A shooting in Palilula, Dolj County, Romania, leaves at least three people dead, including the gunman, with two more injured.
An emergency rescue SMURD helicopter crashes into Lake Siutghiol, Constanţa County, Romania with four people killed. [http:--abcnews.go.com-International-wireStory-helicopter-crashes-lake-romania-missing-27612089 (ABC)]date=August 2019
Romanian President Traian Băsescu denies any implication in his brother's graft case in which he is charged with receiving 250,000 euros in order to facilitate the release of a well-known incarcerated mobster. Hours after the president's press conference, his brother, Mircea, was arrested for 24h.
Violent protests occur in Bucharest, Romania, as two-day-old demonstrations continue against President Traian Băsescu's economic austerity measures. Clashes are reported in numerous Romanian cities between protesters and law enforcement officers.