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Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrives for an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. European Union leaders will be assessing relations with China during their final day of a summit meeting which already saw bruising talks on foreign affairs issues. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, Pool)

EU court rules against Hungary's Orban over Soros university

Oct. 6, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's highest court ruled Tuesday that changes by Hungary to its law on higher education which effectively forced a university founded by George Soros to leave the country weren't in line with EU law. The European Court of Justice ruled against Prime Minister Viktor Orban's...

Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto, left, receives his Polish counterpart, Zbigniew Rau in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (Lajos Soos/MTI via AP)

Poland, Hungary hit back on democratic standards in the EU

Sep. 29, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Threatened with the potential loss of European Union funds over their records on democracy, the governments of Poland and Hungary say they plan to establish a new institute to assess how well all EU member nations adhere to the rule of law. The foreign ministers of the two right-wing...

Wake Forest running back Kenneth Walker III (9) looks for room to run against North Carolina State during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Raleigh, N.C, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

The Latest: Scottish Open decides not to have limited fans

Sep. 23, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The European Tour has decided against having a limited number of fans for the Scottish Open next week. The tour says because of a recent update on the Scottish government's guidelines for COVID-19, the tournament at the...

FILE - In this June 5, 2020, file photo, a surfer walks on a sparsely populated Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Hawaii's governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

The Latest: Hawaii again sets plan for pre-testing tourists

Sep. 16, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for the coronavirus. Gov. David Ige said Wednesday that travelers will have to take the test within 72 hours before their flight arrives in...

Hungary: Critical radio may lose license; watchdog concerned

Sep. 11, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The commissioner for human rights at the Council of Europe, the continent’s democracy watchdog, on Friday expressed her concerns about a decision by Hungarian media authorities not to renew the broadcast license of a radio station which often airs views critical of the...

Two women hold hands and carry face masks in downtown Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. The Czech Republic is returning to mandatory mask wearing in interior spaces amid a steep rise in new coronavirus cases. Starting Thursday, people across the country need to cover their face in all public places, including stores, shopping malls, post offices and others but also in private companies where employees cannot keep a distance of 2 meters from one another. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Virus spiking in eastern Europe; Hungary drafts 'war plan'

Sep. 11, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The number of new confirmed coronavirus cases spiked Friday in parts of eastern Europe, with Hungary and the Czech Republic registering all-time daily highs. Signs of the pandemic's resurgence were also evident in Britain and the Netherlands. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban...

Marylou Ligier takes a to-go order to a patron at her family's restaurant and pastry shop Clafoutis on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. An outdoor tent, seen in the reflection of a pastry case, was installed three weeks ago in the parking lot after indoor seating was banned due to COVID-19. Ligier says the tent rental costs thousands of dollars each month, nearly amounting to a second mortgage. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

The Latest: New Mexico sees lowest new case number in months

Sep. 7, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico health officials are reporting 46 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus — the lowest daily number in the state since early April. The new cases announced Monday bring the state’s total to 26,144. State health officials also said four more people have died from...

Hungary to unveil statue of late President George H.W. Bush

Sep. 6, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A statue of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush will be unveiled in October in Budapest’s Liberty Square, officials said Sunday. In 1989, Bush became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hungary. He died in 2018 at the age of 94. The statue, to be inaugurated on...

Buffalo Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott runs practice form the middle of the field with a mask on during the second day of training camp opened to the media at ADPRO Sports Training Center's outdoor field in Orchard Park, N.Y., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. P (James P. McCoy/Buffalo News via AP, Pool)

The Latest: 7 on Kansas State football team test positive

Aug. 28, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Seven members of the Kansas State football team have tested positive for COVID-19 in the first outbreak since the Wildcats convened for summer workouts in June. The Wildcats will continue to practice for the season-opener Sept....