CIA Gave Romania Millions to Host Secret Prisons

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A rights lawyer says Romania was paid "millions of dollars" by the CIA to host secret prisons. He spoke at a European Court of Human Rights hearing into accusations that Romania allowed the agency to torture terrorism suspects as part of a secret renditions program under President George W. Bush.

Amrit Singh told the court on Wednesday there were CIA prisons in Romania from 2003-2005 with Romania's "acquiescence and connivance."

Romanian government representative Catrinel Brumar countered there was insufficient evidence to hold Romania responsible.

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5 Dead in Romania Heat Wave, Some in Comas

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Romanian authorities say five people have died in a heatwave that has swept the country in recent days, with reports of others who have fallen into comas.

A spokesman for emergency services in the northeast county of Vaslui, Dan Ungureanu, said three men succumbed Thursday afternoon to the intense heat while they were working. One was a 74-year-old man who collapsed while working in a field in temperatures that reached 35 C (95 F).

In the northeastern city of Iasi, a spokesman for the ambulance service, Nicolai Pralea, said two men died there.

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