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One Week in Prague and Budapest

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan | Posted 11.20.2013 | Travel
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan

Before summer slinked its sunshine and idleness into oblivion, we decided spontaneously, mid-month in August, to do a one week trip to Budapest and Prague. Why these two cities in Europe?

Love Conquers War: I Kiss Your Hands Many Times by Marianne Szegedy-Maszák

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 10.26.2013 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

In Marianne Szegedy-Maszák's touching memoir of her parents, I Kiss Your Hands Many Times, the secrets the author unlocks when she translates her deceased parents' love letters from Hungarian to English recast her family in a new light.

The New Stars of European Travel

minube | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel

Could it be that American travelers are passing over Western Europe's traditional tourist trail in favor of newer, less-traveled destinations in southern and eastern Europe?

Temperatures Hit All-Time Highs In Austria And Hungary

AP | Posted 10.08.2013 | World

VIENNA (AP) — Temperatures have hit all-time highs in Austria and neighboring Hungary as a stubborn heat wave nears the end of its second week. ...

Edelweiss and Fez: Officer Diversity in Imperial Austria

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 07.08.2014 | Books
Franz-Stefan Gady

Visiting both the Jewish Museum and Army Museum in Vienna in a day, I realized that the role of Jewish officers is a much neglected subject in Central European history books and that the military careers of prominent Jewish intellectuals in the old imperial army deserve attention.

Regime Change in Hungary

John Feffer | Posted 09.11.2013 | World
John Feffer

As Hungary expert Charles Gati points out, the Orban government has promoted not simply a particular agenda but an entire system change. We talked about the geopolitical implications of Hungary's turn to the Right.

The Top European Destinations For 2013

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 06.19.2013 | Travel

If you're the kind of traveler that is constantly looking for the next big thing, that searches for undiscovered territory and wants to explore Europe...

Hungary Indicts Nazi-Era Suspect For War Crimes

AP | PABLO GORONDI | Posted 08.18.2013 | World

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungarian prosecutors indicted a 98-year-old former police officer Tuesday for abusing Jews and assisting in their deportati...

More German Towns Evacuated As River Breaches Levee

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 08.10.2013 | World

BERLIN — The swollen Elbe River breached another levee early Monday on its relentless march toward the North Sea, forcing German authorities to ...

Floods Force Thousands Of Germans To Evacuate

AP | KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | Posted 08.09.2013 | World

BERLIN — Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes in a region of eastern Germany where the Elbe river has flooded and burst thro...

Hungary: The Cancer in the Middle of Europe?

John Feffer | Posted 08.07.2013 | World
John Feffer

Something is dreadfully wrong with Hungary. Worse, what's wrong with Hungary is not unique in Europe. What's eating away at a free society in Hungary has metastasized.

Donkeys Suspected In Mauling Death Of Elderly Man

AP | Posted 05.23.2013 | World

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Hungarian police say they are investigating an incident in which an elderly man may have been mauled to death by two donkeys. It...

Central Europe's Pivot to the North Is a Good Idea

András Simonyi | Posted 07.14.2013 | World
András Simonyi

The glory days of Central Europe as the center of attention, the drivers of tectonic changes, is now faded memory.

World Jewish Congress Calls For Crackdown On Hungary's Far Right

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2013 | World

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor BUDAPEST, May 7 (Reuters) - The World Jewish Congress urged Hungary on Tuesday to crack down on the f...

Hungary Swastika Law Restricts Display Of Nazi, Communist Symbols

AP | Posted 04.24.2013 | World

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Hungary's parliament has overwhelmingly approved a modified plan to restrict the display of Nazi and communist symbols such as th...

Ominous Clouds Hover Once Again Over Europe

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 06.24.2013 | World
Menachem Rosensaft

Sixty-eight years after the liberation of Bergen-Belsen, 68 years after the end of the Holocaust, we may not ignore a disturbing resurgence of racist and neo-fascist political groups in at least three countries that belong to both the European Union and NATO.

What German Has On Tap For 2013

Rick Steves | Posted 05.11.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

Getting into the Reichstag, Berlin's parliament building, has been difficult over the last few years due to changing security and entrance procedures. Things have finally settled down.

Hungary's Surprising Wine Culture

Candice Walsh | Posted 05.08.2013 | Travel
Candice Walsh

Some of Hungary's best wines come from the foothills of the Zempien Mountains, in the north.

PHOTOS: Where The Locals Shop...

Global Yodel | Posted 04.23.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

If a picture of a destination is worth a thousand words, then a visit to its local market is worth a million. There is perhaps no other place that en...

Hungarian Homeless Face Harsh Winter, Harsher Fines

AP | PABLO GORONDI | Posted 01.17.2013 | World

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Homeless men and women huddle on street corners amid Budapest's majestic domed palaces, shivering under old blankets and cardboar...

Why Winter's The Best Time To Visit Europe

Mike Dunphy | Posted 03.09.2013 | Travel
Mike Dunphy

Perhaps it's my Vermont blood, but a little inclement weather has never been a deterrent to adventure. In fact, it virtually boils when wind, snow and ice become excuses for inaction, especially when it comes to travel. Cold many contract the bones, but it expands horizons.

10 Top Health Care Destinations for 2012

Josef Woodman | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Josef Woodman

There's now plenty of global choice: At the close of 2012, more than 350 international hospitals have been awarded JCI accreditation, offering nearly any type of medical procedure to patients seeking access to lower-priced medical care without compromising quality.

Students Start 'Winter Rose Student Revolution'

AP | PABLO GORONDI | Posted 02.18.2013 | College

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungarian high school and university students went ahead Wednesday with protests against changes in the education system des...

Whirled Peas: The Shrinking Globe Examined Through Music and Side Dishes

Modiba | Posted 02.17.2013 | World

Two things became immediately clear after arriving at the University of Oxford for my semester abroad this fall. First was the British gastronomical preference for peas.

Hungarian Jews Facing New Anti-Semiticism

Reuters | Posted 02.14.2013 | World

By Marton Dunai BUDAPEST, Dec 16 (Reuters) - A week after a leader of Hungary's far-right Jobbik party called for lists of prominent ...