Europe

Hungary passes disputed reform bill to tighten grip on scientists

Bill passed by right-wing Orban government enables takeover of research bodies run by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Hungary passes disputed reform bill to tighten grip on scientists

Opinion

Islamophobia will not solve Europe or Asia's problems

Neither Hungary nor Myanmar have a 'Muslim population' problem.

Ibrahim Kalin

by Ibrahim Kalin

Ibrahim Kalin

Europe

Captain charged over Budapest boat tragedy, S Koreans identified

Ukrainian captain of Viking Sigyn cruise ship denied bail as police identify seven South Korean tourists who died.

Captain charged over Budapest boat tragedy, S Koreans identified

Hungary

Hungary reverses reforms after EU failure

Budapest does a U-turn on judicial reform as centrists keep hold of European Parliament.

Hungary scraps parallel justice system plans after EU failure

Europe

Budapest boat tragedy: Hopes of finding missing S Koreans fade

Chances of locating more survivors 'very slim' as relatives of South Korean victims depart for Hungary's capital.

Budapest boat tragedy: Hopes of finding missing S Koreans fade

Europe

Hungary arrests captain of cruise ship involved in fatal crash

Authorities detain 64-year-old Ukrainian citizen over incident in the capital, Budapest, involving two tourist ships.

Hungary arrests captain of cruise ship involved in fatal crash

Europe

Hungary boat sinks: 7 South Korean tourists dead, 19 missing

The Mermaid was docked when it was involved in a collision with a cruise ship, the Viking.

Afghanistan

Germany criticised for mistreatment of Afghan asylum seeker

A watchdog accuses German police of 'choking and squeezing genitals' of Afghan man while he was being expelled.

Germany criticised for mistreatment of Afghan asylum seeker

Counting the Cost

Putin's Trojan horse? Russian bank move to Hungary triggers alarm

Russia plans to move the headquarters of its development bank to Budapest, raising anxiety levels in European capitals.

Hungary

EPP suspends Hungary's far-right Fidesz Party

As part of the suspension, Fidesz will lose all membership privileges including voting rights with immediate effect.

EPP suspends Hungary's far-right Fidesz Party

Hungary

Hungary 'starving' Iraqi migrants detained at border

The Iraqis' asylum claims were rejected by Hungary and they were denied food while being held in the transit zone.

Hungary 'starving' Iraqi migrants detained at border

Hungary

'Fake news': EU rejects Orban's migration media campaign

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban launches media blitz accusing EU, Soros of wanting to 'weaken border defence'.

'Fake news': EU rejects Orban's migration media campaign

Israel

Visegrad summit in Israel cancelled after Poland withdraws

Polish prime minister withdrew delegation after Israeli acting minister said 'Poles collaborated with the Nazis.'

Visegrad summit in Israel cancelled after Poland withdraws

Hungary

Hungary's Orban vows defence of 'Christian' Europe

Prime Minister Viktor Orban also announces raft of measures intended to address Hungary's declining population.

Hungary's Orban vows defence of 'Christian' Europe

Europe

Hungary jails heads of company over disastrous toxic spill

The company's directors were sentenced to two and a half years in prison for endangering the public by criminal negligence.