime minister was headed for victory in parliamentary elections on Sunday that could set off another round of a power struggle with the rightist president and complicate talks for a new IMF deal.9 Dec 2012 - 6:03pm
France starts probe into Arafat's death29 Aug 2012 - 3:42am
The 1980s pop star Morrissey provoked a flurry of outrage in the media last week when he condemned the "blustering jingoism" of London 2012, and described Britain as "foul with patriotism" following the country's success in the Olympics.
Now Morrissey is what the Reverend Spooner would undoubtedly have called "a shining wit", but on this occasion old misery-guts had a point.14 Aug 2012 - 9:33am
Romania's ties with the legend of Dracula may draw those with morbid fixations, but the capital city is rich in other cultural attractions.
1. Vanity project9 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
Cristian Mungiu's 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days tells a bleak story of one girl's nightmarish attempt to get an illegal abortion, and the director admits he had his tongue in his cheek when he subtitled it 'Tales From the Golden Age'.6 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
12:08 East of Bucharest
Starring: Teodor Corban, Ion Sapdaru, Mircea Andreescu
Director: Corneliu Poromboiu28 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
In Cristian Nemescu's California Dreamin' (Endless), a company of US soldiers en route to back up Nato air strikes in Kosovo is stranded in a Romanian town. Blocking the way is the local stationmaster and the town's de facto ruler, who demands paperwork that the Americans don't have.9 Aug 2007 - 12:00am