Mar 21, 2013 13:02 EDT
Pope Francis was "not complicit" with Argentina's brutal military dictatorship and pursued a "silent diplomacy" , Nobel peace laureate Adolfo Perez Esquivel said on Thursday, following criticism the pontiff had failed to speak out.
Mar 11, 2013 16:37 EDT
Hungary's parliament on Monday stoked concerns about creeping authoritarianism in the European Union member state by altering the constitution for the fourth time since Prime Minister Viktor Orban won power in 2010.
Mar 11, 2013 12:58 EDT
Hungary's parliament approved Monday changes to the constitution that have raised fears in Brussels and Washington of growing authoritarianism under Prime Minister Viktor Orban in the European Union member state.
Mar 09, 2013 14:54 EST
Thousands of Hungarians gathered outside the country's parliament in Budapest Saturday in protest at changes to the new constitution they say infringe on civil rights.
Mar 01, 2013 10:05 EST
Lufthansa, Germany's biggest airline, said Friday it will cut back flights to and from Berlin in face of the seemingly never-ending debacle surrounding the German capital's new airport.
Feb 26, 2013 14:10 EST
The first elephant born in Budapest's zoo since 1961 has been named Asha following a public vote in which over 200,000 people took part, the zoo said Tuesday.
Jan 28, 2013 16:08 EST
The construction of Budapest's first synagogue in 80 years began Sunday, as the first stone was laid down in a ceremony, the town hall of the city's Csepel neighbourhood announced Monday.
Jan 24, 2013 16:17 EST
Hungary's annual film festival next month has been cancelled because there are not enough new Hungarian movies due to cuts in government funding, organisers said Thursday.
Jan 21, 2013 15:56 EST
Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann expressed concern Monday about threats to the independence of central banks, particularly in Japan and Hungary, which he warned could sharply politicise exchange rate policy.
Jan 10, 2013 15:36 EST
To the chagrin of nostalgic Argentines, the world's oldest running subway commuter train, a dimly lit, century-old wooden car beloved by tourists and Buenos Aires residents, is scheduled to make its final stop this weekend.
Jan 06, 2013 16:51 EST
Residents of a small Hungarian town failed to stop a park from taking on the name of the country's Nazi-allied wartime leader, after too few voters turned out for a Sunday referendum.
Dec 26, 2012 22:42 EST
The darkness is total. Mundane gestures suddenly become complicated. How do you find the door to your room, cook a meal or cross the road?
Dec 16, 2012 06:25 EST
Former European 100 metres sprint champion Christine Arron has announced that she is calling time on her career at the age of 39.
Dec 13, 2012 12:44 EST
After more than a century, lynxes have returned to northern Hungary thanks to a ban on hunting the wild cats in neighbouring Slovakia, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Thursday.
Dec 08, 2012 05:24 EST
Budapest's international airport reopened Saturday morning after an electrical fault forced its closure Friday.
Dec 07, 2012 12:09 EST
Budapest's international airport remained closed late Friday after an electrical fault in its control tower, but was scheduled to re-open early on Saturday, airport authorities said.
Dec 06, 2012 16:52 EST
Cavemen were better at drawing four-legged animals in motion in their art than modern artists, a study said Wednesday.
Dec 05, 2012 14:07 EST
Warplanes on Wednesday pounded suburbs of Damascus as regime forces battled rebels inching ever closer to the capital amid fears that all-out battles may break out there, a monitoring group said.
Nov 27, 2012 17:32 EST
A hugely obese New York woman visiting her native Hungary died while trying to find a plane to fly her home, and her family is reportedly suing airlines that had balked, citing her size.
Nov 23, 2012 15:11 EST
Hungary's increasingly unpredictable policies have caused Standard & Poor's to lower the country's credit rating by one notch to "BB" with a stable outlook, the rating agency said Friday.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|County||Budapest, Capital City|
|- Mayor||Gábor Demszky (SZDSZ)|
|- City||525.16 km2 (202.8 sq mi)|
|- City||▲ 1,712,210|
|- Density||3,241.5/km2 (8,395.4/sq mi)|
|- Urban||▲ 2,503,205|
|- Metro||▲ 3,271,110|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|- Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|