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An anonymous voice on the telephone ...

We're going to miss Detective Chief Inspector Jules Maigret when he's gone. For…

One book leads to 200,000 others

At The Budapest Times, Vienna's Josefplatz has always been something a little…

A hard act to follow

Michelin stars aren't the be-all and end-all at every decent restaurant in town…

Half a century of diplomatic relations

An exhibition "Hungary-Malaysia: 50 Years of Friendship" has opened at the…

'International support needed' to solve impasse

The 36th anniversary of the establishment of the Turkish Republic of North…

Specialist joins Kempinski Corvinus as Asian chef

When Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest catered for an Indian event a year ago,…

Chinese mainland students evacuated amid intensified violence at HK universities

Mainland students hurried leaving HK universities on Tuesday after sensing…

Coming home

I have a weakness. I have several weaknesses in fact, but more than any of the…

The beginning of a success story

Anyone familiar with the Budapest gastronomy scene will surely know this name:…

Still making progress

Although they were originally formed as a progressive rock band, Deep Purple…

Outstanding artefacts on show

An extensive exhibition giving an insight into several cultures in Asia is being…

Take an extra step in education

Top-ranked international business schools will participate in Access MBA and…

Anticlimax on gas, Paks 2

The Russian president's visit to Budapest on October 30 was the seventh…

Action on corruption, climate

Budapest's new municipal assembly has unanimously supported the implementation…

The brief history of the month (November 2019)

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

Have you heard the one about Princess Diana?

"The great thing about rock and roll is that someone like me can be a star,"…

Long journey for tree of friendship

Friendship between Belarus and Hungary has been celebrated by the planting of a…

Birth of Latvia 'only the beginning of struggle'

Although last year Latvia had marked the centenary of the proclamation of its…

House haunted by nobility from bygone time

It's clear as one approaches the frontage, initially hidden by a line of wild…

A Viennese experience this Christmas

Budapest's and Vienna's Christmas markets are on a par with each other, both…

Charity gala aids youngsters in need

XpatLoop.com's 19th anniversary celebration, "Feel Good + Do Good", raised HUF…

Benedek Maksa exhibition opens

Artist Benedek Maksa, who was born in Gyöngyös in 1979, has had a special…

Artistic era came, went, returned

After living in this city for some considerable time and thinking – as well as…

The solution is out there somewhere

Page by page, day by day, hour by hour, discovery by discovery, Maigret and his…

No more beating his brains, with the liquor and drugs

In American director Jim Jarmusch's laudatory 2016 documentary about Iggy Pop…

Turkey's achievements 'based on sound principles'

A large gathering was on hand when the Turkish Embassy in Hungary celebrated the…

China's rural online retail sales hit USD 111 billion in H1

In the first half of this year, China's rural online retail sales reached 777.13…

Europe of today in artistic “Community”

Have you heard? A Bulgarian, a Dane, a Finn, a Lithuanian and a Slovenian walk…

Cool heads under enemy fire

Historian Andrew Roberts, whose most recent work was a monumental biography of…

She feared the worst, and it happened

When the UK's Granada Television filmed 12 of the 75 "Maigret" novels, six in…

CV-22B demonstration flight over Budapest

Hungarian and United States Special Operations Forces began a training…

Czech Tourism workshop: "Where to go beyond Prague?"

It was a pleasure to participate in the Czech Tourism workshop in Budapest on…

To the heart of the human matter

It's a kind of literary high-wire act, where beloved travel writer Bill Bryson…

Wisdom of nature restores body's equilibrium

Kempinski The Spa in Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest has been voted Hungary's…

The Dogs' Breakfast Group

It does my heart good to hear non-Hungarians talking in terms of giving back to…

All-round service for unique events

Good catering is the soul of every professional event and vital to their…

Bruce on the Button

Bruce Dickinson is considered one of the world's most storied musicians. Aside…

Hurricane still blowing

Fifty years have gone by since the days the juvenile Klaus Meine, Rudolf…

"Slow Living" and minimalism

Uniform colours and minimalist patterns with a touch of vintage style: clothes…

In the realm of bats

More than 200 caves can be found under the Buda Hills. The Pálvölgy cave is one…

Wandering actors find a home

Golem Theatre – the only professional Jewish theatre company in Hungary – will…

PM wants mutual respect

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has stressed the need of compromise between two…

Fidesz strongholds fall

Hungary's governing Fidesz party suffered its biggest setback since the 2006…

The brief history of the month (2019, October)

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

Plants prelude alongside playground

It was with pleasure that I, a former landscape gardener who worked in…

Lessons of 1989 for young generation

The 30th anniversary of regime change in Hungary and the reunification of Europe…

Stories of dystopia and black British women

In an unexpected move, the judges of this year's Booker Prize have awarded the…

And now for somewhere completely different

The whole topic of that weird place North Korea – the "hermit kingdom" – is…