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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán celebrates on a podium on the bank of the Danube River after winning the parliamentary election with members of his Fidesz party on Sunday. Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images

Viktor Orban’s landslide election win, a victory built on xenophobia, intolerance and preposterous conspiracy theories, underlines the alarming author(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: won a third successive term on Sunday, consolidating his grip on power. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo

Hungary’s main opposition newspaper is to close just days after prime minister Viktor Orban won re-election, adding to his critics’ concerns for media(...)

Viktor Orban (third right) celebrates his party’s election victory.  Photograph: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

Hungary’s government is set to continue its battle with the European Union over migration and with liberal civil society groups at home, after prime m(...)

 Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban celebrates on a podium on the bank of the Danube river after winning the parliamentary election in Budapest on Sunday. Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban said his “decisive” re-election victory and the super majority in parliament his right-wing populist party appea(...)

The Vencel family, members of the Association of Cultural Preservation for Hungarian Hussar Unit,   cast their vote in Jaszfenyszaru, east of Budapest, during the general elections on Sunday. Photograph: Ferenc Isza/AFP/Getty Images

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban declared victory after preliminary results from yesteray’s election showed voters handing him a third successiv(...)

Sri Lanka: five days in a suite in a fairly high-end beach resort costs less than €100. Photograph: iStock

What if you were to pick your holiday destination based purely on price? What if money was the sole object as opposed to no object? Where could you en(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban after the consecration of a statue in memory of Smolensk plane crash victims, in Budapest, on Friday. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Prime minister Viktor Orban has urged Hungarians to defend the nation from migrants and EU meddling by backing him in Sunday’s parliamentary election(...)

 Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban (C), Serbian prime minister Aleksandar Vucic (R) and leader of the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians political party Istvan Pasztor (2L). Photograph: Szilard Koszticsak/EPA

Several times a day, a pair of ageing railway cars trundle across a bridge over the Tisza river between Hungary and Ukraine, through a border crossin(...)

Labour exploitation has overtaken sexual exploitation as the most common form of trafficking, and experts at the Council of Europe warn that official figures underestimate the scale of the problem. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Trafficking: a vile trade

Human trafficking, and the slave-like conditions that accompany it, are on the rise in Europe. For the unfortunate individuals involved, labour exploi(...)

Krac des Chavaliers: The Krac’s thick stone walls withstood artillery fire and aerial bombardment.

Wadi al-Nasara enfolds travellers entering from the dusty yellow plain in a blanket of green and silver – the green of well-watered fields and the sil(...)

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