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In 2008, the committee that oversees the Oscars' foreign-language film category came under withering criticism for avoiding risky movies. Romania's "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," a frank account of a young girl's illegal abortion, wasn't nominated, nor...
Sofia Cosma, a concert pianist who defied long odds to rebuild her career after seven years in Soviet prison camps and later established herself as a performer and teacher in Southern California, died of natural causes Feb. 12 at a nursing home in Oxnard,...
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
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The Daily MirrorTom Treanor, who died covering World War II for The Times, files a report on Catanzaro, Italy. Aug. 30, 1940: Hollywood After Dark: Ann Rutherford losing a set of artificial fingernails when an autografiend snatches at her hand as she leaves the...
The Daily MirrorJan. 1, 1941: Reports are some drastic cutting must be done, else Hattie McDaniel will steal "The Great Lie" from Bette Davis, Jimmie Fidler says....
The Daily MirrorFeb. 12, 1941: Tom Treanor, who was killed covering World War II for The Times, writes about his experiences in Romania. âPoor old beautiful, callous, hard-luck Rumania, a happy-go-lucky country trying not to be sad and finding it hard going,"......
We make fun of Nostradamus and numerologists, but give editors an anniversary and the floodgates open. We're anniversary-ologists, as USA Today might say. Unfortunately, trying to take the pulse of what happened in Eastern Europe in 1989 is more complex...
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The Daily MirrorHungarian troops at the Rumanian border. July 2, 1940: Jimmy (Date 'Em All) Stewart is a whiz on the accordion, Jimmie Fidler says....
Babylon & BeyondAn Israeli military helicopter crashed in mountainous central Romania on Monday during an exercise with the Romanian air force. Seven people, six Israelis and a Romanian observer, were on board. Romanian authorities said the bodies had been recovered; the...
Maria Gulovich Liu, who as a young schoolteacher in Slovakia during World War II joined the underground resistance as a courier and later helped a small group of American and British intelligence agents evade the German Army as they fled through the...
Associated PressGen. Nicolae Plesita, a die-hard communist and ruthless chief of the Securitate secret police who arranged shelter in Romania for terrorist Carlos the Jackal and was tried for the bombing of Radio Free Europe, has died. He was 80. Plesita died Monday in...
Tags: Guerrilla Activity, Terrorism, Death, Bombings, Radio
COLUM MCCANN's new novel, "Zoli," will be published Tuesday by Random House.ON NEW YEAR'S day, the European Union swelled by another 28 million people. The inclusion of Romania and Bulgaria in the European fold is cause for celebration in the streets of Bucharest and the courtyards of Sofia. For two of Europe's poorer countries,...
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