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Commissioners to boycott attendance at Hungary meetings over Orbán’s Ukraine diplomacy – Euractiv
Hungary facing fuel crisis as Ukraine turns up heat on Russian oil supplies: Sky-high prices and electricity shortages could hit Hungarians within “weeks” after ...
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Hungary facing fuel crisis as Ukraine turns up heat on Russian oil ...
Perez has another qualifying nightmare in Hungary: Under-pressure Red Bull Formula One driver Sergio Perez had a Saturday nightmare for the second race in a row ...
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Perez has another qualifying nightmare in Hungary
Quick Glance: Formula 1: Pérez Crashes in Qualifying - Expert Calls for Replacement
  • Sergio Pérez crashed during qualifying, causing a red flag in Budapest. His position at Red Bull is at risk.

  • Expert Ralf Schumacher criticized the crash and called for Pérez's replacement. Pressure from Red Bull management intensifies.

  • Team principal Horner and advisor Marko expect Pérez to improve. Another crash could lead to losing his seat.

  • Yuki Tsunoda also had a severe crash during qualifying, resulting in another red flag being waved.
ACDP warns Ramaphosa of ‘God’s punishment’ as ICJ says Israel must ‘end occupation’ of Palestinian territories
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ACDP warns Ramaphosa of ‘God’s punishment’ as ICJ says Israel must ‘end ...
Quick Glance: ACDP Warns Ramaphosa of 'God's Punishment' as ICJ Orders Israel to End Occupation of Palestinian Territories
  • ACDP warns President Cyril Ramaphosa of 'God's punishment' as ICJ finds Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories illegal.

  • Eight months after South Africa started its legal battle against Israel, wanting the Jewish state to be charged with genocide for the deaths of thousands of Palestinians, the ACDP has repeated its warning to President Cyril Ramaphosa that he could suffer from 'God's punishment' for the decision.

  • Speaking during the opening of parliament debate, ACDP deputy president Wayne Thring, citing crime statistics, warned Ramaphosa and the ANC of 'God's punishment' for taking Israel to court.

  • The ICJ found Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories to be illegal and mandated the international community to take action to end the occupation and the gross violations of international humanitarian and human rights law perpetrated by Israel against the Palestinian people.
3 takeaways from Trump’s speech, final night of the Republican convention: Trump delivered an initially powerful but ultimately bizarrely meandering speech ...
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3 takeaways from Trump’s speech, final night of the Republican convention
Quick Glance: Republicans optimistic for Trump's victory
  • Republicans are confident about Trump's victory in November after the convention in Milwaukee.

  • Democrats are in a tough spot, urging Biden to step down and doubting his ability to govern.

  • Trump faces many political issues, but the Republican camp believes in his win.

  • Republicans are eyeing to win traditionally Democratic states and are confident heading into the campaign.
Trump will push for hasty peace in Ukraine if elected, Hungary’s Orban says: The Hungarian leader proposed that the E.U. consider changing its policy on the war ...
washingtonpost.com/world/2024/07/16/trump-orban-letter-ukraine-war/
Trump will push for hasty peace in Ukraine if elected, Hungary’s Orban ...
Quick Glance: Orbán Reveals Trump's Plans for Russia-Ukraine Peace Talks
  • Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán claims that Donald Trump would quickly demand peace talks between Russia and Ukraine if he wins the US presidential election in November.

  • Orbán urges the EU to reopen direct diplomatic communication with Russia and start 'high-level' negotiations with China to find a peaceful solution to the war in Ukraine.

  • Orbán warns of escalating military conflict in Ukraine based on his discussions with Putin, Xi, and Zelenskyy, and Trump plans to act as a peace broker immediately after his election victory.

  • The EU should prepare for a potential shift in US policy and either accept the need for immediate negotiations between Russia and Ukraine or take on more responsibility for funding Ukraine's defense.
‘Young guys are going hard’: Are perms for men the new mullet?: More men are asking for perms that look different but smell the same as their ’80s incarnations.
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‘Young guys are going hard’: Are perms for men the new mullet?
Von der Leyen wants a second term as EU Commission President: The CDU politician is applying for a second term as President of the EU Commission ...
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Von der Leyen wants a second term as EU Commission President
Quick Glance: Re-election of Ursula von der Leyen as President of the European Commission
  • Ursula von der Leyen secured a second term as President of the European Commission with 401 votes, showing an improvement from the previous election five years ago.

  • The position of President of the European Commission in Brussels holds significant importance with extensive responsibilities and international representation.

  • Various politicians congratulated von der Leyen on her re-election, while there was also criticism from other groups.

  • Von der Leyen advocated for exceptions for E-Fuels, emphasized the fight against extremists, and proposed measures to support farmers.
Russia-Ukraine: Orban Vows to Continue “Peace Mission” After Criticism: Prime Minister Viktor Orban said he will continue his self-styled “peace mission” despite ...
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Russia-Ukraine: Orban Vows to Continue “Peace Mission” After Criticism
Von der Leyen slams Viktor Orbán over trip to Russia: ‘This peace mission was nothing but an appeasement mission.’
politico.eu/article/ursula-von-der-leyen-slams-viktor-orban-trip-russia/
Von der Leyen slams Viktor Orbán over trip to Russia
European Parliament condemns Orbán’s meeting with Putin: Lawmakers argue that prime minister’s Russia visit “be met with repercussions for Hungary.”
politico.eu/article/european-parliament-condemns-viktor-orban-meeting-vladimir-putin/
European Parliament condemns Orbán’s meeting with Putin
MEPs call to strip Hungary’s EU voting rights amid Orbán’s ‘peace missions’: The letter is the latest attempt to rein in Budapest’s rogue Council presidency.
politico.eu/article/letter-63-meps-call-to-strip-hungary-eu-voting-rights-after-viktor-orban-peace-missions/
MEPs call to strip Hungary’s EU voting rights amid Orbán’s ‘peace ...
Trump claims 'very tough guy' Orbán wants him back in office: The former president piled praise on the Hungarian leader during his speech at the Republican ...
euronews.com/2024/07/19/trump-claims-very-tough-guy-orban-wants-him-back-in-office
Trump claims 'very tough guy' Orbán wants him back in office
Hamilton goes a year without a pole: Lewis Hamilton has a record 104 Formula One pole positions but Saturdays have become tricky for Mercedes' seven times world ...
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Hamilton goes a year without a pole
Positive reactions to Schumacher outing in the paddock: Hamilton: Step now possible “without fear”. Alonso: "It's great that he's feeling well ...
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Positive reactions to Schumacher outing in the paddock
"It is great" - Formula 1 drivers are happy for Schumacher: Fernando Alonso and Oscar Piastri react to Ralf Schumacher's courageous outing with beautiful words.
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Moscow visit: Majority of the EU Parliament condemns Orbán's trip: The Hungarian Prime Minister angered the European Parliament with his visit to Kremlin leader ...
welt.de/politik/ausland/article252571148/Moskau-Besuch-Mehrheit-des-EU-Parlaments-verurteilt-Orbans-Reise.html
Moscow visit: Majority of the EU Parliament condemns Orbán's trip
Microsoft disbanded its diversity, equity and inclusion team effective July 1. The diversity team is apparently not supposed to be economically profitable ... Show more

After Pride Month - Microsoft fires diversity team FOCUS online
Kaum hat Ungarn den EU-Ratsvorsitz inne, geht Regierungschef Orban auf Reisen – unter anderem zu Putin, Xi und Trump. „Friedensmission“ nennt er das ... Show more
EU Commissioners to Skip Hungary’s Meetings After Orban's Trips to China, Russia
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EU Commissioners to Skip Hungary’s Meetings After Orban's Trips to ...
EU to boycott Hungary’s foreign affairs summit: Increasingly exasperated by Viktor Orbán’s obstruction of EU foreign policy, Brussels is contemplating an ...
politico.eu/article/hungary-boycott-foreign-affairs-summit-eu-ukraine-pm-viktor-orban-event-august-budapest/
EU to boycott Hungary’s foreign affairs summit
Grenade, Didi give their lives to God at Bugembe’s Church: In a testimony at the church, Didi (real name Abdul Karim Muchwa) promised never to return to the life ...
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Grenade, Didi give their lives to God at Bugembe’s Church
Mick Schumacher and his girlfriend Laila Hasanovic have a duel at the Formula 1 race in Hungary
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Mick Schumacher and his girlfriend Laila Hasanovic have a duel at the ...
Von der Leyen vows to stop China from invading Taiwan: The US warned of Beijing’s readiness to invade by 2027, which would be during the five-year mandate the ...
politico.eu/article/ursula-von-der-leyen-vows-to-stop-china-from-invading-taiwan/
Von der Leyen vows to stop China from invading Taiwan
Several EU countries protest Commission's boycott of Hungary: The European Commission's announcement on Monday was not well received in some EU ...
euronews.com/my-europe/2024/07/17/several-eu-countries-protest-commissions-boycott-of-hungarian-presidency
Several EU countries protest Commission's boycott of Hungary
Quick Glance: Loss of COVID vaccine transparency case before crucial vote
  • Just before a crucial vote in the European Parliament to confirm her nomination as Commission President, the Von der Leyen Commission has lost a controversial case of opacity in vaccine contracts.

  • On July 17, the European Court of Justice annulled a decision by the European Commission to hide certain parts of COVID vaccine contracts, as Von der Leyen seeks support for her re-election.

  • The decision to bring the case to court came after extensive correspondence with the European Commission, which only provided heavily redacted versions of the contracts.

  • The Commission now has two months to appeal the ruling, while Von der Leyen expects the vote on her reappointment as Commission President tomorrow.
Intel shelves French, Italian chip investments: The chipmaker’s losses have forced it to pause research investments in Europe that could have bolstered region’s ...
politico.eu/article/intel-pauses-french-italian-microchip-investments-after-manufacturing-loss/
Intel shelves French, Italian chip investments
European Parliament rejects far-right proposal to debate Trump shooting: The proposal was rejected with 337 votes against, 119 in favor and 15 abstentions.
politico.eu/article/european-parliament-reject-far-right-proposal-debate-trump-shooting-giorgia-meloni-eu/
European Parliament rejects far-right proposal to debate Trump shooting
Next European Political Community summit to be held in Hungary: Next EPC meeting to take place four months from now in Budapest, Keir Starmer says.
politico.eu/article/european-political-community-summit-hungary-viktor-orban-united-kingdom-keir-starmer/
Next European Political Community summit to be held in Hungary
Commissioners should skip Hungary’s meetings, European Commission says: Commission wants to give Hungary the cold shoulder over its erratic use of the EU ...
politico.eu/article/viktor-orban-hungarian-presidency-peace-mission-hungary-washington-moscow-putin-ukraine-war/
Commissioners should skip Hungary’s meetings, European Commission says
Show of support for Quota Reform Movement from Hungary: A group of Bangladeshis, alongside a few locals, in Budapest, Hungary, came together to show their ...
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Show of support for Quota Reform Movement from Hungary
The Ukrainian leader wasted little time in calling on those in attendance "to maintain unity in Europe because always this unity leads to strong decisions ... Show more
In a private letter seen by the FT, Hungary's prime minister told EU leaders that the former US president had developed 'well-founded plans' for such talks ... Show more

Donald Trump will demand Russia-Ukraine peace talks, claims Viktor Orbán
Hungary takes EU to court over media freedom: Court case pits Budapest against the very own institution is it chairing until end 2024.
politico.eu/article/hungary-take-eu-court-over-media-freedom-viktor-orban/
Hungary takes EU to court over media freedom
Croatia, Czechia and Hungary warm to electric vehicles: New registrations of electric cars in the EU dipped slightly in June, despite significant growth in ...
euronews.com/business/2024/07/18/which-countries-are-powering-ahead-with-electric-car-registrations
Croatia, Czechia and Hungary warm to electric vehicles
Orbán’s trip to Russia aimed to explore the possibility of “a ceasefire that would allow substantial peace talks to be conducted ... Show more

European security not possible without engaging Russia, claims Hungarian minister | Euronews
Sainz fastest in first Hungary practice: Carlos Sainz raised Ferrari hopes by setting the fastest lap in first practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday ...
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Sainz fastest in first Hungary practice
Trump is coming, Orbán warns Brussels, touting a new Ukraine strategy : Orbán recommends that the EU reverse its Ukraine strategy by opening dialogue with China ...
euronews.com/my-europe/2024/07/16/trump-is-coming-orban-warns-brussels-touting-a-new-ukraine-strategy-for-eu
Trump is coming, Orbán warns Brussels, touting a new Ukraine strategy
German ministers look to boycott Hungarian EU presidency: After several EU countries announced a boycott of the upcoming informal council meeting in Hungary ...
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German ministers look to boycott Hungarian EU presidency
Spain does not want to sell railway company Talgo to Orbán: Hungarian investors want to buy Spain's train manufacturer Talgo. But in Madrid the government is ...
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Spain does not want to sell railway company Talgo to Orbán
Caitlin Clark breaks WNBA's game assist record with 19 in Fever's loss to Wings: Indiana rookie Caitlin Clark broke the WNBA record for assists in a game ...
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Caitlin Clark breaks WNBA's game assist record with 19 in Fever's loss to ...
J.D. Vance: "You're deindustrializing your own country," Trump's vice president said about Germany
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J.D. Vance:
Borrell slams Knesset vote against Palestinian state as Hungary vetoes: A high-ranking EU diplomat confirmed 26 member states had subscribed to the statement ...
euronews.com/my-europe/2024/07/19/borrell-condemns-knessets-rejection-of-palestinian-state-after-hungary-vetoes-statement
Borrell slams Knesset vote against Palestinian state as Hungary vetoes
Orbán's shadow reaches all the way to our borderland: Hungary's "dictator" also benefits from the election results in northern Schleswig ...
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Orbán's shadow reaches all the way to our borderland
New European Parliament debates Orbán and EU support for Ukraine: Watch the European Parliament's first plenary session in Strasbourg live.
euronews.com/my-europe/2024/07/17/new-european-parliament-debates-orban-and-eu-support-for-ukraine
New European Parliament debates Orbán and EU support for Ukraine
Trump Is Expected to Meet With Hungary’s Orban: The meeting would come after Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has long been aligned with the former president ...
nytimes.com/2024/07/11/us/politics/trump-orban-florida-meeting.html
Trump Is Expected to Meet With Hungary’s Orban
Quick Glance: Hungary's Orban as Global Peacemaker Amid Controversy
  • Viktor Orban concluded his global tour with Donald Trump, branding it as 'Peace mission 5.0'.

  • Orban's whirlwind tour to various countries has stirred controversy for his peace efforts and alignment with Putin and Xi Jinping.

  • Despite criticism, Orban emphasizes the need for peacekeepers and suggests a ceasefire with a set deadline.

  • His actions aim to boost his image domestically and internationally, especially amidst declining popularity and political challenges at home.
AfD stands behind Compact Magazine: “This government hates freedom of expression”
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AfD stands behind Compact Magazine: “This government hates freedom of ...
2024 Hungarian GP Q1 summed up in one photo 🫡
EU-Hungary Tensions: It's Wednesday, July 17th, and we're diving into escalating EU-Hungary tensions, the European Parliament's response to ...
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EU-Hungary Tensions
Miracle Idongesit Ojo moved from Hungary to Ireland in 2016. She had left Nigeria in 2011 to study nursing in Budapest, where she stayed for five years ... Show more

‘I love this place, I have my children here, there is nothing else I’m looking for in another country’ – The Irish Times
Hungary’s Orban says Trump was attacked for ‘anti-war’ views: BUDAPEST - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday that former U.S ...
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Hungary’s Orban says Trump was attacked for ‘anti-war’ views
Ralf Schumacher appeared on TV for the first time after coming out: “I didn’t expect it”
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Ralf Schumacher appeared on TV for the first time after coming out: “I ...
Huge disinformation networks hit Europe ahead of the EU elections: In the run-up to the European elections in June, there was a coordinated attempt to spread ...
de.euronews.com/my-europe/2024/07/18/haben-fake-news-netzwerke-die-eu-wahl-in-deutschland-gekapert
Huge disinformation networks hit Europe ahead of the EU elections
Hungarian Presidency reignites debate on EU genetic engineering law: The agricultural industry fears that Hungary's plans will delay for years the planned ...
de.euronews.com/business/2024/07/17/ungarischer-ratsvorsitz-will-debatte-uber-eu-gentechnikrecht-neu-entfachen
Hungarian Presidency reignites debate on EU genetic engineering law
Far-right MEPs vote en masse against pro-Ukraine resolution: The statement, the first substantive business of the new European Parliament ...
euronews.com/my-europe/2024/07/17/far-right-meps-vote-en-masse-against-pro-ukraine-resolution
Far-right MEPs vote en masse against pro-Ukraine resolution
Make Europe Great Again: This is behind Orbán’s “peace mission”: We talk to experts and colleagues about what Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is aiming for ...
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Make Europe Great Again: This is behind Orbán’s “peace mission”
Hungary’s gatherings get cold shoulder after Putin visit: At least six countries refused to send their senior ministers to Budapest on Tuesday ...
politico.eu/article/hungary-gathering-get-cold-shoulder-after-vladimir-putin-visit-viktor-orban/
Hungary’s gatherings get cold shoulder after Putin visit
Starmer Sees Trump Comeback as a Warning About His Own UK Danger: Following talks on a migration crackdown with Hungary’s Viktor Orban at the European Political ...
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Starmer Sees Trump Comeback as a Warning About His Own UK Danger
Exclusive: European Parliament to reassert support for Ukraine and slam Orbán's peace mission
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Exclusive: European Parliament to reassert support for Ukraine and slam ...
Read more: Quota Reform Protests: Student associations in Australia, Canada, Hungary, and India stand in solidarity The Daily Star From The Daily Star - Campus
Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen has already received her blessing from EU national leaders for a second term. She now has until Thursday to convince ... Show more

Inside von der Leyen’s charm offensive ahead of knife-edge vote on her future – POLITICO
Von der Leyen orders EU boycott after Orban's Putin trip: EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen reacts to Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban's solo ...
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Von der Leyen orders EU boycott after Orban's Putin trip
Hungary's Orban Says Von Der Leyen 'Our Employee, Not Our Opponent': Viktor Orban said on July 19 that Ursula von der Leyen -- who was reelected on ...
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Hungary's Orban Says Von Der Leyen 'Our Employee, Not Our ...
Formula 1 in Hungary: Marko on Perez: “A contract doesn’t help if performance isn’t right”
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Formula 1 in Hungary: Marko on Perez: “A contract doesn’t help if ...
‘Drill, baby, drill’: America’s fossil fuel boom risks bust in Europe: Both Trump and Biden are pushing lucrative U.S. fossil fuel deals — a risky bet given the ...
politico.eu/article/drill-baby-drill-americas-fossil-fuel-boom-risks-bust-in-europe/
‘Drill, baby, drill’: America’s fossil fuel boom risks bust in Europe