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With Orban in Crowd,
Pope Urges Hungary
to Open Its Doors
Apr 30, 2023 11:07 AM CDT
With Orban in Crowd, Pope Urges Hungary to Open Its Doors
In his closest trip to Ukraine, Francis calls for an end to the war
- Pope Francis urged Hungarians to open their doors to others on Sunday, as he wrapped up a weekend visit with a plea for Europe to welcome migrants and the poor and for an end to Russia's war in Ukraine. Francis issued the appeal from the banks of the Danube...
In Hungary, Pope Maintains
Neutrality on War in Ukraine
Apr 29, 2023 2:20 PM CDT
In Hungary, Pope Maintains Neutrality on War in Ukraine
Francis meets with refugees as well as Russian church envoy
- Pope Francis plunged into both sides of Russia's war against Ukraine on Saturday, greeting some of the 2.5 million Ukrainian refugees who fled across the border to Hungary during a public prayer service and then meeting privately with an envoy of the Russian Orthodox Church that has strongly...
Orban Tells CPAC:
'We Must Take Back'
US, EU Institutions
Aug 4, 2022 7:35 PM CDT
Orban Tells CPAC: 'We Must Take Back' US, EU Institutions
Midterms and 2024 election are battles for civilization, Hungarian leader says
- The prime minister of Hungary, an authoritarian ruler who has echoed Nazi rhetoric in trying to bring down liberal democracy, issued a call to like-minded Americans on Thursday to join his fight. In a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Viktor Orbán said, "We must...
A Rare Resignation Following
PM's 'Mixed Race' Comments
Jul 27, 2022 12:38 AM CDT
A Rare Resignation Following PM's 'Mixed Race' Comments
Viktor Orbán's remarks inexcusable, adviser says
An adviser to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has resigned in protest over Orbán's comments on the mixing of races. Zsuzsa Hegedus, whom the BBC describes as a member of Orbán's inner circle who has known him for two decades, called Orbán's...
Challenger's Surge in France
Worries US, Probably Ukraine
Apr 8, 2022 4:35 PM CDT
Challenger's Surge in France Worries US, Probably Ukraine
Marine Le Pen has closed in on Emmanuel Macron as she's toned down her rhetoric
- Prime Minister Viktor Orban declared "a huge victory" this week that will keep him in office as Hungary's prime minister. Now White House officials are beginning to worry that another friend of Putin's could take over a US ally. Polls show that French President Emmanuel Macron and...
Orban, a Putin
Apr 3, 2022 5:10 PM CDT
Orban, a Putin Ally, Declares 'Huge Victory'
Prime minister says vote is a message to Europe
- Prime Minister Viktor Orban declared victory in Sunday's national elections, claiming a mandate for a fourth term as a partial vote count predicted a strong lead for his right-wing party. In a 10-minute speech to Fidesz party officials and supporters at an election night event in Budapest, Orban addressed...
In a Call,
Feb 12, 2022 1:55 PM CST
In a Call, Biden Warns Putin About 'Severe Cost'
Russia says US is overreacting about possibility of Ukraine invasion
- In an hourlong phone call Saturday, President Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that though the US is prepared to keep working toward a diplomatic solution to the impasse over Ukraine, "we are equally prepared for other scenarios." A White House statement said, "President Biden was clear...
Trump Offers Far-Right Leader
His 'Complete Support'
Jan 3, 2022 11:25 AM CST
Trump Offers Far-Right Leader His 'Complete Support'
Endorses Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban for reelection
- Former President Trump's endorsements continue to make headlines, but on Monday, he offered his backing to a candidate who isn't a Republican—or an American. In what the
terms an "unusual endorsement in a foreign election," Trump released a statement endorsing far-right Hungarian Prime...
Thousands Turn Out
to Support Orban
Oct 23, 2021 2:06 PM CDT
Thousands Turn Out to Support Orban
Thousands march in Budapest to back right-wing government
- Tens of thousands of supporters of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his right-wing government marched in Budapest on Saturday in a demonstration of unity behind the populist leader's contentious policies that have led to challenges to his power both in Hungary and the European Union. The rally was...
Pope Meets Orban, Then Asks
Faithful to Be Tolerant and Open
Sep 12, 2021 3:10 PM CDT
Pope Meets Orban, Then Asks Faithful to Be Tolerant and Open
Francis' address to crowd seems to counter official policy in Hungary
- After meeting Sunday with a nationalist ruler who's reduced civil liberties and judicial independence while opposing immigration, Pope Francis asked the people of Hungary for tolerance. His comments, delivered to as many as 100,000 people at an outdoor Mass in Budapest, appeared to be in conflict with the...
Pope to Give
Orban 30 Minutes
Sep 11, 2021 11:45 AM CDT
Pope to Give Orban 30 Minutes
Trip is Francis' first after having intestinal surgery
- Pope Francis is making his first foreign trip since undergoing intestinal surgery in July, a four-day visit to central Europe that will not only test his health but also provide one of the most awkward moments of his papacy—a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the sort of...
New Figure Enters
Oct 22, 2019 11:47 AM CDT
New Figure Enters Ukraine Controversy
Hungarian leader Viktor Orban reportedly bad-mouthed Ukraine before call
- New reports out Tuesday add more context to President Trump's view of Ukraine before he made his famous call to that nation's leader in July. The upshot is that Vladimir Putin and Hungary's Viktor Orban each bad-mouthed Ukraine as a corrupt nation to Trump, reinforcing what he...
Video Shows Mayor
in Boat Orgy. He's
Oct 15, 2019 10:10 AM CDT
Video Shows Mayor in Boat Orgy. He's Reelected Anyway
'Borkai-gate' explodes in Hungary
- Days before Sunday's local elections in Hungary, a video emerged showing the mayor of Gyor in a drug-fueled orgy on a boat. It quickly went viral—but ultimately, Zsolt Borkai was reelected anyway. Borkai, a former gymnast who won a gold medal in pommel horse at the 1988 Olympic...
Hungary to Women: Have 4
Kids, Pay No More Income Tax
Feb 11, 2019 9:45 AM CST
Hungary to Women: Have 4 Kids, Pay No More Income Tax
Proposal comes from anti-immigration leader Viktor Orban
- Hungary's government is greatly increasing financial aid and subsidies for families with several children, the country's prime minister said Sunday. The measures announced by Viktor Orban during his state-of-the-nation speech are meant to encourage women to have more children and reverse Hungary's population decline, per the AP...
'Unprecedented' Move Against
School Founded by Soros
Dec 3, 2018 8:33 AM CST
'Unprecedented' Move Against School Founded by Soros
Central European University says it's been forced out of Hungary, the first school in EU to be booted
- Central European University is said to be the best graduate school in Hungary, but it just became the first university to get kicked out of an EU nation. The
calls it "one of the surest signals to date of autocracy's return to the country," and...
an Enemies List.
May 15, 2018 11:25 AM CDT
They Published an Enemies List. The Response Was Unexpected
Pro-government magazine in Hungary publishes 200 names
- One of Hungary's most famous native sons is at odds with the country's newly re-elected prime minister in a political fight that has international implications. The dispute between billionaire philanthropist George Soros and Prime Minister Viktor Orban escalated Tuesday when Soros announced that he was closing his Open...
Anti-Migration Hungary PM
Scores Landslide WIn
Apr 9, 2018 12:40 AM CDT
Anti-Migration Hungary PM Scores Landslide WIn
Orban claimed George Soros was part of conspiracy
- Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban says his "decisive" re-election victory and the super majority in parliament his right-wing populist party appeared to have won Sunday are "an opportunity to defend Hungary." Critics said they feared Orban will use his third consecutive term and the Fidesz party's...
Hungary to Migrants:
Cross This Fence
and You're a Criminal
Sep 15, 2015 7:07 AM CDT
Hungary to Migrants: Cross This Fence and You're a Criminal
New laws boost its crackdown at border with Serbia
- Hungary declared a state of emergency and police arrested 60 migrants at or near the country's 110-mile southern border with Serbia after new laws took effect at midnight making it a criminal offense to cross the border illegally or mess with the 13-foot razor-wire fence, the BBC reports. With...
Amazing Images: Migrants
Walking to Austrian Border
Sep 4, 2015 3:36 PM CDT
Amazing Images: Migrants Walking to Austrian Border
They got tired of waiting for trains in Hungary
- Europe's migrant crisis is leading to yet more compelling images today, this time of about 1,000 migrants making a more than 100-mile hike from Budapest, Hungary, to the Austrian border, reports the BBC . What's striking is that the group is walking along the major thoroughfare to Vienna....
Oct 21, 2014 11:43 AM CDT
US' Latest Diplomatic Brouhaha: Hungary
US cites suspicion of officials' corruption in denying 6 visas
- Tensions between US and Hungary have surged after the US denied visas to six Hungarian officials amid suspicion of corruption. A pro-government Hungarian news site says the denials were retribution for a Hungarian investigation into American companies, but the US embassy says that's not the case, the
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