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Hungary PM 'no time' for EU allies' criticism

Apr 04, 2020 - 9:07 AM

Many, including allies in Prime Minister Viktor Orban's European Peoples Party, accuse him of a power grab

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban gives a joint press conference with Czech Republic's Prime Minister, Poland's Prime Minister and Slovakia's Prime Minister after a meeting of representatives of the Visegrad Group (V4), focusing on measures in response to the new coronavirus COVID-19, on March 4, 2020 in Prague. (Photo by Michal Cizek / AFP)

Hungary's Orban gets sweeping new powers in virus fight

Mar 30, 2020 - 7:28 PM

(UPDATED) Critics have condemned the 'anti-coronavirus defense law,' saying it gives Viktor Orban unnecessary and unlimited power in a ruse to cement his leadership rather than battle the virus

NEW POWERS. In this file photo, Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban gives a joint press conference with Czech Republic's Prime Minister, Poland's Prime Minister and Slovakia's Prime Minister after a meeting of representatives of the Visegrad Group (V4), focusing on measures in response to the new coronavirus COVID-19, on March 4, 2020 in Prague. Photo by Michal Cizek/AFP

The world in 2018

Dec 19, 2018 - 10:00 AM

A look back at some of the major events that marked 2018

Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- moving in a caravan towards the United States in hopes of a better life, head to Tijuana in Mexico's Baja California State, after leaving Mexicali on November 19, 2018. - US President Trump has sent about 5,800 troops to the border to forestall the arrival of large groups of Central American migrants travelling through Mexico and towards the US, in a move critics decry as a costly political stunt to galvanize supporters ahead of midterm elections earlier this month. (Photo by PEDRO PARDO / AFP)

Bolsonaro says Brazilians 'don't know what dictatorship is'

Nov 20, 2018 - 1:36 PM

'The Brazilian people still do not know what dictatorship is, do not know what it is to suffer at the hands of these people,' says President-elect Jair Bolsonaro

BOLSONARO. Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro says Brazilians do not know what a dictatorship is. File photo by Ricardo Moraes/Pool/AFP

[ANALYSIS] Sieg Heil deja vu? Understanding the extreme right's global rise

Oct 02, 2018 - 11:48 AM

The extremist movements in Asia, while benefiting the elites, enjoy the support of the middle classes

EU parliament votes to stop Hungary's 'threat' to democracy

Sep 12, 2018 - 11:57 PM

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto wastes little time in slamming the vote as 'nothing less than the petty revenge of pro-immigration politicians'

THE HUNGARY VOTE. Member of European Parliament Judith Sargentini (C) votes on the situation in Hungary during a voting session at the European Parliament on September 12, 2018 in Strasbourg, eastern France. Photo by Frederick Florin/AFP

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Aug 02, 2018 - 8:50 PM

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Will next UN rights chief treat Duterte, world leaders more gently?

Aug 02, 2018 - 7:56 AM

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has acknowledged that his unvarnished criticism of world leaders has made it impossible for him to secure a second term

RIGHTS CHIEF. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein speaks in Guatemala City on November 17, 2017. File photo by Johan Ordonez/AFP

Hungarians vote in keenly-watched poll

Apr 08, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has clashed with European Union institutions, is seeking a 3rd straight term

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (L) and his wife Aniko Levai(R) vote at a polling station located ina school in Budapest on April 8, 2018. Hungary votes in parliamentary elections on Sunday that will decide whether nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban wins an expected third consecutive term. / AFP PHOTO / Attila KISBENEDEK

Budapest withdraws 2024 Olympic hosting bid; LA, Paris remain

Feb 23, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Budapest follows Rome and Hamburg to withdraw leaving Paris and Los Angeles in the running to host

DOWN TO TWO. Paris and Los Angeles remain the last two cities in the race to host the 2024 Olympics. Photo by Patrick Kovarik/AFP

Putin to visit Hungary February 2 – Budapest

Jan 19, 2017 - 11:21 PM

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban s chief of staff Janos Lazar tells reporters Orban and Putin will discuss current socio political and economic questions in an important but not exceptional meeting

PUTIN. Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks during a joint press conference with his Moldovan counterpart following their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on January 17, 2017. Photo by Sergei Ilnitsky / AFP

Hungary offers Ukrainians free long-stay visas

Nov 24, 2016 - 11:50 PM

After the 3 hard years that Ukraine has gone through in the name of European values the EU has a moral obligation to grant visa free access to Ukraine Viktor Orban says after meeting Ukraine s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman

HUNGARY'S ORBAN. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban attends a press confrence with Ukrainian Prime Minister after therr meeting in the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest on November 24, 2016. Photo by Ferenc Isza/ AFP

World leaders take stock of shock Trump win

Nov 09, 2016 - 5:55 PM

UPDATED Politicians from around the world offer both praise and cautious welcome to the new President elect Donald Trump

TRUMP. Republican presidential elect Donald Trump arrives for an election night party at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. Photo by Mandel Ngan/ AFP

Voided poll on migrants deals blow to Hungary's anti-EU revolt

Oct 03, 2016 - 8:12 AM

Low voter turnout voids Prime Minister Viktor Orban s referendum aimed at rejecting a contested EU migrant quota plan

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (C) gives a speech in 'Balna' cultural center of Budapest on October 2, 2016.  Attila Kisbenedek/AFP

Tiga bidang investasi yang ditawarkan Jokowi kepada Hongaria

Feb 01, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Hongaria telah menginvestasikan dana senilai US 20 juta untuk membangun pembangkit tenaga listrik surya PLTS

Presiden Joko Widodo (kanan) tengah berbincang dengan Perdana Menteri Hongaria, Viktor Orban (kiri) di Istana Merdeka pada Senin, 1 Februari 2016. Foto oleh Widodo S. Jusuf/ANTARA

Migrants head for Croatia to avoid Hungarian fence

Sep 16, 2015 - 1:53 PM

Human rights group Amnesty International charges that meeting those fleeing conflict and persecution with razor wire troops and draconian new laws Hungary is showing the ugly face of Europe s shambolic response to the growing refugee crisis

SERBIA BORDER. Migrants walk close to the barb-wired border fence at the closed railway crossing between Serbia and Hungary, near Horgos, Serbia, September 15, 2015. Photo by KOCA SULEJMANOVIC/EPA

Hungary rushes to complete anti-migrant barrier

Sep 13, 2015 - 10:27 AM

The four meter high barrier being built along Hungary s 175 kilometer 110 mile border with Serbia is aimed at stopping the several thousand migrants who enter Hungary

Some migrant people cross through a hole in a barbed-wire fence an they run into the forest at the Hungarian-Serbian border near Roszke, on September 10, 2015. Photo by Attila Kisbenedek/ AFP

Austrian leader compares Hungary migrant treatment to Nazi era

Sep 12, 2015 - 6:18 PM

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann says the treatment of refugees by Hungary brings back memories of the darkest period of our continent

Hungary PM wants 3-billion euro refugee aid plan

Sep 12, 2015 - 11:29 AM

Millions of people have been displaced by Syria s 4 year war with many given refuge in camps in neighboring countries

Video shows refugees fed 'like animals in pen' in Hungary camp

Sep 11, 2015 - 5:07 PM

Women and children were caught in the chaotic scrum as hungry people frantically tried to catch the bread flying through the air

'LIKE ANIMALS.' A video shot by an Austrian volunteer shows some 150 people wildly scrambling for bags of sandwiches thrown at them by Hungarian police wearing helmets and hygiene masks in a fenced-in enclosure inside a big hall. Screenshot from YouTube

Migrants breach Hungary police lines as army prepares for action

Sep 10, 2015 - 6:13 AM

The break out involving at least 400 migrants takes place near the flashpoint town of Roszke where migrants have to wait at a collection point before being taken to a nearby center for registration

CROSSING FIELD. Migrants walk from the border line near Roszke village on the Hungarian-Serbian border on September 9, 2015. Photo by Attila Kisbenedek/AFP

Migrants stream into Austria from Hungary

Sep 05, 2015 - 9:47 AM

2nd UPDATE Hungary has become the newest flashpoint as hundreds of thousands of migrants try to cross its borders on their journey to Western Europe

HELPING MIGRANTS. Migrants sit in the railway station in Tatabanya 57 kms west of Budapest, Hungary, September 4, 2015, after some 200-300 migrants broke out of the Bicske train station. At Bicske in Hungary, police and interpreters on September 3, urged refugees and migrants to leave a train bound for the western town of Sopron and board 20 waiting buses to a nearby camp, but many were promptly brought back to the station platform. Photo by Balazs Mohai/EPA