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Stories with place: Hungary
  • Hungary's Orban attacks Croatian counterpart over migrants 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 12:09 pm

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungary's prime minister lambasted his Croatian counterpart Friday, accusing him of being the envoy of a global left-wing organization with the job of attacking Hungary - some the strongest statements yet in neighborhood disputes caused by the migrant crisis.

  • The Latest: Hungary to close reception center in Debrecen story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 11:43 am

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - The latest developments in the hundreds of thousands of refugees and other migrants passing through Europe on their way west. All times local.

  • Hungary asylum seeker numbers jump in August 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 7:58 am

    BRUSSELS - The number of people seeking asylum in Hungary almost doubled in August as the government was building a razor-wire fence to stop people entering the country from Serbia, the European Union's statistical agency said Friday.

  • Media rights group says EU is too soft on Hungary story has photos
    Updated: Sep-29-15 9:21 am

    BRUSSELS - An international press freedom group says the European Union has been too lenient in its treatment of media abuses in member state Hungary.

  • Central European states fret over fallout of VW scandal 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 8:06 am

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - As the Volkswagen scandal plays out, Central European countries that host some of the company's factories or have bet a lot on the car industry are beginning to worry about the potential economic impact.

  • Nighttime tour boat collision kills 1 in Thailand 
    Updated: Sep-26-15 1:49 am

    BANGKOK - A trip to see fireflies has turned into tragedy in Thailand when two boats collided in the night, killing a woman from Hungary and seriously injuring a South Korean along with nearly two dozen other tourists, police said Saturday.

  • Hungary says no plans for referendum on 2024 Olympic bid 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 7:47 am

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungary has no plans to hold a referendum on Budapest's bid for the 2024 Summer Games, the country's national Olympic committee said Friday.

  • Hungary walks out of book fair in Sweden after protest 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 1:43 pm

    STOCKHOLM - Delegates from Hungary have walked out of a Swedish book fair featuring their country's literature after writers objected to their presence.

  • Border tensions rise between Croatia and Serbia story has photos
    Updated: Sep-24-15 1:03 pm

    ZAGREB, Croatia - Tensions escalated between Serbia and Croatia on Thursday as the longtime rivals struggled to come up with a coherent way to deal with tens of thousands of migrants streaming through the Balkan nations to seek sanctuary in other parts of Europe.

  • EU holds more migration talks as calls for answers grow story has photos
    Updated: Sep-22-15 3:09 pm

    BRUSSELS - The European Union's two emergency meetings on the migration crisis this week won't provide any quick solutions to ease the plight of tens of thousands of people seeking sanctuary in Europe despite a decision Tuesday to share 120,000 more refugees arriving in Greece and Italy.

  • Hungary posts ads in Lebanon, Jordan media warning migrants story has photos
    Updated: Sep-21-15 12:55 pm

    BEIRUT - The Hungarian government posted ads in Lebanese and Jordanian papers on Monday, warning migrants not to enter Hungary illegally, saying it is a crime punishable by imprisonment.

  • UEFA punishes Hungary for fan racism in Euro 2016 qualifier 
    Updated: Sep-18-15 3:29 pm

    NYON, Switzerland - Hungary has been punished for racist behavior by fans and must play its next home European Championship qualifying match in an empty stadium.

  • Questions and answers about migrant crisis border issues 
    Updated: Sep-18-15 2:25 pm

    BRUSSELS - The movement of tens of thousands of people toward Western Europe is overwhelming border authorities from Greece through the Balkans to Hungary and Slovenia.

  • Human rights group demands Hungary stop harassing reporters 
    Updated: Sep-17-15 1:10 pm

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - A leading international human rights monitor demanded Thursday that Hungary stop "threatening and obstructing the work of journalists" after Hungarian police beat and harassed reporters covering Europe's migration crisis. Hungarian police denied having beaten any journalists and said any reporters who were hurt in violence at the border have only themselves to blame.

  • Romania to play 1 qualifier in empty stadium for fan racism 
    Updated: Sep-17-15 11:09 am

    BUCHAREST, Romania - Romania has been punished for racist and violent behavior by fans with an order to play its final European Championship qualifying home match in an empty stadium.

  • Syrian tripped by Hungarian journalist arrives in Madrid 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 8:24 pm

    MADRID - The Syrian refugee who was tripped at a border hotspot by a Hungarian journalist in an incident that generated global outrage arrived in Madrid early Thursday with hopes of rebuilding his career and giving his family a new life.

  • AP Interview: IRC boss slams anti-migrant tactics in Hungary story has photos
    Updated: Sep-16-15 7:59 pm

    NEW YORK - Events on the Serbia-Hungarian border where police tear-gassed crowds of migrants including women and children reveal "a dark side of the European character," the chief of the International Rescue Committee said Wednesday.

  • Refugee crisis, money issues in background of 2024 bid race 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 2:08 pm

    LONDON - With the race for the 2024 Olympics now officially underway, the five bid cities face a two-year campaign to convince IOC members that they offer the best project.

  • Hungary: Fence needed on Serbian border due to migrant push 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 9:39 am

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - The razor-wire fence Hungary is building on its border with Serbia is needed to secure the European Union's external border and will remain as long as large numbers of migrants keep trying to enter the country, Hungary's foreign minister said Wednesday.

  • Race is on: 5 cities to compete for 2024 Summer Olympics story has photos
    Updated: Sep-16-15 7:17 am

    LONDON - The race is on for the 2024 Olympics: A five-city contest pitting four European bids against a two-time host from the United States.

  • AP: Hungary police forced journalist to delete footage 
    Updated: Sep-15-15 12:09 pm

    ROSZKE, Hungary - The Associated Press is protesting the brief detention of one of its journalists by Hungarian police as he covered migrants crossing the border, saying he was forced to delete footage that included images of a police dog knocking down a refugee. Hungary disputed the account Tuesday.

  • Official: Toronto not bidding for 2024 Olympics 
    Updated: Sep-15-15 12:04 am

    TORONTO - Toronto will not be bidding to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

  • The Latest on US Open: Djokovic beats Federer for title story has photos
    Updated: Sep-13-15 10:49 pm

    NEW YORK - The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):

  • Migrant crisis adjusts Merkel's image, but style unchanged story has photos
    Updated: Sep-13-15 2:56 pm

    BERLIN - In the space of two months, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone from being portrayed as the heartless villain in Europe's debt crisis to the heroine of those flooding in to find refuge on the continent.

  • Balkan immigrant rail tracks follow old Orient Express route 
    Updated: Sep-13-15 4:55 am

    GEVGELIJA, Macedonia - There are no fancy dining carriages here, glasses of champagne or ace sleuth Hercule Poirot to solve a murder mystery. There are only hundreds of exhausted people crammed inside a dingy train, slowly moving along the same Balkan route where the legendary Orient Express used to rumble.