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Orban says Hungary will stick to veto of EU-Ukraine aid plan

Dec. 02, 2022 06:14 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister said Friday that he will continue to oppose a European Union plan to provide an 18-billion-euro ($19-billion) aid package to Ukraine in 2023, a position that promises sustained tensions as the bloc and the nationalist Hungarian government wrangle...

Hungarian filling stations running out of price-capped fuel

Dec. 02, 2022 02:38 AM EST

MARTONVASAR, Hungary (AP) — Drivers in Hungary are increasingly running into gas and diesel shortages at filling stations as a government-imposed price cap squeezes the operators of independent stations and leaves the state energy company struggling to keep up with demand. At...

The mind behind the Rubik’s Cube celebrates a lasting puzzle

Dec. 01, 2022 14:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — If you've ever had trouble solving a Rubik’s Cube, a good piece of advice is to break it down into steps. It's worth a shot: That advice is from the man who invented it. “Problem solving is a very basic activity of the human mind and if a problem is complex you...

EU Commission proposes blocking billions in funds to Hungary

Nov. 30, 2022 11:46 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive branch recommended Wednesday that billions of euros of EU funds allocated to Hungary remain frozen over its failure to implement solid rule-of-law reforms, a move highlighting the growing rift between the EU’s traditional Western democratic...

European Commission recommends freezing billions in EU funds for Hungary over rule of law concerns

Nov. 30, 2022 06:17 AM EST
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Commission recommends freezing billions in EU funds for Hungary over rule of law concerns.

Sober or bright? Europe faces holidays during energy crunch

Nov. 26, 2022 13:28 PM EST

VERONA, Italy (AP) — Early season merrymakers sipping mulled wine and shopping for holiday decorations packed the Verona Christmas market for its inaugural weekend. But beyond the wooden market stalls, the Italian city still has not decked out its granite-clad pedestrian streets with twinkling...

Serb police: man shot in border town clash between migrants

Nov. 25, 2022 08:51 AM EST

BELRADE, Serbia (AP) — One man was shot and wounded and a number of others were detained following reports of a clash between migrants in a northern Serbian town on the border with Hungary, police said on Friday. Police said they found a 20-year-old man shot twice in the chest...

Central European PMs stress shared ties amid friction on war

Nov. 24, 2022 12:09 PM EST

KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — The leaders of four Central European countries meeting in a regional summit in Slovakia Thursday emphasized the issues that tie them together and downplayed divisive ones. The prime ministers of the Visegrad Four countries — Poland, the Czech Republic,...

Hungary's foreign minister travels to Russia for energy expo

Nov. 21, 2022 07:26 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's top diplomat traveled to Russia on Monday to take part in an international forum on nuclear energy, underscoring his country's persistently close ties with Moscow amid the war in Ukraine. Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto gave a speech at the...

Hungary will not support EU aid plan to Ukraine, Orban says

Nov. 18, 2022 09:26 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary will not support a European Union plan to provide Ukraine with billions in budget assistance next year, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday, digging in on his country's blocking of a major aid package the EU unveiled last week. Speaking at a...