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Hungary: Bill would ban 'promoting' homosexuality to minors

Jun. 11, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s governing conservative party has prepared new legislation that bans showing pornographic material and any content portraying or promoting sex reassignment or homosexuality to anyone under 18. Fidesz, the party of Prime Minister...

EU lawmakers threaten to sue, to speed up rule of law action

Jun. 10, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers threatened Thursday to sue the bloc’s executive branch within weeks if it fails to take action against countries allegedly violating democratic standards, notably Hungary and Poland. In a resolution, adopted by 506 votes to 150...

Orbán defends soccer fans who booed kneeling Irish players

Jun. 10, 2021 07:30 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Thursday defended the soccer fans who booed the Irish national team while they were kneeling as a sign of solidarity against racism at a game this week. The incident occurred during Tuesday’s friendly...

Budapest orchestra performs live concert from moving truck

Jun. 10, 2021 04:46 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Budapest Festival Orchestra wants its audience back. The prestigious orchestra, led by renowned composer Iván Fischer, took to the streets with that message: Five members of the orchestra performed classical music to motorists and...

China defends Hungary university plan following protest

Jun. 07, 2021 07:59 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday defended a plan to build a university in Hungary, saying critics who protested against it in Budapest over the weekend shouldn't politicize and stigmatize normal exchanges between the two countries. Several thousand people rallied in...

Hungary: Plan to build Chinese university branch protested

Jun. 05, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Several thousand people rallied in Hungary's capital Saturday against plans by Prime Minister Viktor Orban to host a Chinese university in Budapest. A strategic agreement that Hungary signed with Shanghai-based Fudan University envisages...

The Latest: Mexico to use US vaccine doses at border

Jun. 04, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican officials said Friday they will use 1 million U.S. doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to inoculate people along the border. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says the vaccinations along Mexico’s northern border with the...

Top EU court rejects Hungary challenge to values sanction

Jun. 03, 2021 07:56 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top court on Thursday dismissed Hungary’s attempt to overturn a European Parliament action aimed at holding the country to account for what lawmakers consider to be a breach of the bloc’s values. The EU parliament launched a...

Budapest to rename streets to protest Chinese university

Jun. 02, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Budapest city officials are planning to rename streets in an area where a Chinese university loyal to China's Communist Party is due to open a branch, in a signal of protest and solidarity with the victims of human rights abuses by Beijing. The...

Budapest unveils memorial to Danube tourist boat victims

May. 31, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian and South Korean officials inaugurated a memorial Monday in Budapest that commemorates the 28 people who died, most of them South Koreans, in a boating accident on the Danube River two years ago. The two deputy foreign ministers pulled...