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Memorial event held on Danube River for crew of sunken boat

Jul. 12, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — More than a dozen vessels took part Friday in a memorial ceremony for the two-man Hungarian crew killed in a collision when a tour boat with South Korean tourists sank after colliding with a cruise ship on the Danube River. During the solemn commemoration, an urn with the ashes of...

China warns US 'not to play with fire' regarding Taiwan

Jul. 12, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The United States should not "play with fire" regarding Taiwan after Washington announced its intention to sell $2.2 billion in weapons to the island state, China's foreign minister said Friday. Wang Yi also said during a visit to Hungary that his country is concerned about...

Pride celebrations in Europe mark 50 years since Stonewall

Jul. 6, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — European cities celebrated LGBTQ pride on Saturday with colorful parades that also became platforms for political demands and a push back against far-right populist parties. This year's events in London, Madrid and Budapest mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising in New York...

Hungary: Death toll in Danube River boat crash rises to 27

Jul. 6, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police say a South Korean woman recovered from the Danube River has been identified as the 27th fatality of the May 29 crash between a tour boat and a cruise ship. Police said Saturday that the body was found at the village of Makad, 58 kilometers (36 miles) downstream...

Confirmed death toll in Danube River boat crash rises to 26

Jun. 28, 2019 4:52 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police say a South Korean woman recovered from the Danube River has been identified as the 26th fatality of the May 29 crash between a tour boat and a cruise ship. Police said Friday that the body was found about 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) downstream from the scene of the...

Fed Cup follows Davis Cup with new tournament format

Jun. 27, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Fed Cup is following the Davis Cup with a new tournament format. Starting next year, the women's tennis event will be a six-day final tournament in April with 12 teams playing for an $18 million prize on clay courts in Budapest, Hungary, the International Tennis Federation said Thursday....

Hungarian court rejects extradition of Macedonia ex-leader

Jun. 27, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Budapest court on Thursday rejected an extradition request from North Macedonia for its former prime minister, Nikola Gruevski. Gruevski fled in November to avoid a two-year prison term for corruption and was later granted asylum by Hungary. North Macedonia is seeking Gruevski's...

Police say ship captain in Danube collision not intoxicated

Jun. 18, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Police in Hungary say the captain of a river cruise ship involved in a deadly collision with a tour boat was not intoxicated at the time of the May 29 crash in Budapest. A spokesman for Budapest Police said Tuesday that tests showed that the 64-year old Ukrainian captain of the...

Candidate loses German election after film makers weigh in

Jun. 16, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A 51-year-old immigrant has been elected mayor of a town in eastern Germany after beating a candidate from the far-right Alternative for Germany party in a runoff that drew international attention. The dpa news agency reported that Octavian Ursu, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's...

Captain of cruise ship in Hungary crash released on bail

Jun. 13, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Ukrainian cruise ship captain suspected of responsibility in a deadly collision with a sightseeing boat on the Danube River has been released on bail, a Budapest court said Thursday. The Capital City Court said that the captain, identified earlier only as Yuriy C., isn't...