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People attend a ceremony that commemorates the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Budapest Jewish ghetto in Dohany Street Synagogue in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. The ghetto was liberated by the Soviet Red Army during World War II on January 17, 1945. (Tibor Illyes/MTI via AP)

Hungary commemorates 1945 liberation of Budapest ghetto

Jan. 19, 2020 10:13 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's Jewish community on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of the liberation by Soviet troops of the Budapest ghetto, where over 70,000 Jews were confined near the end of World War II. While some 550,000 Hungarian Jews were killed during the Holocaust in Nazi-run death...

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz arrives for a joint press conference with Prime Ministers of the V4 after their meeting at the National Museum in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria against use of EU funding to support nuclear energy

Jan. 16, 2020 9:13 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz told his counterparts from four central European countries on Thursday that Austria is not ready to accept European Union funding of their nuclear energy projects. After meeting the prime ministers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia in...

Serena Williams to highlight Fed Cup roster for US

Jan. 15, 2020 12:41 PM EST

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Serena Williams will be part of the U.S. team for its Fed Cup qualifier against Latvia, the U.S. Tennis Association said Wednesday. It will be the first time Williams has participated in the Fed Cup since 2018. Williams has played in 10 previous Fed Cup competitions, and is 13-0...

In this undated handout made available by the Budapest Police shows cannabis cigarettes seized by the police from two Dutch men last summer on a scale as seen during a press conference by the Budapest Police (BRFK) in Budapest, Hungary. Hungarian police say they have recommended filing drug dealing charges against two Dutch men arrested in August at a popular music festival. One of the suspected drug dealers is promising Dutch sprinter Roelf Bouwmeester. (BRFK/MTI via AP)

Hungary police seek drug dealing charges against 2 Dutch men

Jan. 15, 2020 9:53 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police on Wednesday recommended filing drug dealing charges against two Dutch men arrested in August at a popular music festival. Budapest police said they found 20 kilograms of pre-rolled marijuana cigarettes and ecstasy pills with a street value of around 100 million...

FILE - In this April 12, 2017 photo people gather to protest in Heroes Square in Budapest. Hungary's parliament has approved a law regulating civic groups which receive foreign funding. The bill passed Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by the governing parties led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban compels groups getting more than around US $ 26,200 a year from abroad to register the fact with the courts and say in most of their online and printed publications that they are foreign-funded. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP,file)

Hungary rule on NGOs' financing seen in conflict with EU law

Jan. 14, 2020 2:16 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Restrictions imposed by Hungary on the financing of non-governmental organizations from abroad are incompatible with European Union law, according to an opinion issued Tuesday by the bloc's highest court. In 2017, Hungary adopted legislation forcing NGOs receiving foreign funding...

Agnes Keleti, former Olympic gold medal winning gymnast, poses for a photo with two of her Olympic medals at her apartment in Budapest, Hungary Wednesday Jan. 8, 2020. Although she turned 99 on Thursday, even a 9-year-old would have a hard time keeping up with Agnes Keleti's irrepressible energy and enthusiasm. Keleti is the oldest living Olympic champion and a Holocaust survivor. She won 10 medals in gymnastics — including five golds — at the 1952 Helsinki Games and at the 1956 Melbourne Games. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)

Agnes Keleti, the oldest living Olympic champion, turns 99

Jan. 9, 2020 6:44 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Although she turned 99 on Thursday, even a 9-year-old would have a hard time keeping up with Agnes Keleti's irrepressible energy and enthusiasm. Keleti is the oldest living Olympic champion and a Holocaust survivor. She won 10 medals in gymnastics — including five golds...

Hungary to keep troops unless Iraq govt decides to end deal

Jan. 9, 2020 6:26 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister said Thursday that his country will keep its troops stationed in Iraq as long as the Mideast country stands by the agreement between the two governments. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told reporters after a Cabinet meeting that plans were in place...

IOC seeks German TV's evidence of weightlifting corruption

Jan. 6, 2020 3:59 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee will ask a German broadcaster to share evidence of alleged doping cover-ups in weightlifting and financial irregularities linked to the sport's revenues from the games. The program broadcast Sunday by ARD implicated the International...

Croatia court convicts ex-PM, Hungary's MOL chief of bribery

Dec. 30, 2019 6:26 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Croatian court on Monday convicted a former Croatian prime minister and a the head of Hungary's MOL energy group of bribery, in a corruption case dating back a decade. The Zagreb County Court sentenced ex-Croatian PM Ivo Sanader to six years in prison and MOL's CEO and Chairman of...

The mayors of the capitals of the Visegrad Four or V4 countries Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, from left, Zdenek Hrib of Prague, Gergely Karacsony of Budapest, Matus Vallo of Bratislava, and Rafal Trzaskowski of Warsaw pose after they signed the Pact of Free Cities as they announce the establishment of the Alliance of Free Cities of Europe during their meeting in the aditorium of the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP)

Central Europe mayors against populism sign free cities pact

Dec. 16, 2019 11:07 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The mayors of four Central European capitals signed a “free cities” pact Monday, pledging to cooperate on issues ranging from environmental protection to urban planning and public transportation. The mayors of Budapest, Hungary; Prague, the Czech Republic; Warsaw,...