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Belgrade Refugees Make a Break for the Hungarian Border

By Aleksandar Vasovic BELGRADE, Oct 4  – Several hundred refugees set off from central Belgrade on Tuesday morning and headed for the Hungarian border, holding handwritten banners and chanting demands for open borders, Reuters witnesses said. The crowd walked north along the city’s Sava river, stopping occasionally to negotiate with police. All of them appeared

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Hungarians Vote to Reject Migrant Quotas, but Turnout Too Low to be Valid

By Krisztina Than and Gergely Szakacs BUDAPEST, Oct 3  – Almost all Hungarians who voted in Sunday’s referendum rejected the European Union’s migrant quotas but turnout was too low to make the poll valid, frustrating Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s hopes of a clear victory with which to challenge Brussels. Hungary’s maverick right-wing leader, whose hardline

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Days Before Referendum, Amnesty Criticises Hungary Over Treatment of Migrants

By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS, Sept 27  – Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Hungary of mistreating refugees and migrants on purpose to deter them from seeking to cross into the European Union from Serbia, days before the country holds a referendum on EU migrant quotas. The Hungarian government had no immediate comment on the report in

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Blast Rocks Hungary’s Capital, Two Injured

BUDAPEST, Sept 25  – An explosion rocked central Budapest late on Saturday, injuring two police officers, Hungarian police said on Sunday. Police have yet to identify the cause of the blast, they said in a statement. “The local and expert examination of the origins of the explosion and the review of the damage is under

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EU Should Expel Hungary for Mistreating Migrants, Luxembourg Minister Says

By Madeline Chambers and Marton Dunai BERLIN/BUDAPEST, Sept 13  – Hungary should be excluded from the European Union for anti-migrant policies that undermine EU values, including erecting a razor-wire fence, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said, provoking a scornful riposte from Budapest. The unusually strong attack came three days before a crucial summit intended to

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Hungary Charges Camerawoman Accused of Tripping Fleeing Migrants

BUDAPEST, Sept 7  – Hungarian prosecutors filed charges on Wednesday against a camerawoman accused of kicking and tripping migrants fleeing police near the southern border with Serbia last year. Petra Laszlo was fired form her job at N1TV, a television station with nationalist sympathies, after video footage spread online appearing to show her kicking a

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Austria Threatens to Sue Hungary Over Migrants

VIENNA, Sept 7  – Austria’s interior minister threatened on Wednesday to sue Hungary if it refused to take back migrants who had crossed their shared border, as political tensions mounted over immigration before presidential elections. Austria’s government, facing a challenge from the far-right Freedom Party, has repeatedly accused Hungary of letting migrants enter its territory

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A Year On, Migrant Crisis Hangs Over Votes in Hungary, Austria

By Krisztina Than and Francois Murphy VAMOSSZABADI, Hungary/NICKELSDORF, Austria, Sept 6 – On a warm morning in late August, two dozen migrants carrying stuffed plastic bags and backpacks boarded a bus outside a refugee centre in Vamosszabadi, a village in northwest Hungary. Escorted by police on what was meant to be a short shopping trip

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Kanye West is Sued by Hungarian Rock Star for Alleged Song Theft

By Jonathan Stempel May 23 – Kanye West is being sued by a prominent Hungarian rock singer and composer, who accused the hip-hop star of sampling one of his best-known compositions without permission for the 2013 song “New Slaves.” In a complaint filed late Friday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Gabor Presser said one-third

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Doctor from Yemen Wins Hungarians’ Hearts

By Krisztina Than GYULA, Hungary, March 24 – Abdulrahman Abdulrab Mohamed sometimes cooks Hungarian beef stew, his favourite dish, for his three sons using spices from Yemen, where he grew up. The 45-year-old paediatrician, who has lived and worked in the town of Gyula near Hungary’s eastern border with Romania for almost two decades, says

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