It's been hot as fuck in Romania this summer with temperatures hitting 95°F before noon. Photographer Ana Topoleanu hit the streets of Bucharest to capture folks as they try to stay cool.
The eerie spectacle aimed to raise awareness of wearing a seatbelt.
The Romanian health minister did not hesitate to accuse the hospital's management of negligence: "This is unacceptable... surely someone could have taken some time out of their lunch break to put up a mosquito net," he said.
Ceaușescu Decree no. 770 banned women from having abortions in Romania. That resulted in the birth of about 2 million children, who have since been known as "Generation Decree."
My father, a Romanian theater director, was considered a threat to the Communist regime of his time.
The power of the Romanian artist's politically motivated work lies in its simplicity.
The traces of the people who lived there before you can be horrifying.
This morning, George Zimmerman is selling the gun he used to shoot Trayvon Martin, Brazil's president faces an impeachment trial, a supersonic train completes its first public test, and more.
A newspaper investigation found that disinfectant used in Romanian operating rooms was ten times weaker than it should have been, and the people are angry.
Andrei Beşliu runs The Communist Vaslui project, which restores old archival photos and videos from the heyday of Vaslui in Eastern Romania.
Snoop, who is on tour in Bogota, Colombia, tagged himself in the village of Bogata, Romania. We went to Bogata to find out what he'd find there, should he actually visit.
"I would be the first to cut my dog's vocal cords, but the government had to go and invent 'animal rights.'"
We asked our European VICE offices about their countries' rich traditions when it comes to cursing: The Serbians will threaten to fuck the first row of people at your funeral, while the Danish will call you an "ass banana."
Romania's Prime Minister and Bucharest's Mayor have resigned as a result of a 25,000-person protest calling for better safety standards after a nightclub fire killed 32 and injured 134 people.
As the band Goodbye to Gravity played in front of a crowd of nearly 400, pyrotechnics set some large sheets of soundproofing sponge ablaze and the fire spread within seconds.
Florin Țepârdea photographs his neighbors from his girlfriend's room on a Bucharest university campus.
Most of the detainees were over 18 years old but could neither read nor write.
Many Romanians have no problem with refugees coming to their towns because none of them want to stay. "They want to live in Sweden and Germany anyway," one said.
It seems that throughout much of the continent, civil society is better at helping refugees than governments are.
Romania's most oppressed ethnic group is suffering from a drug-fueled HIV epidemic, and nobody gives a damn.
The country's fortune tellers have much fancier houses than you ever will.
Romania has 18 religions, none of which have very much in common with each whatsoever—bar the fact all believers are buried by the same men.
In post-communist Romania, grilling in the middle of nowhere means you can afford the gas, prime meat, and time to do it.