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 ...

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 ...

World Jun 20, 2018

Hungary passes "STOP Soros" laws, defying EU and rights groups

Hungary's parliament on Wednesday approved a package of bills that criminalizes some help given to illegal immigrants, defying the European Union and human rights groups and narrowing the scope for action by non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Under the law, officially called "STOP Soros," individuals or groups ...

Elephant's paintings auctioned in Hungary

World / Offbeat Nov 5, 2017

Elephant's paintings auctioned in Hungary

Paintings created by an Indian elephant who enjoys wielding a brush were auctioned off by a Hungarian traveling circus on Saturday. Three of 42-year-old elephant Sandra's abstract canvasses, with colored lines flowing across them resembling rivers, fetched about 40,000 forints ($150) each. A painting depicting Sandra ...