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Soros challenges Hungary laws at European rights court

Budapest - The foundation run by US billionaire George Soros said Monday that it has filed a legal challenge with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg against Hungary's controversial "Stop Soros" laws adopted last June.

Soros-founded university pulls refugee course over new tax

Budapest - A prestigious Hungarian university founded by liberal US billionaire George Soros said Tuesday it is suspending education programmes for refugees and asylum-seekers due to a new government tax on groups deemed to support migration.

Soros-founded university defiant on staying in Hungary

Budapest - Hungary's Central European University (CEU), founded by liberal US billionaire George Soros, said Tuesday it intends to stay in the country and called on the government to ensure its future.

Soros foundation quits Hungary over govt's 'repressive' policies

Budapest - The foundation run by US-Hungarian billionaire George Soros said Tuesday it was closing operations in Hungary and relocating to Germany in response to the "repressive" policies of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government.

Soros foundation quits Hungary over govt's 'repressive' policies

Budapest - The foundation run by US-Hungarian billionaire George Soros said Tuesday it was closing its operations in Hungary and relocating to Germany in response to the "repressive" policies of Viktor Orban's government.

Hungary unveils tougher proposed 'Stop Soros' laws

Budapest - The Hungarian government unveiled a tougher version of its package of planned laws targeting NGOs funded by the American billionaire George Soros on Tuesday.

Soros to Google and Facebook: 'Your days are numbered'

Davos - Billionaire investor George Soros launched a scathing attack on tech giants at the Davos summit on Thursday, calling them monopolies that could be manipulated by authoritarians to subvert democracy.

Hungary set for fresh anti-Soros blitz

Budapest - Hungary is set to launch another state "national consultation" about US financier and philanthropist George Soros, the government said Tuesday, six months before expected general elections.

Soros 'distressed' by 'anti-Semitic' Hungary campaign

Budapest - US billionaire George Soros hit back Tuesday at a Hungarian government anti-immigration poster and media campaign that he said uses "anti-Semitic" imagery.

Israel backtracks on Hungary criticism, hits out at Soros

Jerusalem - Israel has backtracked after calling on Hungary to halt a poster campaign targeting George Soros, saying it stands against anti-Semitism but that criticism of the US billionaire is also legitimate.

Israel envoy urges Hungary to halt anti-Soros campaign

Budapest - Israel's ambassador in Budapest called on Hungary on Saturday to halt a nationwide poster campaign targeting US billionaire George Soros, which Jewish leaders say is stoking anti-Semitic feelings.

'Soros wanted to topple E.Guinea leader,' UK mercenary tells Paris court

Paris - Former British mercenary Simon Mann, who led a failed 2004 coup in Equatorial Guinea, has accused US billionaire George Soros of since plotting to overthrow its president, in testimony at a high-profile trial in Paris.

Hungary defies EU on law threatening Soros-founded university

Budapest - Hungary will not change a controversial higher education law a government official said Thursday, despite an EU threat of legal action over fears it targets a prestigious university founded by US billionaire George Soros.

EU official angers Hungary with 'anti-Semitism' charge

Budapest - Hungary told European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans to quit on Friday after he was quoted suggesting Prime Minister Viktor Orban's animosity towards billionaire George Soros was driven by anti-Semitism.

University protests 'secondary' to migration: Hungary PM

Budapest - Facing protests at home and abroad over controversial new laws on universities and nongovernmental organisations, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said protests were "secondary theatres of conflict" compared to his battle against immigration.

Hungary passes bill targeting Soros university

Budapest - Hungarian lawmakers on Tuesday approved legislation that could force the closure of a prestigious Budapest university founded by US billionaire investor George Soros, sparking fresh protests.

Solidarity march for threatened Soros university

Budapest - Thousands of demonstrators marched in Budapest on Sunday in support of a university founded by Hungarian-born billionaire George Soros that says Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government wants to push it out of Hungary.

Soros-backed university is 'cheating': Hungary PM

Budapest - Hungary's combative Prime Minister Viktor Orban deepened his row with George Soros on Friday, saying a prestigious Budapest university founded by the US billionaire was cheating students by breaking rules.

Soros-backed university is 'cheating': Hungary PM

Budapest - Hungary's combative Prime Minister Viktor Orban deepened his row with George Soros on Friday, saying a prestigious Budapest university founded by the US billionaire was cheating students by breaking rules.

Soros-backed university is 'cheating': Hungary PM

Budapest - Hungary's combative Prime Minister Viktor Orban deepened his row with George Soros on Friday, saying a prestigious Budapest university founded by the US billionaire was cheating students by breaking rules.

Soros-backed university says under threat in Hungary

Budapest - The Hungarian government's battle with George Soros escalated on Wednesday, with a respected university founded by the US financier saying proposed legislation would make it impossible to operate.

Soros-backed university says under threat in Hungary

Budapest - The Hungarian government's battle with George Soros escalated on Wednesday, with a respected university founded by the US financier saying proposed legislation would make it impossible to operate.

Soros-backed university says under threat in Hungary

Budapest - The Hungarian government's battle with George Soros escalated on Wednesday, with a respected university founded by the US financier saying proposed legislation would make it impossible to operate.

EU is 'falling apart', American financier Soros warns

Davos - The European Union is "falling apart", American financier George Soros warned as part of wide-ranging remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Billionaire Soros urges Europe to 'wake up' and save Ukraine

Paris - US billionaire investor George Soros warned Thursday that Europe's very existence was being threatened by Russia, in a scathing criticism of the EU's response to the Ukraine crisis.

Soros, Paulson in Spanish property REITs investments - FT

Hedge fund managers George Soros and John Paulson have both taken a 92 million euro ($127 million) stake in a new Spanish property investment vehicle called Hispania, the Financial Times reported on Saturday citing sources close to t...

Billionaire Soros considers investing in European banks

George Soros wants to invest in Europe's financial sector, according to a German magazine's interview with the billionaire investor on Sunday. "I believe in the euro," weekly Der Spiegel quoted him as saying.

Soros cuts J.C. Penney, trims Herbalife, others follow

Soros Fund Management, one of the hedge fund industry's most closely watched investors, trimmed its stakes in J.C.

George Soros tells investors to play it safe

George Soros had some advice to give to investors who are thinking about making quick money through financial markets. He said “it’s better to do nothing at all then to keep losing money.”

Businessman George Soros behind legalization of marijuana

Ahead of a key California vote on the question of whether or not the state should legalize marijuana, billionaire investor George Soros has come out in support of legalization.
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