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E-visas for St. Petersburg

Nationals of 53 foreign states including Hungary may now be granted an e-visa to…

Expect fireworks

Three Hungarian children's charities will benefit when the Xpat Charity Gala…

Socialist statues' last stand

The clouds have turned grey and the wind has become chilly – not normally a…

Russia's hybrid war exposed

Ukraine's Ambassador to Hungary Liubov Nepop and her Embassy in Budapest have…

Great life isn’t a closed book yet

At very nearly 1000 pages – and over that number when you include the…

Top-notch biography, in and out of the bedroom

Rarely does the pace flag or is the narrative less than compelling in this…

Bloody hell

It's not all bad news at the World Press Photo exhibition 2019 – just the great…

Bill Gates writing book on climate change

American business magnate and humanitarian Bill Gates is writing a book about…

Strangers in a strange land

An oft-heard quote is that India was the "jewel in the crown" of the British…

Making hay while the sun still shines

Summer is behind us and the restaurants in the city are returning to life again,…

Masterpiece in the frame

"Every Picture Tells a Story" sang Rod Stewart in 1971, and his picture is one…

Comics and the power of drawing

Chilean comics artist Marcela Trujillo's work has gone on display at Budapest's…

51 years in a wheelchair, so far

The Vietnam War was an American disaster. Iggy Pop, who performed in Budapest…

European office of Turkic Council opens

The 10th Extraordinary Meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the…

Four-star innings

Where to go and have a look first? Lord's Cricket Ground, the home of the sport,…

Concise look at a complex history

Andrew Robinson's book covered a whopping four millennia of Indian history in…

The other Balaton

I'm writing this from Balaton. Not the Balaton but the one and only Balaton in…

Gentle as a lamb

Lamb are an English electronic music duo from Manchester, consisting of producer…

Ghost bring Death

Following the coveted Special Guest slot on Metallica's 26-date summer European…

Fish out of water

It's a late summer day in Vancouver, Canada, the kind of day where you can feel…

Ostalgia on wheels

The Trabant was as affordable and modern as cars got for most people in the…

Unwanted but not unloved

Herosz Animal Welfare Association takes in orphaned or abused animals. Only with…

The powerful warrior princess

Long red curls, fair skin, a petite nose (which would make Cleopatra jealous),…

Let battle commence

Hungarians will go to the polls on October 13 to elect mayors and municipal…

The brief history of the month (September, 2019.)

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

'Priority number one' to stop Russian aggression

Ukraine's celebration of its Independence Day each August 24 was taking place…

Still time to enjoy Capital of Culture 2019 festivities

Picturesque Plovdiv in central Bulgaria and second city to the capital Sofia, is…

Silent film comes alive

Elaine Loebenstein is an Irish classical pianist who has honed her craft as a…

New manager to lead into the 2020s

InterContinental Budapest’s new General Manager is a Dutch national, an avid…

Feeling well, after heading for the hills

Body and soul both need a touch-up from the sensory overload of the city…

They visited, we follow

The concept is simple enough: historian Peter Furtado has compiled various…

Tango time on Andrassy

Tango is included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists of…

A thrill a page

The editor Paul Duncan is a film historian with literary pedigree, his Taschen…

Dane has won top awards

Danish Academy Award-winning director Bille August will be guest of honour at…

A surprise in every corner

Mystery Hotel is a name that cannot be ignored or misunderstood. It makes other…

Death of an ogre leaves no one sorry

We read somewhere once, and we just wish we could remember where, that the final…

In abstraction

On 20 August, Hungary celebrates its foundation and remembers St Istvan (St…

A touch of France

The scent of French baguette, the sight of colourful macarons and the smell of…

Black and white days

Three hundred-plus photos from the popular Fortepan digital photo-archives have…

Pathway to safer cycling

Cycling in the Hungarian capital? Even experienced cyclists sometimes do not…

Captain back in custody

A Budapest court has ordered the Ukrainian captain of the cruise ship that…

Hungary 'still NATO ally'

The United States can continue to count on Hungary, Zoltán Kovács, the state…

The brief history of the month (August, 2019.)

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

Moving in mystical ways

"Hol van Gul Baba Turbe?" My Hungarian dictionary saved my skin again. I'd spent…

It’s a free country

The Hungarian nation today has the political and economic means to protect…

UK Embassy helps spread environmental message

Hopefully, the 2019 Sziget Festival's paper straws, reusable paper tents and…

Close-up look at colonial rule

The United Kingdom's still-roiling Brexit controversy, with the referendum's…

Another onslaught on Nazi Germany

Previously, Hans Helmut Kirst was the only German novelist known and admired by…