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Four traffickers in Hungary migrant truck deaths jailed for life

Szeged - Four human traffickers involved in the gruesome deaths of 71 migrants in a truck abandoned on an Austrian highway in 2015 were jailed for life Thursday, in a case that sparked international revulsion.

Runway damage forces brief Budapest airport closure

Budapest - Loose runway paving at Budapest airport Wednesday punctured a wheel on a Wizzair flight arriving from Stockholm and briefly forced the airport's closure, air traffic controllers told the Hungarian news agency MTI.

Hungary boat tragedy toll climbs to 25

Budapest - The death toll from a Budapest tourist boat sinking rose to 25 with a man's body found about 100 kilometres from the accident site, police said Thursday.

Hungary scientists 'alarmed' at planned government takeover

Budapest - Hungary's top scientific body warned Wednesday that a planned takeover of research institutes by Prime Minister Viktor Orban "threatens" academic freedom and provides an "alarming" blueprint for other EU governments to follow.

More bodies found as Hungary lifts sunken tourist boat from river

Budapest - Hungarian police recovered more bodies on Tuesday after raising a sightseeing boat that sank in the river Danube in Budapest last month, an accident that has claimed at least 24 lives.Police removed four bodies from the Mermaid tourist boat.

Hungary police lift capsized tourist boat from river

Budapest - Hungarian police Tuesday began lifting a sightseeing vessel that sank in the river Danube in Budapest last month in an accident that has claimed at least 20 lives with eight people still missing.

Another victim found from Hungary tourist boat disaster

Budapest - Another victim of the sinking of a sightseeing boat in Budapest has been found, Hungarian police said Sunday, bringing the death toll to 20 with eight people still missing.

Romania, Hungary trade barbs after scuffles at war cemetery

Bucharest - Romania and Hungary traded barbs Friday after scuffles broke out at a cemetery in Transylvania, amid tensions between Romanian nationalists and the region's minority ethnic-Hungarians.

Hungary boat tragedy captain already under investigation over earlier accident

Budapest - The captain of a Budapest river cruise ship involved in a deadly collision with a sightseeing boat last week is already under investigation over another accident in April, Hungarian prosecutors said Thursday.

Myanmar, Hungary see migration as 'greatest challenge'

Budapest - Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban both view migration as "one of the greatest challenges" currently facing their countries and Europe and South East Asia in general, the government in Budapest said on ...

Hungary tourist boat disaster death toll climbs to 13

Budapest - Hungarian police said Wednesday the bodies of two more South Korean tourists had been found after the sinking of a sightseeing vessel in Budapest last week, raising the toll to 13 killed with 15 people still missing.

Hungary tourist boat disaster death toll reaches 11

Budapest - Hungarian police confirmed Tuesday the discovery of two more South Korean victims of a sightseeing vessel which sank in Budapest last week, raising the toll to eleven tourists killed with 17 still missing.

Two more victims of Hungary tourist boat disaster found

Budapest - Hungarian police confirmed Monday the discovery of two more victims of a sightseeing boat's collision with a river cruise ship in Budapest last week raising the toll to nine tourists killed.

Captain charged over Budapest boat tragedy

Budapest - The captain of a river cruise ship that collided with a smaller sightseeing vessel was charged Saturday over the accident in Budapest that killed seven South Korean tourists and left 21 missing.

Desperate search after Budapest boat tragedy enters third day

Budapest - Hopes were fading Friday of finding more survivors from a boat accident on the Danube river in Budapest, with 21 people still missing, mainly South Korean tourists.

Tourists describe 'people screaming in the water' in Hungary boat disaster

Budapest - Distraught river cruise holidaymakers described watching in horror as tourists from a sightseeing boat were swept into the cold, churning waters of the Danube after a collision that caused the small vessel to sink in a matter of seconds.

'Help came too late': survivors recount deadly Budapest boat tragedy

Seoul - Seven South Koreans who survived after their sightseeing boat capsized and sank in Budapest said help came too late as they waited trembling in the freezing river in the dark, Yonhap news agency reported Thursday.

Hopes of finding missing South Koreans fade after Budapest boat tragedy

Budapest - Hopes for survivors were fading on Thursday after one of the country's worst boat disasters that left seven South Korean tourists dead and 21 others missing.

Seven South Koreans dead, 21 missing as Budapest tourist boat sinks

Budapest - Seven South Korean tourists died and 21 others were missing after a sightseeing boat capsized and sank on the Danube in Budapest, Hungarian and South Korean officials said Thursday.

Three dead, 16 missing in Danube river cruise sinking: Hungarian media

Budapest - Three people died and 16 were missing Wednesday after a river cruise boat capsized in Budapest and sank in the Danube, Hungarian public television said, quoting the interior ministry.

Big win for Orban's party in Hungary EU vote

Budapest - The Fidesz party of Hungary's nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban scored a big win in European parliament elections, according to results published by Hungarian media on Sunday.

Hungary far-right protest stokes fears of anti-Roma violence

Budapest - A Hungarian far-right politician denounced "gypsy terrorists" Tuesday during a demonstration in a provincial town that sparked fears among the country's ethnic-Roma minority of renewed racially-motivated violence.

'Major malpractices' marred Hungary 2018 vote: rights group

Budapest - Last year's election which got Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban a third term in power with a landslide parliamentary majority was marred by "major malpractice", a rights group said Saturday.

Hungary blasts Facebook for 'censorship' of pro-government media group

Budapest - Hungary's government on Thursday accused Facebook of "censorship" of a pro-government media group after it complained its advertising accounts with the social media giant had been closed down.

Trump praises Hungary's Orban for keeping country 'safe'

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Monday praised Hungary's hardline authoritarian Viktor Orban as a leader respected throughout Europe who kept his country safe with his crackdown on immigration.

Trump invites Hungary's Orban to White House

Washington - US President Donald Trump is to host Hungary's firebrand anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orban at the White House next week, officials said on Tuesday."President Donald J.

Hungary's Orban drops support for EU lead candidate Weber

Budapest - Hungary's anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday said former ally Manfred Weber was "unsuitable" to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as the EU commission head after Europe-wide elections this month because the German politician had insulted ...

Migrant fears, EU suspicion in Orban's heartland

Csorna - Never mind the EU-funded roads and hospital. In the sleepy Hungarian town of Csorna, there is only one European Parliament election poster on billboards and bus-shelters: "Back Viktor Orban's programme, stop immigration!

Hungary's Orban flirts with Salvini-led anti-migration EU bloc

Budapest - Hungary's anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Italy's hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini moved closer to formal cooperation Thursday for upcoming European Parliament elections, vowing to prevent an "Islamic caliphate" on the contine...

Slovak president vetoes foreign anthem ban

Bratislava - Slovak President Andrej Kiska has vetoed a controversial law banning foreign national anthems at public events, his office said in a statement on Thursday.
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