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  • Extracts from the Donbas War Zone

    Extracts from the Donbas War Zone

    Oleksandr Kachura, 30, news reporter, photographer and frontline volunteer, originally comes from the city of Donetsk, in the Donbas war zone in east Ukraine. This large industrial metropolis and surrounding territory are at the heart of the conflict…
    - 10 days ago, 22 Jun 20, 3:11am -
  • A new sense of space

    A new sense of space

    I ventured out last week. I saw people other than random shoppers replenishing their food supplies. I had real conversations with real people, and it felt strange.
    - 13 days ago, 19 Jun 20, 7:04am -
  • Bringing human touch to technology

    Bringing human touch to technology

    From ergonomics through economics to marketing – product design means considering and combining many different factors so as to come up with a product that users not only like but can easily use. Or as the design studio Flying Objects puts it: "Des…
    - 13 days ago, 19 Jun 20, 6:46am -
  • Know your Hungarians
    The world has Hungary to thank for providing many talented people, from Hollywood film stars to clever inventors and dauntless adventurers. The following 10 notables are Magyars, either by nationality or being born to a Hungarian parent.
    - 13 days ago, 19 Jun 20, 5:35am -
  • 'Great times' out of defeat

    'Great times' out of defeat

    Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said Hungary is "winning again" in a speech at the inauguration of a monument in Sátoraljaújhely, in the northeast of the country, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Trianon Peace Treaty. "There is not a single na…
    - 13 days ago, 19 Jun 20, 4:56am -
  • Lifting the lid on corruption

    Lifting the lid on corruption

    Corruption was present at the highest level of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) under the tenure of its former president, Tamas Aján, according to the findings of an independent investigation commissioned by the organisation.
    - 13 days ago, 19 Jun 20, 4:46am -
  • 'Treachery' raises tension

    'Treachery' raises tension

    The government's 2021 budget bill would "extremely seriously" impact not only local governments but local communities too, Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony has said, adding that the budget is "against the interests of the nation". Since the unveilin…
    - 13 days ago, 19 Jun 20, 4:14am -
  • Emergency powers lifted

    Emergency powers lifted

    Parliament has terminated the emergency powers handed to the government in March in response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus epidemic. The law submitted by Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister's Office, required a two-thirds major…
    - 13 days ago, 19 Jun 20, 3:56am -
  • The brief history of the month (June 2020)
    Presenting in one concise package the month's most important and fascinating national stories, whether they be economic, political, cultural, sporting or among the hundreds of other happenings that go on daily.
    - 13 days ago, 19 Jun 20, 3:27am -
  • Author's insightful travelogues compiled for first time

    Author's insightful travelogues compiled for first time

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was an unusually well-travelled man. His lifelong thirst for adventure and discovery (both worldly and spiritual) took him from the Arctic to the southern Pacific Ocean, across North America, around Africa and throu…
    - 13 days ago, 19 Jun 20, 3:08am -
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  • Wellness is a seductive lie – and it is changing how we treat illness
    In desperate need of hydrotherapy, Abi Palmer went to a sanatorium – and found herself surrounded by luxury. How has health been sold as a lifestyle choice?In 2017 I received an Arts Council England grant to complete research for my book Sanatorium…
    - 10 days ago, 22 Jun 20, 5:00am -
  • Back to school: what lessons can UK learn from rest of Europe?
    Schools are reopening with staggered classes, distancing and ‘protective bubbles’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhile uncertainty over the reopening of English schools continues to provoke anger, concern and incredu…
    - 22 days ago, 10 Jun 20, 11:15am -
  • Hungary marks treaty centenary as Orbán harnesses 'Trianon trauma'
    PM uses settlement, which took away three-fifths of territory, for nationalist agendaChurch bells rang out across Budapest, public transport came to a halt and people observed a moment of silence as Hungary commemorated the centenary of the treaty of…
    - 28 days ago, 4 Jun 20, 1:34pm -
  • 'The atmosphere was brilliant:' fans fail to keep their distance in Hungary
    Having been starved of football for months, excitement got the better of the limited number of fans at the Hungarian cup finalWith chanting, drums and some very loosely enforced social distancing regulations, the Hungarian cup final on Wednesday even…
    - 28 days ago, 4 Jun 20, 3:00am -
  • Hungarian government to end Orbán's rule-by-decree legislation
    Controversial emergency laws have been described by some as creating EU’s first dictatorshipCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Hungarian government plans to bring to an end controversial emergency legislation, which s…
    - 37 days ago, 26 May 20, 2:11pm -
  • Global report: Germany to relax travel curbs as Spain mourns Covid-19 victims
    France defends tracking app amid privacy concerns and Hungary aims to lift state of emergencyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDenmark has made it easier for cross-border couples separated from their partners by lockdown t…
    - 37 days ago, 26 May 20, 1:30pm -
  • Relatives of Armenian axed to death by Azeri officer call for justice
    ECHR is examining actions of Hungary and Azerbaijan over release of killer Ramil SafarovRelatives of a murdered Armenian army officer killed with an axe by an Azerbaijani counterpart on a Nato training programme in Budapest are hoping the European co…
    - 38 days ago, 25 May 20, 5:48am -
  • Opposition leaders across Europe walk coronavirus tightrope
    Opposition parties struggle to stay politically relevant as leaders ride wave of popularity during pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOpposition politicians across Europe, from cautious centrists to firebrand populi…
    - 38 days ago, 25 May 20, 12:00am -
  • Hungary votes to end legal recognition of trans people
    Activists say new law will increase discrimination, especially as Hungarians must often display their ID cardsHungary’s parliament has voted to end legal recognition for trans people, passing a bill that rights activists say pushes the country “b…
    - 44 days ago, 19 May 20, 11:37am -
  • Under cover of coronavirus, the world's bad guys are wreaking havoc | Jonathan Freedland
    The pandemic has allowed strongmen and tyrants to get away with murder and mayhem while we look the other wayUnder the cover of coronavirus, all kinds of wickedness are happening. Where you and I see a global health crisis, the world’s leading auth…
    - 48 days ago, 15 May 20, 12:10pm -
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