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BUDAPEST, Hungary | Hungarian politician on trial for spying on EU for Russia

BUDAPEST, Hungary — A trial has begun in the case of a Hungarian member of the European Parliament charged by prosecutors with spying for Russia on the European Union. The trial of Bela Kovacs began Tuesday at the Budapest Regional Court, but the judge closed the initial session to the public because of the classified … Continue reading BUDAPEST, Hungary | Hungarian politician on trial for spying on EU for Russia

BUDAPEST, Hungary | Hungary talent show for classical musicians gets US, UK deal

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Producers of a Hungarian talent show for young classical musicians say the rights to the program have been acquired for versions in the United States and Britain by a London-based production firm. Fulwell 73, which is partly owned by James Corden and produces his late-night talk show, signed the agreement with … Continue reading BUDAPEST, Hungary | Hungary talent show for classical musicians gets US, UK deal

BUDAPEST, Hungary  | Hungary: President recommends Viktor Orban as prime minister

BUDAPEST, Hungary  — Hungary’s president has recommended that lawmakers re-elect Prime Minister Viktor Orban to what would be his third consecutive term and fourth overall. Orban’s Fidesz party and a small ally won 133 of 199 seats in the national assembly in the April 8 election, securing a two-thirds majority which will allow them to … Continue reading BUDAPEST, Hungary  | Hungary: President recommends Viktor Orban as prime minister

BUDAPEST, Hungary | Ex-head of Hungarian swimming denies ordering rival slain

BUDAPEST, Hungary | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The former head of Hungary’s swimming federation on Wednesday firmly denied allegations that he ordered the 1998 slaying of a business rival, his lawyer said. Tamas Gyarfas has been in police custody since late Tuesday on suspicion of ordering the February 1998 killing of media mogul Janos Fenyo, … Continue reading BUDAPEST, Hungary | Ex-head of Hungarian swimming denies ordering rival slain

BUDAPEST, Hungary | Protesters in Hungary demand recount, new electoral system

BUDAPEST, Hungary | April 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   Thousands of anti-government protesters in Hungary are marching in the capital of Budapest to demand a vote recount and a new electoral system. Prime Minister Viktor Orban was re-elected for a fourth term last week. His Fidesz party won a supermajority in the national assembly, with preliminary results … Continue reading BUDAPEST, Hungary | Protesters in Hungary demand recount, new electoral system

BUDAPEST, Hungary | Hungary: Pro-govt weekly prints list of ‘Soros mercenaries’

BUDAPEST, Hungary | April 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News  — A Hungarian magazine published Thursday the names of more than 200 people it claimed Prime Minister Viktor Orban had in mind when he alleged U.S.-Hungarian billionaire George Soros paid “mercenaries” to topple the government and open the country to immigrants. Those listed by the weekly Figyelo included … Continue reading BUDAPEST, Hungary | Hungary: Pro-govt weekly prints list of ‘Soros mercenaries’

BUDAPEST, Hungary | Hungary’s pro-migrant groups seen as targets after election

BUDAPEST, Hungary | April 9, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)A day after it won an overwhelming election victory on an anti-migration platform, the right-wing populist party of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said it would limit the ability of civic groups to help migrants and refugees. Election officials Monday were still counting mailed ballots, which added another seat … Continue reading BUDAPEST, Hungary | Hungary’s pro-migrant groups seen as targets after election