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Marton Dunai

Hasidic pilgrimage worries Hungarian villagers under COVID strain

Apr 15 2021

BODROGKERESZTUR, Hungary, April 15 About a thousand Hasidic Jews from around the world made a pilgrimage to a small northern Hungarian village on Thursday, but their presence has made some locals nervous as Hungary fights a third, destructive wave of the pandemic.

Exclusive-Apollo in talks to sell Slovenian bank Nova to Hungary's OTP - sources

Apr 14 2021

BUDAPEST Hungary's biggest lender OTP is in talks to buy Slovenian bank Nova KBM from private equity group Apollo in a deal worth roughly 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion), people close to the matter said.

EXCLUSIVE-Apollo in talks to sell Slovenian bank Nova to Hungary's OTP - sources

Apr 14 2021

BUDAPEST, April 14 Hungary's biggest lender OTP is in talks to buy Slovenian bank Nova KBM from private equity group Apollo in a deal worth roughly 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion), people close to the matter said.

Hungary questions Germany's democratic standards in LGBT row

Apr 08 2021

BUDAPEST/BERLIN An aide to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban called into question Germany's democratic standards on Thursday after a top German soccer club sacked a Hungarian coach for expressing anti-immigrant and anti-LGBT views.

Hungary questions Germany's rule of law commitment in LGBT row

Apr 08 2021

* German soccer club sacked Hungarian coach for anti-LGBT remarks

Hungary to start reopening after reaching 2.5 million inoculations: PM Orban

Apr 06 2021

BUDAPEST Hungary's businesses and services will begin reopening, as it has vaccinated more than a quarter of its 10 million people with at least a first shot, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Tuesday.

Hungary, Poland, Italy leaders seek new European right-wing core

Apr 01 2021

BUDAPEST/WARSAW, April 1 Hungarian right-wing nationalist premier Viktor Orban and Polish ally Mateusz Morawiecki will meet Matteo Salvini, leader of Italy's rightist League party, on Thursday to try to lay the groundwork for a new European political grouping.

'Falling like flies': Hungary's Roma community pleads for COVID help

Mar 31 2021

BUDAPEST Coronavirus infections are ravaging Hungary's 700,000-strong Roma community, according to personal accounts that suggest multiple deaths in single families are common in an unchecked outbreak fuelled by deep distrust of authorities.

Hungarian journalists say state conceals impact of world's deadliest COVID-19 outbreak

Mar 31 2021

BUDAPEST Hungarian journalists accused the government on Wednesday of putting lives at risk by barring the media from covering the full extent of what is now the world's deadliest COVID-19 outbreak.

Mounting COVID-19 deaths dim Hungary's hopes of reopening

Mar 31 2021

BUDAPEST Hungary on Wednesday reported coronavirus fatalities reaching a new high and doctors described hospitals filling beyond capacity, signalling the government may be forced to postpone a reopening scheduled to begin in mid-April.

World News

Castro era in Cuba to end as Raul confirms he's retiring

HAVANA (Reuters) -Raul Castro confirmed he was handing over the leadership of the all-powerful Cuban Communist Party to a younger generation at its congress that kicked off on Friday, ending six decades of rule by himself and older brother Fidel.