Category: World
World 05.08.20 | 10:34

Beirut declared a ‘disaster city’ as blasts death toll up to 73

Beirut was declared a “disaster city” on Tuesday evening as the death toll from two massive explosions that rocked the Lebanese capital’s port earlier in the day rose to 73. More than 3,000 people were also injured in the blasts, Lebanese Health Minister Hamad Hassan said. After an emergency meeting...

World 04.08.20 | 21:34

Dozens killed in an enormous explosion in Beirut

At least 25 people were killed in a massive explosion in the Lebanese capital of Beirut. An initial fire and explosions were reported in a building at the city port, after which a huge blast occurred, shattering windows across the city and creating a huge mushroom cloud. Panicked citizens feared a nuclear...

World 04.08.20 | 10:20

U.N. chief warns world facing ‘generational catastrophe’ on education

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday that the world faces a “generational catastrophe” because of school closures amid the coronavirus pandemic and said that getting students safely back to the classroom must be “a top priority,” Reuters reports. Guterres said that as of...

World 30.07.20 | 15:15

Szekler lobby denies involvement in the sacking of Index chief editor

The Szekler lobby had nothing to do with the dismissal of the chief editor of the Index.hu portal, and those who talk about a “Szekler mafia” will be sued, Laszlo Pesty, the campaign chief of the European Citizens’ Initiative for the Protection of Indigenous National Minorities, told...

World 30.07.20 | 15:03

Orban shows off his first grandson

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban shared a photo with his newborn grandson. It’s the first male grandson Orban had, after three granddaughters. The large family includes five children, again with heavy female prevalence – Orban has four daughters and a son. He has been married to Annika...

World 30.07.20 | 12:57

Google declares war on right-wing content

Google, one of the world’s largest tech companies, seems determined to prevent US President Donald Trump from being re-elected at the end of this year. Recent data shows that the search giant is manipulating the search visibility of the conservative American news site Breitbart, the V4 news agency...

World 29.07.20 | 11:15

V4: Hungarian media entrepreneur adds 100 million EUR to his wealth

Although many say that opposition press has ceased to exist in Hungary, one of the largest opposition media moguls has added tens of billions to his assets in the past ten years. Compared to 2010, his wealth has grown sevenfold, the V4 news agency reported. The Brussels news outlet Politico interviewed...

World 27.07.20 | 17:26

Szijjártó: EU could only be strong if its members are strong and insist on their identity

Participants in last week’s European Union summit reached “the best deal” concerning the community’s pandemic recovery package, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told television France24.  “Our primary goal was that these European resources should be distributed fairly and...

World 27.07.20 | 11:11

V4: Polish justice minister urges withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

Polish Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro urges Poland to withdraw from the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention, because he believes the treaty aimed at preventing violence against women supports gender ideology on the pretext of protecting women, the V4 news agency reported citing Polish media outlets. Ziobro...

World 25.07.20 | 15:07

Orbán: Hungary secured EUR 3 bn in additional funding at Brussels summit

The outcome of the recent European Union summit on the bloc’s 2021-2027 budget and its pandemic recovery package in Brussels can be interpreted as the Hungarian and Polish forces having “repelled the international attack of the liberal brigades”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Friday, Daily...

World 22.07.20 | 22:17

Suddeutsche Zeitung: The European Council was a victory for Orban

German Suddeutsche Zeitung declared the outcome of the European Council and the agreement on the budget and the coronavirus relief aid a victory for Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and the central-European countries he represented. Orban fought a difficult fight with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte,...

World 21.07.20 | 17:50

Poland and Hungary protected their interests in EU budget negotiations, Orban and Morawiecki say

At the European Union summit on the bloc’s 2021-2027 budget and its pandemic recovery package, Hungary and Poland have succeeded in ensuring substantial funds and in protecting their national pride, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said. Counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki at the Polish embassy in...

World 21.07.20 | 09:46

EU leaders strike deal on historic coronavirus stimulus package

The 27 leaders of the European Union have struck a deal on a historic multi-billion-euro economic recovery package to curb the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, after four draining days of negotiations at a Brussels summit. Comprised of a 750-billion-euro (855-billion-dollar) stimulus spending...

News World 20.07.20 | 17:31

EU Summit: Overnight talks yield no agreement

Three days of intense intergovernmental negotiations at the EU Summit have failed to yield an agreement on the European Commission’s massive coronavirus recovery package. Leaders of the 27 member states have been trying to agree on the financial architecture and the conditionality of the next long-term...

World 20.07.20 | 12:51

Orbán: Brussels talks could fail because of Dutch Prime Minister Rutte’s hatred for Hungary

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that there is a danger that the European Union summit, which is supposed to provide aid to European economies affected by the coronavirus, will fail because of the Netherlands. The Netherlands, along with several other wealthier countries such as Denmark,...

World 20.07.20 | 12:18

What will Hungary’s post-coronavirus economy look like?

Hungary’s domestic reopening officially happened on June 15th, and since then there has been a sort of return to normalcy. Bars are open, beachgoers are flocking to Lake Balaton, and many other tourist areas around the country are seeing a slow but steady uptick of visitors. Meanwhile, new Covid-19...

World 19.07.20 | 16:03

V4: Dutch won’t tell Hungarians what to spend their money on, Orban says

The Dutch want to tell what Hungarians should spend the money on. This is unacceptable, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban said on the third day of the EU summit in Brussels, the V4 news agency reported. The premier underlined that Hungary’s stance remained unchanged: only the Hungarians can decide on Hungarians’...

World 19.07.20 | 12:08

Arson may be the cause of fire in Nantes cathedral

The fire that broke out in Nantes Cathedral on Saturday morning, could have been a case of arson, the V4 news agency reports. Before being put out by the firefighters, videos uploaded to the internet showed the fire inside the church raging with huge flames. The fire department was called by the locals...

World 18.07.20 | 12:03

Fire in the Nantes cathedral

Firefighters in the French city of Nantes were able to put under control the fire that erupted in the centuries old gothic cathedral in the city. The fire was reported in the early morning hours. The cathedral dates from 1434, and was being built up over the centuries. The incident reminded the public...

World 17.07.20 | 11:10

Yad Vashem Institute condemns praising of Hitler by Hungarian politician

It is “absolutely wrong to praise or glorify” the deeds of Adolf Hitler, a senior historian at the Yad Vashem International Institute told V4NA. He responded to a recent incident involving a Hungarian politician, who said at the time Adolf Hitler deserved to be selected Time’s Person...

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