“From The Moment They Met it Was Murder: Double Indemnity and the Rise of Film Noir” by Alain Silver and James Ursini (published by Running Press)

Examining a film classic in its 80th year

By now, any true cinephile must know the true meaning of film noir. There’s been long enough to get it right, after all it’s supreme period is generally thought of as about 1940 to 1959, and since then we occasionally have neo-noir. Any old ...

Hungary urges European space research strategy

Hungary's ministerial commissioner for space research called for a common European space research strategy and regulation in an address to a conference of ambassadors to the European Union in Parliament on Saturday.

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Szijjarto: Dialogue offers greater chance for peace

The chance for achieving peace is "far greater" with negotiations, re-opening diplomatic channels and dialogue than with weapons deliveries, sanctions and a strategy based on diplomatic refusal, Peter Szijjarto, the foreign minister, said in a telephone interview with public radio broadcast on Sunday.

Government official: Environmental measures must also boost competitiveness

Steps taken in the interest of achieving climate neutrality, a circular economy and environmental goals must also strengthen competitiveness, the state secretary in charge of environmental affairs and the circular economy said after a meeting of EU ministers in charge of environmental protection in ...

Varga: Turkey ‘important strategic partner’

Turkey is among Hungary's important strategic partners, Mihaly Varga, the finance minister, said after signing a memorandum of understanding covering finance, the defence industry, energy and the fight against migration, "which serves to deepen steadily developing Hungarian-Turkish relations".

''The Deadly Percheron” by John Franklin Bardin (published by Penguin Books)

Saddle up for some curious killings

William Somerset Maugham, 1874-1965, who knew how to spin a yarn, used to say that a story should have a beginning, a middle and an end – a trusty formula; none of that overly fancy stuff. John Franklin Bardin, crime writer, 1916-81, had his ...

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Szijjarto: Hungary to boost cooperation with UAE

Hungary and the United Arab Emirates have both benefitted a lot from their cooperation and are prepared to further develop their relations, Peter Szijjarto, the minister of foreign affairs and trade, said in Budapest on Thursday.

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Egis favipiravir drug licenced for Covid-19 treatment

A new drug with the active ingredient favipiravir manufactured by Hungarian pharmaceutical company Egis has been licenced for treatment of Covid-19 by the National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition (OGYEI), the institute said on Saturday.

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Orbán: New EU migration pact could force Hungary to welcome migrants

Hungary does not support the new migration and refugee package presented by the European Commission on Wednesday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told Reuters newswire on Friday. Under the package, Hungary's commitment to send people back from the southern EU states like Italy or Greece, ...