Hungary blocks EU Ukraine aid, deepening rift with BrusselsDecember 6, 2022 GMT
BRUSSELS (AP) — A rift between the European Union and recalcitrant member Hungary deepened Tuesday when Budapest vetoed an 18 billion euro ($18.93 billion) financial aid package to Kyiv, leaving the other 26 nations to scramble to keep the money supply going.
Orban says Hungary will stick to veto of EU-Ukraine aid planDecember 2, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister said Friday that he will continue to oppose a European Union plan to provide an 18-billion-euro ($19-billion) aid package to Ukraine in 2023, a position that promises sustained tensions as the bloc and the nationalist Hungarian government wrangle over democratic standards.
Central European PMs stress shared ties amid friction on warNovember 24, 2022 GMT
KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — The leaders of four Central European countries meeting in a regional summit in Slovakia Thursday emphasized the issues that tie them together and downplayed divisive ones.
Hungary will not support EU aid plan to Ukraine, Orban saysNovember 18, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary will not support a European Union plan to provide Ukraine with billions in budget assistance next year, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday, digging in on his country's blocking of a major aid package the EU unveiled last week.
Suspected people smugglers open fire at police in HungaryNovember 14, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Suspected people smugglers fired shots at Hungarian police from a van carrying migrants on Monday during and after a car chase that ended without injuries in the country's capital.
Hungary’s government sets price cap on eggs, potatoes.November 9, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Grocers in Hungary will be ordered to sell eggs and potatoes at prices no higher than they were at the end of September, a government minister announced Wednesday, part of an effort to ease the burden of skyrocketing prices in the Central European country.
Orban lashes out at EU as he marks 1956 anti-Soviet revoltOctober 23, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban made veiled comparisons on Sunday between the Soviet troops that attacked Hungary during the 1956 revolution and the institutions of the European Union today.
Serb arrested in Hungary for alleged war crimes in KosovoOctober 18, 2022 GMT
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The Kosovar prosecutors’ office on Tuesday said an ethnic Serb accused of killing ethnic Albanians in 1999 was arrested in Hungary.
Hungary, Austria and Serbia work together to stem migrationOctober 3, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of Hungary, Austria and Serbia met Monday in Budapest to find solutions on how to stem the increasing number of migrants arriving in Europe, among them many young men from India.
Music stops: Energy costs close Hungary theaters for winterOctober 3, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A theater in Hungary's capital will sit through a cold and quiet winter after its managers chose to shut it down rather than pay skyrocketing utility prices that are putting a squeeze on businesses and cultural institutions across Europe.
Hungary to poll public on support for EU sanctions on RussiaSeptember 22, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's governing party said Thursday it wants to poll the country's citizens on whether they support European Union sanctions imposed against Russia over its war in Ukraine.
Hungary faces reckoning with EU that could cost it billionsSeptember 17, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — After his headline performance at Hungary's Sziget Festival last month, pop star Justin Bieber held a grandiose party for his staff in a luxurious countryside setting — a 19th century castle owned by the son-in-law of the country's prime minister.
Ryanair cancels Hungary routes over windfall tax disputeSeptember 13, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Budget airline Ryanair announced Tuesday that it will cancel several routes through Hungary and cut flights on several more following a months-long dispute with the country's government over a special windfall tax placed on airlines.
Teacher shortages grow worrisome in Poland and HungarySeptember 3, 2022 GMT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ewa Jaworska has been a teacher since 2008 and loves working with young people. But the low pay is leaving her demoralized. She even has to buy her own teaching materials sometimes, and is disheartened by the government using schools to promote conservative ideas which she sees as backward.
Hungary fireworks go on but weather agency controversy staysAugust 27, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — An elaborate fireworks display took place Saturday under calm skies in Hungary’s capital after a postponement of the show last weekend caused controversy when it led to the firing of the country’s top meteorologists over their weather predictions.
Pera beats top-seeded Krejcikova for 12th straight winAugust 24, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Bernarda Pera extended her career-best winning streak to 12 matches, beatiung top-seeded Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals in Tennis in The Land.
Heads of Hungary weather service fired after wrong forecastAugust 23, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The two top officials of Hungary's meteorological service were fired Monday after an inaccurate rain forecast prompted the postponement of a fireworks display on the country's most important national holiday.
Hungary’s govt launches investigation against second airlineAugust 22, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's government has ordered an investigation of domestic low-cost carrier Wizz Air over what it calls possible breaches of consumer protection laws, the second such investigation it has launched against an airline since June.
AP PHOTOS: Struggling to stay cool in Budapest heat wave
Russell grabs first F1 pole, Verstappen qualifies 10thJuly 30, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — George Russell stole the show Saturday at the Hungarian Grand Prix by earning his first career pole and first of the season for Mercedes — on the same day F1 champion and current points leader Max Verstappen qualified a season-worst 10th.
Pera stuns Kontaveit in Hamburg for 2nd title in 7 daysJuly 23, 2022 GMT
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — American player Bernarda Pera stunned top-seeded Anett Kontaveit 6-2, 6-4 to win the Hamburg European Open on Saturday for her second title in seven days.
The 81st-ranked Pera, who won her first WTA title in Budapest last week, saved three of the four break points she faced and took four of the six she created to beat Kontaveit, the world No.
Pera stretches winning run, faces Kontaveit in Hamburg finalJuly 22, 2022 GMT
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — American Bernarda Pera will play top-seeded Anett Kontaveit in the women’s final of the Hamburg European Open after they won their semifinals in straight sets on Friday.
Pera, who secured her first WTA title in Budapest last week, advanced over seventh-seeded Maryna Zanevska 6-2, 6-4.
Hungarian lawmakers propose curbing power of EU ParliamentJuly 19, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lawmakers in Hungary passed a resolution Tuesday that calls for curbing the power of the European Union's parliament, arguing that it has steered democracy in Europe into a “dead end.”
Hungary: Anti-government protest blocks bridge over tax lawJuly 18, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) —
Anti-government demonstrators in Hungary blocked one of the capital's main thoroughfares during morning rush-hour traffic Monday, the latest in a series of protests against recent changes to the country's tax code that have carried on for nearly a week.
Hungarian workers block roads to protest new tax lawJuly 13, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Protesters in Hungary's capital blocked main traffic arteries for the second day in a row Wednesday in opposition to a tax overhaul pushed through this week by the country's right-wing governing party.
Hungary declares ‘energy emergency’ over threat of shortagesJuly 13, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s government has declared an “energy emergency” in response to supply disruptions and skyrocketing energy prices in Europe, an official said Wednesday.
There is “unlikely to be enough gas in Europe for the autumn and winter heating season,” said Gergely Gulyás, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s chief of staff.
Hungarian nationalist PM Orban to deliver speech at CPACJuly 11, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's nationalist prime minister will speak at a conference of prominent U.S. conservatives this summer, the latest sign of tightening relations between Hungarian and American conservatives.
4 injured as apartment building roof collapses in BudapestJune 27, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The roof and part of the front of an apartment building in the Hungarian capital collapsed Monday, injuring four pedestrians and flattening a number of parked cars.
Budapest police said in a statement that the search of the rubble and the building itself was continuing, but that so far there was no indication of fatalities.
Italy pips US men to relay gold in swimming worlds finaleJune 25, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Canadian 15-year-old Summer McIntosh won another gold medal and Italy pipped the United States to the men’s 4x100 medley relay title on the last night of racing at the world swimming championships.
US swimmer Ress endures elation, shock, relief at worldsJune 25, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Elation, devastation, relief and shock.
United States swimmer Justin Ress went through all the emotions after winning his first individual gold medal on the last day of racing at the world swimming championships on Saturday.
Canadian swimmers enjoying best ever world championshipsJune 24, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Canadian swimmers are enjoying their most successful world swimming championships ever in Budapest this week.
Golds for the remarkable Summer McIntosh and Kylie Masse are the prize jewels in a nine-medal haul for Canada so far.
Ledecky grabs another gold, Aussies set record at worldsJune 24, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Katie Ledecky extended her record haul of medals and Australia set a world record in the mixed 4x100 meters freestyle final at the world swimming championships on Friday.
American star Ledecky won the 800 freestyle final for the fifth time at the worlds to seal her fourth consecutive 400/800/1,500 triple at the event.
Ledecky stretches 22-medal record at worlds with 800 titleJune 24, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Katie Ledecky extended her record haul of medals from the world swimming championships to 22 with her latest 800-meter freestyle win on Friday.
Ledecky clocked 8 minutes, 8.04 seconds to win the event for the eighth consecutive time at a worlds or Olympic Games.
Australia sets world record in mixed 4x100 freestyle finalJune 24, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Australia set a world record in the mixed 4x100 meters freestyle final at the world swimming championships on Friday.
Jack Cartwright, Kyle Chalmers, Madison Wilson and Mollie O’Callaghan clocked 3 minutes, 19.38 seconds in Budapest to shave two-hundredths of a second off the record set by the United States at the last worlds in Gwangju, South Korea, in July 2019.
American swimmers claim redemption at worlds: 3 more goldsJune 23, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — On a night of redemption for American swimmers, Lilly King, Ryan Murphy and the men’s 4x200 freestyle team claimed three more gold medals for the United States at the world swimming championships on Thursday.
Ledecky extends record medal haul at swimming worlds to 21June 22, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Katie Ledecky has extended her record haul of medals from the world championships to 21, two more than any other female swimmer managed before.
Dressel’s world swimming championships over, ‘just’ 2 goldsJune 22, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Caeleb Dressel’s world swimming championships are over with just two gold medals from Budapest.
USA Swimming withdrew its star male swimmer from the rest of the competition for unspecified medical reasons on Wednesday.
Romanchuk wins medal in pool while father fights in UkraineJune 21, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Elite swimmer Mykhailo Romanchuk doesn’t know if his father was able to see him winning a medal for Ukraine at the swimming world championships.
Romanchuk’s father is fighting in the east of Ukraine, where pockets of resistance are still denying Russia full military control of the region almost four months after it unleashed its invasion.
Milák sets world record; 3 more US golds at swimming worldsJune 21, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s Kristóf Milák thrilled home fans by lowering his own world record in the men’s 200 butterfly at the swimming world championships on Tuesday, when American swimmers claimed another three gold medals.
Defending champ Dressel drops out of 100 freestyle at worldsJune 21, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two-time world champion Caeleb Dressel is not defending his title in the men’s 100 freestyle at the swimming world championships after withdrawing before the semifinals.
Dressel was included in the initial start list for Tuesday’s semifinals in Budapest, but was not in an updated version with reserve Hwang Sun-woo of South Korea taking his place.
Ceccon sets world record, Ledecky claims yet another titleJune 20, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Italy’s Thomas Ceccon set a world record in the men’s 100 backstroke and Katie Ledecky claimed yet another gold at the swimming world championships on Monday.
Ceccon stunned the competition in Budapest by clocking 51.60 seconds to shave 0.15 seconds off the previous best mark set by American Ryan Murphy at the 2016 Olympics.
Italy’s Ceccon sets world record in men’s 100 backstrokeJune 20, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Italy’s Thomas Ceccon has set a world record in the men’s 100 backstroke at the swimming world championships.
Ceccon clocked 51.60 seconds on Monday in Budapest to shave 0.15 seconds off the previous best mark set by American Ryan Murphy at the 2016 Olympics.
Huske, Dressel, Walsh win more U.S. golds at swimming worldsJune 19, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Four finals, three golds.
Torri Huske, Caeleb Dressel and Alex Walsh all won for the United States on the second day of racing at the world swimming championships on Sunday.
Léon Marchand lights up swimming worlds with 400 medley winJune 18, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — When Budapest last hosted the swimming worlds in 2017, Léon Marchand was watching at home.
On Saturday, the 20-year-old French swimmer thrilled spectators in the Hungarian capital with a European record as he almost took Michael Phelps’ world record in the men’s 400 medley.
Ledecky reclaims 400 title at swimming worlds, eyeing moreJune 18, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Katie Ledecky started the United States’ medal collection at the world swimming championships with a gold by reclaiming her title in the women’s 400 meters on Saturday.
The Americans finished the first day of racing with two gold, one silver and three bronze.
Swimming worlds packs star power, intrigue despite absencesJune 17, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — When the world swimming championships start in Budapest on Saturday, a host of top stars won’t be there.
Scheduling irregularities caused by the coronavirus pandemic, infections, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, fitness concerns and injuries are forcing many Olympic champions to skip the rescheduled event.
MATCHDAY: Kane targets 50th goal, Italy vs GermanyJune 3, 2022 GMT
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Saturday:
Forward Harry Kane will look to become the second player to reach 50 goals for England when they face Hungary. England opens its Nations League campaign with a game at Budapest in the top tier Group A3.
Tokyo a candidate for track and field world championshipsMay 25, 2022 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — The $1.4 billion Tokyo national stadium, built by the Japanese government for last year’s Olympics, is being viewed as a site for the track and field world championships.
An inspection team from World Athletics — the governing body of the sport — met with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike on Wednesday and was to tour the stadium on Thursday.
Hungary proposes removing Russian oil embargo from EU agendaMay 25, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — European Union efforts to impose an embargo on Russian oil faced more roadblocks Wednesday as Hungarian officials said they would not back the plan in its current form and recommended removing the topic from the agenda of an EU leaders' summit next week.
Australia replaces Russia to host swimming’s 25-meter worldsMay 20, 2022 GMT
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Australia replaced Russia as host of swimming’s short-course world championships in December, the sport’s governing body FINA said Friday.
Melbourne will host the 25-meter pool events from Dec.
Conference of U.S. conservatives opens in Orban’s HungaryMay 19, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Dozens of prominent conservatives from Europe, the United States and elsewhere gathered Thursday in Hungary as the American Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, was held in Europe for the first time.
Radio station elevates voices of Hungary’s Roma minorityMay 15, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Intellectuals, broadcasters and cultural figures from Hungary's Roma community are using the airwaves to reframe narratives and elevate the voices of the country's largest minority group.
Hungary’s military finds mission in life for abused dogMay 14, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's military has found a new mission in life for a talented dog who was rescued from abusive owners, recruiting 2-year-old Logan to serve in counterterrorism operations for an elite bomb squad.
EXPLAINER: Why is Hungary blocking sanctions on Russian oil?May 10, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — As the European Union tries to impose sanctions on Russian oil over the war in Ukraine, Hungary has emerged as one of the biggest obstacles to unanimous support needed from the bloc's 27 member nations.
Le Clos makes South Africa team for his 7th world champsMay 9, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Former Olympic champion Chad le Clos was named on South Africa's team on Monday for his seventh swimming world championships.
The 30-year-old le Clos is planning to compete in the 50, 100 and 200 meters butterfly at the worlds in Budapest, Hungary, which start on June 18, South Africa's swimming federation said.
Yates wins Giro 2nd stage, Van der Poel stays in pinkMay 7, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A storming time trial from Simon Yates saw the British rider win the second stage of the Giro d’Italia while Mathieu van der Poel kept hold of the pink jersey on Saturday.
Yates, one of the title favorites, clocked 11 minutes, 50 seconds on the nine-kilometer (six-mile) individual time trial through Budapest that included a steep uphill finish.
Van der Poel in pink after winning Giro opener on debutMay 6, 2022 GMT
VISEGRAD, Hungary (AP) — Dutch cyclist Mathieu van der Poel won the opening stage of the Giro d’Italia on Friday and claimed the race’s first maglia rosa on his debut in the Italian grand Tour.
Van der Poel, who rides for Alpecin-Fenix, edged Eritrean cyclist Biniam Girmay at the end of a chaotic bunch sprint on the uphill finish to the citadel in Visegrád in the first of three stages in Hungary.
Olympic stars Ledecky, Dressel headline US team for worldsMay 1, 2022 GMT
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel highlight a 41-member U.S.
American Armstrong sets swimming world record in 50 backApril 29, 2022 GMT
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — American Hunter Armstrong has set a swimming world record in the men's 50-meter backstroke.
Armstrong posted a time of 23.71 seconds in the non-Olympic event while competing Thursday night in the International Team Trials at Greensboro, North Carolina.
Far from home, Ukrainian refugees pray at Easter for peaceApril 24, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Far from home and unsure when or even if they will ever get back, Ukrainians displaced by war gathered at churches across Eastern Europe on Sunday to celebrate the Orthodox Easter holiday in safety and to pray for an end to the fighting with Russia.