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Budapest mayor enters primary to run against Hungary's Orban

Sep. 18, 2021 02:40 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A frontrunner in the race for a joint opposition candidate to fight Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in next year's national election opened his campaigning Friday promising to “liberate” the country from the right-wing populist leader. ...

Hungary: Statue honoring mysterious Bitcoin founder unveiled

Sep. 17, 2021 05:09 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — An imposing bronze statue was unveiled in Hungary’s capital on Thursday which its creators say is the first in the world to pay homage to the anonymous creator of the Bitcoin digital currency. Erected in a business park near the Danube River...

Pope urges compassion as he wraps Slovakia pilgrimage

Sep. 15, 2021 05:34 AM EDT

SASTIN, Slovakia (AP) — Pope Francis urged Slovakians on Wednesday to look out for the neediest among them as he ended his first post-surgery trip with a huge open-air Mass that drew tens of thousands of people amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Cheering, maskless...

Pope to Orban's Hungary: Open your arms to everyone

Sep. 12, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Pope Francis urged Hungary on Sunday to “extend its arms towards everyone,” in a veiled critique of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s anti-migrant policies, as the pontiff opened a four-day visit to Central Europe in his first big international outing since...

Pope's Central Europe visit tests his health and diplomacy

Sep. 11, 2021 03:39 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is making his first foreign trip since undergoing intestinal surgery in July, a four-day visit to Central Europe that will not only test his health but also provide one of the most awkward moments of his papacy — a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister...

Hungary offers to help Poland with border surveillance

Sep. 09, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian government has offered to assist Poland in conducting border surveillance on its eastern border with Belarus in an effort to deter migrants from entering the country illegally, Hungary's president said Thursday. A serious...

Pope asks for prayers for pilgrimage to 'heart of Europe'

Sep. 05, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday asked for prayers for his visit later this month to “the heart of Europe,” a four-day pilgrimage to Hungary and Slovakia, which will be his first travels since surgery earlier this summer. Francis spoke of his trip that begins in...

FIFA pledges action after racist abuse of England in Hungary

Sep. 03, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

After England players faced racial abuse in Hungary, FIFA said Friday it will take “adequate actions” once it has completed its investigation. The statement from FIFA stopped short of directly condemning Hungary fans for the abuse, which included monkey chanting, in...

The Latest: New Zealand unable to get everyone out it wanted

Aug. 27, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand says it was not able to get everybody it wanted out of Afghanistan in time before the deadly attacks near Kabul’s airport brought its rescue mission to an end. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday she is not yet sure how...

Hungary: Baton raised, orchestra conductor gets vaccine shot

Aug. 26, 2021 07:03 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian orchestra conductor received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot onstage during a free open-air concert in Budapest on Wednesday as part of an effort to encourage people to get vaccinated. Budapest Festival Orchestra conductor Ivan...