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Boston museum to return painting looted during World War II

Jan. 24, 2022 16:21 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A work of art by a 17th century Dutch painter that was reported looted from a Hungarian bank during World War II is being returned to the heirs of its rightful owner, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts said Monday. “View of Beverwijk" by Salomon van Ruysdael has been in...

Migrants at Hungary border become part of election campaign

Jan. 23, 2022 02:43 AM EST

MAJDAN, Serbia (AP) — A group of migrants huddles beside a small, smoky fire inside an abandoned building in northern Serbia, the last moments of warmth before they set out into the driving snow toward the razor wire, cameras and sensors of Hungary's electrified border fence. A few...

Slovenia's president to set general election for April 24

Jan. 20, 2022 07:59 AM EST

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia is set to hold a parliamentary election on April 24, the president said Thursday. The vote will test the popularity of right-wing Prime Minister Janez Jansa amid political divisions in the small European Union nation. President...

Hungary's Orban to discuss nuclear power project with Putin

Jan. 20, 2022 07:27 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban plans to meet with President Vladimir Putin on Feb. 1 to discuss the progress of a Russian-backed project to expand a Hungarian nuclear power plant, Hungary’s foreign minister said Thursday. Speaking on the sidelines...

Hungary opposition leader tests positive for COVID-19

Jan. 19, 2022 06:43 AM EST

BUDPAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The leader of Hungary's political opposition said Wednesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 amid a surge in cases fueled by the highly transmissible omicron variant. Peter Marki-Zay, an independent conservative who will represent a six-party...

Suspect flees into Hungary after shooting at Austrian troops

Jan. 17, 2022 10:03 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police and anti-terrorism forces are searching for a suspected people smuggler who allegedly fired at Austrian soldiers after evading a border check on Monday. According to Austria's Ministry of Defense, a van broke through a border crossing in...

Liberals in EU parliament seek inquiry into abuse of spyware

Jan. 12, 2022 14:07 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Parliament lawmakers called Wednesday for a committee to investigate rights abuses by European Union governments using powerful spyware produced by Israel's NSO Group. Meanwhile, the Polish Senate formally approved the formation of a committee to...

Hungary sets election for April 3 in big challenge to Orban

Jan. 11, 2022 12:42 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary will hold a parliamentary election on April 3, the president said Tuesday, in a vote that will decide whether Prime Minister Viktor Orban will remain in office after 12 years in power. President Janos Ader made the announcement on the election...

Trump endorses Hungary's Orban ahead of tight election

Jan. 03, 2022 11:44 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Former U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed Hungary's right-wing populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban, offering his “complete support” for the controversial leader who is facing a close parliamentary election this spring. Orban, a champion of...

Hungary's PM denounced in Bosnia for anti-Muslim rhetoric

Dec. 22, 2021 21:45 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian officials and religious leaders on Wednesday denounced suggestions voiced by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his spokesman that the integration of Bosnia into the European Union will be challenging because of its large Muslim population. ...