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Hungary's Viktor Orbán to visit former president Donald Trump at Florida home next week

Feb. 29, 2024 11:01 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will visit former President Donald Trump next week at his Florida home Mar-a-Lago, according to a person briefed on the plans. The meeting comes as Trump seeks to turn his attention to his looming election rematch with...

Sweden charges a man for mapping military installations

Feb. 28, 2024 06:41 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A man who allegedly mapped military installations in Sweden was charged Wednesday with unauthorized possession of secret information. Prosecutor Mats Ljungqvist said the 66 year-old man, who was not identified, had been gathering information for “a long time”...

Deep divisions on Russia's war in Ukraine were evident at a meeting of 4 Central European countries

Feb. 27, 2024 10:23 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Four Central European countries are deeply divided over the Russian war against Ukraine and how to resolve the conflict, the prime ministers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia said on Tuesday. The four post-communist countries form an informal...

Here’s what to know about Sweden’s bumpy road toward NATO membership

Feb. 26, 2024 17:57 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s bid to join NATO — held up for almost two years — cleared its last hurdle when Hungary gave its go-ahead Monday to let the Nordic country into the alliance. It brought an end to more than 18 months of delays by the nationalist government in Budapest...

Hungary's parliament ratifies Sweden's NATO bid, clearing the final obstacle to membership

Feb. 26, 2024 16:00 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s parliament voted Monday to ratify Sweden's bid to join NATO, ending more than 18 months of delays that frustrated the alliance as it sought to expand in response to Russia's war in Ukraine. The vote, which passed with 188 votes for and six...

Hungarian parliament elects new president after predecessor resigned in scandal

Feb. 26, 2024 13:49 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's parliament on Monday elected a new president after its previous head of state resigned in a scandal over a pardon she granted to an accomplice in a child sexual abuse case. Lawmakers in a secret vote approved the appointment to the presidency of...

Timeline of Sweden's bid to join the NATO alliance

Feb. 26, 2024 12:13 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Hungary's parliament approved Sweden's application to join NATO on Monday, paving the way for the Scandinavian country to become the alliance's 32nd member. Hungary was the last holdout after Turkey agreed to Sweden's accession in January. Newcomers need to be...

Hungary's parliament has ratified Sweden's bid to join NATO, clearing the last major obstacle to membership

Feb. 26, 2024 10:49 AM EST
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's parliament has ratified Sweden's bid to join NATO, clearing the last major obstacle to membership.

Hungary and Sweden agree on defense deal ahead of final vote on Sweden's NATO accession

Feb. 23, 2024 07:25 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The prime ministers of Hungary and Sweden concluded a defense industry agreement on Friday that will expand Budapest's fleet of Swedish-built fighter jets, paving the way for Hungary’s likely ratification of Sweden’s long-delayed NATO bid. The meeting...

Sweden and Hungary move to smooth over tensions ahead of vote on Sweden's NATO accession

Feb. 22, 2024 09:52 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Nearly two years after Sweden formally applied to join NATO, its membership now hinges on convincing one country — Viktor Orbán’s Hungary — to formally ratify its bid to join the military alliance. Hungary’s nationalist government has delayed...