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A Hungarian startup thinks it has the key to cheaper self-driving cars — but a ride in its test car suggests it has a lot of work ahead .

Troy Wolverton/Business Insider AImotive is developing self-driving car technology that relies on inexpensive cameras, rather than a pricey Lidar system. The company recently began testing a car equipped with its technology in Silicon Valley. I got a test ride, and it was an unnerving experience. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. ...

- Business Insider - US

Steve King Remains On IA Guv Campaign After 'Diversity Not Our Strength' Tweet.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday said she would keep U.S. Rep. Steve King involved in her gubernatorial campaign while condemning a comment he made on Twitter that criticized diversity.Reynolds made her comments after Iowa Democrats called on her to drop King as a state co-chair in her ...

- TPM News - US

Central Buda Popular Among Office Tenants.

The office building vacancy rate has been continuously diminishing in the Central Buda area of the capital, reaching 4.6%, the lowest ever recorded vacancy rate in the market segment of class A and B offices, a recent study shows, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Residency Bond Beneficiaries Close To 20,000.

Six months after closing the residency bond program, the Hungarian authorities released figures on the number of foreign citizens who benefited from the scheme. The total number is close to 20,000.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Hungary's Ruling Parties Propose Parliamentary Decree To Thwart 'Soros Plan'.

Deputies of the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance submitted a draft decree to parliament to counter the European Parliament's decision to implement the Soros plan'.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

App Makes Parking Easier In Budapest.

A new smartphone application makes it easier for drivers in Budapest to find vacant parking spots. The app gives access to free parking spots in office buildings and hotels which are not normally open to the public.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Video: 7th Diplomatic Fair Donates Proceeds To Sick And Underpriveledged Children.

Bridget Lindsay - President - Diplomatic Spouses of Budapest: Thank you to all the participants, volunteers, sponsors, the InterContinental Hotel, and to everyone who supported and attended the Diplomatic Fair. Your contributions have helped to make this the most successful Fair in our history.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Shown In Budapest On Wednesday, 13 December: Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

"Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens , Rey joins Luke Skywalker in an adventure with Leia, Finn, and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past."

- The Budapest Sun - HU

English Friendly Theatre: 'George & Cole', Budapest, 17 December.

On the 17th of December there will be a special English musical performance called GEORGE & COLE' based on George Gershwin and Cole Porter, iconic musical compositions, the 2 American composers have fusiones instrumental jazz with classical music.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Tickets On Sale From 15 December: 'Lenny Kravitz, Budapest Aréna, 3 June 2018.

Lenny Kravitz announces 2018 summer European tour. Performing in Budapest Arena on 3 June, tickets go on sale beginning 15 December.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Budapest To Host Final Round Of FIM X-Trial World Championship On 29 March.

Budapest has been selected by the promoters of the FIM X-Trial World Championship to host the last round of the 2018 competition and a press conference was organized on 9 November to present the prestigious event to the press.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Ruby Harlem Concert @ Brody Studios, 22 December

Join us for a festive soul, r&b & gospel style concert with the Hungarian band Ruby Harlem. Singer-songwriter and pianist Szandra Iván's closer involvement in afro-american genres and the spirit of gospel music was her studies at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Smiling Hospital Grand Gala, Marriott Hotel, 3 February

The Smiling Hospital Foundation invites you to the Grand Gala on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 7 pm to midnight at Marriott Hotel Budapest. The theme this year is: „Colours For Children'.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

See What Happened @ British Intenational School Budapest Christmas Fair 2017

It's the Christmas fair at BISB, where visitors could find lots of tempting Christmas goodies. As well as games, raffle prizes, photographs with Santa and Olaf, Lego corner for the children, a ride in a mini BMW. You could savour foods and beverages, or shop the wide variety of Christmas gifts from the many vendors, ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Hungary's leftwing parties join Jobbik in anti-Orban protest

Hungary's green LMP and liberal Momentum parties will join Jobbik, the far-right party now striving for the centre, in a protest against PM Viktor Orban's rule on Friday. Leftist opposition parties have traditionally avoided helping Jobbik, the second largest party, due to its racist history. Jobbik called for the protest ...

- EU Observer - EU

Part of Europe Left Without Gas Due to the Explosion in Austria

A number of European capitals were left without gas after the explosion at the Baumgarten hub in Austria. The most affected are Italy, Slovenia, but also Hungary and Croatia, the Austrian regulator "I-Control" announced. It is not yet clear when supplies will be restored. Italy has even declared a state of emergency in gas ...

- Novinite - BG

How is Hungary's far right changing?

With Hungary's ruling Fidesz party moving further right, the country's far-right landscape is in a state of flux.

- Al Jazeera - QA

From Today until December 17, the National Palace of Culture will Host 2 Events Related to Books and Reading

From today until December 17, the National Palace of Culture will host two events related to books and reading - the Sofia International Book Fair and the Sofia International Literary Festival. At the fair, more than 200 publishers from Bulgaria and abroad will exhibit their publications. The organizers promise a rich ...

- Novinite - BG

The Entrendeurs Budapest 3.0 Helps Foreigners Living In Hungary To Become Entrepreneurs

The Entrendeurs Budapest 3.0 educational and mentorprogram provides support for talented and creative young foreigners living in Hungary to implement their entrepreneurial plans. The program that was organized for the 3rd time this year contributed to the implementation of numerous innovative entrepreneurial ideas.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Tickets Availlable Soon For Billy Idol Concert, Budapest Park, 2 July

Ticket sale starts on 14 December at 8 am.The man who would become Idol, William Michael Albert Broad, was born in Middlesex, England on November 30, 1955, exactly 8 days after RCA Records bought Elvis Presley's contract from Sun Records.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Tickets Available: Judas Priest Concert, Budapest Arena, 24 July 2018

There are only a select number of bands that have accomplished what Judas Priest has throughout their career as well as having served as a stylistic influence on such a wide variety of bands.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

GE Layoff Numbers Set For Hungary

Following the recent announcement that it would lay off 12,000 employees worldwide, GE has now made public its plans for Hungary. Redundancies at the Hungarian business unit will be close to 8% of the workforce.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Hungary rules out moving embassy to Jerusalem

Hungarian Prime Minister says his country does not see itself moving its embassy to Jerusalem in the foreseeable future.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Video: Baby Giraffe Born At Debrecen Zoo In Hungary

By Debrecen Zoo and amusement park: The little Giant is a boy and was born to mom, Emma from Wilhelma Zoo Stuttgart and dad, Sylvester from Allwetterzoo MĂĽnster. Despite a delivery without difficulty Mother Emma did not provide appropriate maternal behaviour, so hand-rearing became necessary.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Intl Adalbert Prize Presented To Former Hungarian Interior Minister

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier presented the 2017 International Adalbert Prize to Imre KĂłnya, a former interior minister of Hungary, for the promotion of peace, freedom and cooperation in Europe.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Balaton Sound Announce First Wave Of Huge International Headliners

Balaton Sound, the 5-day non-stop beach themed music festival situated on the stunning Lake Balaton, has revealed their first phase of acclaimed talent to perform at the major open-air festival between 4th - 8th July 2018, with Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers, DJ Snake and Jonas Blue all confirmed for the stellar billing ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Hungarians To Spend 3-4% More On Christmas Presents This Year

It is likely that Hungarian households will spend around 100 billion forints on Christmas presents this year, 3-4% more than a year ago, György Vámos, general secretary of the National Commerce Association , told MTI.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Increasing Consumer Prices In Hungary

Consumer prices in Hungary grew by an annual 2.5 percent in November, the Central Statistical Office reported on Friday. The pace of the increase accelerated from 2.2 percent in October. Food prices rose by 3.4 percent and the price of tobacco and spirits jumped 7.1 percent. Clothing prices edged up 0.5 percent and consumer ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Beekeepers To Receive Support

Hungarian beekeepers will receive a total of Ft 4.7 billion in annual support, with financing shared equally between the EU and the government, said István Nagy, parliamentarian state secretary of the Agriculture Ministry, at the honey and gingerbread festival in Gyula on Saturday.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Budapest To Host Intl Cyber Security Contest

Budapest will host an international cyber security competition on January 24-25, the organisers said. The event is based on the earlier National Cyber Competition, expanded with European participants and rebranded SecOps Europe IT Security Conference.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Molnár: Vision Of 'Fourth Republic' Key Socialist Election Campaign Message

The Socialist Party's vision for the Hungarian fourth republic' will be at the heart of its campaign leading up to the spring 2018 general election, Gyula Molnár, the opposition party's leader, said.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Hungary To Open Consulates In UK

The Hungarian state will open consulates in Manchester and Edinburgh early next year, Socialist MEP István Ujhelyi announced on Sunday, citing information he had received from the Foreign Ministry.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Local Opinion: Brussels Sues Hungary On Three Counts

As the European Commission presses three infringement procedures against Hungary, a pro-government commentator accuses it of applying double standards and of violating Hungary's sovereignty.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Hungarian Justice Minister: European Commission Employing Double Standards On Quotas

The European Commission is employing double standards against Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland with the procedure it plans to initiate before the European Court on the issue of the mandatory migrant quotas, László Trócsányi, the minister of justice, said on Saturday after meeting his Polish counterpart Zbigniew ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Soros: Refugee Issue Common Problem For Europe

The Hungarian government concentrates on power and its own financial interests rather than the public good, George Soros said in an article published by the daily NĂ©pszava on Friday.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Video: Giraffe Baby Born At Debrecen Zoo & Amusement Park

From Debrecen Zoo: The little Giant is a boy and was born to mom, Emma from Wilhelma Zoo Stuttgart and dad, Sylvester from Allwetterzoo MĂĽnster Despite a delivery without difficulty Mother Emma did not provide appropriate maternal behavior, so hand-rearing became necessary.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Klimkin hopes for language issue solution with Hungarians in Ukraine

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin is sure that Ukraine and Hungary will find a solution to the language problem. “Hungarians should get all the chances in the civil service, in politics, which is already clear to our Hungarian partners. But there are certainly some nuances in domestic politics, but ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

EU Sues Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic for Refusing to Take Migrants

The European Union is taking Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic to court for refusing to open their borders to migrants.

- - US

GOP Rep. Steve King really doesn't like diversity

Rep. Steve King took to Twitter on Friday to rail against the scourge of multiculturalism: Diversity is not our strength. Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban, Mixing cultures will not lead to a higher quality of life but a lower one.' — Steve King December 8, 2017 King's ideological alignment ...

- The Week - US

'1945' is a compact study of wartime guilt

As a Hungarian village prepares for a wedding after V-E Day, two strangers arrive.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Hungary's Izabella Pörös Wins Best Indie Filmmaker Award

Hungary's Izabella Pörös has won the Top Shorts Online Film Festival's award for Best Indie Filmmaker for Runaway, a music video featuring Hungarian vocalist Barbara Kiss, which gives voice to the tragedy and heartbreak of abusive relationships.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

EU sues Czechs, Hungary, Poland over refugee quotas

The EU took the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland to the bloc's top court on Dec. 7 over their refusal to accept quotas for asylum-seekers, setting up a new clash between Brussels and key eastern states.

- HĂĽrriyet - TR

17 suspects identified in Hungary extremist group probe

Hungarian police say 17 suspects have been identified in an investigation into the activities of the Hungarian National Front, a marginal ultra-nationalist group.

- FOX News - US

Hungary's Jobbik party says state fine risks election run

Hungary's far-right Jobbik party says a huge fine from the state audit office threatens its participation in April's parliamentary election.

- FOX News - US

Karanović & Nikolić advises OTP Bank on purchase of Vojvođanska Banka

Hungary's OTP Bank bought Vojvođanska Banka, as well as NGB Leasing and the National Bank of Greece's corporate loan portfolio in Serbia. This is one of the biggest recent banking transactions in the region and it was closed on Friday, the 1st of December in Belgrade. Karanović & Nikolić advised the buyer ...

- The Lawyer - US

The Hungarian Government's Failed Campaign of Lies

The Hungarian government has released the results of its "national consultation" on what it calls the "Soros Plan" to flood the country with Muslim migrants and refugees. But no such plan exists, only a taxpayer-funded propaganda campaign to help a corrupt administration deflect attention from its failure to fulfill ...

- Project Syndicate - US

Venice Commission not supporting Hungary in flap over Ukraine's education law

The European Commission for Democracy through Law has not supported Hungary's accusation of narrowing the rights of national minorities in the article on the language of instruction in the Law of Ukraine “On Education,” the Ministry of Education and Science said with reference to the conclusions of the Venice ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Hungary to procure transport aircraft

Hungary plans to procure transport aircraft under the 10-year Zrinyi 2026 procurement programme. The first step of a two-phase plan unveiled by Lieutenant General Tibor Benkő, the Hungarian Armed Forces Chief of General Staff, in the pro-government Magyar Idők daily in September is to be

- Jane’s - US

German Social Democrat Schulz called for United States of Europe

United States of Europe until 2025 and strong integration within the European Union , said Martin Schulz, who was re-elected as leader of the German Social Democrats on Thursday. According to him, if one of the member countries refuses to join and refuses to accept the new conditions and standards for the protection of ...

- Novinite - BG

2021 Deadline For Electronic Tax Filings

Hungary could save some Ft 700 billion, or 2% of the GDP, if it switched to electronic tax declarations, Economy Minister Mihály Varga said after the meeting of the National Competition Council.

- The Budapest Sun - HU