Topic: Nicolae Ceausescu

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  • Nobel Prize in Literature: Winners from the past 10 years

    Nobel Prize in Literature: Winners from the past 10 years

    The 2011 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, a notoriously hard-to-predict award, will be announced on Thursday. Here are the winners from the past decade. Some were surprise candidates while others were expected but all – in their own unique styles – caught the attention of the Nobel committee.

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  • Travels with mother: In search of the world

    Anne D'Innocenzio has traveled with her mother since she was a little girl. But at 80-something, her mother, ever fearless, is beginning to slow and told her that her traveling days are coming to an end. 

  • Chapter & Verse Herta Muller calls Mo Yan's Nobel win 'a catastrophe'

    Nobel Prize laureate Herta Muller accuses Mo Yan of praising his country's censorship laws and calls his win 'a slap in the face for all those working for democracy and human rights.'

  • A banker's punishment: Sir Fred Goodwin is now just Fred

    Fred Goodwin, the former head of the Royal Bank of Scotland, was stripped of his knighthood for his role in the bank's 2008 crisis. But it's not clear hefty bonuses will get similar treatment.

  • Nobel Prize in Literature: Winners from the past 10 years

    Nobel Prize in Literature: Winners from the past 10 years

    The 2011 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, a notoriously hard-to-predict award, will be announced on Thursday. Here are the winners from the past decade. Some were surprise candidates while others were expected but all – in their own unique styles – caught the attention of the Nobel committee.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 03/16

    People smeared with coloured powder celebrate Holi, also known as the festival of colours, at a university in Calcutta, India. The traditional event heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 01/26

    Indian soldiers of the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. The day marks the anniversary of India's adoption of a democratic constitution.

  • Witch tax hits Romanian witches and fortune tellers

    Witch tax hits Romanian witches and fortune tellers

    Witch tax: Superstitions are no laughing matter in Romania and have been part of its culture for centuries. President Traian Basescu and his aides have been known to wear purple on certain days, supposedly to ward off evil.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/05

    Youths raise their hands in a show of support for Laurent Gbagbo at a rally led by Gbagbo minister and youth leader Charles Ble Goude, in the Koumassi neighborhood of Abidjan, Ivory Coast. While the United Nations and other world powers recognize rival Alassane Ouattara as the winner of November presidential elections, Gbagbo has refused to step down for more than a month after the presidential runoff vote. The 15-nation regional bloc ECOWAS has threatened to remove the incumbent leader if ongoing negotiations fail.

  • Nicolae Ceausescu and dictator's wife exhumed in Romania. Why?

    Nicolae Ceausescu and dictator's wife exhumed in Romania. Why?

    Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife – or the bodies of those purported to be the former communist leaders of Romania – were exhumed Wednesday. DNA tests will be done, at the urging of the surviving Ceausescu family, to verify their identities.

  • Nicolae Ceausescu, former Romanian dictator, and wife exhumed

    Nicolae Ceausescu, former Romanian dictator, and wife exhumed

    Nicolae Ceausescu ruled Romania for 25 years with an iron fist before being ousted and executed during the 1989 anti-communist revolt in which more than 1,000 people were killed.