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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 Viktor Orban: populist fanning EU tensions

Budapest - Hungary's all-powerful premier Viktor Orban is the self-styled defender of Christian Europe against the "poison" of immigration, an admirer of "illiberal democracy" and a thorn in the European Union's side.

Hungarian researchers rally against government 'attack on science'

Budapest - Thousands of Hungarians rallied in Budapest on Tuesday outside a prestigious scientific institution that says it is the victim of a new power grab by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government.

Hungary PM's office hits back over football trips scandal

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's office hit back Thursday over reports that he flew to football matches on a luxury plane funded by a friend who has won many lucrative public tenders.

Hungary's Viktor Orban: populist, patriot and set to be PM again

Budapest - Hungary's all-powerful premier Viktor Orban, his party victorious in elections Sunday, is the self-styled defender of Christian Europe against the "poison" of immigration, an admirer of "illiberal democracy" and a thorn in the European Union's side.

Hungary's 'hero' or 'Viktator'? Viktor Orban's greatest hits

Budapest - Hungary's fiercely nationalistic Prime Minister Viktor Orban, 54, is running for a record third consecutive term in elections on Sunday. Polls suggest he will succeed.

Hungary's Orban says 2,000 people paid to topple him

Budapest - Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday, nine days before general elections, that he has a list of 2,000 people paid to topple his government and let immigrants flood in.

Hungary's Orban says opposition now 'serious challenge'

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban warned Friday that opposition parties, buoyed by a shock by-election win, are now a "serious challenge" to his ruling rightwing Fidesz party.

Stinging defeat for Orban's party in local Hungary vote

Budapest - Hungary's ruling party suffered a shock defeat in a local by-election on Sunday, spelling potential challenges ahead for Prime Minister Viktor Orban with only weeks to go before a general election.

Hungary's Orban steps up anti-migrant rhetoric as election nears

Budapest - Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Sunday ratcheted up his fierce anti-immigration rhetoric as he urged voters to reelect him in April for a third term, branding the opposition as out of touch and "hopeless".

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.

No chance for single EU migration policy: Hungarian PM

Varsovia - Hungary's populist prime minister said Monday he sees no chance for a single EU-wide migration policy, just days after the bloc launched legal action against Budapest for refusing refugees under a controversial solidarity plan.

Hungary PM says Trump win ends 'politically correct' era

Budapest - Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban, one of the EU's biggest supporters of Donald Trump, said Thursday that the US billionaire's election victory sounded the death knell for political correctness.

Hungary would block EU sanctions on Poland: Orban

Budapest - Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a key ally of Warsaw's conservative government, said Friday that Budapest would move to block any EU sanctions on Poland.

Islam was 'never part of Europe': Hungary's Orban

Berlin - Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban defended his hardline stance against refugees, the vast majority of whom are Muslim, saying in an interview published Friday that Islam "has never been part of Europe".

Hungary PM rejects Merkel's 'moral imperialism' in refugee crisis

Staffelstein - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Wednesday rejected what he called German Chancellor Angela Merkel's "moral imperialism" as he outlined his own rival plan to tackle Europe's migrant crisis.

German move to reinstate border controls 'necessary': Hungary's Orban

Berlin - Hungary's hardline Prime Minister Viktor Orban welcomed Berlin's decision Sunday to reinstate border controls as a "necessary" move to protect European values in the face of a record migrant influx.

Hungary strongman 'between rock and hard place' in migrant crisis

Vienna - Hungary's firebrand leader has earned few friends in Europe with his tough approach to the refugee crisis, but tied by EU asylum rules and with the far right biting at his heels, analysts say he is faced with few good options.

Hungary PM slams refugee quotas as futile without border control

Budapest - Talking about imposing quotas on how many migrants each EU member state should take in is futile as long as Europe's outer borders are not secure, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Monday.

Hungary's Orban: Migrant crisis is German, not European problem

Brussels - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban insisted Thursday the migrant crisis was a German problem, not a European one as he defended his government's handling of thousands of refugees flooding into his country.

Hungary's Orban wants free rein on death penalty

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minster Viktor Orban raised again on Friday the thorny topic of the death penalty in the European Union, saying member states should be able to decide on the issue themselves.

Hungary says 'does not plan' to introduce death penalty

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban "does not plan to introduce the death penalty," his chief of staff Janos Lazar said Thursday, after strong EU criticism of Orban's call for debate on its reintroduction.

Op-Ed: Hungary’s easy money an alternative to German austerity?

Budapest - 2013 has been a good year for Hungary. After officially ending its recession in May, the country surpassed all expectations, achieving an impressive growth rate of 3.7 percent in the fourth quarter.
 

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