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

16 Oct 2018

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

Ukraine, Hungary expel consuls as passport row deepens

04 Oct 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 neighbours that threatens to set back Kiev's aspirations for European Union and NATO membership.

Gloom in the newsroom as Hungary's independent media recedes

25 Sep 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

09 Aug 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

02 Aug 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

26 Jun 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.

Visegrad Four to shun EU's weekend mini-summit on migrant crisis

21 Jun 2018

BUDAPEST Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday said leaders of the Visegrad Four countries Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic will skip a European Union mini-summit on the migration crisis this weekend.

Hungary approves 'STOP Soros' law, defying EU, rights groups

20 Jun 2018

BUDAPEST Hungary's parliament on Wednesday approved a package of bills that criminalises some help given to illegal immigrants, defying the European Union and human rights groups.

European rights bodies rap Hungary's 'Stop Soros' bill, Budapest defiant

19 Jun 2018

BUDAPEST Two leading European rights bodies have told Hungary that its "Stop Soros" bill criminalising help to illegal immigrants is "arbitrary" and vague, unduly threatens non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and violates European law.

Booming economy, anti-migrant stance help Orban tighten grip in Hungary

23 May 2018

BUDAPEST Doctor Rozalia Gorbe is not a fan of Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban but she understands why voters have turned in large numbers to his right-wing, anti-immigrant Fidesz party even in the multicultural district of Budapest where she works.

World News

Turkey, U.S. vow to get to bottom of Khashoggi killing

Turkey and the United States vowed on Tuesday to get to the bottom of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi and punish those responsible, after Saudi Arabia admitted that the prominent journalist died during a Saudi security operation in Istanbul.