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Budapest 'selfie museum' a hit with Instagram generation

Aug 03, 2019 - 9:11 PM

The selfie opportunities among the 11 interactive installations at the 400-square-meter facility include a ride on banana swings, a climb on a unicorn, or a lounge on giant macaroons

Young visitors make photos at the 'Selfie Museum' in Budapest downtown on July 17, 2019. The newest attraction in the Hungarian capital opened this year in a two-level 400m2 area.  ATTILA KISBENEDEK / AFP

Budapest 'selfie museum' a hit with Instagram generation

Jul 27, 2019 - 12:54 PM

Budapest's newest 'selfie museum' is one of the city's most popular attractions, dubbed as 'the first of its kind' in Europe

More bodies found as Hungary lifts sunken tourist boat from river

Jun 11, 2019 - 10:38 PM

Police remove 4 bodies from the Mermaid tourist boat. Another 4 people are still missing some two weeks after the tragedy, the worst such incident in Hungary in 75 years.

MERMAID RETRIEVAL. A picture taken on June 11, 2019 shows the giant floating crane on the Clark Adam ship lifting the sunken Mermaid sightseeing boat during the operations to pull it out of the Danube river in Budapest. Photo by Attila Kisbenedek/AFP

Hungary tourist boat death toll reaches 15

Jun 06, 2019 - 4:05 PM

Divers are unable to enter the sunken Mermaid due to the strong current in a river swollen after weeks of rain

HUNGARY BOAT SINKING. A rainbow can be seen over the Margit bridge as the search for the missing boat passengers continued on June 5, 2019 following a boat accident on the Danube river in Budapest. Photo by Ferenc Isza/AFP

At least 7 South Koreans dead, 21 missing as Budapest tourist boat sinks

May 30, 2019 - 1:05 PM

(UPDATED) A tourist sightseeing boat carrying 33 South Koreans and two Hungarian crew members sinks after colliding with a larger river cruise boat during torrential rain

A victim's body is covered by a black plastic at Danube River close to the National Theatre of Budapest on May 29, 2019. - A river boat used for tourism capsized in the Hungarian capital on May 29, 2019 with dozens of people on board, and a rescue effort was underway as 3 people died and 16 others missing. (Photo by GERGELY BESENYEI / AFP)

[Right of Way] Solving the traffic problem in one easy step

Nov 10, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Move people, not cars

Senate approves treaty against cybercrime, child pornography

Feb 20, 2018 - 6:42 AM

'This treaty is very important to protect our people from cybercrime especially since the country is the number one haven for those committing child pornography,' says Senate foreign relations chair Loren Legarda

Budapest withdraws 2024 Olympic hosting bid; LA, Paris remain

Feb 23, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Budapest follows Rome and Hamburg to withdraw leaving Paris and Los Angeles in the running to host

DOWN TO TWO. Paris and Los Angeles remain the last two cities in the race to host the 2024 Olympics. Photo by Patrick Kovarik/AFP

'Dump Trump': Thousands join global march

Jan 22, 2017 - 1:02 AM

From London to Sydney thousands of people take to the streets in solidarity with US protesters a day after America s new president was inaugurated

'LOVE TRUMPS HATE.' Protesters hold home made placards during the Women's March in Trafalgar Square in London on January 21, 2017 as part of a global day of protests against new US President Donald Trump. Ben Stansall/AFP

Dogs, like humans, distinguish words and intonation

Aug 30, 2016 - 6:45 PM

The scientists study 13 dogs who remained lying still while a brain scanner measured their brain activity as they listened to their owners speak

WHAT DOGS HEAR. Israeli citizens sit with their dogs in the park during "The city-wide dog day" in Tel Aviv, which was timed to coincide with Dog Day celebrations worldwide on August 26, 2016. Photo by Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP

Olympics: Four cities open campaign to host 2024 Olympics

Feb 18, 2016 - 11:28 AM

Paris Rome Los Angeles and Budapest are vying to host the 2024 Olympics

CANDIDATE CITIES. (L-R) Paris' Eiffel Tower; Rome's Colosseum; the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles; and the Szechenyi Chain Bridge in Budapest. Images courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Croatia, Serbia trade insults as Hungary builds new migrant barrier

Sep 25, 2015 - 11:21 AM

Hungarian police says 10 046 migrants – a new daily record – arrived on September 23 from Croatia

'KEEP REFUGEES OUT.' Hungarian soldiers install razor wire fence at the border between Hungary and Slovenia near Tornyiszentmiklos, 245 km southwest of Budapest, Hungary, September 24, 2015. Photo by Gyorgy Varga/EPA

Hungary seals border to refugees as Germany slams 'disgraceful' EU

Sep 15, 2015 - 8:40 PM

Hungary effectively seals its border with Serbia to stem the massive influx of refugees as Germany slams the disgraceful refusal of other EU countries to accept more migrants after 22 died in yet another shipwreck

LOCKED OUT. A group of migrants and refugees wait for police formalities after being stopped for crossing illegally close to the Serbian-Hungarian border near Roszke, on September 15, 2015, as a new border protection law is put into place. Photo by Attila Kisbenedek / Agence France-Presse

Hundreds of migrants on new march in Hungary

Sep 05, 2015 - 7:15 PM

The Austrian government provides buses and trains to take the migrants to Vienna and Salzburg where most intended to change onto other trains to take them to Germany

EXODUS. Migrants and refugees crowd the platforms at the Keleti (eastern) railway station in Budapest on September 1, 2015. Attila Kisbenedek/AFP

FULL LIST: Nominees, BAFTAs 2015

Jan 10, 2015 - 10:54 PM

The Grand Budapest Hotel Birdman The Theory of Everything and The Imitation Game lead in nominations

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Review: In praise of the old world

Apr 20, 2014 - 6:17 PM

The Grand Budapest Hotel is such an ode to the old world and to those who have immortalized it in words and pictures writes movie reviewer Oggs Cruz

Berlin film fest to open with Wes Anderson world premiere

Feb 07, 2014 - 3:14 PM

The Grand Budapest Hotel features an all star cast led by British actor Ralph Fiennes

WORLD PREMIERE. US actor Tony Revolori, US director Wes Anderson and British actor Ralph Fiennes arrive for the festival's screening of 'The Grand Budapest Hotel''. Photo by David Gannon/Agence France-Presse

A 'Before Sunset' tour of Paris

May 09, 2013 - 2:34 PM

A fan of the film Before Sunrise traces the route Jesse and Celine took in the sequel set in Paris

SECOND CHANCE AT A ONCE IN A LIFETIME. Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke play Celine and Jesse in 'Before Sunset.' Image from the 'Before Sunset' Facebook page

A 'Before Sunrise' tour of Vienna

May 02, 2013 - 6:55 PM

A fan traces the route Jesse and Celine took in Vienna in the 1994 film Before Sunrise

ACCIDENTAL MEETING, ACCIDENTAL LOVE. Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke play Celine and Jesse in 'Before Sunrise.' Image from the 'Before Sunrise' Facebook page