Romanian influx We're already here says envoy (AND we built the Olympic village)Ambassador says most of the Romanians who want to be here already areHe says his countrymen were the ones who built the Olympic villageDr Jinga said fears that many Romanians would come was a ‘false problem’ , according to the country’s ambassador. In a provocative intervention yesterday, Dr Ion Jinga said it was thanks to his countrymen that the Olympic Stadium was built. Romania and Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007 but under ‘transitional controls’, low-skilled workers have continued to require permission to come to the UK
Firing squad granny in race against time to appeal after blunder by the Foreign Office Appeal letter on behalf of Lindsay Sandiford, 56, rejected after mix-upSister Hilary Parsons accuses Foreign Office of 'incompetence and insensitivity But plea finally accepted after agonising 18-hour waitMs Parsons reveals fellow suspect Julian Ponder has made death threats to her sister By Simon Parry PUBLISHED: 22:22 GMT, 2 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:44 GMT, 3 February 2013 A grandmother facing execution in Bali for drug-smuggling nearly lost her chance to appeal against her sentence because of an astonishing Foreign Office mix-up. After 56-year-old Lindsay Sandiford was sentenced to death by firing squad 12 days ago for smuggling 1.6 million worth of cocaine, British Embassy officials offered to submit a letter to court on her behalf, saying that she intended to contest the penalty. Sandiford had seven days after her sentencing to file the letter.
U.S. tourist arrested in North Korea… but secretive country refuses to reveal his 'crime'State media identify detainee as Pae Jun HoThe tour operator, 44, is from Washington statePae is said to have confessed to unspecified crimes He is likely to become a bargaining chip for the NorthCountry faces criticism for long-range rocket launch | UPDATED: 16:54 GMT, 21 December 2012 An American tourist has been arrested in North Korea but the secretive regime is refusing the reveal his 'crime'. State-run Korean Central News Agency today identified the detainee as Pae Jun Ho in a brief dispatch.
Suspected al-Qaeda terrorist arrested outside the British Embassy in Romania wielding a sword Iraqi national pounced on by security services in BucharestAmbassador Martin Harris not harmed | UPDATED: 10:35 GMT, 17 December 2012 Safe: Ambassador Martin Harris was not harmed in the terror scare at the British Embassy in Romania British Embassy staff in Romania were targeted by a suspected al-Qaeda terrorist brandishing a sword. The Iraqi, named as Karim Friad, was pounced on by police as he brandished the nine-inch blade near the building's gates in the capital, Bucharest