A Hungarian government commissioner has been condemned after comparing billionaire George Soros, who is a Holocaust survivor, to Adolf Hitler. In an opinion article published on a pro-government news website, ministerial commissioner Szilard Demeter wrote that Soros was “the liberal Führer” and that Europe was his “gas chamber.” Demeter was […]
Few are more in-tuned with the politics and culture of Eastern Europe than the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and historian Anne Applebaum, who has lived in Poland since before the fall of communism. Her new book, “Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism,” focuses on the assaults on liberal democratic […]
Hungary rejected the Istanbul Convention, an international agreement aimed at combating violence against women, including abuses such as genital mutilation and marital rape. United Nations data predicts global domestic violence will increase by 20% while much of the globe is on lockdown. The rejection comes just weeks after the government […]
Coronavirus lockdown measures have partially or fully closed schools for over 60% of the world’s student population across 186 countries and territories, according to UNESCO. After closing schools to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a handful of countries like Denmark and Japan have started reopening them. Reopening strategies range […]
Hungary and Greece are closing their borders to asylum seekers amid the coronavirus outbreak, both countries announced Sunday. Hungary’s chief security advisor said applications from asylum seekers were indefinitely suspended due to coronavirus, citing concerns about people coming in from Iran; and Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the country […]
Europe’s farm program is one of the largest subsidy programs in the world and pays out $US65 billion to support farmers and rural communities. It’s being taken advantage of by a group of powerful political patrons and oligarchs, the New York Times reported. Shady deals with the Hungarian government have […]
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban reportedly reinforced Trump’s view that Ukraine was a “hopelessly corrupt” country. Current and former US officials told The Washington Post that Putin and Orban, along with Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, reinforced negative views of Ukraine. Trump discussed investigating his political […]
Attending the Budapest Demographics Summit by invitation of the Hungarian government, Tony Abbott has celebrated Hungary’s tough stance on immigration and claimed there are similarities with Australia’s own policy against “uncontrolled migration”. While Australia is girt by sea, Hungary led by far-right prime minister Viktor Orban has had to resort […]
Rubik’s Cube is one of the most popular toys of all time – but not everyone can solve it. The colourful brain teaser was invented in the 1970s by Erno Rubik. Rubik was teaching architecture and design in Hungary when he created the cube to illustrate spatial relationships in 3D […]
George Soros’ Open Society Foundation (OSF) is closing its Hungarian office, citing a “repressive political and legal environment.” Hungary recently passed a law dubbed the “Stop Soros Act” that gives the interior minister the power to expel NGOs. The recently re-elected right-wing Hungarian government ran a poster campaign against the […]
AImotive is developing self-driving car technology that relies on inexpensive cameras, rather than a pricey Lidar system. The company recently began testing a car equipped with its technology in Silicon Valley. I got a test ride, and it was an unnerving experience. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Covering the development of […]
AImotive, a Hungarian startup, is developing self-driving car technology that relies on cameras, instead of Lidar laser sensors, to detect cars, obstacles, and signs. Its approach differs sharply from Waymo, Uber, and General Motors, all of which are focusing on cars that use more expensive Lidar technology. AImotive thinks using […]
Republican Rep. Steve King spoke out against multiculturalism and diversity in tweets on Friday, saying that diversity is not “our American strength.” His remarks drew backlash on social media. Iowa’s Democratic Party called on the state’s governor to remove him from her campaign committee. This is not the first time […]
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