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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 ...

Hungarian Jews Demand Russia To Return Scrolls Stolen During WWII

Reuters | Michael Winfrey | Posted 01.27.2013 | World

PRAGUE, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Hungarian Jews have asked Russia to return scrolls and valuable religious items looted by Nazis and the Red Army in World...

Politician Demands List Of Jews Who Pose 'National Security Risk'

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | World

By Marton Dunai BUDAPEST, Nov 27 (Reuters) - A Hungarian far-right politician urged the government to draw up lists of Jews who pose ...

What Race Is Bruno Mars?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 01.12.2013 | Celebrity
Megan Smolenyak

Were Bruno Mars to go on a world tour for the release of Unorthodox Jukebox, there would likely be unsuspecting cousins in the audiences in Madrid, New York, Kiev, San Juan, Manila and Budapest. So tell me: Which box do you think Bruno Mars ticked on the 2010 census?

PHOTOS: Exploring Budapest Like A Local

Jeanine Barone | Posted 01.06.2013 | Travel
Jeanine Barone

Instead of simply wandering about the myriad streets that lead off from the old castle gate, stroll Toth Arpad Setany.

WATCH: Couple Falls In Love At Nazi Camp, Reunites After 60 Years

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.31.2012 | Good News

At age 15 in 1944, Thomas Beck escaped over the wall of a Nazi concentration camp in Budapest with one regret. He was leaving behind Edith Greiman, a ...

What Ever Happened to Europe?

John Feffer | Posted 12.29.2012 | World
John Feffer

It's not just the European economy that is in crisis. The very idea of Europe has lost its shine. "Europe" once meant a more egalitarian and more tolerant model than the free market orthodoxy reigning in the United States.

Hungary Bans Slot Machines

AP | PABLO GORONDI | Posted 10.04.2012 | World

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- The government says it's trying to cure poor Hungarians of a gambling addiction. The gambling industry says that authorities are ...

Roma Movie Picked For 2013 Oscars

AP | Posted 11.07.2012 | Arts

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary's National Film Fund has selected "Just the Wind," a film featuring a cast of amateur Roma actors, as the country's ...

A Letter From Budapest

Steve North | Posted 10.15.2012 | World
Steve North

The AP reports that Hungarian right-wing extremist leader Csanad Szegedi, long known for his viciously anti-Semitic comments, recently acknowledged that he himself is Jewish. The story is reminiscent of this 2007 article that also speaks of the hidden lives of Jews in Hungary.

Anti-Jewish Leader Discovers Jewish Roots, Head Doesn't Explode

AP | PABLO GORONDI | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- As a rising star in Hungary's far-right Jobbik Party, Csanad Szegedi was notorious for his incendiary comments on Jews: He accuse...

Kovago To Miss Olympics

AP | Posted 09.25.2012 | Sports

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Discus thrower Zoltan Kovago of Hungary has been banned for two years for a doping offense, forcing him to miss the London O...

PHOTOS: Summer Music Festivals Worldwide

Viator | Posted 09.23.2012 | Travel

It's that time of year again, when music concerts swap sticky dive bar floors for well-tramped grass and enormous open-air stages.