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This file photo taken on August 3rd, 2012 shows a portrait of Raoul Wallenberg, pictured a day ahead of the 100th anniversary of his birth at the Holocaust Memorial Center and Museum in Budapest on August 3, 2012. Photograph: Attila Kisbenedekat/AFP/Getty Images

Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews from being killed by the Nazis, has been formally declared dead, 71 years(...)

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin: Speaking at a Mass in the Pro-Cathedral he said at 11 years of age  he was “stunned by the 1956 uprising in Hungary. It seemed to be a moment which would change history”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has appealed for the protection of small nations and vulnerable peoples be a top priority for Irish for(...)

Fighters stand next to a Soviet tank on the streets of Budapest at the time of the uprising against the Soviet-supported Hungarian communist regime in 1956. Photograph: Laszlo Almasi /Reuters

With their homeland in turmoil they fled by the thousand, moving mostly at night and paying smugglers to guide them through field, forest and frontie(...)

The Danube rushed past my bedroom window, a foot below the sill, a set-up that had me sleeping beneath water level, immersed in nature in just one of (...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban is also facing competition from the far right party Jobbik. Photograph: Vladimir Simicek/AFP/Getty Images

Situated majestically on the banks of the river Danube, Budapest is a city drenched in history. While the reconstructed domes and bridges hark back t(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference after an EU summit n Bratislava, Slovakia. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Last October, a 26-year-old fireman helped put out a fire at an asylum home in the western city of Hagen. A week ago he was sentenced to six years in (...)

EU leaders gather for an  EU summit at Bratislava castle: while the  meeting marks the start of the conversation about Europe, there have been calls for consideration of a multitiered EU, built around a core who want to integrate further and a looser constellation. Photograph: Ronald Zak/AP

Perched dramatically on the hill above the Slovak capital of Bratislava stands Bratislava castle, once the royal seat of the Hungarian empire. The lo(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk speaks to journalists as he arrives in Bratislava on Thursday for the summit of  EU leaders taking place on Friday. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

Leaders of European Union member states gather in Slovakia on Friday for their first summit since Britain’s decision to leave the European Union in J(...)

Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the  G20 Summit, in Hangzhou, China, on Sunday. Photograph:  Etienne Oliveau/Reuters

Even a month ago, it seemed merely a matter of time before Angela Merkel announced she was running for a fourth term in next year’s election. But afte(...)

Researchers have shown that dogs  understand spoken words and  gain information from the intonation used. File photograph: Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP/Getty Images

Dogs might know a lot more than we give them credit for, according to a research team in Budapest. The researchers have shown that man’s best friend(...)

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