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Hungary: Country in Central Europe
Hungary is a country in Central Europe. Spanning 93,030 square kilometres (35,920 sq mi) in the Carpathian Basin, it borders Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Austria to the northwest, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, and Slovenia to the west. With about 10 million inhabitants, Hungary is a medium-sized member state of the European Union. The official language is Hungarian, which is the most widely spoken Uralic language in the world, and among the few non-Indo-European languages to be widely spoken in Europe. Hungary's capital and largest city is Budapest; other major urban areas include Debrecen, Szeged, Miskolc, Pécs and Győr.

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Hungary would have to 'use force' to fend off new wave of migrants: PM

Hungary would have to "use force" at its southern border with Serbia to protect the European Union's frontier if Turkey delivers on a threat to open the gates for refugees through the Balkans towards..
Reuters - Published

New Budapest mayor says his win is blueprint to challenge Orban

The newly elected mayor of Budapest on Wednesday said his victory in municipal elections on Sunday is a blueprint for beating Hungarian premier Viktor Orban's Fidesz party, which has ruled in an..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Hungary

Hungarian opposition MP holds 'lies' sign during Orban's parliament speech [Video]Hungarian opposition MP holds 'lies' sign during Orban's parliament speech

The Hungarian Prime minister Viktor Orbán was interrupted in parliament on Monday by an opposition MP denouncing Orban's "lies" and Hungary's "corruption".

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:01Published

Hungary local elections: Opposition candidate Karácsony unseats Fidesz-backed incumbent in Budapest [Video]Hungary local elections: Opposition candidate Karácsony unseats Fidesz-backed incumbent in Budapest

Hungary local elections: Opposition candidate Karácsony unseats Fidesz-backed incumbent in Budapest

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:45Published

Has Hungary's swine flu epidemic infected its pig population? [Video]Has Hungary's swine flu epidemic infected its pig population?

Has Hungary's swine flu epidemic infected its pig population?

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:17Published

Romanian and Hungarian candidates for EU Commission blocked over conflicts of interest [Video]Romanian and Hungarian candidates for EU Commission blocked over conflicts of interest

Candidates for the European Commission from Hungary and Romania were blocked by the European Parliament's legal affairs committee due to conflicts of interest, EU officials said on Thursday.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:37Published

5G and SMEs: the keys to digital transformation at ITU Telecom World in Budapest [Video]5G and SMEs: the keys to digital transformation at ITU Telecom World in Budapest

ITU Telecom World 2019 gathers governments, industry and entrepeneurs in Budapest, Hungary. This year's topic focuses on the importance of global collaboration in the telecom world: "Innovating..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:07Published

How do you dig the perfect grave? Hungarian gravediggers will show you [Video]How do you dig the perfect grave? Hungarian gravediggers will show you

Gravediggers in Hungary have been competing to win the prize for the best-dug grave.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Gareth Bale: Wales are moving forward under Ryan Giggs [Video]Gareth Bale: Wales are moving forward under Ryan Giggs

Gareth Bale has responded to fierce criticism of Wales’ recent performances by insisting they are making progress under Ryan Giggs. Bale rescued Wales on Friday with a late winner in the 2-1 victory..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:45Published

Hall crowned last-ever Air Race world champion [Video]Hall crowned last-ever Air Race world champion

Matt Hall become the last-ever Air Race world champion after beating Yoshihide Muroya in the title race by just one point

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:24Published

 

Ex-Olympic champion and mayor quits Hungary's ruling party over sex tape

A former Olympic champion who had just been re-elected mayor of a city in Hungary quit the ruling Fidesz party on Tuesday to limit the political fallout from a video purportedly showing him having sex..
Reuters - Published

Hungary captain expected to face charges over Danube boat disaster

Hungarian prosecutors are expected to charge the captain of a cruise ship that struck and sank a small tourist vessel on the River Danube, killing 28 mostly Korean tourists, after police finished their..
Reuters - Published

Budapest election: Hungary's Orban in shock defeat

The poll represents the first electoral blow to the nationalist prime minister in nearly a decade.
BBC News - Published

Hungary's opposition wins Budapest election, makes gains in other cities

Hungary's opposition scored its biggest election victory in a decade on Sunday when liberal challenger Gergely Karacsony ousted ruling-party incumbent Istvan Tarlos as mayor of Budapest and opposition..
Reuters - Published

Hungary opposition looks set to win Budapest mayoral race

Hungarian opposition challenger Gergely Karacsony looked on track to defeat ruling party incumbent Istvan Tarlos in the Budapest mayoral election on Sunday, preliminary results showed.
Reuters - Published

Hungary urges EU dialogue with Turkey to prevent new wave of migrants

The European Union should have a dialogue with Turkey despite Ankara's offensive on Kurdish-led forces in Syria, in order to avoid a fresh wave of migrants coming to Europe, Hungarian Foreign Minister..
Reuters - Published

Hungarian premier Orban: conditions for EU funds just 'political slogan'

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday said a proposal to make EU development funds conditional on upholding democratic principles and the rule of law was no more than a "political slogan"..
Reuters - Published

Hungary's Orban nominates Oliver Varhelyi for EU Commissioner job

Hungary's top EU envoy in Brussels, Oliver Varhelyi, will step in as Budapest's candidate for European commissioner, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told a news conference on Monday, confirming..
Reuters - Published

Hungary will remain part of the European Union, PM Orban says

Hungary has no plans to leave the European Union, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Sunday, adding however that eastern and western members of the bloc must find a compromise over the bloc's future.
Reuters - Published

Hungary finds African swine fever in wild boar near Budapest

Hungary's national food safety authority Nebih has found five cases of African swine fever in wild boar carcasses near Budapest, it said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Budapest mayor challenger sees intimidation attempt behind leaked audio

A leftist's bid to wrest the political leadership in Hungary's capital from the ruling Fidesz party suffered a blow on Thursday with the leak of a taped conversation in which the opposition candidate..
Reuters - Published

Romanian, Hungarian candidates for EU executive blocked

Candidates for the European Commission from Hungary and Romania have conflicts of interest that undermine their candidacies, EU officials said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Soccer player gunned down in latest Amsterdam violence

A former Dutch professional footballer who played for clubs in Portugal, Hungary and England has been shot dead in the latest violence to afflict Amsterdam, police said.
Reuters - Published

EU questions Hungary over rule of law concerns

European Union ministers grilled Hungary on Monday over Prime Minister Viktor Orban's tightening of restrictions around free media, judges, academics, minorities and rights groups, which the bloc..
Reuters - Published

Hungary sees no solitary veto of new Brexit delay: PM aide

Hungary on its own will not veto a new delay to Britain's departure from the European Union, a top minister said on Monday, adding that a disorderly Brexit would dent Hungary's strong economic growth.
Reuters - Published

Hungary's far-right government says it won't veto Brexit extension as favour to Boris Johnson

Foreign minister says country will not seek to have casting vote
Independent - Published

Hungary's Orban hopeful on ties with new EU Commission after migration disputes

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday he was optimistic that the new European Commission would improve ties with the EU's eastern members, long strained by disagreements over migration..
Reuters - Published

Hungary charges Syrian accused of beheading, killing for IS

Hungarian prosecutors said on Tuesday they had charged a 27-year-old Syrian man with terrorism and crimes against humanity committed as a member of Islamic State in 2015.
Reuters - Published

Hungary charges Syrian man with terrorism, crime against humanity

Hungarian prosecutors said on Tuesday they had charged a 27-year-old Syrian man with terrorism and crime against humanity committed as a member of Islamic State in 2015.
Reuters - Published

Three South Koreans die in Hungary rail crossing crash

Three South Korean citizens died in Hungary in an accident late on Wednesday, when the car in which they were traveling was hit by a train, local police said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Germany, Hungary to mark end of the Iron Curtain

Thirty years ago on Monday Hungarian border guards for the first time allowed people from communist East Germany to cross freely into Austria and hundreds of them rejoiced. The Iron Curtain was passing..
Reuters - Published

Afghan woman finds peace, hope in painting at Hungary migrant camp

A young Afghan woman, who has been in a holding camp for asylum seekers on Hungary's border for months, gets only a faraway glimpse of trees from her home in a shipping container. So she paints trees,..
Reuters - Published

Coca-Cola ads promoting gay tolerance stir furor in Hungary

Advertisements by Coca-Cola around a music festival in Hungary that promote gay acceptance have prompted a boycott call from a senior member of the conservative ruling party.
Reuters - Published

Hamilton wins in Hungary after dramatic late Verstappen overtake

Lewis Hamilton stages a thrilling fightback to catch and pass Max Verstappen for victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix.
BBC News - Published

Lewis Hamilton overtakes Max Verstappen for late Hungary win

Lewis Hamilton stages a thrilling fightback to catch and pass Max Verstappen for victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix.
BBC News - Published

Max Verstappen takes first career pole position in Hungary

Red Bull's Max Verstappen takes first career pole position in Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying, with Lewis Hamilton third
BBC News - Published

Hamilton leads Verstappen & Vettel in Hungary first practice

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton heads Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in a tight first practice at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
BBC News - Published

Will Hamilton return to winning ways at Hungaroring?

Formula 1 heads to Hungary and Lewis Hamilton, the most successful driver there, aims to return to winning ways after the German GP carnage.
BBC News - Published

Hungary charges former swimming executive with murder of business rival

Hungarian prosecutors charged former international swimming executive Tamas Gyarfas on Tuesday with ordering the murder of a business rival in Budapest more than two decades ago, prosecutors said in a..
Reuters - Published

Hungarian swimmer banned from leaving South Korea for sexual harassment probe: police

South Korean police have banned Hungarian swimmer Tamas Kenderesi from leaving the country as they investigate allegations of sexual harassment against the Olympic bronze medallist, authorities said on..
Reuters - Published

Hungary will hold municipal elections on October 13

Hungary will hold municipal elections on Oct. 13, President Janos Ader said in a statement on his website on Friday.
Reuters - Published

EU takes Hungary to court for criminalizing help for asylum seekers

The European Union executive on Thursday took Hungary to court over a law that makes it a crime to help asylum seekers, the latest in many running battles between Brussels and Budapest on migration,..
Reuters - Published

Microsoft to pay criminal fine to settle U.S. anti-bribery charges

Microsoft Corp agreed to pay about $25.3 million, including an $8.75 million criminal fine, to settle U.S. charges it violated a federal anti-bribery law by making improper payments to government..
Reuters - Published

Microsoft settles U.S. charges it violated anti-bribery law, accepts criminal fine: SEC

Microsoft Corp agreed to pay more than $25 million, including an $8.75 million criminal fine imposed on its Microsoft Hungary unit, to settle U.S. charges it violated a federal anti-bribery law, the..
Reuters - Published

Hungarian philosopher Agnes Heller dies at age of 90

Hungarian philosopher Agnes Heller, who was a student of Gyorgy Lukacs and later taught political theory for 25 years at the New School for Social Research in New York City, died at the age of 90 on..
Reuters - Published

Next EU executive won't let Poland, Hungary off hook on democracy: diplomats

The European Union's next executive will keep up forceful pressure on Poland and Hungary over rule of law deficiencies, diplomats and officials said on Thursday, countering the hopes of Warsaw's ruling..
Reuters - Published

Hungary should move children from 'prison-like' transit zones: U.N.

A senior U.N. human rights official urged Hungary on Wednesday to move asylum-seeking families held in "prison-like" transit zones on the Serbian border to other facilities in Hungary that he said are..
Reuters - Published

Hungary could resurrect court plan that worried EU: parliament speaker

Hungary could resurrect plans to create a new administrative court system, a senior member of the ruling party said, a month after it unexpectedly suspended the scheme that had raised concerns about..
Reuters - Published

Hungarian parliament passes bill tightening state grip over scientists

Hungarian lawmakers passed legislation on Tuesday to tighten state control of research bodies run by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA), overriding protests against the latest step to expand the..
Reuters - Published

Liberal wins Budapest primary to face Orban's Fidesz in mayoral election

The first formal primary in Hungary's history, for Budapest's mayoral election, wrapped up on Wednesday as the opposition joined forces to try to wrest political leadership in the capital from Prime..
Reuters - Published

Ambitious 2050 climate goal relegated to footnote at EU summit

A push by most European Union nations for the world's biggest economic bloc to go carbon neutral by 2050 was dropped to a footnote at a summit on Thursday after resistance from Poland, the Czech..
Reuters - Published

Eastern EU states would back Barnier for Commission President: Hungary

European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will be among the candidates that East European member states Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia can support to become the next European..
Reuters - Published

Visegrad group to agree common stance on EU's 2050 climate goals: Hungary

Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic - the so-called "Visegrad Four" countries - will agree a common stance on the European Union's 2050 climate goals, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor..
Reuters - Published

Captain in fatal Budapest boat crash was sober at the time: police

Hungarian police said on Tuesday they had found no evidence of alcohol or drug abuse by the captain of a cruise ship that struck and sank a small tourist vessel last month, killing 28 mostly Korean..
Reuters - Published

Four eastern EU states to discuss top jobs, keen to boost their influence

The leaders of Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic will discuss in Budapest on Thursday potential candidates for top jobs in the European Union coming up for grabs shortly, in a sign of..
Reuters - Published

Hungarian scientists mull legal action over government controls

The head of Hungary's oldest scientific institute said it was considering taking legal action to challenge government moves to take more control over research work and budgets.
Reuters - Published

Cruise ship captain bailed in Hungary after fatal accident

The captain of a cruise liner was released on bail on Wednesday, two weeks after his vessel was involved in a collision with a tourist boat that sank on the River Danube in Budapest with a party of..
Reuters - Published

Reaching Euros will be difficult - Wales boss Giggs after Hungary defeat

Ryan Giggs believes Wales must win most - if not all - of their remaining matches to have a chance of qualifying for Euro 2020.
BBC News - Published

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