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Hungary court orders govt apology over 'misleading' Soros survey

Budapest - Hungary's top court ruled on Wednesday that nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government had published "misleading and falsely presented facts" about a refugee rights group in a questionnaire sent to millions of households, the group said.

Migrants lose in futile game on Hungary-Serbia frontier

Subotica - Asurma Arab and her family spent more than two years waiting in Serbia for their chance to cross the steel fence that Hungary erected along its border to keep out migrants.Little did the Afghan family know, their asylum plea was already a lost cause.

Erdogan threatens to open Europe gates for refugees

Budapest - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a visit to EU member Hungary repeated his threat Thursday to "open the gates" for millions of refugees eager to flee to Europe unless more international support was provided.

The Iron Curtain: five things to know

Paris - The Iron Curtain was an ideological and physical separation of communist Eastern Europe from the West following World War II.

Review: Katinka Hosszu wins big at ISL match in Budapest for Iron Special

Budapest - Three-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Katinka Hosszu was the big winner at the International Swimming League (ISL) competition in Budapest.

Eastern members breached EU law by refusing refugees: court advisor

Apo - The Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland likely broke EU law by refusing to take in asylum-seekers at the height of the refugee crisis in 2015, the top EU court's legal advisor said Thursday.

Eastern members breached EU law by refusing refugees: court advisor

Apo - The Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland likely broke EU law by refusing to take in asylum-seekers at the height of the refugee crisis in 2015, the top EU court's legal advisor said Thursday.

Hungary's Orban defends Russia cooperation as Putin visits

Budapest - Hungary's nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Wednesday defended his cooperation with Russia after trade and energy talks with President Vladimir Putin, the latest in a series of meetings with Moscow's closest ally in the EU.

Review: LA Current earns two ISL victories on day two in Budapest Special

Budapest - On October 27, the Los Angeles Current scored two victories at the International Swimming League (ISL) meeting in Budapest, Hungary.

Review: New York Breakers score 2 ISL wins on their first day in Budapest Special

Budapest - On October 26, the New York Breakers scored two wins at the International Swimming League (ISL) competition that was held at Duna Arena in Budapest.

Review: LA Current scores three ISL wins on their first day in Budapest Special

Budapest - On October 26, the first day of the International Swimming League (ISL) competition took place at Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary.

Hungary opposition wins Budapest in blow for PM Orban

Budapest - Hungary's opposition scored a shock win in the Budapest mayoralty election Sunday, the first electoral blow for nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban since he came to power in 2010.

Hungary opposition eyes Budapest, gains in local elections

Budapest - Hungarians go to the polls Sunday in municipal elections seen as a rare chance for the beleaguered opposition to roll back the power of nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Hungary anti-Orban opposition unites for 'high-stakes' vote

Budapest - Opposition parties in Hungary have moved to cooperate in municipal elections this weekend in an attempt to roll back the power of nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Boris Johnson following 'will of the people': Hungary FM

Budapest - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was praised as an "excellent politician" by Hungary's foreign minister Friday, who said criticism of the embattled Briton was "mostly unwarranted".

Hungary's Orban commiserates with 'fellow combatant' Salvini

Budapest - Hungary's nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban commiserated Thursday with Italy's outgoing far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, calling him a "fellow combatant" in the fight for the "preservation of European Christian heritage and against mig...

Merkel, Orban mark Iron Curtain anniversary amid new divides

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the city of Sopron Monday to commemorate a pivotal moment in the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989.

'Nobody thought it would go so fast': Hungary ex-PM recalls fall of Iron Curtain

Budapest - When Hungary's former leader Miklos Nemeth first started poking a hole through the Iron Curtain in 1989, he had no idea how quickly his actions would contribute to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of communism in central and eastern Europe.

Separated Bangladeshi twins stable: doctors

Dhaka - Conjoined Bangladeshi twins who were separated last week are in a stable condition, the team of Hungarian and Bangladeshi doctors who carried out the marathon operation said Saturday.

Hungarian doctors separate Bangladeshi twins joined at head

Dhaka - Bangladeshi twins who were joined at the head were recovering Friday after Hungarian surgeons performed a marathon 30-hour operation to separate their skulls and brains.

EU takes Hungary to court over 'Stop Soros' migrant law

Apo - The European Union on Thursday took Hungary to the EU's highest court over controversial legislation against assisting migrants, known as the "Stop Soros" laws.

Hungarian philosopher and dissident Agnes Heller dies aged 90

Budapest - Philosopher Agnes Heller, a dissident under Hungary's communist regime and later a prominent critic of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, died Friday at the age of 90, the Hungarian National Academy of Sciences said.

Hungary passes controversial science sector reform bill

Budapest - The Hungarian parliament passed a bill Tuesday enabling the takeover of research institutes by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government, which is accused by critics of seeking to control key institutions and sectors.

Hungary boat tragedy 26th victim confirmed

Budapest - Hungarian police said Friday they had identified the 26th victim of the sinking last month of a Budapest tourist boat carrying South Korean passengers.

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.
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