Survivors of Hungarian boat crash get crisis intervention support

Europe 06/04/19, 12:51

Survivors of the Budapest boat crash that killed 10 people, are receiving trauma intervention support from a Hungarian psychologist to help prevent post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A psychologist with the Hungarian National Organization For Rescue Services crisis group, Agota Lenart said help is provided to the survivors to reduce PTSD-related ...

Link between Italy’s Salvini and Hungary’s Orban downplayed

Europe 05/30/19, 09:59

A top aide to Hungary's prime minister says he sees only a "slight possibility" that Viktor Orban's Fidesz Party will link up with Italy's Matteo Salvini in a coalition in the European Parliament.Gergely Gulyas, Orban's chief of staff, said Thursday that while they "naturally respect" Salvini and the Italian government, ...

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: ...

Rights expert calls out Hungary on refugees, NGOs, judiciary

Europe 05/21/19, 04:24

Hungary needs to urgently address human rights violations such as the detention of asylum-seekers and the intimidation of civic groups, as well as concerns about judicial independence, according to a report released Tuesday by the Council of Europe's human rights commissioner.Commissioner Dunja Mijatovic, who visited Hungary in February, also found ...

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 ...

UEFA head Ceferin says all ideas open for Champions League

Soccer 05/17/19, 15:28

Amid rising tensions between European clubs and leagues over shaping the Champions League's future, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin insisted Friday all ideas are on the table and nothing is yet settled.Ceferin hosted 55 UEFA member federations to share ideas for the format of the competition beginning in 2024 as part ...

UEFA launch women’s soccer strategy plan ahead of World Cup

Sports 05/17/19, 05:20

With the World Cup looming and women's soccer gaining ground around Europe, UEFA launched a new five-year plan for the sport on Friday.The strategy document, Time for Action , sets out how the European soccer body aims to double the number of women and girls playing the game, and to ...

Hungary far-right party forms uniformed ‘self-defense’ group

Europe 05/14/19, 09:28

A far-right party in Hungary says it is forming a uniformed "self-defense group" in the spirit of the Hungarian Guard, which a court ordered disbanded in 2009.Laszlo Toroczkai, head of the Our Homeland Movement, said Tuesday the new National Legion would primarily focus on the "guarding of traditions" and teaching ...

Hungary stems migrant flow, but issue remains big in EU vote

Europe 05/10/19, 02:29

Hundreds of migrants a day streamed through the Hungarian village of Asotthalom on their way to Western Europe in 2015. Today there are almost none. So one might think the political discourse has moved on.Think again.In this month's European Parliament election, no issue rings louder in Hungary than migration. Prime ...

Hungary deports 2nd Afghan family to Serbia overnight

Europe 05/08/19, 05:15

A human rights group says a second family of Afghan asylum-seekers, including three children and their pregnant mother, has been deported to Serbia in the middle of the night.The Hungarian Helsinki Committee said Wednesday that the deportation of a third Afghan family is on hold for now after they secured ...

In darkness, Hungary deports Afghan family of 6 to Serbia

Europe 05/07/19, 15:54

Hungary has deported a family of six asylum-seekers to Serbia, making them cross a gate in the border fence in the dark, with no one waiting for them on the Serbian side.The nighttime circumstances of Tuesday's deportation were considered very unusual and were witnessed by staff from the U.N. refugee ...

Hungary leader finds main EU executive candidates unsuitable

Europe 05/06/19, 12:57

Hungary's prime minister said Monday that he thinks the main candidates for president of the European Union's executive arm are unsuitable for the job.Viktor Orban said that he won't support Manfred Weber from the center-right European People's Party to lead the European Commission because Weber insulted Hungary by saying he ...

Hungary says EU shouldn’t ‘mislead’ Turkey about membership

Europe 05/03/19, 06:52

Hungary's foreign minister says the European Union should stop "misleading" Turkey about its prospects of membership in the bloc and instead offer it a "comprehensive strategic partnership." Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said Friday that his counterparts from some of the larger EU members reject Turkey's membership at closed-door meetings, but don't ...

Italy emerges as ground zero for European extremist populism

Europe 05/03/19, 02:46

Italy's populist interior minister is uniting Europe's right-wing parties under an anti-migrant, anti-Islam, anti-bureaucracy banner for this month's European Union elections, pledging to reshape the continent from its technocratic heart in the EU's base in Brussels.The latest target of Matteo Salvini's wooing: Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban. The two bonded ...

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 ...

Trump invites Hungarian leader Orban to May 13 meeting

Politics 05/02/19, 02:33

A Hungarian goverment spokesman says Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been invitied by U.S. President Donald Trump for a "working meeting" on May 13. Zoltan Kovacs tweeted Thursday that the meeting in Washington will cover issues like energy security, defense cooperation, bilateral relations and regional security. In July 2016, Orban became the ...

Hungary: ‘Porgy and Bess’ cast asked to be African American

Entertainment 04/09/19, 14:08

The Hungarian State Opera has asked the nearly all-white cast for its production of "Porgy and Bess" to self-identify as African American.The Hungarian performers were asked to sign a statement declaring that "African-American origin and identity is an inseparable part of my identity" and made being in "Porgy and Bess" ...

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