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Today in History: May 23, Bonnie and Clyde shot and killed

May. 23, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 23, the 144th day of 2024. There are 222 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 23, 1934, bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were shot to death in a police ambush in Bienville...

2 dead and 5 missing after a boat collision on the Danube River in Hungary

May. 19, 2024 14:18 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Police say two people have died and five are missing following a boat collision on the Danube River in Hungary. Hungarian police received a report late Saturday night that a man had been found with a head injury on the shore of the Danube near the town of...

Police say 2 people are dead and 5 are missing in Hungary after a boat collision on the Danube River

May. 19, 2024 05:35 AM EDT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Police say 2 people are dead and 5 are missing in Hungary after a boat collision on the Danube River.

Who is Robert Fico, the populist Slovak prime minister wounded in a shooting?

May. 16, 2024 11:45 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot multiple times after a political event Wednesday afternoon, an episode of violence that punctuated his decades-long career in politics. A hospital official where Fico was being treated said on Thursday that he was...

Italian anti-fascist activist jailed in Hungary to be moved to house arrest in Budapest

May. 15, 2024 13:24 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Hungarian court of appeal on Wednesday upheld a request from an Italian anti-fascist activist to be moved from jail to house arrest in Budapest as she awaits trial, authorities said. The court approved Ilaria Salis’ request upon payment of a bail of about 40,000...

A Dutch anti-Islam party says it's brokered a provisional coalition deal for a hard-right government

May. 15, 2024 11:30 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders and three other Dutch party leaders said Wednesday they have brokered a provisional coalition deal in a move that brings closer a government driven by the hard right in yet another European Union nation. The party leaders said that...

Hungary will vote against U.N. resolution commemorating the 1995 genocide in Bosnia, minister says

May. 15, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary will vote against a United Nations resolution commemorating the 1995 genocide of Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica, the foreign minister said on Wednesday, arguing that it would inflame tensions in the Balkan country and the surrounding region. Péter...

Xi's visit to Hungary and Serbia brings new Chinese investment and deeper ties to Europe's doorstep

May. 14, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — When Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Hungary last week, he arrived to one of the few places in the European Union where his country is considered an indispensable ally rather than a rival. By the time he left on Friday, he'd secured deals that provide fertile ground...

China's Xi leaves Hungary as he concludes a 5-day visit to Europe

May. 10, 2024 12:34 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping left Hungary on Friday, concluding a tour of three European nations meant to meant to reinforce China's growing influence on the continent. Xi's plane took off from Budapest airport on Friday evening, after five days in Europe...

Hungary and China sign strategic cooperation agreement during visit by Chinese President Xi

May. 09, 2024 22:08 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary and China signed a number of new agreements on Thursday to deepen their economic and cultural cooperation during a visit to the Central European country by Chinese President Xi Jinping, a trip meant to solidify China's economic footprint in the region. ...