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George Soros attacks ‘hate-mongering’ of Viktor Orban’s Hungary

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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Hungarian carrier Wizz Air orders 146 new planes worth $17.2bn

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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Visegrad 4 cools on Europe, and each other

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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The five-star, family-friendly future of golf resort living

Stunning homes with state-of-the-art facilities – it’s all change down by the fairway. The sporting pleasures of golf and the pristine beauty of a golf course have inspired the purchase of countless holiday homes. Buy a property overlooking tree-lined fairways and smooth-as-baize greens and you have a protected natural setting along with ready opportunities to perfect your drives and putts.

Yet there are thorny issues in this lush paradise. The number of active golfers in Europe is falling just as golf resorts face stiff competition from other sports and leisure destinations. A course alone is clearly not enough to lure today’s sophisticated buyers, so how do elite residential golf resorts preserve their essence while widening their appeal across gender and age divides?

Six-bedroom Bluff House and its two-bedroom Cottage, which have elegantly pared-back interiors and a private footpath to the beach at Barbados’s Sandy Lane golf estate, $12m through Savills

The Golf Participation Report for Europe (2016) from KPMG highlights this problem. From 1984 to 2009, Europe’s golf market experienced an average annual year-on-year growth in registered golfers of around five per cent. Since then, however, numbers have fallen every year and, while the pace of this downward trend has slowed since 2014, golf still faces challenges in becoming truly family friendly, with adult males accounting for two-thirds of all registered European golfers in 2015.

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Sealander is the Floating Camper You Didn’t Know You Needed

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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Donald Trump says he has ‘the absolute right to share facts with Russia’ amid claims he leaked classified information

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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