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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....

'Teflon' Mark Rutte is longest-serving Dutch prime minister

Aug. 02, 2022 05:59 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Mark Rutte became the longest-serving Dutch prime minister Tuesday, and the leader known by some as “Teflon Mark” because scandals don't stick to him is showing no sign of slowing despite unrest gripping his nation and his party's popularity sliding in polls. ...

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...

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...

Mexican president calls opponents foreign agents, traitors

Jul. 26, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a bid to stoke nationalism and justify his policies, Mexico’s president has increasingly taken to calling his opponents “traitors” and accused them of working for the foreign governments. Analysts say President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is starting...

Embrace for Hungary's Orban deepens among US conservatives

Jul. 25, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

When heads of state visit the U.S., the top item on their itinerary is usually a White House visit. For Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban next month, it will be addressing a conference of conservative activists in Dallas. Orban's appearance at the Conservative Political Action...

Russia says strike on Ukrainian port hit military targets

Jul. 24, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian defense officials insisted Sunday that an airstrike on the Ukrainian port of Odesa hit only military targets, but the attack tested an agreement on resuming grain shipments that the two countries signed less than a day before the assault. Long-range...

Hungarian lawmakers propose curbing power of EU Parliament

Jul. 19, 2022 11:45 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lawmakers in Hungary passed a resolution Tuesday that calls for curbing the power of the European Union's parliament, arguing that it has steered democracy in Europe into a “dead end.” The resolution, adopted by members of Hungary's governing Fidesz...

Hungary: Anti-government protest blocks bridge over tax law

Jul. 18, 2022 04:56 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Anti-government demonstrators in Hungary blocked one of the capital's main thoroughfares during morning rush-hour traffic Monday, the latest in a series of protests against recent changes to the country's tax code that have carried on for nearly a week. ...

Hungarian workers block roads to protest new tax law

Jul. 13, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Protesters in Hungary's capital blocked main traffic arteries for the second day in a row Wednesday in opposition to a tax overhaul pushed through this week by the country's right-wing governing party. Several thousand demonstrators, many of them...