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George Soros Vows Extra Funding For Central European University In Budapest Despite 'stop Soros' Act

The current Hungarian government and notorious billionaire George Soros have long locked horns due to their opposing views on immigration. Last year, Hungary passed the “Stop Soros” bill, making it harder for refugees to seek asylum in the...
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Coca-cola Stands By Its Pro-lgbtqi Outdoor Ads In Hungary Despite Calls For A Brand Boycott

Posters promoting LGBTQI tolerance have popped up in Budapest ahead of a progressive week-long music and arts festival, but online petitioners and a lawmaker from the ruling party were not happy with Coca-Cola’s outreach marketing efforts.
Related topics: Hungary, Festival, Marketing

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Microsoft Breaks Out Checkbook, Turns Hungarian 'bribe' Charge Into A Mere 'settlement'

Brad's big bucks banish bothersome Budapest bung Microsoft has cut a deal with the US government to settle charges one of its European subsidiaries was bribing officials from 2013-2015.…
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Google Maps Expands Real-time Bikesharing Info To 23 More Cities

Google Maps this week expanded real-time bikesharing information to 23 additional cities in 16 countries around the world. In addition to New York City, the feature is now available in Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Chicago, Dublin,...
Related topics: Google, Germany, Berlin, Belgium, Brussels, Hungary, Ireland, Dublin

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Search And Recovery Operations Continue After Dutch Boat Crash

Search and recovery operations continued in in the Danube River in Hungary’s capital Budapest on Sunday to help raise a sunken sightseeing boat with the help of a floating crane. Hungarian rescue officials said Saturday that the tour boat is...
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Cruise Ship Captain Charged In Accident On Danube

The captain of a river cruise ship that collided with a smaller sightseeing vessel was charged Saturday over the accident in Budapest that killed seven South Korean tourists and left 21 missing.  The Mermaid, carrying mainly South Korean...
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Viking Ship Captain Arrested In Deadly Budapest Boat Crash

BUDAPEST, Hungary—A Hungarian judge on Saturday ordered the formal arrest of a captain whose Viking river cruise ship collided with a sightseeing boat on the Danube River, sinking the tourist boat and leaving seven South Koreans dead and 21 other...
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The Latest: Skorea Mobilizes Efforts To Help Hungary Rescue

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has ordered officials to mobilize all available efforts to support rescue work in cooperation with the Hungarian government after a boat with South Korean tourists capsized in Budapest
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The Police Were The ‘surprise Guests’ At A Fundraiser At Budapest's Aurora Community Center

Guests said it was like going “back to the 1980s.”Hungarian police during their visit in Auróra, Budapest. Photo by Atlatszo, CC BY-NC-SA 2.5. This story was published in Hungarian and English by the Hungarian investigative journalism...
Related topics: Police, Hungary, World Photos

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Budapest Reiterates Interest In Russian Gas Deliveries Via Turkstream Pipeline

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - Budapest is interested in considering alternative gas supply routes from the south, given the uncertainty surrounding the future of Russian gas transit via Ukraine in light of the nearing expiry of the relevant contract between...
Related topics: Hungary, Belgium, Brussels, Ukraine, Russia, Moscow

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The Making Of An Anti-semitic Myth

Even at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the old anti-Semitic specter of the Jew as a financial international manipulator and money-grubber persists, from Moscow and Budapest to Des Moines, Iowa. Hungary’s neo-authoritarian...
Related topics: Russia, Moscow, Hungary

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Isis Commander Arrested In Hungary Held Refugee Passport Enabling Unrestricted Air Travel

BUDAPEST, Hungary – The alleged ISIS commander charged here last week with taking part in 20 beheadings obtained a special refugee passport in Greece that gave him air travel access to much of Europe, according to Gyorgy Bakondi, a senior advisor...
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Scholar On Fidesz Pausing Its Membership In Epp: It Has 'very Political Nature'

On Wednesday the European People’s Party, the largest group in the European Parliament, voted to suspend the Hungarian ruling party Fidesz. Sputnik spoke to Miklos Szantho, Director of the Budapest-based Center for Fundamental Rights, and asked...
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Un’s Plan To Offshore Back-office Jobs Is Probably A Waste Of Money

By Ian RichardsUNITED NATIONS, Mar 20 2019 (IPS) A $64 million plan to move 750 back office jobs from the UN’s main duty stations to four new centralized service centres in Budapest, Montreal, Nairobi and Shenzhen, could end up being a waste of...
Related topics: Hungary, Canada, Montreal

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Orban: We Don't Want To Change Position On Migration, Christian Culture

Earlier, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz Party came very close to being expelled from the European Parliament after Budapest's anti-migration campaign.
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Hungarian Court Approves Extradition For Football Leaks Hacker

Budapest (AFP) – A Hungarian court approved the extradition Tuesday of a hacker linked to the Football Leaks website that has exposed alleged corruption, sparking investigations in several European countries. Rui Pinto, 30,...
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Hungary To Decide On Football Leaks Hacker Deportation

Budapest (AFP) – A Budapest court is set to decide on Tuesday on the extradition of a hacker linked to the Football Leaks whistleblower website that has exposed alleged corruption, sparking investigations in several European...
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Analysts Predict Eu Parl’t To ‘veer To The Right’ Amid Budapest-brussels Spat

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - Fidesz, the party of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, may be expelled from the European People's Party (EPP) group in the EU Parliament after Budapest clashed with Brussels over migration.
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Swedish-hungarian War Of Words Escalates As Minister Called 'sick Creature'

Sweden and Hungary have been embroiled in a bitter quarrel after a Swedish cabinet minister made a controversial comparison between Budapest's pro-family policy and that of Nazi Germany.
Related topics: Sweden, Hungary, Germany

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School’s Out Forever

My university’s new campus is currently being set up in an old state hospital on the outskirts of Vienna. Budapest-based Central European University bought the old building a few months ago as a fail-safe in case the Hungarian government succeeded...
Related topics: Austria, Vienna, Hungary

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