Probe ordered into expo accused of anti-Semitism

A Romanian official says he has ordered an investigation into a Romanian institute accused of displaying an anti-Semitic work of art in New York. At issue is a miniature pink pony with a black swastika on its flank. The state-funded Romanian Cultural Institute included it an exhibition called "Freedom for Lazy people," which features the work of three Romanian street artists. The miniature is drawing accusations of anti-Semitism. But the institute defends it, citing freedom of expression. Nicolae Vacariou, who heads the Senate, said Tuesday he has ordered a probe into the institute, which has branches in 15 countries.