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Hungary Holocaust march honors Scottish missionary

World / Social Issues Apr 15, 2019

Hungary Holocaust march honors Scottish missionary

Thousands of Hungarians attended the annual March of the Living in Budapest on Sunday to commemorate victims of the Holocaust, including Jane Haining, a Scottish missionary who refused to abandon her Jewish charges during World War II. Israel's Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem estimates that 565,000 ...

Hungary will not soften laws to allow George Soros college to stay

World Apr 10, 2019

Hungary will not soften laws to allow George Soros college to stay

Hungary will not relax rules for international universities despite pressure from the European Union and offers from Germany to mediate in a row over a college founded by U.S. billionaire George Soros, the government spokesman said on Wednesday. Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a nationalist ...

Olympic water polo champion Antal Bolvari dies at 86

More Sports Jan 9, 2019

Olympic water polo champion Antal Bolvari dies at 86

Antal Bolvari, a two-time Olympic water polo champion who scored a goal in Hungary's famous 4-0 win over the Soviet Union in the "Blood in the Water" match at the 1956 Melbourne Games, has died. He was 86. Bolvari, who won gold at both the ...

Austria to join U.S. in shunning  global migration pact

World Nov 1, 2018

Austria to join U.S. in shunning global migration pact

Austria will follow the United States and Hungary in backing out of a United Nations migration pact over concerns it will blur the line between legal and illegal migration, the right-wing government said on Wednesday. The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was ...

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

World / Politics Sep 13, 2018

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

The European Parliament on Wednesday launched an action that could unleash unprecedented political sanctions against Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's populist government for posing a "systemic threat" to the EU's founding values. The move dealt a stunning political blow to Orban, who had told the ...