Hungary’s Orban: European party opponents ‘useful idiots’

Europe 03/03/19, 08:22

Hungary's populist prime minister says members of a European Parliament group calling for his party's expulsion are playing into the hands of left-wing opponents.Viktor Orban's comments to Germany's Welt newspaper Sunday come after calls within the center-right European People's Party for his Fidesz party's ouster after his government started an ...

Germany’s Merkel offers Juncker solidarity in Hungary spat

Europe 02/21/19, 08:11

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the head of the European Union's executive branch has her full support in the face of a new Hungarian government campaign alleging that EU headquarters has purposely weakened the bloc's external borders to let in more migrants.Merkel said Thursday: "Jean-Claude Juncker has my full solidarity, ...

EU official criticizes Hungary PM Orban for campaign posters

World 02/19/19, 13:51

A top European Union official criticized Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday for election campaign posters alleging that EU headquarters has purposely weakened the bloc's external borders to let in more migrants.Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans said when it comes to spinning the truth in political campaigning "this is ...

Billionaire George Soros slams China, to the right of Trump on Huawei, ZTE

Politics 01/27/19, 11:41

President Donald Trump has found a new, unlikely ally in his battle against China: billionaire George Soros, a liberal financier who conservatives often criticize as antagonistic to traditional values. Soros offered a lengthy and robust criticism of the communist country during a private dinner Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. ...

Facebook: Sandberg asked staff to research Soros finances

Business 11/30/18, 13:31

Having already acknowledged that it did opposition research on George Soros, Facebook says No. 2 executive Sheryl Sandberg had asked staff if the billionaire philanthropist had financial motivations against the company.Friday's statement is in response to a New York Times article that describes Sandberg asking Facebook staff to look into ...

Outgoing Facebook exec takes fall for hiring opposition firm

Business 11/21/18, 20:33

Facebook's outgoing head of communications is taking the blame for hiring Definers, the public relations firm doing opposition research on the company's critics, including billionaire philanthropist George Soros.In a Facebook post that went up late Wednesday, Elliot Schrage said the responsibility to hire Definers rests with him and that he ...

Slovak president condemns questioning of protest organizers

Europe 11/13/18, 14:10

Slovakia's president has condemned a move by the country's police, which started questioning the organizers of recent massive anti-government protests over allegations of staging a coup and corruption.Tens of thousands of Slovaks repeatedly took to the streets amid a political crisis in major protests triggered by the slaying of an ...

Enough is enough: Fed-up Americans crave unity amid violence

U.S. 10/28/18, 09:16

She flipped through television channels and radio stations, scanning from conservative to liberal media, searching for any sign that the polarized nation had finally reached its tipping point.For days, Elisa Karem Parker had been seeing updates in the news: A pipe bomb sent to liberal political donor George Soros. One ...

Bomb suspect has long arrest record, including bomb threat

U.S. 10/26/18, 14:21

The Florida man in custody in connection with the package bombs sent to Democratic political figures is a fervent supporter of President Donald Trump with an extensive record of past arrests, including a stint served on probation for making a bomb threat.Cesar Sayoc, 56, of Aventura is an amateur body ...

Soros-backed university in Hungary partly moving to Vienna

Europe 10/25/18, 04:22

Central European University said Thursday it will move its U.S.-accredited programs of Soros from Hungary's capital of Budapest to the Austrian capital of Vienna because of uncertainty over its academic freedom. The university, which was founded in 1991 by Hungarian-American billionaire and philanthropist George Soros, has said for months that it ...

US official: Explosive device found at Clintons’ NY home

New York 10/24/18, 05:33

A U.S. official says a "functional explosive device" was found at Hillary and Bill Clinton's suburban New York home. The official says investigators believe the explosive is linked to one found Monday at the compound of liberal billionaire George Soros. The official wasn't authorized to publicly discuss an ongoing investigation and spoke ...

Update: George Soros device had bomb ‘components’

New York 10/23/18, 10:06

The Latest on an explosive device found at a suburban home of George Soros (all times local): 9:45 a.m. A law enforcement official says the device found outside a New York residential compound owned by George Soros "had the components" of an actual bomb, including explosive powder. The official spoke Tuesday to The ...

Authorities: Explosive device found near George Soros’ home

U.S. 10/23/18, 00:41

The FBI and local police responded to an address near the home of philanthropist George Soros after an object that appeared to be an explosive was found in a mailbox. The Bedford Police Department said it responded to the address in the hamlet of Katonah at 3:45 p.m. Monday after an ...

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