The trophy may be out of reach - but it ended with a bang, not a whimper as Romania pulled off the biggest comeback in rugby World Cup history to defeat Canada in Leicester.
World champions Canada staged a sensational third period comeback to beat Russia 4-2 on Saturday. They will play Sweden for a third straight title in Sunday's final.
The All Blacks made history on Saturday evening securing a third Rugby World Cup in an exciting final against arch-rivals Australia. The Kiwis also became the first team to ever defend a World Cup.
A year after leaving office in disgrace, the Social Democrats have scored a victory in parliamentary elections. With no clear candidate for prime minister, however, political uncertainty may continue in Bucharest.
At least 200,000 people have taken to the streets of Romania's capital and other towns to protest against the government for decriminalizing some official misconduct. It was the largest mobilisation since 1989.
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