Ex Hungary leader charged with war crimes

2013-10-16 18:41

Hungarian prosecutors have filed war crimes charges against Bela Biszku, a former communist leader, for his conduct in the aftermath of the 1956 anti-Soviet uprising in Budapest.

Hungary asks reporter to return award

2013-03-20 15:03

A Hungarian government minister has asked a television journalist to return an award he was given last week after he was accused of anti-Semitism by Israel's ambassador to Hungary.

Hungary: President resigns over plagiarism

2012-04-02 17:05

Hungary's President Pal Schmitt has resigned after he was stripped last week of his 1992 doctorate title following claims he plagiarised most of his 200-page thesis.

Clinton urges democracies to unite

2011-06-30 22:33

Hillary Clinton is urging democracies in Europe to stand united with activists in the Arab world and Belarus.

Likely sludge wall will collapse - PM

2010-10-09 10:50

Hungary's prime minister says it is likely the weakened northern wall of an alumina sludge reservoir will collapse.


Floods force thousands to evacuate

2013-06-09 17:25

Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes in a region of eastern Germany where the Elbe River has flooded and burst through a dam, officials say.

'Gypsy animals' remark causes uproar

2013-01-08 18:48

Remarks by a prominent Hungarian right-wing journalist and co-founder of the governing Fidesz party have caused outrage, after he equated minority Romas to animals.

Central bank: A chink in Orban's armour

2011-12-18 16:10

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is so secure domestically that he can ignore the current criticism, but moves to increase control over the central bank could be his Achilles heel.

PM: Hungary won't change media law

2010-12-24 19:14

Hungary will not change its tough law on the media despite widespread criticism, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said.

France congratulates Orban

2010-04-26 13:30

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has congratulated Hungary's right-wing leader Viktor Orban after his party won a historic two-thirds majority.

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