Latest Hungary News

The Latest: Fire chaplain hailed as hero in Notre Dame blaze

Apr. 17, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the fire that tore through the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 11:50 p.m. For the chaplain of the Paris fire brigade, the hardest thing about the blaze at Notre Dame Cathedral was cracking the security codes to rescue its most precious relic. Fire chaplain...

WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart tears Achilles tendon in right leg

Apr. 17, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart is expected to miss the upcoming season after she ruptured the Achilles tendon in her right ankle. Stewart injured the leg on Sunday in the EuroLeague Women championship game in Hungary. She flew to Los Angeles where test results confirmed the injury. The...

China's spreading influence in Eastern Europe worries West

Apr. 10, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Coal-powered plants, mobile networks, major bridges, roads and railways: Chinese investments have been booming throughout Central and Eastern Europe's cash-strapped developing countries, even as European Union officials scramble to counter Beijing's mounting economic and political...

Ledecky heads pro swim league set to debut in US, Europe

Apr. 9, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new professional league for elite swimmers will debut this year with U.S. and foreign teams competing in a mixed gender format with the athletes being paid. Five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky will compete for one of the International Swimming League's eight teams — four...

Hungary: 'Porgy and Bess' cast asked to be African American

Apr. 9, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian State Opera has asked the nearly all-white cast for its production of "Porgy and Bess" to self-identify as African American. The Hungarian performers were asked to sign a statement declaring that "African-American origin and identity is an inseparable part of my...

Hungary to soon choose builder for China-paid railway line

Apr. 9, 2019 6:50 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's finance minister says it may choose by the end of April the winning consortium for the reconstruction of the Budapest-Belgrade railway line, which is being financed by China. Finance Minister Mihaly Varga said Tuesday after talks in Beijing with China's Exim Bank, which...

Mormons to build 8 new temples, renovate Salt Lake City one

Apr. 8, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says it's planning to build eight new temples and renovate several older ones including the faith's flagship temple in Salt Lake City. Church President Russell M. Nelson announced Sunday during a church conference that six of the new...

Euroskeptic, populist parties form alliance in Europe

Apr. 8, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Euroskeptic populist parties formed a new and expanded right-wing alliance on Monday that aims to become the strongest faction in the European Parliament and seeks to radically transform European Union policies on migration, security, family and environment. Italy's hard-line interior...

Ohio, Hungary sign deal pledging economic cooperation

Apr. 8, 2019 5:39 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio and Hungary have struck up a partnership aimed at strengthening economic, technological and commercial cooperation. Ohio Development Services Director Lydia Mihalik (mih-HAY'-lihk) and Hungary's minister of foreign affairs and trade, H.E. Péter Szijjártó...

Hungarian PM Orban launches campaign with anti-migrant plan

Apr. 5, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister on Friday launched his party's campaign for the European Parliamentary elections in May by presenting a seven-point plan against immigration. Prime Minister Viktor Orban called for migration to be controlled by national governments, not European Union...