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  • 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
    collider.com ^ | 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
    www.elvis.com ^ | March 2, 2011 | www.elvis.com
    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 · 13 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...
  • Budapest Honors President Reagan

    09/27/2006 7:41:17 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 20 replies · 629+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 28 September 2006 | András Dési
    For Péter Zwack, the prominent Hungarian businessman and descendant of a famous liquor-producer family, there is no doubt that Ronald Reagan and his foreign policy changed his whole life. “If Reagan had not been in the White House, the Iron Curtain would never have fallen—and I never would have come back to Hungary and never would have served as the first ambassador of the democratic Hungary to Washington,” said Zwack, 79, during the September 22 unveiling ceremony of Ronald Reagan's bust in Budapest City Park. Zwack's family fled to America in 1948 after the Communist Party came to power in...
  • 'Goulash revolution' stirs echoes of a far more ghoulish uprising

    09/20/2006 11:25:37 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 6 replies · 449+ views
    The Times ^ | September 21, 2006 | Roger Boyes
    OTTÓ GYEPES still remembers when corpses rather than protest posters were dangling from the lampposts of Budapest. As Hungary’s “goulash revolt” entered its fifth day yesterday and bandana-wearing youths prepared for another night of arson, the country was trying to break free from its memories of the incomparably more brutal suppression of a revolution 50 years ago.Hungary is in the grip of a kind of exorcism rather than a mere power struggle. “There were terrible scenes then,” said Mr Gyepes, who was a 24-year-old lorry driver when the Hungarians took to the streets against communism in 1956. “There were burnt-out...
  • Hungary PM admits lying day and night, opposition asks to resign (A SOCIALIST LIES? NEVER!)

    09/18/2006 3:19:01 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 37 replies · 802+ views
    eitb24 ^ | September 18, 2006 | Staff
    Adding spice to the scandal, Gyurcsany's comments were full of crude remarks and called into doubt the abilities of some of Hungary's most respected economic experts.A leaked recording that caught Hungary's prime minister admitting the government had lied about the economy - keeping it afloat through "tricks'' and relying on "divine providence'' - has prompted protests outside parliament and calls for his resignation. The tape was made at a closed-door meeting in late May, weeks after Socialist Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany's government became the first in post-communist Hungary to win re-election. It seemed to confirm the worst accusations levelled at...
  • F1: HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX - Live on Speed Channel 7:30AM EST

    08/05/2006 1:17:30 PM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 18 replies · 896+ views
    Formula1.com ^ | 8-5-06 | Formula1.com
    Two-second penalties for both Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher set up a thrilling qualifying session for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday afternoon. With the two key championship contenders eliminated before the top-ten shootout, the honours for pole position fell right at the very end to McLaren’s Kimi Raikkonen, whose last-gasp lap of 1m 19.599s came just as Felipe Massa looked to have bagged the first Formula One pole of his career. Also, Hungarian Grand Prix stewards have cancelled American Scott Speed’s three fastest qualifying times as punishment for impeding another driver during Saturday’s session. The move means the Toro...
  • Chuck Norris leads the way in Budapest bridge-naming vote

    08/01/2006 9:39:36 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 8 replies · 324+ views
    If Hungarian voters have their way then Budapest could be the home for the first bridge in the world to be named after Chuck Norris, the high-kicking star of countless action movies. The Ministry of Economy and Transport could well be kicking itself after the star become an early front runner in an online poll organised by the ministry to name a new bridge across the Danube. Almost 9000 people have voted for the "Chuck Norris Bridge". The name was suggested by somebody who said that it would be a good idea because "there is no such bridge in the...
  • A Day in the Life of President and Mrs. Bush (overseas; photos): 6.21.06

    06/21/2006 4:38:02 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 285 replies · 4,516+ views
    yahoo.com, whitehouse.gov ^ | Wednesday June 21, 2006 | GretchenM
    After being in Vienna for the EU-US summit for talks ranging from the Iran nuclear standoff to ways of reducing the West's foreign energy dependence, President and Mrs. Bush arrived in Budapest for a brief visit. The Bush's and SoS Rice listened to the Vienna Boys' Choir, among other cultural activities. President and Mrs. Bush participated in a roundtable with foreign students in Vienna.
  • Bush expects little from trip to Vienna and Budapest

    06/18/2006 5:27:30 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 12 replies · 640+ views
    M&C News ^ | June 18, 2006 | Laszlo Trankovits
    President George W Bush is well aware that he will face more criticism than praise when he visits Europe next week. US media, which are attaching little importance to the US-EU summit in Vienna and Bush's subsequent trip to Budapest, has noted the announcement of demonstrations planned in Vienna along with the attacks from controversial Austrian politician Joerg Haider. Haider, governor of Carinthia Province, has termed Bush a 'war criminal.' This is unlikely to bother the president. The three-day trip is intended as a warm-up for talks in July with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany, a meeting with Russian...
  • Hungarian government to finance the restoration of a cathedral in Budapest

    03/02/2006 5:53:31 AM PST · by x5452 · 11 replies · 191+ views
    Interfax Religion ^ | 02 March 2006
    02 March 2006, 12:57 Hungarian government to finance the restoration of a Russian cathedral in Budapest Moscow, March 2, Interfax - In a friendly gesture in response to the return of the Sarospatak Library to Hungary, the Hungarian government will finance the restoration of the Cathedral of the Dormition in Budapest, the official web-site of the Russian Orthodox Church has reported on Thursday. This was mentioned yesterday in a talk between Bishop Hilarion of Vienna and Austria and Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany when Bishop Hilarion thanked the prime minister for this decision made by the Hungarian government on the...
  • Budapest to wipe out dog waste (Plan to prevent Pooch Poop Proposed.)

    08/24/2005 9:51:58 AM PDT · by Cowman · 45 replies · 528+ views
    Reuters UK ^ | Wed Aug 24 | Reuters
    Budapest to wipe out dog waste Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:14 AM BST BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's capital is launching a 200-million-forint (500.000 pounds) campaign to rid itself of hundreds of tonnes of dog waste which land on the city's sidewalks and parks each year, the daily Nepszabadsag reported. City officials estimate that Budapest's 400,000 dogs produce around 14,600 tonnes of dog waste each year, more than the weight of the Eiffel Tower and the London Eye combined, creating a health hazard and a public nuisance. The city will spend the money on public awareness television advertisements, hundreds of dog...
  • F1: Kimi Raikkonen wins Hungarian Grand Prix

    07/31/2005 10:34:40 AM PDT · by pure_capitalist · 2 replies · 329+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | July 31, 2005
    Budapest — Kimi Raikkonen blew away the field Sunday at the Hungarian Grand Prix, winning by 35.5 seconds for his fourth victory of the season. Pole-sitter Michael Schumacher finished a distant second, with his brother, Ralf Schumacher, taking third. Raikkonen's sixth career victory gave him 61 points this season, second to Formula One points leader Fernando Alonso. Alonso finished out of the points, but still holds a commanding lead with 87 points.
  • Former Soviet Bloc Capital Officially Honors Reagan

    07/05/2005 8:11:54 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 23 replies · 705+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | July 5, 2005 | Chris Field
    On Friday, July 1, in Budapest, Hungary, the city council approved placing a monument of former President Reagan in the capital city park. It is the first time a former Soviet bloc elected government has voted to erect a monument in honor of the President for his role in ending the Cold War and freeing Eastern Europe from Communist oppression. Népszabadság, Hungary's largest national newspaper (and the former Communist Party mouthpiece), reported that the support for the monument crossed all party lines, a rarity in Hungarian politics
  • Budapest May Erect Bust of Reagan in Park

    06/13/2005 1:25:40 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 32 replies · 897+ views
    The Guardian ^ | June 13, 2005
    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - The city council will vote this month on a plan to erect a bust of former President Ronald Reagan in a park, officials said Monday. A small center-right party, the Hungarian Democratic Forum, proposed the idea for putting a bust of Reagan near an existing statue of George Washington in City Park, a popular recreation site in the capital. Council members are to vote June 30 on the plan, which was supported by the mayor and his administration. ``Although he never visited Hungary, Ronald Reagan was the American president who most contributed to the democratic changes...
  • FBI to Station Agents in Budapest (Hungary)

    05/15/2005 8:16:43 AM PDT · by Lukasz · 8 replies · 306+ views
    VOA News ^ | 13 May 2005 | Stefan Bos
    The director of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation says the agency is permanently stationing agents in Hungary in an effort to combat organized crime and terrorism in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Robert Mueller traveled to Budapest to meet Hungarian politicians and to participate in the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the International Law Enforcement Academy. Director Mueller says FBI agents and Hungarian national police have been participating in a joint task force to combat organized crime and terrorism. Mr. Mueller says the task force has been "so successful" since it began five...
  • Diplomats Honored For Dissent; Envoys Challenged Bush Foreign Policy

    06/27/2004 8:43:15 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 12 replies · 341+ views
    Diplomats Honored For Dissent Envoys Challenged Bush Foreign Policy By Peter Slevin Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, June 28, 2004; Page A19 Budapest is a long way from Baghdad, but in May 2003, a U.S. Foreign Service officer in the Hungarian capital became convinced that American policy in Iraq was going awry. And he spoke up. In a cable routed through the State Department's "dissent channel," Keith W. Mines argued a case -- long rejected by the White House -- that the United Nations should be given control over Iraq's political transition. "There is no value in imposing an American...
  • Budapest dumps Stalin

    04/30/2004 1:27:21 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 172+ views
    IOL ^ | April 30 2004 | Sapa-AFP
    Budapest - The city of Budapest has gotten rid of one of its most cumbersome honorary citizens - Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. The city's 54-strong municipal council voted unanimously late Thursday to wipe the late dictator's name off its list of honorary citizens, mayoral spokesperson Balazs Endrenyi told AFP. He said the City Hall found a legal way to deal with the issue and submitted it to a vote. "Stalin committed horrible crimes against humanity, against Europe, Hungary, the Hungarian people as well as Budapest and its citizens, and as such he does not deserve to be one of its...
  • Another Tack: Between Warsaw and Budapest

    04/23/2004 11:37:57 PM PDT · by yonif · 3 replies · 167+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Apr. 23, 2004 | SARAH HONIG
    The next time anyone tries to ply the line that Arabs may be anti-Israeli but in no way anti-Jewish, remember Budapest. Remember that 60 years after Hungarian Jewry was led to a systematic, industrialized death at the very end of WW II, when all was effectively already lost for the Third Reich, Arab terrorists sought to blow up the museum belatedly put up to document the colossal crime the world did nothing about. There can be no earthly reason for seeking to destroy the minimal memorial than a deep, unabated, all-encompassing hatred for Jews - alive or dead - and...
  • Hungary foils attack against visiting Israeli president

    04/13/2004 5:30:31 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 150+ views
    Agence France-Presse | April 13, 2004
    BUDAPEST : Hungarian authorities foiled an assassination attempt against visiting Israeli President Moshe Katsav. Three people of Arab origin had been arrested in connection with the bomb plot, local radio station Inforadio reported on Tuesday, quoting intelligence sources. Hungarian police had learned of a planned terror attack during Katzav's visit, national police spokesman Lajos Nemeth told AFP but would not confirm or deny that the Israeli head of state was the target. "Police in Budapest took measures based on the suspicion of a terrorist attack," Nemeth said. "House searches, interrogations, detentions are under way." There was no official confirmation,...
  • Taking Baghdad: Between Prague and Jenin

    04/08/2003 11:38:28 AM PDT · by mrustow · 21 replies · 344+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 8 April 2003 | Nicholas Stix
    Toogood Reports [Tuesday, April 8, 2003; 12:01 a.m. EST]URL: http://ToogoodReports.com/ It will be years before the whole story of the taking of Baghdad comes out. Indeed, according to the Iraqi information minister, "There is no any existence of American solders in Baghdad," so maybe we're not even going to take the city. After all, a few million Americans — most notably staffers at the New York Times — prefer to believe Saddam's people over our own. Some people may believe the war footage we are seeing on TV 24/7 was shot by the U.S. Information Ministry, in India or New...