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Germany, allies mark 30 years since Berlin Wall fell

Nov. 9, 2019 2:51 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany marked the 30th anniversary Saturday of the opening of the Berlin Wall, a pivotal moment in the events that brought down Communism in eastern Europe. Leaders from Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic attended a ceremony at Bernauer Strasse — where one of...

Hungary expects gas from TurkStream pipeline by late 2021

Nov. 7, 2019 12:22 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary plans to be able to get natural gas from the TurkStream pipeline by the end of 2021, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Thursday after hosting a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Hungary depends greatly on natural gas from Russia. It now arrives through...

Hungarian mayor in orgy video resigns despite re-election

Nov. 6, 2019 5:50 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A prominent Hungarian mayor caught on video taking part in an orgy says he is resigning despite being re-elected last month. Zsolt Borkai, a former Olympic champion gymnast and mayor of the western city of Gyor since 2006, said Wednesday that he is resigning effective Friday, to...

Timeline of events that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall

Nov. 6, 2019 3:14 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A glance at events leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 and Germany's subsequent reunification. Jan. 19, 1989: East German leader Erich Honecker says the Berlin Wall "will still exist in 50 and even in 100 years, if the reasons for it are not overcome." Feb. 5:...

Hungary says Huawei to help build its 5G wireless network

Nov. 5, 2019 9:15 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Chinese tech company Huawei will take part in the construction of Hungary's next-generation 5G wireless network despite concerns among key allies like the U.S. about potential snooping by Beijing. Speaking at China's International Import Expo in Shanghai, Hungarian Foreign Minister...

AP PHOTOS: Romania hosts carving of over 30,000 pumpkins

Oct. 31, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Romanian capital Bucharest has hosted what organizers claim is Europe's biggest pumpkin carving event. Thousands of visitors tried their hand at sculpting more than 30,000 pumpkins in a public park ahead of Halloween, spending hours on their work. The results of their endeavor...

Legal opinion: Poland, Hungary, Czechs broke EU migrant law

Oct. 31, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — With overcrowded Greek migrant camps facing explosive new problems, a top EU legal adviser said Thursday that Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic broke European Union law by refusing to comply with a refugee quota program meant to address such challenges. The legal opinion strikes to the...

The Latest: Hungary: Ruling party urges resistance on quotas

Oct. 31, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party is calling on the government to stand up to any pressure "legally or otherwise disguised" on the issue of European Union migrant quotas. Fidesz's statement came in...

Hungary's Orban: Good relations with Russia are a necessity

Oct. 30, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minster said Wednesday after hosting a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that good relations with Russia are a necessity because of his country's geographical location. Analysts see Prime Minister Viktor Orban as Putin's closest ally in the European...

Hungary nixes NATO statement on Ukraine due to minority spat

Oct. 30, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian officials said Wednesday that the country has vetoed a joint NATO statement about Ukraine because it didn't mention the "deprivation of rights" of the Hungarian minority in the neighboring country. At the same time, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto rejected...