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A man stands by candles and flowers placed near the Margit Bridge over the Danube river during a memorial ceremony for the victims, one year after the Mermaid boat accident, in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, May 29, 2020. Commemorations are taking place on the one year anniversary of the Danube River tragedy in which a sightseeing boat carrying mostly tourists from South Korea sank after a collision with a river cruise ship that killed at least 27 people. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)

Hungary commemorates victims of 2019 Danube boat catastrophe

May. 29, 2020 7:27 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Commemorations were held Friday in Hungary for the anniversary of an accident on the Danube River in which over two dozen South Korean tourists died after their tour boat collided with a river cruise ship. At least 25 out of 33 South Korean tourists died when the Hableany...

FILE- In this Tuesday, June 11, 2019, file photo a crane places the wreckage of the sightseeing boat on a transporting barge at Margaret Bridge, the scene of the fatal boat accident in Budapest, Hungary. Preparations are underway for commemorations to be held on the first anniversary of the May 29, 2019, mishap on the Danube River in which a sightseeing boat carrying mostly tourists from South Korea sank after a collision with a river cruise ship. Just seven of the 33 South Korean tourists aboard the Hableany (Mermaid) survived the nighttime collision.(Balazs Mohai/MTI via AP)

Hungary to commemorate victims of Danube boat catastrophe

May. 28, 2020 6:25 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Commemorations will be held Friday on the anniversary of the Danube River tragedy in which a sightseeing boat carrying mostly tourists from South Korea sank after a collision with a river cruise ship that killed at least 27 people. At least 25 out of 33 South Korean tourists died...

Hungary: Auditor suspends state funding of opposition party

May. 21, 2020 12:56 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s state audit office said Thursday that it has suspended the disbursement of state funds to a key opposition party because of irregularities with the party’s finances. The State Audit Office said that the left-wing Democratic Coalition’s financial...

FILE - In this Thursday, April 6, 2017 file photo a Hungarian police officer patrols the enlarged transit zone set up for migrants at the Hungary's southern border with Serbia near Tompa, 169 kms southeast of Budapest, Hungary. Hungary's government says it is shutting down the transit zones on its southern border with Serbia where asylum-seekers are being kept while their asylum requests are decided. (Sandor Ujvari/MTI via AP, file)

Hungary closing border transit zones for asylum-seekers

May. 21, 2020 7:48 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s government said Thursday that it is shutting down the transit zones on its southern border with Serbia where asylum-seekers have been held while their asylum requests are decided. Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s chief of staff said that, as a result, some 280...

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban listens to a question during a press conference after a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, May 15, 2020. Orban is on a one-day official visit to Serbia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Hungary bans legal recognition of its transgender citizens

May. 19, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian lawmakers on Tuesday approved legislation banning the legal recognition of transgender citizens. Amendments to the law on the birth, death and marriage registry, approved mostly by deputies from Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party, will prevent transgender...

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban listens to a question during a press conference after a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, May 15, 2020. Orban is on a one-day official visit to Serbia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Hungary's Orban says he could give up extra powers in weeks

May. 15, 2020 10:45 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Hungary’s prime minister said Friday that he expects to soon give up the extraordinary powers to rule by decree on matters related to the pandemic that he was granted by Parliament in March. Viktor Orban has been the target of strong criticism, including by the European...

The Latest: China’s foreign minister lashes out

May. 15, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — China’s foreign minister lashes out and says...

New York City police officers stand by at the Andrew T. Cleckley Funeral Home in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Police responded to a report of human bodies in vehicles, which they determined were connected to the nearby funeral home. The New York Police Department notified the state Department of Health, which oversees funeral homes. The coronavirus pandemic has overrun most funeral homes and morgues in New York City. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

The Latest: India touts gains in curbing virus with lockdown

Apr. 30, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India touts gains in curbing virus with lockdown, may relax...

An Indian fruit vendor wearing a face mask as a precaution against the new coronavirus waits for customers during lockdown in Bangalore, India, Friday, April 24, 2020. As governments around the world try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, India has launched one of the most draconian social experiments in history, locking down its entire population, including an estimated 176 million people who struggle to survive on $1.90 a day or less. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

The Latest: India announces easing of lockdown restrictions

Apr. 25, 2020 1:51 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Navy recommends reinstatement of fired carrier captain....

FILE - In this May 5, 2018, file photo, Mike Smith rides Justify to victory during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The move of the Triple Crown’s first leg to Labor Day weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic will mark the first time the Derby won’t run on the first Saturday in May since 1945. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

The Latest: North Carolina considering allowing NASCAR race

Apr. 23, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The governor of North Carolina is still considering a request to allow NASCAR to race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May. Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday extended the state’s stay-at-home order because of the coronavirus...