George Soros, the billionaire investor, has denounced a campaign waged against him by the Hungarian government, accusing Viktor Orban, the prime minister, of casting him as an “external enemy” in a bid to mislead voters and cling to power.
Mr Soros, who has allocated billions of dollars to his pro-democracy and human rights foundations, told the Financial Times he had resisted responding publicly to the attacks from Mr Orban but it was time to speak out. He said he now fears for the safety of civil society groups that his foundation supports after Mr Orban said he would press the country’s spy agencies into monitoring their activities.
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Low-cost airline Wizz Air made the scale of its ambitions clear on Wednesday as it announced an order for 146 new Airbus planes, taking its total outstanding orders with the European aerospace company to 282. It currently has 87 aircraft in its fleet.
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Doubts grow on how bloc of 65 million can function at critical time in EU history.
Central Europe’s unity is cracking.
The common purpose the region rediscovered during the refugee crisis has frayed in recent months amid differences over matters large and small, concerning everything from regulatory fine print to the future of Europe.
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Camping under the night sky is great, but what do you do when solid ground just seems… predictable?
Enter Sealander – one of the first towable trailers meant for both ground and waterborne camping.
German designer Daniel Straub developed the concept that officially went on sale in 2014. It’s sold 50 units since then in a rather grassroots campaign.
“It’s for someone that needs more flexibility and freedom in a vacation,” he says.
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President claims he disclosed information for ‘humanitarian reasons’ – in statement appearing to contradict administration’s previous account
Donald Trump has insisted he has the “absolute right” to share selected information with Russia amid allegations he passed on classified intelligence.
The President made his first statement on Twitter following a series of denials from White House officials.
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