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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.

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.
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