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Row in Hungary around children's book fuels fears of rising homophobia

19 Oct 2020

BUDAPEST Boldizsar Nagy hoped that the tales in the children's book "Wonderland Is For Everyone" would help youngsters to learn to accept minorities and fight social ostracism.

Hungary, UEFA taking big risk having fans at Super Cup final says health expert

22 Sep 2020

BUDAPEST Organisers run a huge risk by allowing 20,000 fans to attend a major football match, Thursday's UEFA Super Cup final in Budapest, for the first time since the new coronavirus outbreak, a leading Hungarian epidemiologist has told Reuters.

Hungarian orchestra conductor invents music-enhancing face mask

14 Sep 2020

BUDAPEST When he saw a sea of face masks around Budapest, Hungarian orchestra conductor Ivan Fischer had an idea; turn an unpopular pandemic necessity into a tool of music appreciation. | Video

Hundreds brave fast-flowing waters to swim across Danube River in Budapest

01 Sep 2020

BUDAPEST About 700 adventurous swimmers plunged into the fast-flowing waters of the Danube in Budapest on Saturday, enjoying an unusual view of the city's famous bridges as they swam across the longest river in the European Union. | Video

U.S. concerned over neo-Nazi groups after Hungarian rainbow flags torn down

18 Aug 2020

BUDAPEST The U.S. Embassy in Budapest warned on Monday that neo-Nazi groups should not be tolerated after two rainbow flags were torn down from municipals buildings in the latest anti-LGBT incidents in Hungary. | Video

Thousands dive into balmy Lake Balaton in Hungary for swimming contest

01 Aug 2020

REVFULOP, Hungary Under cloudless summer skies, thousands of competitors plunged into the balmy waters of Balaton on Saturday to swim across Central Europe's largest freshwater lake.

Flavours of ice cream maker, 87, makes Hungarians nostalgic

31 Jul 2020

BALATONBOGLAR, Hungary Families are once again queuing up at Laszlo Szeker's small, old-time ice cream parlour by Hungary's Lake Balaton, where the summer holidays are in full swing.

Cruise ships return to Danube with strict safety rules on board

20 Jul 2020

BUDAPEST River cruises are making a quiet comeback on the Danube after the COVID-19 pandemic brought global tourism to a standstill and forced companies to suspend voyages.

CORRECTED-Cruise ships return to Danube with strict safety rules on board

20 Jul 2020

BUDAPEST, July 20 River cruises are making a quiet comeback on the Danube after the COVID-19 pandemic brought global tourism to a standstill and forced companies to suspend voyages.

Hungarian paprika farmers fend off drought with new ideas and EU help

14 Jul 2020

BATYA, Hungary Paprika farmer Peter Szabo from Batya, a village by the Danube in central Hungary, had battled against worsening drought for years until he found a natural method to drastically reduce his crops' need for irrigation. | Video

World News

Global powers push to end Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

Armenia's president headed to Brussels for talks with the European Union and NATO military alliance on Wednesday in a renewed drive to end the heaviest fighting since the 1990s over the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.