The Romanian government’s attempts to water down anti-graft measures have triggered the biggest protests since the fall of communism. The demonstrators are determined that official corruption should be eliminated.
Bucharest is hosting the third annual Three Seas summit, a meeting of 12 central and eastern EU member states. The group has won the backing of US President Donald Trump, but also wants to expand cooperation in the EU.
Despite hundreds being injured the night before, tens of thousands of people have again protested in Bucharest. Romania remains one of the poorest and most corrupt countries in the EU.
Iraqi protesters have set fire to the Iranian consulate in Basra amid ongoing rallies against corruption and joblessness in the oil-rich city. Parliament has called an emergency session over the crisis.
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