Hungary

Hungary Is Key To Shoring Up Nato Alliance

Closer ties with the countries of Central Europe are a national security policy priority for the Trump administration—and a long-overdue return to the policies of President George W. Bush after years of neglect by the Obama administration....
Related topics: Nato, George W. Bush, Barack Obama

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Former Spy: Hungary Used As Logistical Base For Russian Intelligence Activity

“Is your boss working for Moscow?” It isn’t a question any Western counter-intelligence officer wants to be asked by counterparts in agencies from allied NATO countries, but for Ferenc Katrein it wasn’t such an infrequent query during his...
Related topics: Russia, Moscow, Nato

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Hungary Blames France's 'apocalyptic Loss Of Values' For Notre Dame Fire

The iconic Parisian landmark suffered a devastating fire on Monday, with the blaze destroying two-thirds of the ancient cathedral's roof, its clock and its 300-foot spire.
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A Good Democracy Is Hard To Find

Democracy’s global travails continue to mount. What looked as recently as a decade ago to be real democratic progress in countries as diverse as Brazil, Hungary, South Africa, and Turkey has been either reversed by illiberal strongmen or unsettled...
Related topics: Brazil, South Africa, Turkey

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World War I, Revisited: How The Great War Changed History Forever

Warfare History Network Security, Europe Europe would never be the same. On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, visited the city of Sarajevo and were assassinated by Gavrilo...
Related topics: Austria, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Sarajevo

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Slovenian Officials Rebuff Hungary, Refuse To Censor Cartoon Satire Ridiculing Viktor Orbán

Hungarian officials have learned not to mess with Mladina.The 22 March cover of Mladina (left) featured a caricature of Slovenian far-right politicians surrounding Hungarian president Victor Orbán. The headline reads: “We would give up...

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Hungary Refuses To Give In To Eu Pressure Over Soros University – Reports

Brussels attacked Prime Minister Viktor Orban and the Hungarian government over its recently passed law prohibiting foreign-sponsored universities, including Soros' Central European University, from issuing Hungarian degrees if they do not have a...
Related topics: George Soros, Belgium, Brussels

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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, Budapest

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Eu Elections Will Define The Future Of ‘christian European Culture’ – Hungary Pm

In March, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s ruling Fidesz Party was suspended from the powerful right-wing conservative alliance in the EU – the European People's Party - despite the upcoming EU parliamentary elections scheduled for 23-26...

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Us Signs Defense Cooperation Agreement With Hungary

On the sidelines of two days of events marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the United States signed a bilateral defense cooperation agreement with Hungary, an act that went almost unnoticed...
Related topics: Anniversaries, Nato

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Relocation Of 'russian' Bank Alarms Western Security Officials

Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban made his name as a young anti-Communist dissident delivering a fiery anti-Russian speech at the 1989 reburial of Imre Nagy, leader of the Hungarian revolt of 1956 against the Soviet Union. Among the KGB...

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Austria To Extend Border Controls With Hungary, Slovenia For 6 Months - Minister

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Austrian authorities will extend border controls at its frontiers with Hungary and Slovenia for another six months until November 2019, Austrian Interior Minister Herbert Kickl said.
Related topics: Austria, Slovenia, Russia, Moscow

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Slovak Mps Voted For Law Banning Foreign Anthems 'by Mistake'

The ban impacts the significant Hungarian minority living in the country's south, who often sing Hungary’s national anthem during football matches, as well as at religious and other events.
Related topics: Religion

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Tnw2019 Daily: On The Right Track

We have only 36 days left until TNW2019, our tech conference in Amsterdam! Here are some fun facts about the number 36: It appears in the title of Wu-Tang Clan’s album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) +36 is the area code of Hungary It’s the...
Related topics: Netherlands, Amsterdam

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The Week's Best Photojournalism

Lemur cubs and their mother at a zoo in Debrecen, Hungary. | (Zsolt Czegledi/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) A hot air balloon rises in Putrajaya, Malaysia. | (FAZRY ISMAIL/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) Workers hang a campaign banner in Jerusalem. |...
Related topics: Malaysia, Israel, Jerusalem, Reuters

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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...
Related topics: Isis, Budapest, Greece

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Civil Society Organisations Under Attack By Rightwing Governments & Extremist Groups

By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Mar 28 2019 (IPS) The widespread political repression in countries such as the Philippines, Egypt and Saudi Arabia– and rising right-wing nationalism in the US, Brazil, Italy, India, Poland and Hungary– have...
Related topics: Philippines, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Italy, India, Poland

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Collateral Damage? American Military Vehicles Collide In Poland (photos)

According to police spokesperson Ewelina Buda, a group of four US military vehicles was heading to Hungary when the incident occurred. She also noted that at least two US soldiers had been admitted to a hospital following the collision.
Related topics: Military, Poland, World Photos, Police

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Waste Of Time: Meet The 5 Worst Rifles Used By The World's Armed Forces

Kyle Mizokami Security, Here is the list.  The AMD-65 was developed while Hungary was a member of the Warsaw Pact, and differs from the AK-47 in a number of ways. It shortens the sixteen inch barrel of the AK-47 barrel to just twelve inches, and...
Related topics: Poland, Warsaw

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Hungary For The Hungarians

(Paul Mirengoff) G. Mennen “Soapy” Williams was the liberal governor of Michigan throughout the 1950s. In 1961, President Kennedy named him Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. It seemed like a good fit for Williams, a...

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