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US ambassador's views on Hungary 'irrelevant,' minister says

Feb. 02, 2023 13:03 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian foreign minister accused the United States ambassador to Budapest on Thursday of trying to interfere in Hungary’s internal affairs, amid a growing diplomatic rift between the U.S. and the Central European country. At a news conference in...

Hungary FM: Sweden should 'act differently' to join NATO

Feb. 01, 2023 10:07 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Sweden's government should “act differently” if it wants to clinch Turkish support for its bid to join NATO, Hungary's foreign minister said Tuesday, adding that a recent Quran-burning protest outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm was “unacceptable." ...

Hungary's Orban: Ukraine's backers have 'drifted' into war

Jan. 27, 2023 05:33 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Western countries that are providing weapons and money to assist Ukraine in its war with Russia have already “drifted” into becoming active participants in the conflict, Hungary's prime minister said on Friday. In an interview with Hungarian state...

78 years on, Jewish Holocaust rescuers want their story told

Jan. 27, 2023 01:13 AM EST

KIBBUTZ HAZOREA, Israel (AP) — Just before Nazi Germany invaded Hungary in March 1944, Jewish youth leaders in the eastern European country jumped into action: They formed an underground network that in the coming months would save tens of thousands of fellow Jews from the gas chambers. ...

Hungary to host conservative conference for 2nd time

Jan. 25, 2023 05:09 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — For the second year running, Hungary will host a conference in May of mainly U.S. and European conservatives as its right-wing populist government, largely isolated in Europe, seeks allies with like-minded movements further afield. The American...

Hungary won't veto EU arms funding to Ukraine, official says

Jan. 23, 2023 10:17 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's foreign minister said Monday that while his government isn't in favor of the European Union sending funding for weapons to Ukraine, it won't block a planned tranche of 500 million euros ($543 million) in assistance to Kyiv to use in the war with Russia. ...

Croatian president blasts EU penalties against Hungary

Jan. 20, 2023 10:32 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Croatia's president said Friday that efforts by the European Union to uphold democratic standards in member countries threatened to tear the bloc apart, and condemned EU efforts to financially penalize Hungary for its alleged breaches of rule of law standards. ...

Police officer dies in Hungary after on-duty stabbing

Jan. 13, 2023 07:40 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Three police officers in Hungary's capital were stabbed while responding to a call at an apartment building, and one of them died of his injuries, Hungarian police said Friday. Police received a call late Thursday reporting that a man had broken down the...

Hungary ready to sue EU executive over education funding cut

Jan. 12, 2023 06:06 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's government will bring legal action against the European Union's executive arm if it cannot reach an agreement on EU funding for university study-abroad programs, a government minister said Thursday. Speaking at a news conference in Budapest,...

Serbia police detain 2 wanted men in migrant crackdown

Dec. 29, 2022 08:14 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police said Thursday they have detained two people sought on international warrants during a raid to locate migrants and people smugglers near the border with Hungary. Police said in a statement that the two are wanted for “various criminal...