Hungary's main online news site says independence in danger

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s leading online news site said Sunday that its editorial staff and independence are at risk because of a reorganization attempt that could compromise its journalistic...

Protests spark virus fears in US; South Korea sees new cases

MIAMI (AP) — Protests around the U.S. against police brutality have sparked fears of a further spread of the coronavirus, while South Korea is reporting a steady rise in cases around the capital after...

Hungary to commemorate victims of Danube boat catastrophe

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Commemorations will be held Friday on the anniversary of the Danube River tragedy in which a sightseeing boat carrying mostly tourists from South Korea sank after a collision ...

Hungary seen wrongly holding asylum seekers in transit zones

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's practice of keeping asylum seekers in a closed transit zone on the border with Serbia qualifies as “unlawful detention,” according to an nonbinding opinion issued Th...

Hungary approves extra government powers, with no end date

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's parliament on Monday approved a bill giving Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government extraordinary powers during the coronavirus pandemic, without setting an end dat...

Hungary seeks indefinite extension to state of emergency

The Hungarian government is seeking to extend indefinitely the state of emergency introduced on March 11 because of the coronavirus epidemic, leading some to fear an unjustified power grab and an eros...

Trial starts of captain charged in deadly Danube boat crash

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A trial began Wednesday in Hungary in the case of a river cruise ship captain charged in the deaths of 27 people in a May 2019 collision on the Danube River. ...

Asylum-seekers, coronavirus collide with complicated results

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — No entry, says Hungary. Not all at once, says Greece. Watch out, says Croatia: They might have the coronavirus. This week, thousands of asylum-seekers sit at...

Hungary commemorates 1945 liberation of Budapest ghetto

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's Jewish community on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of the liberation by Soviet troops of the Budapest ghetto, where over 70,000 Jews were confined near the...

Review: Marcus King stirs soul, rock, country on 'El Dorado'

Marcus King, “El Dorado” (Fantasy Records) Marcus King's solo debut is an enticing mix of deep soul, rock and country in the best Southern traditions. King, though...

Hungary rule on NGOs' financing seen in conflict with EU law

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Restrictions imposed by Hungary on the financing from abroad of non-governmental organizations are incompatible with EU law, according to an opinion issued Tuesday by the Euro...

Agnes Keleti, the oldest living Olympic champion, turns 99

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Although she turned 99 on Thursday, even a 9-year-old would have a hard time keeping up with Agnes Keleti's irrepressible energy and enthusiasm. Keleti is th...

Review: All-star Mose Allison tribute hits the right spots

Various artists, “If You’re Going to the City: A Tribute to Mose Allison” (Fat Possum) It may be a tired cliche to say someone was one of a kind, but Mose Allison most definitely was...

Review: Leonard Cohen’s posthumous album centers on poetry

Leonard Cohen, “Thanks for the Dance” (Columbia/Legacy Recordings) Leonard Cohen’s last album, released just weeks before he passed in 2016, was “You Want It Darker,” which had a sen...

Review: Joe Henry faces down illness with creative gush

Joe Henry, “The Gospel According to Water” (earMUSIC) Given a few months to live released a creative gush in Joe Henry and the result is “The Gospel According to Water,” one of the b...