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Marton Dunai

Hungarian protests intensify as Orban heads to Brussels

Dec 13 2018

BUDAPEST Thousands of Hungarians protested in Budapest on Thursday, resuming demonstrations that started on Wednesday against new legislation governing labor regulations and which would exempt government from independent control by the courts.

Hungarians protest against 'slave law' overtime rules

Dec 08 2018

BUDAPEST Thousands of Hungarians protested in Budapest on Saturday against a proposed new labor law that allows employers to ask for up to 400 hours of overtime work per year, a move its critics have billed as the "slave law".

Hungary's Orban exempts pro-government media group from scrutiny

Dec 06 2018

BUDAPEST Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has exempted a mammoth pro-government media group from scrutiny by the national competition watchdog, according to a decree published late on Wednesday.

Soros-founded school says forced out of Hungary on 'dark day for Europe'

Dec 03 2018

BUDAPEST The Central European University, founded by billionaire George Soros, said on Monday it had been forced out of Hungary in "an arbitrary eviction" that violated academic freedom, and it confirmed plans to open a new campus in Austria.

UPDATE 3-Hungary scraps state support for home savings bank deposits

Oct 16 2018

* Lawmaker says companies earned "extra profits" on scheme (Updates with law passed)

Ukraine, Hungary expel consuls as passport row deepens

Oct 04 2018

KIEV/BUDAPEST Ukraine and Hungary announced tit-for-tat expulsions of each other's diplomats on Thursday, the latest in a series of spats between the neighbors that threatens to set back Kiev's aspirations for European Union and NATO membership.

Gloom in the newsroom as Hungary's independent media recedes

Sep 25 2018

BUDAPEST The new owners of the largest independent news outlet in Hungary say they will not meddle in its editorial policies. Reporters at Index.hu are far from sure, and recent history shows why. | Video

Festival-goers in Budapest cool off in the Danube

Aug 09 2018

BUDAPEST At Hungary's Sziget Festival, the Danube river is providing revelers with some welcome respite from the searing temperatures that have hit much of Europe.

Hungary's OTP buys out SocGen in Bulgaria, Albania, more deals expected

Aug 02 2018

BUDAPEST Hungary's OTP Bank is buying Societe Generale's Bulgarian and Albanian businesses and analysts expect it to purchase the remaining Balkan units the French bank has put up for sale.

Soros university says it plans stay in Hungary

Jun 26 2018

BUDAPEST Hungary's Central European University, founded by U.S. financier George Soros, said on Tuesday it would recruit students as normal for the 2019-2020 academic year, and demanded the Hungarian government recognize it complied with Hungarian law.

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U.S. Senate hands Trump historic rebuke on Saudi Arabia

The U.S. Senate delivered a rare double rebuke to President Donald Trump on Saudi Arabia on Thursday, voting to end U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and blame the Saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.