MPs out over Volner letter attacking ‘link’ with liberals

One expelled, two quit Jobbik

The parliamentary group of conservative opposition Jobbik has expelled János Volner, one of the party's deputy leaders, after he sent a letter to Jobbik's grassroots leaders calling for the…

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"Nine Month War" (2018), a verité film by László Csuja (director and screenplay)

Off to fight the Russian monster

After civil unrest broke out in Ukraine in late 2013, Russia seized the opportunity to begin military intervention in eastern Ukraine and then annex Crimea in early 2014. Ukraine began drafting men…

15 October 2018 - 08:10 AM

Zuzu in District XII

Why wander into foreign kitchens?

Wherever Krisztián Huszár swings his wooden spoon, the gourmets fall to his feet. The rock-star chef with the striking dreadlocks is one of the most exciting characters on the Hungarian gastro scene.…

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Vienna’s café culture dates back hundreds of years

Supping with ghosts of Freud, Mozart

The Kaffeehäuser are said to be the public living rooms of Vienna. The home of Mozart, Klimt and Freud is as famed for its coffee culture as it is for its music, architecture and quality of life. From…

03 October 2018 - 09:10 AM

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