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European Union threats sanction against Poland, Hungary over refugee quota

May 16, 2017 10:30 pm
European Union threats sanction against Poland, Hungary over refugee quota

A boy walks on May 11, 2017 at Malakassa refugee camp, some 50km north of Athens where around 700 refugees, mainly from Afghanistan, wait their fate. (Photos by AFP) The European Union has threatened to sanction Hungary and Poland unless they begin taking in the share for refugees. On Tuesday, […]

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Hungary to complete second border barrier to stop refugees

March 6, 2017 10:30 pm
Hungary to complete second border barrier to stop refugees

Hungary is pressing ahead with the construction of a second “massive barrier” along its border with Serbia, a controversial move aimed at barring desperate refugees from entering its territory. Freezing cold weather and lashing rains in the border areas have not prevented the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban from completing the restrictive razor-wire […]

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Hungary starts construction of second fence along Serbia border

February 27, 2017 10:30 pm
Hungary starts construction of second fence along Serbia border

A policeman patrols the area at Hungary-Serbia border fence near the village of Asotthalom, Hungary, on October 2, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) Hungary has begun construction work on a second fence along its border with Serbia in an alleged bid to make the processing of refugees more effective. The construction […]

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Auschwitz survivor and Scottish soldier who saved her celebrate 71st Valentine’s Day together

February 14, 2017 11:30 am
Auschwitz survivor and Scottish soldier who saved her celebrate 71st Valentine’s Day together

John Mackay will celebrate his 71st Valentine’s Day with the Auschwitz survivor he helped save. Photo / 123rf A Hungarian Jew who survived Auschwitz and the Scottish soldier who helped save her will mark their 71st Valentine’s Day together tomorrow. John Mackay, 96, was in the ranks of a commando […]

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Hungary, Russia to start gas supply talks: Prime Minister Viktor Orban

February 2, 2017 10:10 pm
Hungary, Russia to start gas supply talks: Prime Minister Viktor Orban

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) is welcomed by his host Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban during a visit to Budapest on February 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Hungary’s president says Budapest has agreed to start talks with Moscow over Russian gas supplies to the European Union country amid tensions in […]

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Hungarian court sentences journalist to probation for kicking refugees

January 14, 2017 9:00 pm
Hungarian court sentences journalist to probation for kicking refugees

A refugee carrying a child falls after being tripped over by TV camerawoman Petra Laszlo (R) while trying to escape from a collection point in Roszke village, Hungary, September 8, 2015. (Photo by Reuters) The Hungarian journalist, who was caught on camera in 2015 kicking and tripping over distraught refugees […]

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Five Daesh-linked suspects detained in Spain, Hungary

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Five Daesh-linked suspects detained in Spain, Hungary

Spanish civil guards are pictured during an operation in which they arrested two people accused of connections with Daesh, in Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta, January 13, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) A total of five people suspected of having ties to the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group have been taken into custody in […]

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Hungary must defend borders amid refugee influx: Premier

October 24, 2016 10:15 am
Hungary must defend borders amid refugee influx: Premier

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks during a ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of 1956 anti-Communist uprising in Budapest, Hungary, October 23, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) The Hungarian prime minister says his country must fortify its borders and stand up to the European Union’s plan to welcome and help the […]

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Majority of Hungarians refuse to vote in referendum against refugees

October 3, 2016 8:50 am
Majority of Hungarians refuse to vote in referendum against refugees

Hungarian election officials count votes in a polling station in the capital Budapest, on October 2, 2016. (Photo by AFP) A majority of Hungarians have rejected to vote in a referendum on closing the country’s borders to refugees, prompting the authorities to declare the results invalid. According to the National […]

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Thousands of people protest Hungarian government’s anti-refugee policy

October 1, 2016 11:00 am
Thousands of people protest Hungarian government’s anti-refugee policy

A man holds a banner depicting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban reading, “mini-prime minister” during a protest against the government’s anti-refugee policy in the capital, Budapest, September 30, 2016. (Photo by AP) Thousands of people have poured onto the streets of the Hungarian capital, Budapest, to express their outrage at […]

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Amnesty International slams Hungary’s treatment of refugees

September 28, 2016 9:00 am
Amnesty International slams Hungary’s treatment of refugees

This photo, taken on September 16, 2015 near the town of Horgos on the Hungarian border with Serbia, shows refugees standing in despair behind a razor-wire fence. (By AFP) Amnesty International has slammed the government in Hungary for the alleged ill treatment of refugees on its soil and those asylum-seekers […]

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Rights groups urge boycott of Hungary’s anti-refugee vote

September 15, 2016 1:16 pm
Rights groups urge boycott of Hungary’s anti-refugee vote

An anti-refugee sign posted by the Hungarian government reads “Did you know? The Paris attacks were committed by refugees.” (File photo) Two dozen human rights groups have urged voters in Hungary to boycott an “inhumane” government-sponsored referendum on relocating refugees. Hungarians are due to vote on October 2 on whether their […]

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Hungary to build new ‘barrier’ against asylum seekers

August 26, 2016 9:30 pm
Hungary to build new ‘barrier’ against asylum seekers

A refugee boy steps to enter into the Hungarian transit zone nearby the motorway border crossing of Röszke between Hungary and Serbia on March 31, 2016. (AFP) Hungary says it is set to build a second “massive barrier” on its southern border and increase the number of “border hunters” in an […]

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Europe’s migrant crisis: Hungarian anti-riot police turn tear gas, pepper spray and water cannons on children in bid to keep refugees out

September 16, 2015 9:06 pm
Europe’s migrant crisis: Hungarian anti-riot police turn tear gas, pepper spray and water cannons on children in bid to keep refugees out

Europe’s migrant crisis took another ugly turn when Hungarian riot police used tear gas, pepper spray and water cannons to beat back hundreds of people massed at the border with Serbia after some broke through a gate. Children cried as they fled from the acrid smoke, and several people fainted […]

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Hungary

December 10, 2012 7:01 am

Hungary (Hungarian Magyarország), landlocked republic in central Europe. Most of Hungary lies in a basin known as the Danube basin or the Hungarian Plain, which extends into neighboring countries. The Danube River flows across the basin. Budapest, Hungary’s capital and largest city, lies on both sides of the Danube. Budapest is a […]

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