Hungary’s president re-elected for 5-year term
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Hungary’s president re-elected for 5-year term

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian lawmakers re-elected President Janos Ader to his largely ceremonial post on Monday, Mar. 13 ensuring another five-year term for a supporter of populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government. Ader, nominated by Orban’s governing Fidesz party, defeated Laszlo Majtenyi, a former ombudsman for data protection nominated by the left-wing opposition. Ader won … Continue reading

Hungary’s PM Orban: ‘Islamization’ banned by constitution
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Hungary’s PM Orban: ‘Islamization’ banned by constitution

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s constitution bans “Islamization” because the document aims to protect Hungarian language and culture, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Monday, Apr. 25. Orban also said the constitution forces the government to oppose any kind of mass migration that would endanger those principles. “To be clear and unequivocal, I can say that … Continue reading

Anti-migrant force builds in Europe, hurting Merkel’s quest
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Anti-migrant force builds in Europe, hurting Merkel’s quest

PRAGUE (AP) — So where should the next impenetrable razor-wire border fence in Europe be built? Hungary’s right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban thinks he knows the best place — on Macedonia’s and Bulgaria’s borders with Greece — smack along the main immigration route from the Middle East to Western Europe. He says it’s necessary because … Continue reading

Doctors treat new wave of asylum seekers in Croatia
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Doctors treat new wave of asylum seekers in Croatia

BAPSKA, Croatia (AP) — Doctors treated children including newborns for exposure as dropping temperatures Monday worsened the plight of asylum-seekers walking for days in hopes of reaching sanctuary in Europe. A new group of migrants crossed into Croatia late Sunday, crossing the border near the small village of Bapska. They walked through cornfields and forests … Continue reading

The Latest: Hungary camerawoman ‘sorry’ for kicking refugee
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The Latest: Hungary camerawoman ‘sorry’ for kicking refugee

The latest developments as European governments rush to cope with the huge number of people moving across Europe. All times local (CET): ___ 12:30 p.m. A Hungarian camerawoman caught on video kicking and tripping migrants near the Serbian border has offered a qualified apology for her behavior. Petra Laszlo says in the letter published in … Continue reading

Hungary blocks migrants from trains; 11 drown off Turkey
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Hungary blocks migrants from trains; 11 drown off Turkey

  BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hundreds of migrants chanted defiant slogans outside Budapest’s main international train station Wednesday as Hungarian police blocked them for a second day from seeking asylum in Germany and other wealthy European Union countries. “What we want? Peace! What we need? Peace!” the migrants shouted outside the cavernous Keleti train station, … Continue reading