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Hungary kitchen fills welfare gap for Covid jobless

Budapest - Hungarian families stricken by unemployment due to the Covid crisis who have also fallen through the country's flimsy social security net say they have little option but to turn to a pop-up soup kitchen.

Hostile climate has LGBT Hungarians eyeing emigration

Budapest - As Hungary intensifies its crackdown on gay rights, including an effective ban on same-sex adoption, some LGBT Hungarians are close to quitting the country while others have already left.

Hungary MPs approve package of anti-LGBTQ measures

Budapest - Hungarian MPs on Tuesday approved a package of new measures targeting the country's beleaguered LGBTQ community, the government's latest salvo in defence of "traditional" values.

'Queen's Gambit' deja-vu for Hungary chess champ Polgar

Budapest - Watching the hit Netflix show "The Queen's Gambit" sparked deja-vu for Hungarian chess great Judit Polgar, regarded as the game's best-ever female player.

Poland says EU closer to resolving budget row

Prague - Poland's President Andrzej Duda said on Wednesday that the European Union was a step closer to finding a compromise that would unlock its budget and virus rescue package after veto threats from Poland and Hungary.

Hungary-Poland axis shows strain over EU budget veto

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday that he would continue to block the EU's budget and coronavirus recovery fund over rule-of-law criteria, although his veto ally Poland signalled a possible compromise.

Hungary stands by EU budget veto as Poland shifts

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday that he would continue to block the EU's budget and coronavirus recovery fund over rule-of-law criteria, although his veto ally Poland signalled a possible compromise.

Hungary's Orban condemns MEP over 'gay orgy'

Budapest - Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orban condemned an MEP from his Fidesz party on Wednesday who quit after attending an alleged "gay orgy", with critics accusing the socially conservative ruling party of hypocrisy.

Hungarian MEP resigns over lockdown party

Apo - A conservative Hungarian MEP and close ally of Prime Minister Viktor Orban apologised Tuesday after Belgian police caught him fleeing a lockdown-busting party that local press described as an orgy.

Hungary looks east for coronavirus vaccines

Budapest - An Aeroflot delivery of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to EU member Hungary last week has sparked new criticism at home and abroad of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's go-it-alone policies.

Orban vs Orban: Romania defends EU after Hungary-Poland veto

Bucharest - Romanian Prime Minister Ludovic Orban distanced himself from his nationalist Hungarian namesake and counterpart Viktor Orban on Thursday after Hungary and Poland vetoed the EU budget and coronavirus rescue plan.

Poland, Hungary harden rhetoric in EU budget row

Warsaw - Poland and Hungary toughened their rhetoric on Wednesday in a row that is blocking the European Union's long-term budget and coronavirus rescue on the eve of a summit in Brussels.

Hungary's 'Trump before Trump' PM Orban faces US reset

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is bracing for tougher treatment from a Joe Biden-led administration in Washington after his all-in bet on a win for President Donald Trump backfired.

Hungary public media forced to toe govt line: leaked recordings

Budapest - Reporters at Hungary's public broadcaster have been forced to toe the line of the government of nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban, according to leaked recordings and testimonies revealed by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Thursday.

No lockdown in Cambodia after Hungarian minister visit: PM

Phnom Penh - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen insisted Thursday his country would not go into lockdown, despite growing coronavirus concerns after senior officials tested positive following a meeting with Hungary's foreign minister.

Virus shutdown ends Hungary students' campus blockade

Budapest - Students at Hungary's top arts university opposing a reform by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government ended a long-running blockade of the campus Tuesday but vowed to continue the protest elsewhere.

Hungarian minister tests positive for virus on Southeast Asia tour

Bangkok - Hungary's foreign minister tested positive for coronavirus in Thailand, the kingdom's health minister said Wednesday, a day after he jetted in from a meeting with Cambodian premier Hun Sen.

Review: Marco Koch of New York Breakers superb at Day 1 of ISL Match 4 Special

Budapest - On October 26, German swimmer Marco Koch of the New York Breakers gave the swimming team a good reason to celebrate at ISL Match 4.

Hungary students hold 'freedom' rally on anniversary of 1956 uprising

Budapest - A rally held by students blockading Hungary's top arts university for over 50 days. in protest at a reform by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government, on Friday drew thousands of supporters in Budapest.

Hungary's Orban under fire as virus second wave bites

Budapest - As the second coronavirus wave bites, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban -- who shut the borders in September -- is holding back on tougher measures such as a lockdown, despite growing criticism of his response.

Review: London Roar swimming team dominates Day 3 of ISL Season 2 Special

Budapest - The London Roar swimming team dominated their first match on Day 3 of the second season of the International Swimming League (ISL).

Soros college prompts latest spat between Hungary, EU

Budapest - The EU's top court on Tuesday overturned a Hungarian law used to push out a college founded by George Soros, once again putting Budapest at loggerheads with the European Union.

Hungary students dig in at blockade for academic freedom

Budapest - A month into a blockade of Hungary's top arts university, hundreds of students rebelling against control by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's right-wing government show no sign of quitting.

EU chief stands by commissioner attacked by Orban

Apo - The president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen stood by her vice-president Vera Jourova Tuesday, after Hungary's hardline prime minister Viktor Orban demanded her resignation.

Hungarian journalists place faith in crowdfunding

Budapest - Two months after staff at Hungary's top news-site Index.hu quit over alleged political interference, they are set for a comeback with an unprecedented crowdfunding effort.

Doors slamming shut in Hungary for asylum seekers

"It's difficult in a new way for us. There is hardly anyone left to talk to," Karzan Mohamed Sharif Amin, an Iraqi Kurd, told AFP at a government-run shelter in western Hungary.

Hungary opposition pledge anti-Orban 2022 election pact

Budapest - Hungary's six largest opposition parties pledged Thursday to form an unprecedented wide-ranging alliance to challenge Prime Minister Viktor Orban at the next general election in 2022.

Rowers dredge waste in days-long Hungary race

Z - The 150-odd competitors meeting on the banks of Hungary's second largest river carried somewhat unusual equipment for a boat race -- protective gloves, rubber boots and large bags.

Journalists resign from Hungary news site en masse

Budapest - Dozens of journalists walked out of Hungary's top independent news site on Friday in protest at the removal of its editor-in-chief, with some warning the events marked the "destruction" of yet another pillar of press freedom.Index.

EU leaders agree to link funds to rule of law

Apo - European leaders for the first time on Tuesday agreed to link payment of EU funds to a member state with respect for the bloc's legal norms -- although Poland and Hungary insisted they had blocked tougher planned measures.
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