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Fencing-US’ Kiefer, Frenchman Cannone topple favourites to take gold

TOKYO, July 25 (Reuters) – US fencer Lee Kiefer clinched her first ever gold medal on Sunday in the individual women’s foil fencing event, beating defending champion Inna Deriglazova in the final. “To come out here and to feel good about your fencing is what all the athletes strive to......

Swimming-First medals on the line in Tokyo pool

TOKYO, July 24 (Reuters) – Australia’s women’s 4x100m freestyle relay team look sure to complete a golden hat-trick, and maybe smash their world record, when the first swimming medals of the Tokyo Olympics are handed out on Sunday. In what could be a bountiful day for The Dolphins, Elijah Winnington......

Hungary’s clash with EU over LGBT rights deepens

BUDAPEST/BRUSSELS, July 8 (Reuters) – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban vowed on Thursday he would not give in to EU pressure to repeal a new law banning schools from using materials seen as promoting homosexuality, as the bloc’s lawmakers called for penalties over the legislation. The law, which came into......

Czech President Zeman calls transgender people ‘disgusting’

Czech President Milos Zeman gestures in Vienna, Austria April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo PRAGUE, June 27 (Reuters) – Czech President Milos Zeman, commenting on a Hungarian law that bans LGBT material from schools, told a television interview on Sunday that he finds transgender people “disgusting”. Zeman, who has often......

Thousands march in Paris’ first LGBT pride since lockdown

PARIS, June 26 (Reuters) – An LGBT Pride march drew thousands of people to the streets of Paris on Saturday, with many using the first event of its kind since the coronavirus pandemic to denounce the situation in Hungary. Marchers, who chanted slogans such as “Gay rights are human rights!”,......

World championships set for prize money boost starting with Oregon 2022

June 20 (Reuters) – World Athletics on Sunday said it will offer an additional $1 million in prize money for athletes at its World Championships starting from the 2022 event in Eugene, Oregon. The global governing body for athletics said $2 million from the fines paid by the Russian Athletics......

Germany bounce back with statement 4-2 win over Portugal

Germany get Euro 2020 campaign back on track Own goals from Dias and Guerreiro help cause Havertz and Gosens also on target for Germans Ronaldo opener and late Jota strike in vain MUNICH, June 19 (Reuters) – Three-times European champions Germany shrugged off their opening game loss and announced their......

Hungarians protest against planned Chinese university campus

Thousands of Hungarians, some of them holding banners declaring “Treason”, protested on Saturday against a Chinese university’s plans to open a campus in Budapest. Liberal opponents of nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban accuse him of cosying up to China, and fear the campus could undercut the quality of higher education......

Wizz Air warns of more losses in ‘transition year’

A Wizz Air Airbus A320 at Luton Airport, Luton, Britain, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers European budget airline Wizz Air (WIZZ.L) warned of further losses in its current financial year, amid a slower-than-expected recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The ultra-low cost carrier faces another “transition year” as travel curbs linger......

With bells and flowers, Hungary marks anniversary of Danube boat disaster

With the tolling of a bell and a wreath lowered into the water, Hungary marked the second anniversary on Saturday of a Budapest boat accident which killed 27 people, mostly South Korean tourists, in the worst river accident on the Danube in decades. The 135-metre (443 ft) Swiss river cruiser......

Poland, Hungary push against “gender equality” at EU social summit

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, leader of the ruling party Law and Justice, Jaroslaw Kaczynski and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban attend the consecration of a statue in memory of Smolensk plane crash victims in Budapest, Hungary, April 6, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo/File Photo/File Photo Lobbying by Poland and Hungary has......

Hungary to widen services sector activity next week as vaccinations near 40%

Healthcare worker Adrienne Kertesz, receives the first injection nationwide, with a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Del-Pest Central Hospital as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Budapest, Hungary, December 26, 2020. Szilard Koszticsak/Pool via REUTERS Hungary will reach a 40% inoculation rate by the middle of next......

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