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Budapest officially ends its 2024 Olympics bid

People power has put paid to the city of Budapest hosting the 2024 Olympic games, as protesters force a "no" vote in the city council.

People power has put paid to the city of Budapest hosting the 2024 Olympic games, as protesters force a "no" vote in the city council.

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Referendum could force Budapest to drop 2024 Olympic bid

The Hungarian capital Budapest could decide as soon as next week whether to drop its bid to hold the 2024 Olympics after a petition with over 266,000 signatures opposing the games was handed…

The Hungarian capital Budapest could decide as soon as next week whether to drop its bid to hold the 2024 Olympics after a petition with over 266,000 signatures opposing the games was handed…

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'NOlimpia' referendum initiative grows in Budapest

The price tag of staging a global multi-sport event always divides the citizens of the country or city involved.

The price tag of staging a global multi-sport event always divides the citizens of the country or city involved.

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“My future is in danger if Budapest organises the Olympics"

A movement of young Hungarian activists have launched a campaign for the cancellation of Budapest's bid for the Olympic Games in 2024, pointing out the cost of the event and the risk of corruption.

A movement of young Hungarian activists have launched a campaign for the cancellation of Budapest's bid for the Olympic Games in 2024, pointing out the cost of the event and the risk of corruption.

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An icy Danube

Ice floats down the Danube river in the scenic capital of Budapest, Hungary on a sunny Thursday (12 January).

Ice floats down the Danube river in the scenic capital of Budapest, Hungary on a sunny Thursday (12 January).

Culture

Budapest in the swing with dance festival

Dancers from over 40 countries made their way to Hungary to participate in the Lindy Shock University, a swing dance event.

Dancers from over 40 countries made their way to Hungary to participate in the Lindy Shock University, a swing dance event.

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Stand up to the "Sovietisation" of Europe - Orban

Speaking to crowds at a ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of Hungary's uprising, the prime minister said freedom depends on the nation state

Speaking to crowds at a ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of Hungary's uprising, the prime minister said freedom depends on the nation state

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Budapest beats to Ritmo world music festival

Featuring artists from all over the world, from South Korea to Norway via Turkey or Senegal, the Budapest Ritmo festival was a celebration of world music.

Featuring artists from all over the world, from South Korea to Norway via Turkey or Senegal, the Budapest Ritmo festival was a celebration of world music.

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Tourism boost for Hungary

A fall in visitors to European countries like France and Belgium after terror attacks is benefiting those perceived as being safer, like Hungary.

A fall in visitors to European countries like France and Belgium after terror attacks is benefiting those perceived as being safer, like Hungary.

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Budapest: Bubble Blowing Day

On Sunday August 28, the 6th Bubble Blowing Day took place in Budapestàs biggest park on Margaret Island.

On Sunday August 28, the 6th Bubble Blowing Day took place in Budapestàs biggest park on Margaret Island.

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Budapest hopes Hungary's Rio success can boost 2024 Olympic bid

Hungary’s Olympic athletes received a warm welcome upon their return to Budapest from Rio: with eight gold medals and 15 overall the country finished 12th in the medals…

Hungary’s Olympic athletes received a warm welcome upon their return to Budapest from Rio: with eight gold medals and 15 overall the country finished 12th in the medals…

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Taxify steals Uber's place on the rank in Budapest

The Hungarian capital Budapest kicked US taxi app Uber out of its city in July, when it passed a new law denying Uber internet access.

The Hungarian capital Budapest kicked US taxi app Uber out of its city in July, when it passed a new law denying Uber internet access.

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A night on the Sziget festival

Sziget is also called the Island of Freedom, and it is the biggest festival in Central Europe.

Sziget is also called the Island of Freedom, and it is the biggest festival in Central Europe.

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Rain not deterring festival-goers as Budapest's Sziget opens its doors

The biggest Central-European music festival, the Sziget Festival, is underway in Hungary's capital Budapest and rain hasn't dampened the spirits of participants.

The biggest Central-European music festival, the Sziget Festival, is underway in Hungary's capital Budapest and rain hasn't dampened the spirits of participants.

Culture

Amedeo Modigliani: Exhibition at The Hungarian National Gallery

The Hungarian National Gallery is hosting a unique retrospective of Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) who is known for portraits and nudes in a modern style characterized by

The Hungarian National Gallery is hosting a unique retrospective of Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) who is known for portraits and nudes in a modern style characterized by

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Dolderer shines in Budapest

Germany’s Matthias Dolderer produced a stunning performance to clinch the Red Bull Air Race in Budapest.

Germany’s Matthias Dolderer produced a stunning performance to clinch the Red Bull Air Race in Budapest.

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Uber quits Hungary over new law

There has been another setback for Uber which is to stop all operations in Hungary saying a new law makes it impossible to run the ride-hailing service there.

There has been another setback for Uber which is to stop all operations in Hungary saying a new law makes it impossible to run the ride-hailing service there.

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Plane landed on Hungarian highway

Miraculously no-one was hurt when a small plane made an emergency landing on this busy road in Budapest.

Miraculously no-one was hurt when a small plane made an emergency landing on this busy road in Budapest.