Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has moved to tighten his grip on educational establishments as he attempts to combat proponents of so-called liberalism.
Ahmed H, a Syrian imprisoned in Hungary since 2015, hopes Greek Cyprus will allow his return as a resident, with rights groups pressuring the government to decide.
Romania’s indigenous Hungarian population is increasingly demanding autonomy from central authorities.
Twenty-six tourists and two crew members died in the worst disaster on the river in half a century. The bodies of all but four of the victims have now been recovered.
Eight South Koreans and a crew member are still missing, while only seven tourists aboard the Hableany (Mermaid) are known to have survived when it sank within seconds of being hit by the Viking Sigyn, a 95-cabin river cruise ship.
Critics say Hungary’s suspension of controversial administrative courts could be characterised as an attempt to avoid criticism and remain in the EU’s largest centre-right bloc, though it does little to address rule of law concerns.
The Burmese politician and Nobel Peace Prize winner has been slammed for her silence amid Myanmar’s genocide of Rohingya Muslims, while Orban is a fierce critic of Islam and Muslim migration to Europe.
Divers brought up a body on Monday from the wreck of a tourist boat which sank last week in Budapest, and another body was pulled from the river 100 km downstream.
The Mermaid carrying mainly South Korean tourists collided on Wednesday with a much larger Viking cruise ship on a busy stretch of the Danube in the heart of Budapest.
Party led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban won 12 of Hungary’s 21 seats, a feat hailed by the populist leader as a ‘record victory’.
The boat with 33 South Korean tourists on board capsized on the Danube river in Budapest. Officials are searching for miles downriver from the city amid heavy rain.
On May 29, 1453, the ancient Roman city of Constantinople was conquered by the Ottoman Turks. Many historians consider the event – and this day – as marking the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of Europe's early modern period.
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