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Budapest Raid: Football Leaks Whistleblower Arrested

Portuguese authorities have accused a 30-year-old of attempted blackmail and data theft. Authorities have demanded the detainee's extradition to Portugal, a move his lawyers are seeking to prevent.
Tags: Budapest, Portugal


Portuguese hacker linked to Football Leaks held in Hungary

Budapest (AFP) – Hungarian police said Thursday they had arrested a suspected Portuguese hacker linked to the Football Leaks whistleblower website who is accused of extortion in Portugal. French lawyers for 30-year-old Rui Pinto confirmed... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Budapest, Hungary, Soccer, Portugal, Afp, Rui Pinto


The 10-Year Challenge Is Total BS — & Here's Why

Throwback Thursday already exists. The compulsion to share photos from our youth – or even just from a vacation you looked hot on two weeks ago — is already a social-media staple. Nostalgia reigns supreme on Instagram, an app that glorifies perfection and filters life to its greatest hits, so it’s not shocking that the #10YearChallenge has taken off.The "challenge" is exactly what it sounds like — people are sharing split-screen photos of themselves, one from 2009 and one from 2019. It’s also t...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Gabrielle Union, Instagram, Budapest, Bob, Will Smith, Leann Rimes, Jessica Biel, Facetune, Gabrielle, Candace Cameron Bure, Becky, Boynton, Lori Loughlin, LeAnn Rimes Cibrian


Denis Villeneuve Reunites With ‘Arrival’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Editor Joe Walker for ‘Dune’

Denis Villeneuve has tapped his frequent collaborator Joe Walker as the Dune editor. This marks the French-Canadian director’s fourth collaboration with Walker in a row, after they’ve worked together on Sicario, Arrival, and Blade Runner 2049. Dune has long been a passion project for Villeneuve, who co-wrote the script with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. To pull together his vision of Frank Herbert’s dense sci-fi saga, Villeneuve is partnering up with a trusted collaborator: Blade Runner 2049 ed...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Budapest, Middle East, Adaptation, Denis, Rebecca Ferguson, David Lynch, Eric Roth, Stellan Skarsgard, Dune, Frank Herbert, Legendary Pictures, Indiewire, Walker, Paul Atreides


My Top 11 Hostels in Budapest in 2019

Updated: 1/9/2019 | January 9th, 2019 Budapest has become one of the premier backpacker destinations in Europe. Over the last five years, Budapest has gone from popular to uber-popular spot with hundreds of accommodations popping up and ever increasing crowds. Over 3 million people visited the city last year! For backpackers, the combination of a party scene, ruin bars (which are awesome), lots of sights, and cheap prices makes it irresistible to visit. For a small city, all the crowds (don’t...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Netflix, Budapest, Hungary, Hostelworld, Peter, Don, St Stephen, Basilica, Cecilia, NomadicMatt, Forget Travel Insurance Travel, Vitae Hostel, Retox Party Hostel Retox, Retox Party Hostel


Viktor Orbán calls for anti-migration politicians to take over EU

Hungarian PM also hails new partnership forged with Poland by Italy’s Matteo Salvini Hungary’s far-right prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has called for “anti-migration politicians” to take over Europe’s institutions after this spring’s elections, as he hailed a new partnership between Poland’s rightwing government and Italy’s populist interior minister, Matteo Salvini.“This is a topic that is radically transforming European politics, it’s the defining political process in Europe,” Orbán said at a ...
Tags: Europe, Eu, European Union, World news, Budapest, Hungary, Italy, Poland, The far right, Viktor Orban, Orban, Matteo Salvini, Matteo Salvini Hungary


Best food markets in Europe

There’s something magical about discovering the local food that every country has to offer. Finding it isn’t always easy, though. You can search for Michelin-starred restaurants or try to find what’s popular on Yelp, but the best way to have an authentic, delicious, and cost-effective gastronomic adventure is to check out a local food market. Travelers to Europe are in luck as there are markets located in popular destinations all over the continent. Some are well known and have been establish...
Tags: Travel, Food, Europe, Greece, France, US, Georgia, Barcelona, Budapest, Hungary, Paris, Amsterdam, Michelin, Copenhagen, Kiev, Les Halles


Olympic water polo champion Antal Bolvari dies at 86

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Antal Bolvari, a two-time Olympic water polo champion who scored a goal in Hungary’s famous 4-0 win over the Soviet Union in the “Blood in the Water” match at the 1956 Melbourne Games, has died. He was 86. Bolvari, who also won gold at the 1952 Olympics, died Tuesday in the […]
Tags: News, Sports, Budapest, Hungary, Olympics, Melbourne, Soviet Union, Hungary AP, Antal Bolvari


Thousands in Budapest march against ‘slave law’ forcing overtime on workers

Anger at Viktor Orbán’s rule in Hungary also directed at courts system and state mediaThousands of protesters in Hungary braved snow and freezing temperatures on a march against Viktor Orbán’s rightwing government, denouncing harsh new legislation that has been dubbed the “slave law”.Passed in December, it allows companies to demand that staff work up to 400 hours overtime a year – or the equivalent of an extra day a week. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, World news, Budapest, Hungary, Viktor Orban


Hungary: Unions call for strike, protests over labor law

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Union leaders in Hungary are calling for a Jan. 19 national strike and protests to oppose labor code changes they see as a “slave law” harmful to workers. A crowd of at least 10,000 people gathered on Saturday outside the Hungarian parliament building in Budapest to protest a law approved in […]
Tags: News, Budapest, Hungary, Nation, Hungary AP


Beset By Orbán’s Right-Wing Government, Budapest’s Theatres Hang On

Howard Shalwitz, longtime artistic director of the DC company Woolly Mammoth, writes about his recent visit to the Hungarian capital, reporting that, despite constant political pressure on funding and programming, “there’s still plenty of social and political kick on Budapest’s stages.” — HowlRound
Tags: Art, Theatre, Budapest, Woolly Mammoth, Howard Shalwitz, 01.03.19


Chelsea 0-0 Southampton: New year, new entertaining Chelsea, we can dream right? Wrong.

Us: Giroud left the ground on crutches on Saturday, which adds to our striker woes considerably. No choice but to start with Morata up front, with Pedro Pony absent Barkley retained a place in the starting lineup and other than that it’s what you’d expect. Loftus-Cheek fit enough to take to the bench after a twinge. Them: Happy Charlie Austin day girls. Only it wasn’t because he was on the bench. Swines. Angus Gunn called into action whilst we were still debating if his dad played for Norwic...
Tags: Facebook, Robert Downey Jr, Sport, Best, Chicago, Budapest, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Southampton, Justin Bieber, Europa League, Latest, Charlie Austin, Match Reports, Christ


Turning the CB250 RS into a vintage-style Honda trail bike

We love seeing ugly ducklings turned into graceful swans. After all, anyone can make a Ducati SportClassic look good—but a cheap 1980s commuter bike is a completely different ball game. This ice-cool little scrambler started life as a Honda CB250 RS, a plasticky but well-made runabout that was popular in the UK and Europe. You can still find them on the secondhand market, and they’re a bargain at about US$1,500. That makes the air-cooled single perfect for a low-cost, big-value custom job—...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, US, Budapest, Hungary, Motorcycles, Ducati, Denmark, Honda, Scrambler, Suzuki, Heidenau, Honda Motorcycles, LSL, Custom Motorcycles


Tottenham vs Chelsea: 5000 Blues fans at risk of being thrown out of Wembley

Tottenham vs Chelsea Tottenham host Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg on January 8 at Wembley Stadium. The winner of this tie is likely to face Man City in the final after the Sky Blues were drawn against Burton Albion. When Spurs hosted Chelsea in the Premier League back in November, the Lillywhites won the match 3-1. Goals from Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min put Tottenham 3-up before a late consolation from Olivier Giroud. 5000 Chelsea fans at risk of being thrown o...
Tags: Sport, Budapest, Hungary, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton, Wembley Stadium, Spurs, Tottenham, Raheem Sterling, Fa, Wembley, Andros Townsend, Cctv


The history of kürtőskalács

Wherever you go in Hungary, you’re likely to find a hollow funnel cake called kürtőskalács, or chimney cake. The thin, sweet bread is covered in butter and granulated sugar before being roasted to a golden brown for just the right crunchy to soft ratio. The first known recipe dates back to Countess Maria Mikes in 1784, but, according to legend, kürtőskalács were around for centuries before that and once saved a city under siege from starvation. Scholar and writer Balázs Orbán recorded the sto...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York City, Czech Republic, Budapest, Hungary, Romania, Ussr, Slovakia, Eastern Europe, All, Mongols, Transylvania, Molnar, Poiana Brasov, Vaci utca


Unicum: The extraordinary history of Hungary's national drink

Produced by Budapest-based beverage company Zwack, Unicum is a herbal liqueur made from a secret recipe. Discover Hungary's national drink and its extraordinary story.
Tags: Cnn, Budapest, Hungary, Zwack Unicum


The secret drink recipe used to cure royals

Produced by Budapest based beverage company Zwack, Unicum is a herbal liqueur made from a secret recipe that's a regular fixture in bars across the city.
Tags: Europe, News, Budapest, Zwack Unicum


Ruins and rooftop terraces: Budapest's best bars

Derelict industrial spaces have become hip Hungarian watering holes. Find out about Budapest's "ruin bars" -- from what they're like on the inside to where to find them.
Tags: Cnn, Budapest


11 of Budapest's best festivals

Straddling the picturesque Danube, Budapest provides the perfect backdrop for a festival -- and this city definitely knows how to put on a show.
Tags: Cnn, Budapest, Danube Budapest


How a Hungarian community center became an 'enemy of the state'

A Budapest community center is fighting for survival amid strongman Prime Minister Viktor Orban's crackdown on civil society.
Tags: Europe, News, Budapest, Viktor Orban


The ultimate wellness guide to Budapest

Travelers flock to Budapest each year for wellness trips. Here's your guide to a healthy journey from its famous spas to outdoor fitness.
Tags: Cnn, Budapest


Best budget destinations in 2019

Around this time of year, “Where to Travel in 2019” stories seem to pop up on your newsfeed about as much as pictures of your friend’s chihuahua dressed up as a reindeer. They’re fun to read, but unless you managed to land that New York Times gig where you get paid to visit 52 locations, visiting even a few places in those stories can put a serious dent in your finances. So what about a “Where to go” list for the cost-savvy? The spots that are going to be big in 2019 but aren’t going to cost ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, New York, India, Africa, Israel, Turkey, Colombia, Budapest, Hungary, Egypt, Macedonia, Brazil, Cambodia, Peru


Budapest's best cakes and where to find them

From delicious caramel-topped Dobos cake to the opulent Esterhazy torte, here are Budapest's best cakes and where to find them in one of Europe's top destinations for desserts.
Tags: Europe, Cnn, Budapest, Dobos


How a Hungarian community center became an 'enemy of the state'

A Budapest community center is fighting for survival amid strongman Prime Minister Viktor Orban's crackdown on civil society.
Tags: Cnn, Budapest, Viktor Orban


My Top 11 Hostels in Budapest

Posted: 12/24/2018 | December 24th, 2018 Budapest has become one of the premier backpacker destinations in Europe. Over the last five years, Budapest has gone from popular to uber-popular spot with hundreds of accommodations popping up and ever increasing crowds. Over 3 million people visited the city last year! For backpackers, the combination of a party scene, ruin bars (which are awesome), lots of sights, and cheap prices makes it irresistible to visit. For a small city, all the crowds (do...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Netflix, Budapest, Hungary, Hostelworld, Peter, Don, St Stephen, Basilica, Cecilia, NomadicMatt, Forget Travel Insurance Travel, Vitae Hostel, Retox Party Hostel Retox, Retox Party Hostel


6 of the best concert halls in Budapest

Here are six of the best concert halls in Budapest -- from the wondrous interior of the Liszt Music Academy to the flamboyant Vigadó.
Tags: Cnn, Budapest, Liszt Music Academy


IWF: 5 weightlifters suspended for doping after 2012 retests

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two Olympic champions and three other weightlifters have been provisionally suspended after retests on their urine samples from the 2012 London Games were shown to be positive for banned substances. The International Weightlifting Federation announced adverse analytical findings for Ukraine’s Oleksiy Torokhtiy, who won gold at London in the 105-kilogram category, […]
Tags: London, News, Sports, Ukraine, Budapest, International Weightlifting Federation, Hungary AP, Oleksiy Torokhtiy


European Capital of Culture 2023

In case you’re really planning ahead and want to get the best European cultural experience in 2023, the Hungarian town of Veszprém needs to be at the top of your list. Home to one of the country’s earliest stone castles, Veszprém is located between Lake Balaton and the Bakony Hills and defined by its narrow streets, medieval architecture, historic fire tower, Hungary’s first cathedral, and a summer music festival. Last week, the European Commission thrust this small town into the spotlight wh...
Tags: Travel, Europe, News, Greece, Budapest, Hungary, Serbia, European Commission, European Capital Of Culture, Timisoara, Galway Ireland, Matera Italy, Lake Balaton, Kaunas Lithuania, Rijeka Croatia, Plovdiv Bulgaria


Fresh Hungary 'slave law' protests in Budapest

Demonstrators are marching to President Janos Ader's office, angry that he signed the legislation.
Tags: News, Budapest, Hungary, Janos Ader


Protesters in Hungary reject Orban’s nationalist government

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of people are taking part in anti-government protests in Budapest sparked by labor reforms but also rooted in discontent with the government’s limits on academic freedom, corruption and other issues. The satiric Hungarian Two-Tailed Dog Party hosted a downtown march Friday evening in the Hungarian capital with speeches, chants and […]
Tags: News, Budapest, Hungary, Nation, Budapest Hungary, Orban, Hungarian Two Tailed Dog Party