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EU clears Vodafone's $22 billion deal to expand in Europe

Jul. 18, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has cleared telecom operator Vodafone's acquisition of Liberty Global's operations in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania but has imposed some conditions. The EU Commission said that the deal, valued at 18.4 billion euros ($21.8 billion), will go ahead if...

UN expert critical of Hungary's treatment of asylum-seekers

Jul. 17, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary should not allow security concerns to override the human rights of migrants, a U.N. migration expert said Wednesday. Felipe Gonzalez Morales, the U.N. special rapporteur on migrant rights, said that Hungarian authorities should move families with children who are awaiting a...

Hungary's president OKs govt takeover of research

Jul. 12, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's president has signed a bill paving the way for the government to take control of academic research, a move that researchers see as a threat to scholarly freedom. President Janos Ader gave his approval Friday to the law, which strips the Academy of Sciences, a partially...

Memorial event held on Danube River for crew of sunken boat

Jul. 12, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — More than a dozen vessels took part Friday in a memorial ceremony for the two-man Hungarian crew killed in a collision when a tour boat with South Korean tourists sank after colliding with a cruise ship on the Danube River. During the solemn commemoration, an urn with the ashes of...

China warns US 'not to play with fire' regarding Taiwan

Jul. 12, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The United States should not "play with fire" regarding Taiwan after Washington announced its intention to sell $2.2 billion in weapons to the island state, China's foreign minister said Friday. Wang Yi also said during a visit to Hungary that his country is concerned about...

Pride celebrations in Europe mark 50 years since Stonewall

Jul. 6, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — European cities celebrated LGBTQ pride on Saturday with colorful parades that also became platforms for political demands and a push back against far-right populist parties. This year's events in London, Madrid and Budapest mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising in New York...

Hungary: Death toll in Danube River boat crash rises to 27

Jul. 6, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police say a South Korean woman recovered from the Danube River has been identified as the 27th fatality of the May 29 crash between a tour boat and a cruise ship. Police said Saturday that the body was found at the village of Makad, 58 kilometers (36 miles) downstream...

EU chief struggles to sell job winners to hostile lawmakers

Jul. 4, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Council President Donald Tusk appealed Thursday to hostile lawmakers to endorse a raft of nominees for some of the EU's most coveted jobs amid accusations that he and the bloc's leaders hand-picked the candidates in a series of shady backroom deals. Two days after one of the...

Deals made at secretive EU summit deliver top job nominees

Jul. 3, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — In the end, the European Union's top jobs jamboree had a familiar old-time ring to it. Instead of embracing a transparent future, leaders of the 28 EU nations repeated the past as they retreated behind closed doors to divvy up a half-dozen jobs for politicians who will be the public faces...

Confirmed death toll in Danube River boat crash rises to 26

Jun. 28, 2019 4:52 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police say a South Korean woman recovered from the Danube River has been identified as the 26th fatality of the May 29 crash between a tour boat and a cruise ship. Police said Friday that the body was found about 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) downstream from the scene of the...