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Putin: Russia will not expel anyone in response to US sanctions

Friday, December 30, 2016



The Russian president has rejected a suggestion of the foreign ministry to expel 35 American diplomats in response to a similar move by the US. He said Obama’s act was designed to provoke a reaction, but Russia would not take the bait.

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Former Socialist prime minister urging the extremist liberal parties and Jobbik to join forces and defeat the Orbán government

Opinion polls suggest that the Orbán government can only be defeated if the extremist liberal parties and Jobbik join forces said former Socialist Prime Minister Péter Medgyessy to atv.hu.

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ZsaZsa Gabor will be buried in Budapest

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Hungarian-born Hollywood filmdíva Zsazsa Gabor's ashes will be put to rest in Budapest after a funeral ceremony in Beverly Hills said her widower to German news agency dpa on Wednesday.

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Rio’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue will be lit up in Hungary's national colors to honor Hungary's efforts in defence of Christianity

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Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro was lit up in Hungary's national colors recognizing the Hungarian government's effort to protect Christianity around the world and honor the Hungarian - Brazilian communities' contribution to the development of the country. The event took place between 8 and 9 pm on December 30 at the 100th anniversary of the coronation of the last Hungarian monarch Károly IV. Photo: MTI

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ORBÁN: EUROPEAN DREAM OVER

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The prime minister said that the European dream is over and whereas in the past decisions had to be made about how to distribute money, currently a general feeling of austerity is the norm.

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Rabbi Slomó Köves rejects Jobbik's Hanukkah greeting

Jobbik leaders sent a greeting message to the Hungarian Jewish community on the occasion of Hanukkah; the message however, was not well-received by some representatives of the Jewish community. Rabbi Slomó Köves in his reply suggested to Jobbik leaders it would be better to demonstrate this gesture on their forums, where they spread and promote darkness rather than light.

The letters can be read below.

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Buddhist Sanctuary worth to visit near lake Balaton

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Buddhist Sanctuary is the brainchild of the President of the Buddhist Peace Stupa Foundation in Hungary, Korean Buddhist monk, Venerable Bop Jon (Sunim). He decided in the early 90s to build a Buddhist Sanctuary in Hungary to promote the message of worldwide peace.

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Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s fight against mandatory quotas got a big boost from the British government

Monday, December 26, 2016

British home secretary spokesman announced that Britain opposed the mandatory resettlements of migrants in the EU.

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Benedictine Monk Father Placid 100-years old today

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Father Placid was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on trumped-up charges by a Soviet military court and was sent to a Gulag forced labor camp in 1946.

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Blessing Jesus Statue Unveiled In Pilisszántó

The statue is the work of sculptor Ferenc Máhr; the four-meter high statue depicting Jesus as blessing the crowd. Pilisszántó, December 21, 2016. Photo: Balazs Mohai / MTI

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Picture of the day: Frosty winter landscape in Baranya county near the city of Pécs

Friday, December 23, 2016

Frosty winter landscape in Mecsek mountains near Pécs. December 23, 2016. Photo: Sóki Tamás / MTI

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Olympic Champion Swimmer Katinka Hosszú’s First Interview

Thursday, December 22, 2016



Katinka said she started swimming four years ago, she trained five times a week and the trainings were very demanding; she also said she liked to swim a lot.

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US Basketball Player Yvonne Turner becomes Hungarian citizen

22 Yvonne Turner (Uniqa Sopron) - Uniqa Sopron v Bourges Basket, 2017 EuroLeague Women, Sopron - Novomatic Arèna Sopron(Hungary), Regular Season, 9 November 2016

The 29-year old Player of Uniqa Sopron Yvonne Turner took the Hungarian citizenship oath on Monday and is ready to play in the Hungarian national team.

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Hungarians Celebrate 2016 Winter Solstice Across The Country

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The following photos show the Békéscsaba ceremony where Shaman Baji Miklós Zoltán performing a fire-worshiping ritual. December 21, 2016 Békéscsaba. Photo: Peter Lehoczky / MTI

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OMBUDSMAN TURNS TO TOP COURT SEEKING TO ABOLISH ÁSOTTHALOM DECREE


Hungary’s ombudsman has turned to the Constitutional Court with a request that it abolishes a November decree by the local council of the village of Ásotthalom, in southern Hungary, which, among other things, bans Muslim calls to prayer.

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Level of terror alert is not to be raised

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

In the wake of the attacks carried out in European cities on 19 December 2016, the Counter-Terrorism Coordination Committee did not alter terror alert level 3 (medium) which is currently in force in the territory of Hungary.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Budapest next year - FM Péter Szijjártó.

In an interview with atv.hu will be published on Wednesday Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó confirmed that the current rutine of Hungarian-Russian high level meetings will continue in the future; within this framework a top level Hungarian-Russian summit and official foreign ministerial meeting will be held in Budapest, next year.

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Prime Minister Orbán sends letter of condolence

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has sent a letter of condolence to President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, following the death of Russia’s Ambassador to Ankara in an armed attack in the Turkish capital.

In the letter the Hungarian prime minister wrote: “It is with deep shock that I learnt that the Russian Federation’s Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Ankara had been the victim of a terrorist attack”.

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Funny: US Reporter Millie Weaver posing as Russian journalist “Nikita” asking Americans about the alleged Russian involvement in US presidential election

Monday, December 19, 2016



According to this informal street survey, most Americans aren't buying the story that Putin propelled Trump to the White House

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FM Péter Szijjártó condemns the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey

We are shocked to hear the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, which we condemn in the strongest possible terms said Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó to MTI following the course of events on Monday evening after an armed attacker killed the Russian ambassador to Turkey in Ankara.

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On Air - The Russian ambassador to Turkey has died after being shot by a gunman

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Russian ambassador to Turkey has been assassinated

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The Russian ambassador to Turkey has died after being shot by a gunman in Ankara, where he was attending a photo exhibition, the Russian Foreign Ministry has confirmed.

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The Aftermath: A Bird’s Eye View of Devastated Aleppo (VIDEO)

Now that the bloody, costly battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo has finally come to an end, the victorious Syrian army is soldiering alongside the liberated civilians.

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Picture of the day: A hungry deer spotted in the village of Nagyradán, Zala County

Sunday, December 18, 2016

A deer resting in front of a family home in Nagyradán, Zala County in the early morning hours on December 18, 2016. Photo: György Varga / MTI

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Ásotthalom is a corruption-free zone

Ásotthalom Mayor László Toroczkai installed a sign at the boundary marking the limit of the local administration labeled "Corruption-Free Zone" announcing that the town was corruption-free.

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2017 will be a year of rebellion

Friday, December 16, 2016

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán believes that 2017 will be a year of rebellion: rebellion by the middle classes and by nations, overlaid by an intellectual rebellion against political correctness, enforced isolation and stigmatisation.

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Recent poll by Závecz Research: Hungarians don’t trust in mainstream medicine

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The liberal media are stunned to find out that the majority of Hungarians trust more in alternative medicine than in pharmaceutical drugs according to a recent survey by Závecz Research.

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Zoltán Balog and Pál Maléter receive one of the most prestigious German human rights awards

Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog was presented with one of Germany’s most prestigious human rights awards, the Rainer Hildebrandt Medal, on Wednesday in Berlin. The Medal was also posthumously awarded to Pál Maléter, Minister of Defence in the Imre Nagy Government in 1956, who was executed following the crushing of the Revolution.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin surprised Japanese journalists by arriving for an interview with one of his dogs

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin pays an official visit to Japan on Thursday, but before leaving the country, he gave an interview to Japanese journalists in Moscow. For the surprise of the journalists, Putin has arrived for the interview with his dog "Jume".

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‘Lies are their agenda’: Canadian journalist blasts MSM Syria coverage at UN event

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MACK SAYS US-HUNGARY TIES WILL BE STRONG

Ties between the United States and Hungary will always be strong and this is because the two countries share common values, Connie Mack, a former American congressman, said in Budapest.

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FolkTREND! Fashion Show in Tesla Center

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Fashion Designer Zita Bélavári’s collection called "Tradition of old and new styles" incorporating element of folk motifs shown at folkTREND event in Budapest Tesla Center on December 13, 2016. MTI Photo: Balázs Mohai

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Images showing some of the planned facilities of the 2024 Budapest Summer Olympics

The Organizing Committee of the 2024 Budapest Olympics released some images of the planned facilities that will be constructed if Budapest wins the right to host the 2024 Summer Games.

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MNB welcomes the launch of direct trading between RMB and HUF on the onshore Chinese foreign exchange market

Budapest, 12 December 2016 - From December 12, 2016 the direct trading between RMB and HUF is launched on the onshore Chinese foreign exchange market.

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Ásotthalom Mayor László Toroczkai once again under attack for his alleged association with pro-Putin western European groups

Monday, December 12, 2016

Toroczkai responded to the allegations on his Facebook page. He writes: the Soros funded mainstream media accusing me of collaboration with pro-Putin western European groups.

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Hosszu and Le Clos, the best in Canada – Windsor, Day 6

Sunday, December 11, 2016


Pedro Adrega, Head of FINA Communications Department

Katinka Hosszu (HUN) and Chad Le Clos (RSA) were respectively the best female and male athletes of the 13th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), held from December 6-11, 2016 in Windsor (CAN). The Magyar star finished the competition with 42 points, while the South African champion totalled 20. For Hosszu, this was the Championships of all superlatives, with an unprecedented seven gold – 100m and 200m back, 100m and 200m fly, 100m, 200m and 400m IM – and two silver medals, in the 200m free and 50m back. Concerning Le Clos, the Windsor rendezvous was also a successful one, with world titles in the 50m, 100m and 200m fly, and a silver in the 200m free. Moreover, he established the only individual World Record in the WFCU pool, 48.08 in the 100m butterfly.

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Forgiveness Ceremony Unites Veterans And Natives At Standing Rock Casino


Jenna Amatulli
Trends Editor, The Huffington Post

“We came. We fought you. We took your land. We signed treaties that we broke.”


On Monday, Native Americans conducted a forgiveness ceremony with U.S. veterans at the Standing Rock casino, giving the veterans an opportunity to atone for military actions conducted against Natives throughout history.

In celebration of Standing Rock protesters’ victory Sunday in halting construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, Leonard Crow Dog formally forgave Wes Clark Jr., the son of retired U.S. Army general and former supreme commander at NATO, Wesley Clark Sr.

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Agent provocateurs tried to create a scandal in Ásotthalom but failed


Nobody can tell us what regulations we can adopt in Ásotthalom said Mayor László Toroczkai to N1 TV on Saturday. He said more than 4,000 people gave him a mandate to lead the town adding that the municipal council revised local regulations to further protect the community form lurking dangers.

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Picture of the day: Wild geese flying at sunrise

Wild geese flying over Lake Balaton at sunrise near Zalavár. December 10, 2016. Photo: Varga György / MTI

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The first free Hungarian language course for native Ukrainian speakers in Transcarpathia was a resounding success

This year, more than 600 Ukrainian children spent part of their summer holiday at lake Velence as guests of the Hungarian government

The first phase of the free Hungarian language course for native Ukrainian speakers sponsored by the Hungarian government ended and without doubt, it was a resounding success. More than a thousand students received their certificates on completion of the course in Beregszász on Saturday.

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Survival of Hungarians in Transylvania is at stake

Saturday, December 10, 2016


In an interview given to Transylvanian Hungarian Television (ETV), Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that it would be a great mistake for Hungarians to have no representation in the Romanian legislature. He added that the stakes in the parliamentary election in Romania on Sunday are closely linked to the survival of Hungarians in Transylvania and the Partium.

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The dawn of a new era of ascent in Central Europe

A new historical era of ascent is beginning in Central Europe. Photo: Balázs Szecsődi/ Press Office of the Prime Minister

In Krakow on Friday, at a ceremony commemorating the events of 1956, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that a new historical era of ascent is beginning in Central Europe, and in this new era young people will have to discover how to rebuild Hungarian-Polish friendship.

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East Aleppo civilians report torture, executions by ‘moderate opposition’ - Russian military

Friday, December 9, 2016

People, who were evacuated from the eastern districts of Aleppo, wait with their belongings in a government held area of Aleppo, Syria, in this handout picture provided by SANA on December 8, 2016 © SANA / Reuters

Civilians who fled from militants in east Aleppo say the so-called “moderate opposition” used torture and executed people, the Russian General Staff announced.

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SZIJJÁRTÓ MEETS RUSSIAN COUNTERPART, OPTIMISTIC ABOUT BUSINESS COOPERATION


Economic cooperation between Hungary and Russia is now on a path of improvement for the first time since the European Union introduced sanctions against Russia, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó said in Hamburg after meeting his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on the sidelines of a ministerial meeting of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

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BUDAPEST CLEARS NEXT HURDLE IN BID TO HOST 2024 OLYMPICS

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved the second round of documentation for Budapest’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, Balázs Fürjes, the government commissioner for the bid, told MTI.

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LÁZÁR: EU WANTS TO ‘CORNER’ HUNGARY

Brussels is trying to “corner” Hungary when it comes to migration issues, János Lázár, head of the government office, told a weekly government news briefing.

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PM Viktor Orbán urged members of the Hungarian community in Romania to vote in the Romanian parliamentary election

Thursday, December 8, 2016


After meeting Hunor Kelemen, President of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Szatmárnémeti on Thursday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán urged members of the Hungarian community in Romania to vote in the Romanian parliamentary election on Sunday in the largest possible numbers.

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SZIJJÁRTÓ: HUNGARY, TURKEY TO HOLD STRATEGIC TALKS IN SPRING


The prime ministers of Hungary and Turkey will hold high-level strategic talks in Ankara next spring, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said.

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US State Department’s comments on Hungarian court rulings unacceptable

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

It is shocking and unacceptable that the Department of State of the United States should comment on the judgements of Hungarian courts.

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Incredible Destruction, The First Images Coming Out Of The Liberated Old City Of Aleppo



Battles continue between pro-government forces and insurgents in Aleppo’s Old City, with Damascus slowly winning back territory. RT’s Lizzie Phelan and her crew were the first journalists to visit the neighborhoods just captured by the government.

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Hungary Pulls Out Of Open Government Partnership International Organization

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán called on the minister of foreign affairs to inform the biased liberal organization before its annual meeting on December 7 in Paris that Hungary pulls out of the organization effective immediately.

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PM Viktor Orbán met Gazprom President Victor Zubkov in parliament

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met Gazprom President Victor Zubkov on Monday afternoon in the Parliament said the government's Chief Press Officer Bertalan Havasi to MTI.

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Bad news for the Hungarian swim team: Olympic Bronze Medalist Boglárka Kapás (23) is sick

Monday, December 5, 2016

Olympic Bronze Medalist Boglárka Kapás (23) is sick and it is highly questionable whether she can compete at 13th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2016 Windsor (CAN) begins on Tuesday.

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PR 106 - FINA rewards the best aquatic athletes of 2016

In a spectacular ceremony at the Ceasar's Hotel in Windsor (CAN), FINA paid today its annual tribute to the best athletes of 2016 during its FINA/Alisports World Aquatics Gala - "Soirée des Etoiles". The group included the best male and female competitor in each of the aquatic disciplines, with the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio largely determining the outcome of the evening.

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Putin: ...attempts to establish a unipolar world have failed

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Donald Trump’s business success means that he’s is a smart man who will quickly adapt to his new role as president, Russian Vladimir Putin said.

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Fidesz: Forces supporting illegal immigration want to put pressure on government


Forces promoting illegal immigration want to exert pressure on the government to advance the project of flooding Europe with millions of migrants and transform the cultural landscape of the continent.

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