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  • CEO Aug 24, 2019

    Here's What We Learned About Disney's Upcoming Films at the D23 Expo

    Disney is the king of the box office. The company, which houses a half dozen studios under its film umbrella, has hauled in nearly $8 billion globally since January, and still has three more film releases before the end of the year. On Saturday, the company gave fans more to feast on. In addition to providing information about already announced...

  • Captain Jun 9, 2019

    Death Toll Rises in Danube River Tour Boat Collision

    Hungarian police say the body of another South Korean tourist has been recovered following the May 29 accident in which a sightseeing boat sank in seconds after colliding with a cruise ship on the Danube River, raising the confirmed death toll to 20. Police said Sunday that they are still searching for seven other South Koreans and the sunken tour...

  • head Jun 3, 2019

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    Cruise industry officials long insisted that ship accidents wouldn’t happen in Venice’s busy Giudecca Canal, saying guiding tugboats and technology ensured safety. The 65,500-ton cruise ship that crashed into a much smaller riverboat docked along the canal on Sunday proved them wrong. Italy’s transport minister ordered the head of the Venice port to Rome on Monday to discuss the accident,...

  • MAYOR Jun 3, 2019

    Venice, Budapest Crashes Renew Debate on Cruise Ship Safety

    Cruise industry officials long insisted that ship accidents wouldn’t happen in Venice’s busy Giudecca Canal, saying guiding tugboats and technology ensured safety. The 65,500-ton cruise ship that crashed into a much smaller riverboat docked along the canal on Sunday proved them wrong. Italy’s transport minister ordered the head of the Venice port to Rome on Monday to discuss the accident,...

  • Europe May 31, 2019

    Captain Arrested in Hungary Boat Accident as Families Arrive

    Hungarian police have detained the captain of a cruise ship that collided with a sightseeing boat packed with South Korean tourists, causing it to sink quickly in the Danube River, as loved ones of the missing and dead were expected to arrive Friday in Budapest. Seven people are confirmed dead and seven have been rescued, while 21 people remain missing...

  • spokesman May 30, 2019

    7 Dead, 21 Missing After S. Korean Tour Boat Sinks in Hungary

    Rescue crews were gearing up Thursday to raise a sightseeing boat from the bottom of the Danube River in the heart of the Hungarian capital of Budapest, as search teams scoured the waters for 21 people still missing after the vessel, packed with South Korean tourists, collided with a larger cruise ship and sank. Seven people are confirmed dead and...

  • Europe May 30, 2019

    Deaths Reported After Tour Boat Sinks in Hungary

    Several are dead and more than 20 people are missing after a sightseeing boat carrying South Korean tourists collided with a larger cruise ship and sank on the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary.

  • Captain Apr 30, 2019

    ‘Avengers: Endgame' Has Forever Changed the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Here's How the Film Will Impact 9 Upcoming Movies and TV Shows

    “Avengers: Endgame” is the final chapter of a decade-long story, but the story isn’t over. With a number of sequels and prequels yet to hit theaters, Marvel Studios is far from done with the characters of the Avengers. Together, the 22 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have so far earned more than $20 billion at the global box office....

  • Europe Feb 24, 2019

    EU Parliament Election Could Upend Politics Across Europe

    EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was so stupefied after Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban attacked his migration policies that he publicly muttered “I cannot believe what I read.” When Orban’s party later targeted him in a virulent election poster campaign, Juncker was again dumbfounded, saying “You can’t really act against lies.”...
    Enemies from opposing camps? No, they belong to the same...

  • Hungary Dec 17, 2018

    Hungary Sees 4th Day of Protests Over Overtime, Other Issues

    Several thousand people marched through Hungary’s capital Sunday in a fourth day of demonstrations against new laws that critics say restrict workers’ rights and undermine democracy. Protesters chanted anti-government slogans amid sub-zero temperatures outside parliament as speakers denounced revised overtime rules that lawmakers approved Wednesday. The crowd became increasingly angry as speakers urged demonstrators to remain dignified and peaceful. They...

  • Europe Aug 22, 2018

    Nicki Minaj Postpones U.S. Tour Amid Reports of Low Ticket Sales

    “I just simply don’t have the time to rehearse and be on the road in time to give you guys the level of a show I need to give,” the rapper says

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Aug 2, 2018

    ‘Tonight': Kate McKinnon Performs a Hungarian Rap

    Kate McKinnon picked up some Hungarian language while filming “The Spy Who Dumped Me” in Budapest through a ’90s rap song by Animal Cannibals, “Yozsefváros.”

  • Germany Apr 20, 2018

    German Theater Asks Guests to Wear Swastikas for Hitler Play

    A theater in southern Germany is proceeding with plans to open a satirical play Friday about Adolf Hitler’s youth in which some patrons will be wearing swastika armbands, despite objections and legal complaints. The Konstanz Theater’s production of George Tabori’s “Mein Kampf ” opens Friday night for a monthlong run.

  • food Mar 17, 2018

    Toys R Us Closing Stirs Up Memories, a Little Guilt

    You could argue I had already grown out of Toys R Us by the time I first set foot in one. It was 1991. I was 13, a Hungarian immigrant, new to America. New to breakfast cereal, to dozens of channels on the TV and to big stores with endless shelves of toys. Now that it might be nearly gone,...

  • Associated Press Dec 26, 2017

    Katie Ledecky Swims to AP Female Athlete of the Year Honors

    Her dominant performance in Hungary earned Ledecky Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year honors.

  • Los Angeles Oct 2, 2017

    Bringing ‘Blade Runner' Back to Life After 35 Years

    It was dawn on the set of “Blade Runner 2049” and Harrison Ford and director Denis Villeneuve were swimming back to the shore together after an all-night shoot in a million-gallon water tank. It was cold in the water. It was cold outside. And it was just one night out of a dozen that they’d be spending their sleeping hours...

  • D.C. Jul 27, 2017

    Olympian Katie Ledecky Loses for First Time at World Championships

    Katie Ledecky surged to the wall. But, someone else was already there.

  • Los Angeles Jul 3, 2017

    Kobe Bryant Joins Board of Directors for Los Angeles 2024 Olympics Bid

    NBA legend Kobe Bryant announced Friday that he will join the board of directors for the city of Los Angeles 2024 Olympics bid.

  • Donald Trump May 16, 2017

    Chinese Spent $24B on US, Other ‘Golden Visas'

    When the sister of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner promoted investment in her family’s new skyscraper from a Beijing hotel ballroom stage earlier this month, she was pitching a controversial American visa program that’s proven irresistible to tens of thousands of Chinese. More than 100,000 Chinese have poured at least $24 billion in the last decade into “golden visa”...

  • head May 15, 2017

    Demonization of George Soros Recalls Old Anti-Semitic Conspiracies

    In most nations, having a billionaire financier and philanthropist would be a source of great pride, a person many elected officials would want to cozy up to. Not for George Soros. The demonization of the American-Hungarian billionaire and Holocaust survivor has spread across Central Europe, with the 86-year-old increasingly accused by nationalists of using his money to force his liberal...

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