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Budapest mayor enters primary to run against Hungary's Orban

Sep. 18, 2021 02:40 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A frontrunner in the race for a joint opposition candidate to fight Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in next year's national election opened his campaigning Friday promising to “liberate” the country from the right-wing populist leader. ...

Pope to Orban's Hungary: Open your arms to everyone

Sep. 12, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Pope Francis urged Hungary on Sunday to “extend its arms towards everyone,” in a veiled critique of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s anti-migrant policies, as the pontiff opened a four-day visit to Central Europe in his first big international outing since...

Pope's Central Europe visit tests his health and diplomacy

Sep. 11, 2021 03:39 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — 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...

Hungary offers to help Poland with border surveillance

Sep. 09, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian government has offered to assist Poland in conducting border surveillance on its eastern border with Belarus in an effort to deter migrants from entering the country illegally, Hungary's president said Thursday. A serious...

The Latest: New Zealand unable to get everyone out it wanted

Aug. 27, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand says it was not able to get everybody it wanted out of Afghanistan in time before the deadly attacks near Kabul’s airport brought its rescue mission to an end. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday she is not yet sure how...

The Latest: US, others issue security alert at Kabul airport

Aug. 25, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia on Thursday advised its citizens in Afghanistan not to travel to Kabul’s airport, where there as a “very high threat of a terrorist attack.” Australians in the airport’s vicinity were advised to move to a safe location and await...

The Latest: US says Kabul evacuees don't need COVID tests

Aug. 19, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — Amid the chaos and confusion at the airport, the United States said it had taken at least one step to ease requirements for those seeking to leave: COVID-19 tests. Although Afghanistan had been a hotspot for the coronavirus pandemic, the State Department...

The Latest: Australia flies out 26 from Kabul, plans more

Aug. 17, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — CANBERRA, Australia — Australia had evacuated the first 26 people, including Australian and Afghan citizens, from Kabul since the Taliban overran the Afghan capital, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday. An Air Force...

The Latest: Taliban leader reported in Kabul for talks

Aug. 16, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

Senior Taliban leader Amir Khan Muttaqi is said to be in the Afghan capital negotiating with Kabul’s political leadership, including Abdullah Abdullah, who once headed the country’s negotiating council, and former President Hamid Karzai. That is according to an...

Drought threatens Hungarian lake with environmental crisis

Aug. 14, 2021 03:15 AM EDT

GARDONY, Hungary (AP) — Lake Velence, a shallow, freshwater lake in central Hungary, is a haven for over 100 types of birds, dozens of species of fish and throngs of tourists who come to bathe in its waters for relief from the hot summers. But many of the lake’s...