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A festival a month

The outdoor summer festival season will soon be in full swing. In June, the Telekom Volt festival awaits those keen on the slightly more alternative…

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New US Ambassador to back democracy, deter anti-Semitism

US President Donald Trump’s nominee for Ambassador to Hungary, David B. Cornstein, has told his nomination hearing before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations that…

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Much blood will flow

Finally, we have received our replacement copy of “Maigret in Court”, which readers may recall was stolen at a diplomatic function in Budapest, probably by…

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Book a date with super luxury

They are gone now – the sultans such as Suleyman the Magnificent who wielded absolute power over the two empires that lasted for more than…

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Philippines ambassador has hope of peace

Ambassador Maria Fe T. Pangilinan of the Philippines hosted a reception to celebrate the 120th anniversary of her nation’s Proclamation of Independence, at the Museum…

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Back through centuries in a few tram stops

At least 50 pencil-thin minarets can be seen from the wraparound balcony of our corner room on the top 7th floor. They pop up everywhere…

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Music, dance, food, fashion – the Indian way

Twenty-one locations in Hungary will host activities when the Indian Embassy holds the third Ganga-Danube Cultural Festival and the fourth International Day of Yoga on…

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Indonesian children to share in adventures in Pécs

A children’s book by Hungarian author Erika Bartos has been translated into Indonesian in a project handled directly by the Ambassador of Indonesia, Wening Esthyprobo,…

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‘Global situation is unstable, dangerous’

The Norwegian constitution was adopted on this day 204 years ago, by a national assembly of 112 elected men. Its democratic principles have been with…

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India on display

A composite event to promote India’s States, particularly their economic, culinary and tourism potential, was coupled with a food pairing and wine-tasting event at the…

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Counterculture, celebrity and capitalism

When Jann Wenner asked investigative reporter Joe Hagan in 2013 to write his biography, they came to a critical agreement – the book would be…

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Revolución de Mayo of 1810 celebrated

The Ambassador of the Argentine Republic, Maximiliano Gregorio-Cernadas, and Mrs. Cecilia Scalisi de Gregorio-Cernadas hosted a reception on the occasion of the National Day of…

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On the waterfront

The outside isn’t completely left behind when you go through the revolving door to the inside, and that’s the way it’s designed to be –…

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Thunder and lightening

Nick Cave is a Bad Seed. That’s a simple statement but one often ignored. In the standard nomenclature of rock’n’roll, where acts are classified front…

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Cargo City, parking garage and a new terminal

For years the passenger numbers of Liszt Ferenc International Airport have been growing steadily. Since 2015 the annual growth has always been in double digits,…

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On a culinary journey to foreign countries

The choice of places that invite to a cozy brunch on Sunday is truly excellent in the Hungarian capital. While most bistros and cafés offer…

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Creativity from the cellar

Anyone can exhibit in the Jancsó Art Gallery – that’s part of the concept. And so since 2014 art from all kinds of artists, times…

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A fashion brand between two continents

While outside everything is grey and grey, if you believe what the trend oracles at the Pantone Color Institute say, the winter season of 2017/2018…

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Through Hungary to Europe, through Algeria to Africa

The Algerian and the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised a Budapest visit for Algerian businessmen. The aim of the meeting at the end…

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Tasty Asian food: can do

The cuisine of Asia has long been well represented on the Hungarian street-food market, but now it seems that it is gradually gaining a foothold…

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Hiroshima-Nagasaki horror revisited

At the Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, they are posing the question of how many times could the world be destroyed by the…

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10 things not everyone knows

Mummified kings and subterranean caves? Hungary possesses a number of lesser-known secrets. Its fairy-tale architecture, abundant thermal springs and enchanting, folklore-steeped history give it an…

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One last blast of musical magic

On August 29, 1966, The Beatles ended a US tour at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California, and then declared there would be more concerts….

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Sameer Hamdan and Zuhair Awad were presented with the recognition established on the 25th anniversary of the Best of Budapest & Hungary Awards

The 25th Best of Budapest & Hungary gala was hosted on April 14, 2018, at the Budapest Congress Centre, recognising the best of the Hungarian…

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A wellness wonderland

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On the trail of the stolen book

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Horseback sport hammers home its message

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On a need-to-know basis

There’s an old truism that journalists should know a lot about a little and a little about a lot. It applies to other people too,…

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