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The great man blows his top

Regular readers of the "Maigret" books well know that their hero can be a grumpy…

Ladies in the limelight, ladies in the moonlight

Still today, ladies are always behind men in life, while conversely it remains…

Brighter times ahead for children in need

The Xpat Charity Party "Fireworks Night" at Budapest’s Marriott Hotel on October…

Key to the Quai des Orfevres

In 1949, after he had written another 28 "Maigret" novels since the first one in…

Growing global hostility ‘corroding public discourse’

With funerals being held last week for the 11 worshippers shot dead at the Tree…

Great journey to a glorious future: Erdoğan

The 95th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey was…

Real people, places and events

This year’s Taiwan Dox festival sees the event enter its fourth year, and the…

Beyond imagining

John Lennon was a man in millions. Even in exalted company his name came first:…

Off to fight the Russian monster

After civil unrest broke out in Ukraine in late 2013, Russia seized the…

Imagine no ‘Imagine’

There is “Imagine” the song, recorded by John Lennon in May 1971 and which,…

Scream, Shout

I’ve had a string of bad news lately. Death and dying are featuring heavily in…

Why wander into foreign kitchens?

Wherever Krisztián Huszár swings his wooden spoon, the gourmets fall to his…

Colossus steers into the future

There is hardly anyone who does not know this restaurant: the Gundel on the edge…

New rabbi after 350 years

When a friend of mine recently told me that we would meet the following week…

Meeting of giants

Sziget is Europe’s most diverse festival and the fifth-biggest in the world. So…

They’ll make you wish you had been there

Brit Floyd, who describe themselves as the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute…

No milk, no honey: EU cannot heal Europe

Sixty years ago, in 1958, Pál Maléter, who was Hungary’s Minister of Defence…

One expelled, two quit Jobbik

The parliamentary group of conservative opposition Jobbik has expelled János…

Diplomatic row escalates

Hungary is expelling a Ukrainian consul in retaliation against Ukraine's…

Orbán on guard duty

The Hungarian government will not give up its right to control the country's…

Life in the multiverse

Asterion project Theatre in English is a professional company and it will…

The brief history of the month (October)

Presenting in one concise package the month’s most important and fascinating…

Making a monkey of Trump, and more

The Budapest Times dutifully pays a visit to the World Press Photo Exhibition…

Bringing freshness to European and global scene

Art Market Budapest was established in 2011 as an international contemporary art…

From a home lost to a place in the world community

Sixty-eight of Latvia’s museums contributed to the exhibition Latvia’s Century,…

Tributes to Mahatma Gandhi

The Embassy of India in Budapest celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of…

Supping with ghosts of Freud, Mozart

The Kaffeehäuser are said to be the public living rooms of Vienna. The home of…

A year learning in the United States

United States Ambassador to Hungary David B. Cornstein has announced that the US…

A history of destruction and recovery

On one of our visits to Vienna this year, The Budapest Times stayed in…

A Scottish man walked out of a bar…

Bring up the topic of football stadiums in Hungary and you’re guaranteed eyes…

Choir adds its voices to improving relations

With 19 ladies and seven men in its ranks, the Othello Polyphonic Choir has…

South Italian cuisine in style

Authentic ingredients, authentic staff, authentic atmosphere – that's what most…

Cameraman on the battlefields

The Hungarian Museum of Photography in Kecskemét is exhibiting…

Eyes glued to the screen

The Szemrevaló / Sehenswert (Hungarian and German for “Eyeful”) Film Festival…

Wonder in the wilds

It's always a pleasure for my family and I to spend summer holidays on the road,…

Bethlehem ‘special’ twin

Budapest Mayor István Tarlós and Bethlehem Mayor Anton Salman signed a twin-city…

Varga optimistic on long term

Hungary's economy grew by an annual 4.8 percent in the second quarter of 2018,…

(Almost) everything’s rosy: US ambassador

David B. Cornstein, the United States' ambassador to Hungary, said he has not…

'Time' to suspend Hungary

International civil groups have called on Members of the European Parliament to…

Blue in the face, and other colours

One face is staring at another face in the gallery. The first face is simply a…

Arts all year in two of continent’s gems

Next year’s two European Capitals of Culture will be Plovdiv in Bulgaria and…

The brief history of the month (September)

Presenting in one concise package the month’s most important and fascinating…

Donate blood in honour of terrorism victims

United States Ambassador David B. Cornstein, a native New Yorker, shares some…

Art Deco on the Ringstrasse

Top-end hotels lay out the red carpet for their guests, if not literally, then…

Handicrafts and hardships

The Kingdom of Morocco is holding a Handicraft Week at the Vajdahunyad Castle in…

Loyalty recognised and celebrated

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus held its traditional annual party to celebrate the…

Three countries holding hands for one cause

At 7pm on 23 August 1989, an estimated two million people from Estonia, Latvia…

Serious reforms despite Russian aggression

Russia’s aggression against Ukraine since 2014 was highlighted when Ukrainian…