Visualization of the Hungarian pavilion designed for Milan Expo 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The pavilion has been designed by "Carpathia Nemzeti Kreatív Gazdaságfejlesztő és Innovációs Kft"; the 3D visualization of the structure has been unveiled to the public on March 25, 2015, Photo. MTI Photo: Carpathia Ltd.

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Picture of the day: M2 Bradley fighting vehicles on a train near "Déli Összekötő" bridge

M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles were spotted on a freight train at Budafok street overpass near Budapest (probably heading for Ukraine).

(Photo: Ultrasliberi)

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The absolutely awesome Beth Hart performs at 23rd International Gastroblues Festival held in Paks between July 3 and 5.

Gastroblues festival is our country's oldest blues festival said the founder of the event György Gárdai who also confirmed that the program of the festival is now final.

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Hungary can become a major gas distribution center - Russian ambassador

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Russian ambassador to Budapest Sergeyev Vladimir Nikolaevich said to "Napi Gazdaság" that Hungary could become a major gas distribution center of Europe in the near future.

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Gypsy criminal charged with minor offense – rapid intervention saved the life of his victim

A gypsy criminal stabbed a young man in a Seregélyes disco out of frustration for the taxi he was waiting for arrived too late.

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Memorial rally will be held on March 25, 2015 in Budapest for the Hungarian victims of capitalism

Monday, March 23, 2015

The rally is organized by the “Magyar Munkáspárt” (Hungarian Workers Party); one of the main objectives of the rally will be to draw attention to the destruction of the Hungarian health care system.

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German Politician Opposes Anti-Russian Sanctions, Blames US

Sahra Wagenknecht, German politician and Vice-President of the Left Party, criticized the policy of German Chancellor Angela Merkel towards Russia and said that European countries let the US push themselves around.

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Jobbik President Gábor Vona talks about his future plans in interview


- How did you like PM Viktor Orbán state of the nation address?

- I think it was poor.

- He certainly thinks the same of yours.

- I'm sure.

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The Hungarian Air Force facing major problems; a third of pilots planning to leave the army to work for civilian airlines

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Third of Hungarian Air Force pilots are planning to quit the army and work for civilian airlines due to financial reasons.

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Experts have confirmed that the statue on show in Hungarian Natural History Museum was a relic stolen from Yangchun Village in Fujian in 1995.

A Chinese Buddha statue with the mummified body of a Buddhist monk inside is on display at the Hungarian Natural History Museum in Budapest, Hungary on March 3, 2015. According to the Chinese characters written on the pilow of the statue, the body inside the statue belonged to Chinese Buddhist monk Zhang Liuquan who lived around A.D. 1100. (Xinhua/Attila Volgyi)

FUZHOU, March 22 (Xinhua) -- Chinese relic experts have determined a 1,000-year-old Buddha statue containing a mummified monk, which is now in possession of a Dutch private collector, is a relic stolen from an east China village in 1995.

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Ukrainian President Petro Proshenko handed out gifts to crippled soldiers

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Ukrainian President Petro Proshenko this morning handed out awards to crippled soldiers returning from the front line in the eastern regions of the country.

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Air China starts flights to Hungary

BEIJING, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Air China announced on Thursday that an air route linking Beijing and Budapest, capital of Hungary, will be launched on May 1.

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Disputed Buddha statue with mummified monk inside withdrawn by Dutch owner

BUDAPEST, March 20 (Xinhua) -- A Buddha statue that conceals the remains of a monk who turned himself into a mummy was withdrawn from the Hungarian Natural History Museum by its Dutch owner in Budapest on Friday.

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Former Hungarian Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai may be banned from entering Russia

According to Russian press reports, Moscow banned more than 200 American and European politicians, public officials and public figures from entering Russia among them 16 Hungarians.

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South Stream: Life After Death?

Friday, March 20, 2015

Russia begins construction on a trans-Macedonian pipeline that could resurrect the South Stream project.

The pipeline's projected capacity currently isn't large enough to substitute for South Stream, but its construction could lay the foundation for its successor. This is because Russia earlier announced that it will be phasing out all gas transit through Ukraine when Turkish Stream goes online in a few years, and urged the Balkan states to quickly agree to an alternative way to receive Russian gas, on which they all depend.

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The Speaker of the Parliament László Kövér visiting John the Baptist place of martyrdom

The Speaker of the Parliament László Kövér paying an official visit to Jordan. He took off some time of his official duties and visited the ruins of the fortress palace of King Herod (Machareus), John the Baptist place of martyrdom on the east coast of the Dead Sea, which is being excavated by a team of Hungarian archaeologists led by Győző Vörös.

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The first Evopro developed electric-bus goes into service in Budapest

The all Hungarian designed and developed electric-bus enters into service with Budapest Public Transit company.

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Ukrainian economic crisis - the population of Transcarpathia is struggling to survive

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Residents of Beregszász, Transcarpathia struggling to survive. Due to the devaluation and volatility of the Ukrainian national currency, the hryvnia the poor and retirees suffer a great deal as life has become particularly difficult for this segment of society. MTI Photo: Balázs Attila

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Picture of the day: Falcons released near Tótkomlós

The Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society released several falcons found during the winter in a weakened state near Makó. The falcons nicely recovered and they have been released to the wild. MTI Photo: Rosta Tibor

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Debalcevo after the destruction

The video is subtitled in Hungarian

Debalcevo is quiet now, but the destruction left behind by the Ukrainian army can be seen everywhere, which makes the lives of local citizens miserable.

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Picture of the day: Polar lights

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

This beautiful photo was taken at "Dobogókő" lookout on March 18, 2015. Photo: MTI/Mohai Balázs

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Foreign controlled NGOs trying to create traffic chaos in Budapest by blocking the Chain Bridge with fifty cars

Foreign controlled NGOs closed down the Chain Bridge by fifty cars to protest against the government's “anti-democratic policies.”

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A 37-year-old gypsy criminal was killed following an "altercation" with an officer in Örkény

The 37-year-old wanted man didn't show up in correctional institution to start serving his sentence for theft. Police officers under arrest warrant entered the home of the criminal to arrest him upon which the man attacked the officers with an ax. One of the officers used his gun to divert the ax attack. The bullet hit the criminal's chest who as a result, died on the scene.

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Two Ton Drone: Russian Company Developing New Versatile Multipurpose UAV

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The new unmanned multipurpose aircraft will be capable of taking off and landing almost anywhere.

Engineers at the United Instrument Corporation, a branch of the state-owned innovation corporation Rostec, have conceptualized a new two-ton unmanned aerial vehicle, capable of transporting supplies, personnel, reconnaissance equipment and onboard weapons systems.

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New Ipsos poll: Jobbik catching up with Fidesz in popular support

New Iposos poll shows that the Jobbik party is closing in on Fidesz among the total population. Fidesz support is stagnant while Jobbik realized its best result since the party has been formed. The poll was conducted between March 6 and 13. Fidesz popularity is unchanged comparing to the previous month (21%), Jobbik on the other hand increased its support from 16% to 18 % during this period.

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Hungary, Cyprus and Greece first to return to Russian market after sanctions lifted – watchdog

Reuters / Eric Vidal

Food products from Hungary, Greece and Cyprus may be the first to return to Russian supermarket shelves once the food embargo ends, said Sergei Dankvert, head of Rosselkhoznadzor, the Russian agricultural watchdog.

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Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met US Ambassador to Budapest Colleen Bell in parliament

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met US Ambassador to Budapest Colleen Bell in Parliament Tuesday afternoon.

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Historic Hungarian success in short track speedskating

Hungarian athletes achieved a major a breakthrough in short track speedskating at last week's Moscow World Championships: Sándor Liu Shaolin in 500 m and the Hungarian team - Viktor Knoch, Csaba Burján, Liu Shaolin and Liu Shaoang - in men's relay event won silver medal. After 35 years Hungarian athletes once again stood on the podium winning silver medal in a winter sporting event, which is part of the winter Olympics. (Last time Krisztina Regőczy and András Sallay stood on the podium in 1980, winning medal in ice dancing in Dortmund)

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Picture of the day: Orange smoke billowing over Valparaiso, Chile during the weekend as a result of a forest fire in the area.


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Jobbik party celebrated the national holiday at poet Sándor Petőfi's iconic statue in Budapest

Monday, March 16, 2015

Jobbik celebrated the national holiday in "March 15" square at poet Sándor Petőfi's iconic statue in Budapest. The memorial service attended by a sizable Polish delegation representing the Polish National Movement, Ruch Narodowy that keeps friendly relations with the Jobbik party.

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Six Hungarian Air Force jet fighters take part in a week long military drill in Sweden

Six JAS-39 Gripen jet fighters take part in a week long military drill in Sweden reported the ministry of defense.

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Ethnic Hungarians in the neighboring countries also celebrated the national holiday

Sunday, March 15, 2015


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A few dozen foreign funded agent provocateurs tried the disrupt the peaceful celebration of the national holiday

A few dozen foreign funded agent provocateurs marching under EU flags tried to disrupt the peaceful celebration of the national holiday at “Múzeum kert” where the crowd have been waiting for the arrival of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. As a result, a scuffle broke out among the agent provocateurs and other citizens came to hear the prime minister's speech but police separated the two sides.

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Russian S-300 missile systems capable of targeting near space 'enter service'

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Near space targets can now be hit by Russian army’s mobile tactical air defense S-300 and S-400 systems as a much anticipated long-range missile enters service. It is designed to engage hard targets such as nuclear warheads, rather than satellites.

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Ultramaratonist Szilvia Lubics finished third in IAU Athletes of the Year 2014 voting contest

Hungarian ultramaratonist and multiple winner of Spartathlon Szilvia Lubics finished third in the International Association of Ultrarunners IAU Athletes of the Year 2014 voting contest. MTI Photo: Varga György

Ellie Greenwood (GBR): 46.1%
Traci Falbo: 16.7%
Szilvia Lubics (HUN): 13.3%

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Angel came to the rescue

Friday, March 13, 2015

Four police officers rushing to an overturned car in an icy Utah river say they all heard the same thing: a mysterious female voice calling out “Help,” from inside the vehicle.

But the driver of the car was dead and her 18-month-old daughter, while still alive, couldn’t have been the speaker.


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The Hungarian government decided to provide assistance to ethnic Hungarian families in Transcarpathia

The Hungarian government decided to help ethnic Hungarian families in Transcarpathia by involving social and charitable organizations into the assistance program.

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European Commission rejects reports of blocking Hungary-Russia nuclear plant project

Rosatom on Friday said the project of building new reactors for the Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary was originally approved by the European Commission and the Hungarian government


BRUSSELS, March 13. /TASS/. The European Commission has rejected media reports that it blocked the Russia-Hungary nuclear power plant project, EC spokesperson Anna-Kaisa Itkonen said on Friday.

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News brief: EU blocks Hungary’s €12bn nuclear deal with Russia – Financial Times

Euratom hasn't approved the import of nuclear fuel from Russia for two power stations will be constructed by Rosatom in the coming years reported the Financial Times on Thursday.

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Swimmer Katinka Hosszú and World Champion Boxer Vladimir Klitschko train together in a US training camp

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Vladimir Klitschko and Katinka Hosszú training in the Fort Lauderdale training camp where the world champion boxer preparing for his next fight in the next six weeks.

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Hungarian President János Áder celebrates the National Holiday in Kossuth Lajos street in the Turkish capital

Hungarian President János Áder celebrates the 1848-49 revolution and war of independence with Ankara Hungarians and University students studying Hungarian studies in the Turkish capital. The photo shows the Hungarian president in the Kossuth Lajos street in the Turkish capital in front of the Kossuth plaque. MTI Photo: Koszticsák Szilárd

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Few people know that besides being a top swimmer Katinka Hosszú is also an excellent horseback rider

I took up horseback riding again two years ago, but no one should think that I devote myself to this sport very often - due to lack of time.

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Japanese ex-prime minister says may move to Crimea

Former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama at Crimean Ethnographic Museum© Alexei Pavlishak/TASS

SEVASTOPOL, March 12. /TASS/. Former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama does not rule out he can accept a proposal of the Russian presidential envoy to the Crimean Federal District, Yuri Belaventsev, and move to the Black Sea peninsula, he said in Crimea’s capital Sevastopol on Thursday.

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Russia is searching for ways to lift sanctions on some EU member states

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hungarian Foreign Minieter Péter Szijjártó and Russian Agriculture Minister Nikolay Fyodorov

The Russian Ministry of Agriculture is looking for ways to lift sanctions on some EU countries including Hungary - said the head of Russian Agriculture Ministry Nikolay Fyodorov.

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Székely Freedom Day celebrations have been held across Erdély under heavy police presence

The planned Marosvásárhely rally was banned by Romanian authorities, as a result celebrations were held in several cities and municipalities across Erdély and Hungary. The photo report shows some of the locations in Erdély and Hungary where people gathered to pay tribute to the Székely martyrs that died in the anti-Habsburg uprising in 1854; those attended the memorial services also demanded autonomy for the Székely people.

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It is official – Budapest will host the 2017 World Aquatics Championships

Photo: MTI/Illyés Tibor

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, and FINA executive director Cornel Marculescu announced at a joint press conference on Wednesday that instead of Guadalajara Mexico, Budapest will host the 2017 World Aquatics Championships.

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US Applies Pressure to States Opposing Anti-Russian Sanctions - Nuland

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

US Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland said the US put pressure on Hungary, Greece, and Cyprus, whose leaders have opposed anti-Russian sanctions.

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China's mega international payment system is ready, will launch this year - report

Reuters/Petar Kujundzic

The China International Payment System (CIPS) is due to kick off this year, bringing the yuan a step closer to becoming a global trading currency, as the new system will make payment transfers just as easy as in dollars and euro.

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Multiple world and Olympic champion kayaker Katalin Kovács training again

Monday, March 9, 2015

Photo: Tumbász Hédi

After giving birth to a baby girl last summer multiple world and Olympic champion kayaker Katalin Kovács (39) training again and preparing for the Rio Olympics.

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Jobbik welcomes the Fidesz government's decision to adopt the party's foreign policy initiatives

Jobbik is pleased to see that the Fidesz government has adopted a long standing Jobbik policy directive regarding the diversification of Hungary's foreign policy said Jobbik floor leader Márton Gyöngyösi reacting to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's remarks at the ambassadorial meeting today.

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Hungarian Eurovision entry song accused of anti-Israeli bent

A few days ago Boglárka "Boggie" Csemer won the Hungarian song contest which allows her to represent Hungary in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Austria.

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Turkish brothers and sisters rallied in Istanbul in support of Székely autonomy

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Hundreds of people marched in front of the Romanian Embassy in Istanbul on Saturday to express their solidarity with the Székely people's struggle for autonomy.

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Előd Tóásó released from Bolivian jail

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Photo: Előd Tóásó and his wife Maria Elena Fortun

EFE news agency reported that Előd Tóásó and Mario Tadic released from a Bolivian prison.

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