Hungarian PM Orban launches campaign with anti-migrant plan

Europe 04/05/19, 11:48

Hungary's prime minister on Friday launched his party's campaign for the European Parliamentary elections in May by presenting a seven-point plan against immigration.Prime Minister Viktor Orban called for migration to be controlled by national governments, not European Union bureaucrats and ...

Slovenia dismisses Hungary embassy protest of Orban cartoon

Europe 04/05/19, 10:35

Slovenia's Foreign Ministry on Friday dismissed a Hungarian embassy protest over a magazine cover cartoon that showed Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban giving a Nazi salute.The ministry said it "consistently respects the principle of freedom of the press and expression ...

Update: EU Parliament bloc suspends Hungary’s Fidesz

Europe 03/20/19, 13:11

The Latest on the dispute between the European Parliament's center-right EPP alliance and its Hungary's Fidesz party (all times local):7:10 p.m.Manfred Weber, leader of center-right EPP alliance in European Parliament, says Viktor Orban's Fidesz party has been suspended from the ...

Hungarian party faces discipline from center-right EU bloc

Europe 03/20/19, 06:37

A senior lawmaker from Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel's party says Hungary's ruling Fidesz party may be suspended from the main center-right bloc in the European Parliament.Prime Minister Viktor Orban's authoritarian style and anti-European Union, anti-migration policies have long put him ...

Hungarian opposition lawmakers fined for parliament protest

Europe 03/19/19, 11:16

Dozens of Hungarian opposition lawmakers have been fined up to a month's wages for their loud disruptions and protests inside parliament in December, as deputies were voting on changes to the labor code.Trade unions and opponents have criticized the bill ...

Hungary leader grapples with EU as corruption concerns rise

Europe 03/17/19, 06:43

As the Hungarian prime minister's conflicts with the European Union appear headed to a breaking point, calls are increasing for greater scrutiny of his government's spending of the bloc's funds.An opposition lawmaker in Hungary has gathered more than 470,000 signatures ...

Hungarian PM says his people want new leaders for Europe

Europe 03/15/19, 08:07

Hungarians want strong new leaders for Europe and a "fresh start" to halt the continent's decline amid Muslim immigration, Hungary's populist prime minister said Friday as he looked ahead to May's European Parliament elections."We're the ones who want a strong ...

Hungarian PM Orban apologizes for insulting EU allies

Europe 03/14/19, 11:10

Hungary's prime minister has apologized for calling some of his allies in the European Parliament "useful idiots," but continues to face demands that he and his right-wing Fidesz party be expelled from the political group.Prime Minister Viktor Orban sent apologetic ...

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 ...

Thailand pulls out of 2020 Olympic weightlifting over doping

Sports 03/08/19, 05:18

Thailand has volunteered to ban itself from Tokyo Olympic Games weightlifting next year because of doping, another blow to a sport whose place on the Olympic program is precarious.The self-imposed ban also means Thailand will still stage the world championships ...

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 ...

Update: Mixed response, audience to Macron pro-EU plea

Europe 03/05/19, 06:25

The Latest on the French president's column (all times local):12:20 p.m.French President Emmanuel Macron's plea for a stronger European Union went out to publications "of record" in 28 nations, but didn't always get prime placement.In Hungary, whose President Viktor Orban ...

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