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  • Russian spy suspect missing in Cyprus, say police

    06/30/2010 4:12:26 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 17 replies
    BBCNews ^ | Wednesday, 30 June 2010
    One of 11 suspects accused by the US of spying for Russia has gone missing after being freed on bail on Cyprus. The man, a Canadian, named by police as Christopher Metsos, was due to sign in at a police station in the coastal town of Larnaca but did not show. He was held at Larnaca airport on Tuesday as he tried to board a plane to Budapest, a day after the US said it had held 10 other suspects. Mr Metsos was awaiting a hearing for extradition to the US. He had been staying alone at a hotel in...
  • Bombing in Downtown Budapest

    09/26/2016 12:30:28 PM PDT · by wtd · 45 replies
    Gates of Vienna Blog ^ | September 26, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    Bombing in Downtown BudapestOn Saturday night there was a major explosion in downtown Budapest that was originally reported in the media as a likely gas leak. However, by Sunday morning it became clear that the blast was caused by a bomb, and that police officers were deliberately targeted. Two officers were seriously wounded, and one (the female officer) is in critical condition. Below is a video excerpt from a press conference given by the chief of police and the prosecutor’s office in Budapest. Many thanks to CrossWare for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling: Hungarian police...
  • Terror alert in Budapest as huge explosion rocks centre of city near major hotels

    09/24/2016 5:14:09 PM PDT · by Tours · 40 replies
    Mirror ^ | 9/24/2016 | Sam Adams
    A huge explosion has rocked the centre of the Hungarian capital Budapest sparking fears of a terror attack. At least two people are believed to have been injured with a large police presence at the city's Oktogon intersection. Reports say the blast may have been caused by a gas leak, but this has not officially been confirmed. Footage from the scene shows a queue of police cars rushing down the street with terrified people running in the other direction. Cops have cordoned off a large area around a shop at the corner of Kiraly Utca (King Street) and buildings have...
  • Hype the Loop

    06/11/2016 7:16:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/11/16 | Dr. Klaus Kaiser
    Dream on you loopians, just don't expect me to fund your crazy ideas! There is a new company, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) that intends to revolutionize high speed continental travel. It’s CEO, Dirk Ahlborn, recently announced an agreement with the Slovakian government to build Hyperloops from Vienna, Austria to Bratislava, Slovakia, and from Bratislava to Budapest, Hungary. Its competitor, Hyperloop One, recently tested an open air propulsion test of a vehicle with its “Blade Runner” test rig. The Japanese “bullet trains” going at 200 mph are like snails in comparison. The new hyper-things are envisaged to do about 760 mph....
  • March 5 is the anniversary of Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain speech

    03/04/2016 6:59:11 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 7 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 03/04/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe. Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia, all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I must call the Soviet sphere, and all are subject in one form or another, not only to Soviet influence but to a very high and, in many cases, increasing measure of control from Moscow. ~ Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) (speech, Fulton Missouri, 5 March...
  • Holocaust documents trove unearthed in Budapest apartment

    11/21/2015 6:24:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | November 21, 2015
    A vast and historically valuable trove of Holocaust-era documents, long thought destroyed during the second world war, has been found hidden in a wall cavity by a couple renovating their Budapest apartment. The haul of 6,300 documents are from a 1944 census that was a precursor to the intended liquidation of the Hungarian capital’s 200,000 Jews in Nazi death camps. Brigitte Berdefy, co-owner of the apartment overlooking Hungary’s parliament, said in August a worker detected paper after jamming a screwdriver through a crack in the wall....
  • Meanwhile At Budapest Main Train Station (Live Feed)

    09/01/2015 11:29:07 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 43 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 9/1/15 | Tyler Durden
    In an unprecedented move to stem the tsunami of migrants entering Europe, Hungary has decided to stop all trains at Budapest main train station to stop refugees - most of them from conflict areas such as Syria - from entering the EU onwards to Austria and Germany. For now, there are 1000s of refugees waiting at the station, with entrances blocked by police.
  • Hungary Holocaust Museum Gives Collaborators a Free Pass

    05/25/2015 10:02:25 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 5 replies
    Forward ^ | March 5, 2015 | JTA
    Hungarian Jewish leaders are criticizing a new Holocaust museum under construction in Budapest for omitting the culpability of Hungarians in the attempted genocide of the Jews. The museum in Budapest, called House of Fates, is nearly complete, but the planned exhibition focuses only on the last period of the Holocaust in Hungary, starting in 1944, when the ghettoization and deportation of over 500,000 Hungarian Jews was already complete. It fails to deal with the earlier persecution against Hungarian Jews, starting with the passage of anti-Jewish laws in the 1920s, local Jewish community leaders and historians complained. Community leaders said they...
  • New Budapest Holocaust museum omits culpability of Hungarians

    03/08/2015 10:47:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | March 5, 2015 11:56am
    Hungarian Jewish leaders are criticizing a new Holocaust museum under construction in Budapest for omitting the culpability of Hungarians in the attempted genocide of the Jews. The museum in Budapest, called House of Fates, is nearly complete, but the planned exhibition focuses only on the last period of the Holocaust in Hungary, starting in 1944, when the ghettoization and deportation of over 500,000 Hungarian Jews was already complete. It fails to deal with the earlier persecution against Hungarian Jews, starting with the passage of anti-Jewish laws in the 1920s, local Jewish community leaders and historians complained. Community leaders said they...
  • Hungarians Protest Against Premier's Dealings With Putin

    02/01/2015 9:40:31 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 3 replies
    AP ^ | 1 Feb 15 | AP
    BUDAPEST, Hungary — Thousands of protesters in Budapest are demanding the ouster of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government a day before a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Around 3,000 people attended the rally Sunday, which organizer Balazs Gulyas said was meant to show "that the majority of the country does not support (Orban's) policies going closer to Vladimir Putin." Orban's dealings with Moscow, including an agreement for Russia to build new reactors at Hungary's nuclear power plant and a loan of 10 billion euros ($11.3 billion) to help finance the project, are expected to be on the agenda...
  • Crime wave spurs tobacco shop design rethink

    01/07/2014 10:25:49 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 5 replies
    Budapest Business Journal ^ | 1-7-14 | Gergő Rácz
    The central government is set to ease the design requirements for tobacco stores as a response to the recent wave of robberies targeted at the units, commercial broadcaster RTL Klub has reported.
  • Lapid: Israel's demand that Palestinians recognize Israel as Jewish state is rubbish

    01/01/2014 3:17:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    An op-ed published in the New York Times on Tuesday by Roger Cohen, titled "My Jewish State" has shed light on comments Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid made during a sit down with the columnist in August 2013. During their chat last summer, Lapid reiterated his lack of interest in Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state. Lapid reportedly told Cohen “the fact that we demand from Palestinians a declaration that they recognize Israel as a Jewish state, I just think this is rubbish. I don’t need that. The whole point of Israel was we came here saying we...
  • Crisis of Conscience: Anti-Semite Learns He's a Jew

    08/07/2013 6:41:24 PM PDT · by xzins · 67 replies
    CBN ^ | August 07, 2013 | Dale Hurd
    BUDAPEST, Hungary -- What do you do when you learn you are not the person you thought you were, when you learn you are the very thing you hated? It was a question Csanad Szegedi was confronted with -- one that led to a remarkable transformation. Szegedi was once a rising star in Hungary's third largest and most controversial political parties, Jobbik. Jobbik has been labeled fascist and anti-Semitic. Its leader once asked for a list of all the Jews in Hungarian government. And Szegedi, still in his 20s, was on a trajectory to lead the party someday. "I joined...
  • SWAT Team Raided and Seized Weapons from WORLD WAR Z Set

    10/10/2011 9:46:36 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies ^ | 10 Oct 2011 | Adam Chitwood
    Now here’s something that doesn’t happen every day: a SWAT team raided the Budapest set of Marc Forster’s big-budget zombie pic World War Z earlier today and seized a number of weapons that were being used in the film. Police confiscated 85 fully-functional weapons (read: not prop guns) from a warehouse that was being used by the production. Most of the weapons were of the automatic, military-style assault variety which is a very big no-no to transport internationally without authorization. Hit the jump for the full story, including star Brad Pitt’s reaction. Apparently the paperwork for the guns claimed that...
  • Elvis Presley to be Named an Honorary Citizen of Budapest

    03/02/2011 12:43:33 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 24 replies ^ | March 2, 2011 |
    According to reports from the Associated Press, Budapest's mayor says Elvis Presley will be declared a posthumous honorary citizen of Hungary's capital, and a city landmark will be named after him. Mayor Istvan Tarlos says that Elvis will be commemorated because of his support for Hungary in the wake of the short-lived, anti-Soviet revolution of October 1956. On the city's website, visitors can pick one of 12 locations to be renamed after Elvis, including street crossings and a site at the foot of Margaret Bridge, which spans the Danube River. Voting ends on March 15. During Elvis' last appearance on...
  • No. 3 reactor block of the Kola Nuclear Power Plant was shut down

    09/28/2010 6:35:52 PM PDT · by The Comedian · 14 replies
    The No. 3 reactor block of the embattled Kola Nuclear Power Plant was shut down today by its automatic switch off in what is a seeming series of more and more incidents at the Kola, and well as other Russian NPPs. In a release on Kola NPP’s website, operators said that, “at 1:38 am on September 28, the automatic protection switch of the No. 3 reactor block shut the unit down as a result of a malfunction in one of the elements in the system responsible for pressure control in the first compartment. The reason for the malfunction is being...
  • Putin hopes US spying claims 'won't harm ties'

    06/29/2010 2:53:46 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 14 replies · 1+ views
    BBCNews ^ | Tuesday, 29 June 2010
    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says he hopes a series of arrests over an alleged spy ring in the US will not harm US-Russian relations. Mr Putin told former US President Bill Clinton in Moscow that US police had "let themselves go" and were putting people in prison. The FBI claims the spy ring had been operating for more than a decade Ten people have been arrested in the US and one in Cyprus after an FBI inquiry. The Russian foreign ministry has said the US allegations are baseless and a throwback to the Cold War. The 10 people arrested...
  • Roman villa unearthed in Budapest's District III

    10/08/2008 6:00:16 PM PDT · by BGHater · 3 replies · 436+ views
    All Hungary News ^ | 06 Oct 2008 | All Hungary News
    One of the earliest villas in Budapest is being excavated at Bécsi út 262 (District III), reports the Budapest History Museum. The site is of special importance, as it fits well into the line of villas previously found in the area, providing more information on the location and extension of villa farms around Aquincum, wrote Krisztián Anderkó, the archaeologist leading the excavations, on the museum's website. Ruins of the Roman building complex were discovered following several months of excavation work at a plot destined to become a hypermarket. The Office of Cultural Heritage had ordered the excavation to be carried...
  • (Actress)Theron recalls visiting Budapest - in Turkey (Celebutard alert)

    01/21/2008 7:56:19 PM PST · by Perdogg · 13 replies · 189+ views
    National News Nine (Australia) ^ | Tuesday Jan 22 06:00 AEDT
    Charlize Theron has referred to the Turkish city of Istanbul as Budapest three times in an interview about her "backpacking" adventures around the world. Theron, an Oscar winner known for taking on tough roles, described buying Turkish carpets in a bazaar and attending the Istanbul International Film Festival in "Budapest", the Daily Mail reports.
  • Fifty years on, revolution still divides Hungary (50th Anniv. Revolt Against Soviets)

    10/21/2006 3:34:40 AM PDT · by bd476 · 17 replies · 971+ views
    Yahoo News and Reuters ^ | October 20, 2006 | By David Chance and Gergely Szakacs
    Fifty years on, revolution still divides Hungary By David Chance and Gergely Szakacs Fri Oct 20, 7:41 AM ET Freedom fighters sit on top of a tank with a revolutionary flag in Budapest at the time of the uprising against the Soviet-supported Hungarian communist regime in 1956. Hungary will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1956 uprising on October 23. The picture was taken in the period between October 23 and November 4, 1956. (Laszlo Almasi/Reuters) BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The diary of Gyula Csics for October 23, 1956, starts with a 12-year-old boy tending his grandfathers' graves and ends with...