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NATO May Grow by One,
but Only if Turkey Budges
Jul 6, 2023 6:35 PM CDT
NATO May Grow by One, but Only if Turkey Budges
Nation continues to oppose the addition of Sweden
- Finland became the 31st member of NATO earlier this year. Neighbor Sweden's hopes of becoming the 32nd this month continue to run into a wall of opposition otherwise known as Turkey. All members of the alliance must agree to any new members, explains the
Wall Street Journal
, and Sweden'...
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...
A 'Scourge' to the Romans,
Attila the Hun Had Good Motive
Dec 23, 2022 9:01 AM CST
A 'Scourge' to the Romans, Attila the Hun Had Good Motive
Raids came in periods of extreme drought, suggesting king sought to prevent starvation
- Attila the Hun doesn't have a great reputation some 1,500 years after his death in 453 AD. He's typically painted as a bloodthirsty barbarian bent on seizing power no matter the cost. As the 6th-century Eastern Roman bureaucrat Jordanes described the king of the Huns , "He...
Two Weather Officials Fired
After Inaccurate Forecast
Aug 23, 2022 8:29 AM CDT
Two Weather Officials Fired After Inaccurate Forecast
Hungary's authoritarian government apparently wasn't pleased with the misfire
- The two top officials of Hungary's meteorological service were fired Monday after an inaccurate rain forecast prompted the postponement of a fireworks display on the country's most important national holiday, per the AP . The annual St. Stephen's Day fireworks show along the Danube River in Budapest—billed...
Hungary Sacks Meteorologists
for Making Wrong Forecast
Aug 22, 2022 7:40 PM CDT
Hungary Sacks Meteorologists for Making Wrong Forecast
Next time, maybe they won't be so cautious
- Forecasting the weather is not unlike forecasting the price direction of a given stock: One can make reasonable calculations and offer probabilities, but there are always forces at play beyond the realm of prediction. Such was the case Saturday, per the BBC, when Hungary’s National Meteorological Service persuaded officials...
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...
Swimmer: I Was Drugged
After World Championships
in case you missed it
Jul 10, 2022 12:08 PM CDT
Swimmer: I Was Drugged After World Championships
Canada's Mary-Sophie Harvey writes of an hours-long window she can't recall
- Mary-Sophie Harvey’s second-to-last Instagram post shows her wearing a big smile in the pool at the World Aquatic Championships in Budapest, Hungary, where she took home a bronze medal in the women’s 4x200-metre freestyle relay in June. Her last post describes the horror that happened afterward. "On...
US Swimmer Rescued From
Pool Bottom at Championships
Jun 23, 2022 8:13 AM CDT
US Swimmer Rescued From Pool Bottom at Championships
Anita Alvarez said to be feeling fine after rescue by coach Andrea Fuentes
- A US competitor at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, had to be rescued from the bottom of the swimming pool, where she sank after completing an artistic swimming routine Tuesday. Underwater photos captured fully-clothed coach Andrea Fuentes diving to the bottom of the pool where 25-year-old Anita Alvarez'...
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...
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 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...
Plan for Chinese College on
Foreign Soil Draws Opposition
Jun 5, 2021 4:05 PM CDT
Plan for Chinese College on Foreign Soil Draws Opposition
Hungary's Orban has been working to strengthen ties between two nations
- Several thousand people rallied Saturday in Hungary's capital against plans by Prime Minister Viktor Orban to host a Chinese university in Budapest. A strategic agreement that Hungary signed with Shanghai-based Fudan University envisages opening a branch in the city's 9th district. Plans call for the Budapest campus to...
Gay Orgy With
Dec 5, 2020 9:30 AM CST
Right-Wing MEP Caught Fleeing Gay Orgy With Drugs: Police
József Szájer has stepped down in Hungary
- A European Parliament member who opposes LGBT rights has resigned after police say he was arrested fleeing a gay orgy, the
reports. József Szájer, of Hungary's right-wing Fidesz party, apparently fled the scene last Friday by scrambling down a drainpipe with drugs in his backpack. Police...
Anti-LGBTQ+ Official Resigns
After Allegedly Attending 'Orgy'
Dec 2, 2020 12:57 AM CST
Anti-LGBTQ+ Official Resigns After Allegedly Attending 'Orgy'
Top Hungarian lawmaker says only that he attended a party in violation of COVID restrictions
- A Hungarian lawmaker is out of a job after he was caught climbing down a drainpipe to escape a sex party in Belgium that was being broken up by police. József Szàjer, a senior member of European Parliament, resigned after acknowledging he had been present at the private...
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...
in case you missed it
Sep 28, 2019 11:00 AM CDT
Family of 'Sweden's Schindler' Wants Answers
Nearly 75 years after he disappeared, Raoul Wallenberg's family is still in the dark
- Raoul Wallenberg is called "Sweden's Schindler," and is thought to have saved as many as 30,000 Hungarian Jews during World War II—and his family has no idea when or how he died. This week, some of his descendants are traveling to Stockholm to demand the...
Just 7 Seconds
May 31, 2019 4:30 AM CDT
Deadly Sinking Happened in Just 7 Seconds
Captain of Danube cruise ship arrested
- Hungarian police have detained the captain of a cruise ship that collided with a sightseeing boat packed with South Korean tourists , causing it to sink quickly in the Danube River in Budapest. Seven people have been confirmed dead, while 21 people remain missing in the fast-flowing river. A South Korean...
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