Safety issues in Hungary boat sinking strike nerve in SKorea

Europe 05/30/19, 07:27

The sinking of a boat carrying South Korean tourists in Hungary is touching a nerve in South Korea, where many are still traumatized over a 2014 ferry sinking that killed more than 300 people, mostly students. The grief is compounded by claims by some South Korean tour agents and travelers ...

7 dead, 21 missing after SKorean tour boat sinks in Hungary

Europe 05/30/19, 04:25

Rescue workers scoured the Danube River in downtown Budapest Thursday for 21 people missing after a sightseeing boat carrying South Korean tourists sank in a matter of seconds after colliding with a larger cruise ship during an evening downpour. Seven people are confirmed dead and seven were rescued, Hungarian officials said. ...

Update: SKorea mobilizes efforts to help Hungary rescue

Europe 05/29/19, 20:00

The Latest on a boat that capsized in the Danube River in Budapest with 33 South Korean tourists (all times local):3 a.m. ThursdaySouth Korean President Moon Jae-in has ordered officials to mobilize all available efforts to support rescue work in cooperation with the Hungarian government after a boat with South ...

No time to chicken out: Hungary’s opposition gets creative

Europe 05/22/19, 09:02

Selling yourself in five minutes can be tough. But that's all Hungary's opposition parties have been given on state media to promote their visions for Sunday's European Parliament election. Undeterred, they've come up with novel and creative ways Two campaign billboards, top left and bottom right, from the ruling Fidesz party that read: ...

Lyon beats Barcelona 4-1 to win Women’s Champions League

Sports 05/18/19, 12:56

Lyon beat Barcelona 4-1 to win its fourth consecutive Women's Champions League title on Saturday.Ada Hegerberg scored three times in the first half to lead the French squad, which also won its sixth Champions League crown since 2011.Dzsenifer Marosan, also the captain of Germany, opened the scoring in the fifth ...

Hungarian leader Orban, Italy’s Salvini meeting in Budapest

Europe 05/02/19, 06:38

Hungary's prime minister will host Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini in a meeting between two of Europe's main opponents to immigration.Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Salvini will meet Thursday afternoon at Orban's new office in Buda Castle.In an interview published Wednesday in Italian newspaper La Stampa, Orban said Salvini was ...

Lyon, Barca win 1st legs of Women’s Champions League semis

Sports 04/21/19, 14:41

Defending champion Lyon defeated Chelsea 2-1 Sunday in the Women's Champions League semifinals, and Barcelona beat host Bayern Munich 1-0. Watched by a crowd of almost 23,000, Delphine Cascarino opened the scoring for Lyon in the 27th minute and Amandine Henry doubled the lead for the French hosts before halftime. Chelsea's Fran ...

Hungary’s Orban to attend meeting on party’s possible ouster

Europe 03/19/19, 12:54

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will be traveling to Brussels to attend a meeting of the main center-right alliance in the European Parliament, set to discuss the expulsion or suspension of Orban's Fidesz party from the group.Thirteen of the European People's Party's 49 full-member parties are calling for Fidesz's ouster ...

EU party leader says problems not solved after Orban meeting

Europe 03/12/19, 13:34

The leader of the main center-right group in the European Parliament met Tuesday with Hungary's prime minister, but said the talks had not resolved the issues that could lead to the expulsion of Hungary's Fidesz party from the bloc.Manfred Weber, leader of the European People's Party faction, said that while ...

Hungary’s Orban to host EU group leader over possible ouster

Europe 03/11/19, 07:36

Hungary's prime minister will host the leader of the main center-right faction in the European Parliament to discuss the Hungarian ruling party's possible ouster from the group.Prime Minister Viktor Orban's office said Monday that the meeting with Manfred Weber will take place Tuesday in Budapest.Several smaller members of the European ...

Top tickets for Women’s Champions League final cost $3.50

Soccer 03/08/19, 11:49

The most expensive tickets for the Women's Champions League final in Budapest cost only 3.10 euros ($3.50).UEFA opened ticket sales on Friday with adult prices starting at 2.20 euros ($2.50) for the match on May 18 at the 22,000-capacity Ferencvaros Stadium.The women's match will be played on a Saturday and ...

Hungary’s governing party wants to stay with EU center-right

Europe 03/07/19, 10:38

Hungary's governing Fidesz party said Thursday it wants to remain in the main center-right group in the European Parliament, even as several members of the European People's Party are seeking its suspension or ouster from the group.Fidesz vice chairman Gergely Gulyas said that a government-sponsored ad campaign criticizing EU leaders ...

Hungarian judge OKs extradition of Portuguese hacker

Soccer 03/05/19, 10:22

A Portuguese man linked to the publication of internal documents that embarrassed top European clubs and soccer officials in the Football Leaks case will be extradited to his home country, a Hungarian court ruled Tuesday.Rui Pinto is wanted in his native Portugal for attempted extortion, illegal access to data and ...

Budapest replaces Los Angeles as host of World Urban Games

Sports 03/04/19, 06:18

Los Angeles will no longer host the first World Urban Games in September after disagreements with organizers about the sports program.The global group of sports governing bodies, known as GAISF, says Budapest has stepped in to host the event from Sept. 13-15.Budapest has also been offered the 2021 edition instead ...

Poland open to meeting with Israel after Holocaust spat

Europe 02/27/19, 06:58

Poland's foreign minister says his country is open to a meeting with Israel also involving other countries from central Europe, after it pulled out of a similar meeting last week.Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said Wednesday after talks with his Hungarian counterpart in Budapest that there are "no obstacles" to the ...

Scientists in Hungary protest govt takeover of research

Europe 02/12/19, 13:29

Scientists in Hungary on Tuesday protested government efforts to take control of their research funding, a move they say endangers academic freedom.Several thousand people formed a human chain around the headquarters of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, urging the academy's leaders to fight the government plan and hold onto their ...

Pompeo visits Hungary, to raise concerns about China, Russia

Politics 02/11/19, 07:34

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Hungary on the first leg of a five-nation European tour during which he will raise concerns about China and Russia's growing influence in Central Europe. Pompeo was meeting in Budapest on Monday with Hungary's nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban and other senior officials ...

Hungarian-American film producer Andy Vajna dies at 74

Entertainment 01/20/19, 12:26

Andy Vajna, a Hungarian-American film producer who worked on several "Rambo" films with Sylvester Stallone as well as Madonna's "Evita," has died. He was 74.Vajna, who produced many other films, died Sunday at his Budapest home after a long illness, Hungary's National Film Fund said.Vajna was also owner of the ...

Hungary: Unions call for strike, protests over labor law

Europe 01/05/19, 14:57

Union leaders in Hungary called on Saturday for a national strike and protests on Jan. 19 to oppose labor code changes they see as a "slave law" harmful to workers.A crowd of at least 10,000 people gathered outside the Hungarian parliament building to protest a law approved in December that ...

Protesters in Hungary reject Orban’s nationalist government

Europe 12/21/18, 15:22

Thousands of people are taking part in anti-government protests in Budapest sparked by labor reforms but also rooted in discontent with the government's limits on academic freedom, corruption and other issues.The satiric Hungarian Two-Tailed Dog Party hosted a downtown march Friday evening in the Hungarian capital with speeches, chants and ...

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