Latest Ethnic groups in Romania Stories

2009-08-27 19:40:00

Pop star Madonna drew jeers from a 60,000-strong crowd at a Romanian concert when she denounced the discrimination against Gypsies, footage on YouTube shows. Gypsies, who are also known as Roma, are among Eastern Europe's most socially and economically disadvantaged minorities. E! News said the singer was greeted with loud booing, as well as a limited amount of applause and cheers, at a Bucharest show Wednesday night when she preached tolerance to the crowd. We believe in freedom and equal...

2008-08-13 15:00:36

A FESTIVAL celebrating the culture and heritage of gypsies is to be held in the Capital. Held over three venues in the city, the history of gypsies will be told through music, art, film, theatre, dance and literature. There will also be a programme of films and traditional storyteller events at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the High Street. Bands will play gypsy music at the Spiegeltent, George Square Gardens, while an antique painted wagon will be the focal point for...

2008-07-22 00:00:24

By Peter Popham Italy shamed over photo highlighting growing disquiet over treatment of Gypsies. By Peter Popham It is another balmy weekend on the beach in Naples. By the rocks, a couple soak up the southern Italian sun. A young man in sunglasses and a white T-shirt saunters by, playing with his mobile phone. Inches away, their feet poking from under beach towels that cover their faces and bodies, lie two drowned Roma children. The girls, Cristina, 16, and Violetta, 14, were buried...

2006-03-28 08:20:00

By Michael Winfrey and Tsvetelia Ilieva STARA ZAGORA, Bulgaria -- Roska, a pretty 15-year-old Roma girl, thinks she's too young to get married. But her family has brought her to this gritty central Bulgarian city to look for a husband, saying that if they don't find a match for her soon, they can forget about a dowry. "How do you think life is? We're looking to get some money," said Valia, Roska's 20-year-old cousin. "Maybe someone will like her and give us something." For girls in Roska's...

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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.