Romani designer in Hungary fights prejudice with fashion

On the outskirts of Budapest, the world’s only Romani fashion studio designs clothes with traditional Romani motifs. The brand’s founder Erika Varga hopes the clothes can help blaze a trail for Roma traditions and integration as well as encourage women in business.

Pompeo warns Hungary not to let Russia divide West

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warns Hungary against letting Russia “drive wedges between friends in NATO”, as he urges Budapest to support Ukraine “in its request for sovereignty”. SOUNDBITE of Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State

Pompeo meets Hungarian Foreign Minister Szijjarto in Budapest

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto on a diplomatic visit to Budapest. IMAGES of the men shaking hands and the top of the meeting

Hungary public broadcaster hit by wave of protests

Anti-government protests in Hungary hit the country’s public broadcaster, with the opposition galvanised by the furious reaction to a controversial new labour law. Several thousand demonstrators gather outside the Budapest offices of the MTVA broadcaster after two opposition MPs broadcast footage of themselves being thrown out of the building earlier in the day.

Thousands protest labour law in Budapest

Protesters throw smoke grenades at police who respond with tear gas in Budapest as thousands of people rally against a new “slave law” passed by the government of conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Protesters join anti-government march in Budapest

Protesters take part in anti-government demonstrations in Budapest, as people are angry at Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s controversial new laws on workers rights and the judicial system.

Diving through the abyss of Budapests’ hidden caves

For Laora Tuominen, the ultimate diving experience is not found off the Mediterranean coast or in a Caribbean lagoon, but hidden underneath the depths of the noisy city of Budapest. While the baths of the Hungarian capital are known throughout the world, only few venture into the labyrinth of caves that form Budapest’s thermal underworld. The never ending twists and turns of the city’s intestines have attracted thrill-seekers since the opening of an underground diving centre in 2015.