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Hungarians protest over alleged government spying

Jul. 26, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Around 1,000 protesters in Hungary's capital on Monday demanded answers to allegations that the country's right-wing government used powerful spyware to secretly monitor critical journalists, lawyers and business figures. The protest march,...

Thousands march in Hungary Pride parade to oppose LGBT law

Jul. 24, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Rising anger over the policies of Hungary's right-wing government filled the streets of the country's capital on Saturday as thousands of LGBT supporters marched in the annual Budapest Pride parade. March organizers expected record crowds at the...

Hungary calls for ballot to defend LGBT law opposed by EU

Jul. 21, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's government wants to hold a national referendum in an effort to showcase public support for a new law that the European Union says discriminates against LGBT people. The government says the law aims to protect children, but many have...

EU says democratic standards under threat in Poland, Hungary

Jul. 20, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Democratic standards in the European Union are eroding in several member countries, particularly in Hungary and Poland where judicial independence is under threat, the EU’s executive commission said Tuesday in its annual report on adherence to the rule of law. ...

Hungary: Politicians demand inquiry into alleged spying

Jul. 19, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Opposition lawmakers in Hungary's parliament have demanded an inquiry into findings by an international investigation that the country's right-wing government used powerful malware to spy on critical journalists, politicians and business figures. ...

The Latest: SKorea sees 11th straight day over 1,000 cases

Jul. 16, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea has reported another new 1,455 cases of the coronavirus, its 11th straight day over 1,000, as officials push to tighten pandemic restrictions nationwide. The numbers reported by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on Saturday...

The Latest: Mississippi hospital to require masks

Jul. 16, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi’s only level-one trauma hospital and academic medical center will require all employees and students who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear an N95 mask while inside, a decision that a top official acknowledged would not be popular with everyone in the...

EU court: Poland's disciplining of judges breaches EU law

Jul. 15, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union intensified a legal fight with Poland and Hungary on Thursday over respect for fundamental human rights and the rule of law, which critics say are increasingly strained in the EU's two leading eastern nations. The EU's top court, the...

Authoritarianism advances as world battles the pandemic

Jul. 15, 2021 05:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Here’s some of what happened while the world was distracted by the coronavirus: Hungary banned the public depiction of homosexuality. China shut Hong Kong’s last pro-democracy newspaper. Brazil’s government extolled dictatorship. And Belarus hijacked a passenger plane to...

For democracy, it's a time of swimming against the tide

Jul. 12, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

The old Nicaraguan revolutionary, with his receding hairline and the goatee that he had finally let turn grey, spoke calmly into the camera as police swarmed toward his house, hidden behind a high wall in a leafy Managua neighborhood. Surveillance drones, he said, were watching overhead. ...