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From the stage to the page

In December 2018, after 50 years of belly-laughs, energy and outrage, Sir…

Why The Scientists thought The Angels' fans would kill them

It was 1993 when, at the end of a Sunday night shift on The Newcastle Herald in…

Restaurant gets down to business

Hilton Garden Inn Budapest City Centre has that sparkling newness and…

At last, better news from entangled UK

To those people not familiar, this briefing concerning a bunch of fluffy…

Indians fly the flag

The Embassy of India celebrated the 71st Republic Day of India on January 26,…

All you need is love

No one has pinpointed the exact origin of Valentine's Day – dark days in ancient…

Still passing on skills

Ferenc Kesztyűs is a man of many accomplishments – painter, graphic artist,…

Brexit is half-way here

Finally, after 47 years of membership and 1317 days – three and a half years –…

From graffiti to costly art

The "Art of Bansky: Without Limits" exhibition of the world’s most famous street…

Hungary, Kazakhstan 'strategic partners'

Hungary was in 1992 one of the first countries to recognise the independence of…

Coasts are clear for big year

This year's two European Capitals of Culture are both coastal towns: the…

Why the 'iron curtain' descended

Historian Preston describes how "war-weary" British prime minister Winston…

Decade of Kempinski Ladies rolling out the red carpet

No gentleman – as all the world well knows – would ever ask a lady her age.…

Croatia now the tie that binds

The oversize red tie that appeared on the downtown Budapest "Fat Policeman"…

7scents

I have a peculiarly impulsive sense of smell that has led me to stopping random…

Slipknot tie up gig

In the wake of their return to the Number 1 position on the album charts of a…

Back and forth in time, space

Said by its promoters to be second to none in Europe, a 2000-square-metre VR…

'I felt that it was the beginning of the end'

The Hungarian-American Piroska Nagy (born in 1962) started photographing at the…

Operation bear rescue

Five bears that could no longer be cared for at a nature park-cum-zoo in…

For a stronger, unified Europe

I've been an avowed European for decades. Emotionally as well as rationally. I…

Vulnerable landscapes need protection from the perils of lighting up

It's always a heart-sinker when yet another forest fire, or a celebrated…

Weightlifting doping denied

Hungarian anti-doping body MACS has rejected claims in a documentary by German…

Fidesz 'stands on success'

Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister's Office, says the…

MOL boss corrupt: court

A Zagreb court has found Zsolt Hernádi, chief executive of Hungarian oil and gas…

PM turns up the heat

The price of climate protection must be paid by those doing the destroying,…

The brief history of the month (January 2020)

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

The denouement has finally arrived

It is a clever and satisfying piece of symmetry – when Penguin Random House…

'Momentous, historical' year for Kazakhstan

Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Hungary Zhanibek Abdrashov noted at a reception to…

Australian company expanding to Vienna, Geneva

Leading Australian hotel group TFE Hotels will debut its flagship Adina Hotels…

No foreigners here

Christmas came early for many people in Budapest this year with the election of…

Just the place to do time

The whisky robber, the Hungarian version of Bonnie and Clyde, and a deer as a…

Pedals to the metal

Five Finger Death Punch has announced their biggest European arena headlining…

Loss is a win anyway

The new Puskás Arena stadium sold out all 65,000 seats on November 15 when it…

Bucharest in miniature

After achieving a move to Budapest, surpassing the main tourist trails and…

A boat for every occation

If you want to see Budapest from the water, the internet offers a broad range of…

From A to Zacskó

Many expats manage to live at least in part in Hungary for many years and still…

Economy producing the goods

Hungary's third-quarter GDP grew by an annual 5 percent, the Central Statistical…

Teachers deliver ultimatum

Teachers' trade union PSZ has held a demonstration in Budapest, with support…

Balkans addition 'priority'

The Visegrád Group (V4) expects the new European Commission to speed up European…

PM 'hopes' for tax cuts

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that protecting Hungarian economic…

The brief history of the month (December 2019)

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

Top of the tree

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest's current festive offering for Christmas and…

Thais celebrate three special occasions

Rarely can it have happened that a new ambassador presents his credentials to…

Revolution sparked 'profound renewal' of Romania

Romania's Ambassador to Hungary Marius Gabriel Lazurca hosted a reception to…

Projects up to $25,000 supported

The Public Affairs Section of the United States Mission in Budapest has…

Historic landmark transforms into luxury hotel

When Hungarian architecture firm Archikon was tasked with transforming a…