Speed and style to win it for gravediggers

2016-06-03 22:11

Eighteen two-man teams of Hungarian gravediggers are demonstrating their skills for a place in a regional championship to be held in Slovakia.

Simpson wins as SA race drivers star abroad

2016-04-18 11:31

7 South African racers took to the track in overseas competition, but it was Stephen Simpson who took victory at the IMSA Prototype Challenge in Long Beach California.

Hungarian gets 3yrs' probation for Holocaust denial

2016-01-21 21:49

A Budapest court has sentenced a Hungarian man to 3 years' probation because he publicly denied that the Holocaust happened.

Secret pact to settle 500 000 Syrians in EU - Hungarian PM

2015-12-02 21:44

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban says he expects a German-led secret pact to be revealed soon that would bring up to 500 000 Syrians from Turkey directly into the European Union, but EU leaders have rejected the claim as "nonsense".

Hungary will not open corridor for migrants - govt

2015-10-21 17:01

Hungary has no intention of opening any corridor for migrants trying to get into the EU's passport-free Schengen zone, the government says.

Croatia channels refugees to Slovenia

2015-10-17 20:01

Refugees have begun arriving in Slovenia after they were diverted from their course across the Balkans by Hungary's closure of its border with Croatia.

Hungary to seal border with Croatia to migrants

2015-10-16 16:13

Hungary will is to seal its border with Croatia to migrants, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto says.

Tired Croatian bus drivers ferry refugees at night

2015-10-01 17:44

They usually chauffeur tourists or schoolchildren, but Croatian bus drivers are now working into the night ferrying thousands of migrants from one corner of their country to another.

Hungary may consider 'corridor' for migrants

2015-09-24 18:21

Hungary may consider the option of a "corridor" for migrants to pass through from Croatia by train or bus if Austria and Germany want one and take full responsibility, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff says.

Hungary places ads to warn off migrants

2015-09-21 16:31

The Hungarian government has published an advertisement in a Lebanese newspaper warning that those entering the European country illegally, could face jail.


Weatherman fired after fart-filled wind forecast

2016-04-25 23:26

A Hungarian TV weatherman has been fired after giving a windy forecast some oomph with a range of fart sound effects.

Hungary sends more troops to border

2016-03-09 23:29

Hungary has extended a nationwide state of emergency as it deploys a further 1 500 police and army troops on Serbian border.

No bomb on Berlin-Egypt flight diverted to Hungary

2015-12-07 22:01

Hungarian police say no explosives have been found aboard an Egypt-bound plane that made an unscheduled landing in Hungary because of a bomb threat.

Investors feel the impact of Hungary's brain drain

2015-11-04 18:22

German technical services provider TUV Rheinland has left no stone unturned in its search for an engineer to fill a specialised auditing position in Hungary.

Treatment of reporters in migrant crisis criticised

2015-10-20 17:07

Media watchdog Reporters without Borders has condemned the "unacceptable pattern" of police mistreating journalists who are covering the migrant crisis.

Hungary seals border to refugees

2015-10-17 09:16

Hungary has closed its border with Croatia to migrants and refugees, with Zagreb officials saying that they will next channel people toward Slovenia.

Islam was never part of Europe - Viktor Orban

2015-10-16 14:44

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban has defended his hard-line stance against refugees, the vast majority of whom are Muslim, saying in an interview that Islam 'has never been part of Europe'.

Germany beefs up asylum rules

2015-09-29 18:00

Germany has toughened rules for asylum seekers from the Balkans as Europe struggles to cope with a record surge in migrants.

Hungary OKs use of army in migration crisis

2015-09-21 16:35

Hungary's parliament has passed a law to authorise the government to deploy the army to help handle a migrant crisis, which would include powers to use non-lethal force.

Hungarian army Humvees approach Serbian border

2015-09-16 19:06

Three Hungarian military Humvees mounted with guns, have approached the border with Serbia, near a crossing where police clashed with migrants trying to enter the country.

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