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Hungary fines Ryanair over raising prices to cope with tax

Aug. 08, 2022 06:58 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary accused Ryanair of consumer protection violations and fined it more than three-quarters of a million euros after the budget carrier raised ticket prices to cope with a tax on what the government calls “extra profits" of industries ranging from airlines to banks....

Autocratic Hungarian leader Orban hailed by US conservatives

Aug. 04, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Hungary’s autocratic Prime Minister Viktor Orban urged cheering American conservatives on Thursday to “take back the institutions,” stick to hardline stances on gay rights and immigration and fight for the next U.S. presidential election as a pivotal moment for their beliefs....

Spin and win: Verstappen rallies to eighth win of F1 season

Jul. 31, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Formula One champion Max Verstappen overcame a spin and his worst starting spot of the season to win the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday. His eighth win of the season pushed Verstappen's lead to 80 points over Charles Leclerc as F1 heads into its midseason break. ...

Ex-F1 race director Masi says he received death threats

Jul. 31, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Formula One's former race director Michael Masi has described the abuse he received on social media following last season's controversial call at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Red Bull driver Max Verstappen won his first world title after...

AP Exclusive: Verstappen says drivers limited in taming fans

Jul. 28, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Max Verstappen supports banning abusive fans from races, but the reigning Formula One champion believes drivers have limited influence in curbing the boorish behavior seen at recent events. Verstappen called on F1 and race promoters to implement stronger...

4-time F1 champion Vettel to retire at end of season

Jul. 28, 2022 08:56 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel will retire at the end of the season to spend more time with his family, the German driver said Thursday. Vettel won his four F1 titles from 2010-13 with the Red Bull team. His last race victory came with...

Austrian, Hungarian leaders discuss migration, Ukraine war

Jul. 28, 2022 08:22 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer welcomed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Vienna on Thursday for bilateral talks that focused on migration as well as on the war in Ukraine and its consequences. The meeting of the two central European leaders came only days...

Four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel says he will retire at the end of the season

Jul. 28, 2022 06:24 AM EDT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel says he will retire at the end of the season.

Hungary's leader rebuked for opposing 'mixed race' society

Jul. 27, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — One of Viktor Orban's closest associates has resigned in protest over what she called a “pure Nazi" speech given by the Hungarian prime minister in which he railed against Europe becoming a “mixed race” society. It was a rare rebuke from within the...

Serbian police break up people-smuggling gang, find migrants

Jul. 26, 2022 06:01 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's police broke up a people-smuggling gang near the border with Hungary early on Tuesday, and found various weapons and hundreds of passports and other documents taken from migrants trying to reach Western Europe, officials said. Police also discovered...