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Budapest: Capital of Hungary
Budapest is the capital and the most populous city of Hungary, and the tenth-largest city in the European Union by population within city limits. The city has an estimated population of 1,752,286 over a land area of about 525 square kilometres. Budapest is both a city and county, and forms the centre of the Budapest metropolitan area, which has an area of 7,626 square kilometres and a population of 3,303,786, comprising 33% of the population of Hungary.

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Pain still acute as Hungary's Jews mark liberation of Budapest ghetto

Hungarian Jews on Friday marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Budapest ghetto and the end of the Holocaust, which killed more than 500,000 Jews and destroyed a once-vibrant Jewish..
Reuters - Published

Giuliani, Facing Scrutiny, Travels to Europe to Interview Ukrainians

President Trump’s personal lawyer has been in Budapest and Kyiv this week to talk with former Ukrainian prosecutors for a documentary series intended to debunk the impeachment case.
NYTimes.com - Published

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Budapest's mayor snubs Orban by lobbying EU for direct access to climate change cash [Video]Budapest's mayor snubs Orban by lobbying EU for direct access to climate change cash

Budapest's mayor snubs Orban by lobbying EU for direct access to climate change cash

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Hungary to block Ukraine's NATO membership over language law

Hungary's foreign minister on Wednesday said Budapest would block Ukraine's membership in NATO until Kiev restored the rights that ethnic Hungarians had before a language law curbed minorities' access..
Reuters - Published

Judge seen as politically independent gets oversight post in Hungary

Hungary's top judicial body on Wednesday approved the nomination of a Budapest judge to run its courts oversight office, calling it a step "in a good direction" amid concerns about increased political..
Reuters - Published

Hungarian president names Budapest judge to lead powerful judiciary office

Hungary's president on Monday nominated a Budapest judge to head the country's powerful judiciary office for the next nine years, amid concerns that nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban might be..
Reuters - Published

PM Orban says joining TurkStream gas pipeline 'the sooner the better' for Hungary

Joining the TurkStream gas pipeline is a priority for Hungary, as it would open up an alternative supply route for Russian gas, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Wednesday after meeting..
Reuters - Published

New Budapest mayor says his win is blueprint to challenge Orban

The newly elected mayor of Budapest on Wednesday said his victory in municipal elections on Sunday is a blueprint for beating Hungarian premier Viktor Orban's Fidesz party, which has ruled in an..
Reuters - Published

Hungary's opposition wins Budapest election, makes gains in other cities

Hungary's opposition scored its biggest election victory in a decade on Sunday when liberal challenger Gergely Karacsony ousted ruling-party incumbent Istvan Tarlos as mayor of Budapest and opposition..
Reuters - Published

Hungary opposition looks set to win Budapest mayoral race

Hungarian opposition challenger Gergely Karacsony looked on track to defeat ruling party incumbent Istvan Tarlos in the Budapest mayoral election on Sunday, preliminary results showed.
Reuters - Published

Hungary's Orban nominates Oliver Varhelyi for EU Commissioner job

Hungary's top EU envoy in Brussels, Oliver Varhelyi, will step in as Budapest's candidate for European commissioner, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told a news conference on Monday, confirming..
Reuters - Published

Hungary finds African swine fever in wild boar near Budapest

Hungary's national food safety authority Nebih has found five cases of African swine fever in wild boar carcasses near Budapest, it said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Budapest mayor challenger sees intimidation attempt behind leaked audio

A leftist's bid to wrest the political leadership in Hungary's capital from the ruling Fidesz party suffered a blow on Thursday with the leak of a taped conversation in which the opposition candidate..
Reuters - Published

Hungary charges former swimming executive with murder of business rival

Hungarian prosecutors charged former international swimming executive Tamas Gyarfas on Tuesday with ordering the murder of a business rival in Budapest more than two decades ago, prosecutors said in a..
Reuters - Published

EU takes Hungary to court for criminalizing help for asylum seekers

The European Union executive on Thursday took Hungary to court over a law that makes it a crime to help asylum seekers, the latest in many running battles between Brussels and Budapest on migration,..
Reuters - Published

Smartwings passenger plane makes emergency landing in Budapest

An airplane operated by Czech airline Smartwings made an emergency landing shortly after takeoff at Budapest's Liszt Ferenc Airport on Thursday after its landing gear was damaged, a spokesman for..
Reuters - Published

Liberal wins Budapest primary to face Orban's Fidesz in mayoral election

The first formal primary in Hungary's history, for Budapest's mayoral election, wrapped up on Wednesday as the opposition joined forces to try to wrest political leadership in the capital from Prime..
Reuters - Published

Captain in fatal Budapest boat crash was sober at the time: police

Hungarian police said on Tuesday they had found no evidence of alcohol or drug abuse by the captain of a cruise ship that struck and sank a small tourist vessel last month, killing 28 mostly Korean..
Reuters - Published

Budapest tour-boat crash: Cruise-ship captain released on bail; death toll up to 25

Meanwhile, the body of another South Korean tourist was recovered from the Danube, raising the death toll in the May 29 boat collision crash up to 25.
USATODAY.com - Published

Four eastern EU states to discuss top jobs, keen to boost their influence

The leaders of Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic will discuss in Budapest on Thursday potential candidates for top jobs in the European Union coming up for grabs shortly, in a sign of..
Reuters - Published

Cruise ship captain bailed in Hungary after fatal accident

The captain of a cruise liner was released on bail on Wednesday, two weeks after his vessel was involved in a collision with a tourist boat that sank on the River Danube in Budapest with a party of..
Reuters - Published

Hungarian tourist boat salvaged, two weeks after fatal accident

Hungarian salvage crews recovered four bodies on Tuesday as they raised the wreck of a boat from the Danube River in Budapest, two weeks after it capsized with a group of South Korean tourists on..
Reuters - Published

Four bodies found as salvage crews lift capsized Hungarian boat

Salvage crews recovered four bodies on Tuesday as they slowly lifted the wreck of a boat two weeks after it capsized on the Danube River in Budapest with a group of South Korean tourists on board,..
Reuters - Published

Salvage crews begin lifting Hungarian boat sunk in Danube

Salvage crews began raising the wreck of a Hungarian boat that capsized on the Danube river in Budapest last month, killing 26 South Korean tourists and two Hungarian crew, Reuters TV reported from the..
Reuters - Published

Salvage crews aim to lift boat sunk in Danube with 28 dead

Hungarian salvage crews prepared on Monday to raise the wreck of a pleasure boat that capsized on the Danube river in Budapest, killing 26 South Korean tourists and two local crew.
Reuters - Published

Captain involved in Danube boat collision was not captain in Dutch accident: Viking Cruises

The captain of the Viking Sigyn cruise liner that collided with a pleasure boat on the River Danube in Budapest, killing 28 people, was not serving as captain of another boat that was in an accident in..
Reuters - Published

Captain of vessel in Danube boat collision had previous accident: prosecutors

The captain of a cruise liner involved in a fatal collision with a pleasure boat on the River Danube in Budapest last week had captained a boat that was in an accident in the Netherlands in April,..
Reuters - Published

Korea's fingerprint practice helps experts identify Danube boat disaster victims

South Korea's practice of fingerprinting all adult citizens has helped forensic experts identify all of the bodies recovered so far from a boat crash in Budapest that killed 28 people, most of them..
Reuters - Published

Hundreds of thousands sign petition demanding Hungary join new EU prosecution body

An opposition politician has collected 680,000 signatures to push for Hungarian membership of a planned European Union prosecutor's office (EPPO), a step rejected by Budapest's eurosceptic nationalist..
Reuters - Published

Divers find body from Budapest boat disaster, salvage plan begins

Divers found a body in the wreckage of a pleasure boat on Wednesday a week after the vessel capsized and sank on the River Danube in Budapest, officials said, as crews prepared for salvage operations.
Reuters - Published

Twelfth body found after Budapest boat disaster

Police said they had found the body of a twelfth South Korean tourist a week after a pleasure boat capsized and sank on the River Danube in Budapest, killing an estimated 28 people.
Reuters - Published

Venice, Budapest crashes renew debate on cruise ship safety, calls to restrict ships in Venice

Venice environmental campaigners say the only legitimate response is an immediate ban on cruise ships from entering the lagoon.
USATODAY.com - Published

South Korea could start returning bodies from Budapest boat disaster

The South Korean government expects to begin returning to Seoul the remains of some of the victims who died when a tourist boat sank last week in Budapest, an official said on Tuesday, as conditions..
Reuters - Published

Rescuers recover body from wrecked Hungarian tourist boat

Divers brought up a body on Monday from the wreck of a tourist boat which sank last week in Budapest, and another body was pulled from the river 100 km downstream, the first apparent victims recovered..
Reuters - Published

Body found 100 km downstream after Hungary river disaster

A body was pulled from the Danube more than 100 km downstream from Budapest, officials said on Monday, the first apparent victim recovered since the night of a boat crash presumed to have killed 28..
Reuters - Published

Body pulled from Danube river south of Budapest: Korean diplomat

Hungarian authorities have pulled a body from the Danube river more than 100 kilometers downriver from Budapest, the South Korean embassy's Defense Attache Shun-Keun Song told reporters on Monday.
Reuters - Published

South Korean rescuers begin test dives in Hungary to reach sunken tourist boat

South Korean rescue divers performed test dives in the Danube river in Budapest on Monday as they prepared an attempt to reach the wreckage of a pleasure boat which had been carrying mostly South..
Reuters - Published

Hungarians protest over government overhaul of academic bodies

Hungarians took to the streets of central Budapest on Sunday to protest plans to overhaul the country's leading scientific research body, which they see as part of a wider government attempt to curb..
Reuters - Published

Hungarian police has identified seven South Korean Victims of Budapest boat crash

Hungarian police on Saturday said they has identified seven South Koreans who died in a Budapest riverboat crash on Wednesday, without releasing their names.
Reuters - Published

Danube cruise captain in court as floods prevent attempts to reach wreck

The captain of a passenger cruiser that collided with a pleasure boat that capsized on the Danube, killing South Korean tourists on board, appeared in court in Budapest on Saturday as flood waters..
Reuters - Published

Floods prevent attempts to reach wreck as Danube cruise captain in court

The captain of a passenger cruiser that collided with a pleasure boat that capsized on the Danube, killing South Korean tourists on board, was due to appear in court in Budapest on Saturday as flood..
Reuters - Published

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