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Hungary: Seeking more respect, superstar Hegerberg out of World Cup

Budapest, Hungary: With a no-nonsense look etched on her face, Ada Hegerberg stares straight into the camera and says: “Now it’s time for action.”

It’s fitting the Norwegian superstar was chosen as the face of a recently launched campaign aimed at improving the profile and standards in women’s soccer.

Not just because, as the first ever female winner of the Ballon d’Or, she is the outstanding player in the women’s game.

Trump invites Hungarian leader Orban to May 13 meeting

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been invited by U.S. President Donald Trump for a “working meeting” on May 13, an official said Thursday.

the meeting in Washington will cover issues like energy security, defense cooperation, bilateral relations and regional security, Hungarian government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs tweeted.

In July 2016, Orban became the first national leader in the European Union to endorse Trump in the U.S. election campaign.

Hungary to spend close to 3.5 bln USD on ambitious road program

BUDAPEST, April 5 (Xinhua) -- The Hungarian government will spend some 980 billion forints (3.43 billion U.S. dollars) by 2024 on the development of its road network, according to official sources here on Friday.

"By 2024, the State will spend some 980 billion forints in five installments on the development of the Hungarian road network," the official Hungarian Journal announced here on Friday.

EPP votes to suspend Hungary's Fidesz party

21 Mar 2019; DW: The European People's Party voted on Wednesday to suspend membership for Hungary's ruling Fidesz party.

Delegates of the main center-right alliance in the European Parliament are opposed to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's authoritarian style and anti-European Union, anti-migration policies.

Campaign posters for the upcoming European elections taking aim at Jean-Claude Juncker and George Soros were a particular point of contention. 

Hungary's Viktor Orban calls his EU party critics 'useful idiots'

04 Mar 2019; DW: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said individuals calling for his party to be expelled from the center-right group in the European Parliament were "useful idiots" for the left.

The populist leader and his Fidesz Party have come under fire for a poster campaign that accuses European Commission (EC) President Jean-Claude Junker of working with Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros to promote illegal migration into Hungary.

Hungary to open 'diplomatic office' in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM; 20 Feb 2019; AA: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday that Hungary has decided to open a "diplomatic office" in Jerusalem, one of only a handful of countries moving towards the U.S. position on seeing the city as the nation’s capital.

"After months of efforts, we have made a very important achievement as Hungary has decided to open a diplomatic office in Jerusalem," Netanyahu said in a statement issued by his office.

Thousands protest 'slave law' in Budapest

17 Dec 2018; AFP: Protesters threw smoke grenades at police who responded with tear gas in Budapest on Sunday as thousands of people rallied against a new "slave law" passed by the government of conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

More than 15,000 people, according to local press reports, joined the demonstration -- the first rally since Orban returned to power in 2010 to bring together all opposition parties, from greens to the far right, under the same banner.

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