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It won’t exactly be on a par with Oscars nominations morning, but Monday will be one of the biggest December days in the history of the Academy Awards.

That’s because for the first time, the Academy isn’t systematically doling out the short lists of films that remain in contention. Instead, they’re dropping all the lists at once in a single press release that will trim the fields in Best Documentary Feature, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Original Song and six other categories.

One drop, nine categories, a total of 101 films that’ll get good news and far more that’ll be disappointed.

The strategy of dumping all the Oscars short lists at once has not been greeted with universal approval. For one thing, contenders in the different categories were used to having their individual moments in the spotlight. Music Branch voters, who are facing a pair of short lists for the first time, now have far less time to listen and decide than they used to. And pundits will need to whip up instant analysis in nine categories simultaneously.

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But that’s the new rule, and all the lists will be out on the afternoon of Monday, Dec. 17.

(By the way, we hear that the news will come out in the afternoon because the procrastinators on the Foreign Language Film Award Executive Committee aren’t getting together until Monday morning to decide which three songs they’ll be adding to the six-film short list chosen by Oscars voters.)

Here’s the category-by-category breakdown of what will be coming on Monday.

Best Foreign Language Film
Number of films on the short list: 9

Three films seem guaranteed to land a spot: Mexico’s “Roma,” Poland’s “Cold War” and Lebanon’s “Capernaum.” Belgium’s “Girl” isn’t far behind, and voters reportedly adored Germany’s “Never Look Away.” Denmark’s “The Guilty” is a satisfying film that impressed voters, Sweden’s “Border” a twisted one that did the same.

The executive committee that adds three films to the shortlist may be hard-pressed not to take one or both of the two Asian standouts, South Korea’s “Burning” and Japan’s Palme d’Or winner “Shoplifters.” And watch out for the Paraguayan film, “The Heiresses,” which has strong support in both the general and executive committees.

Other possibilities include Iceland’s “Woman at War,” Norway’s “What Will People Say,” Colombia’s “Birds of Passage,” Hungary’s “Sunset” and Romania’s “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians.”

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Best Documentary Feature
Number of films on the short list: 15

The four box-office hits that made this one of the best years ever for nonfiction filmmaking should all land on the list: “Free Solo,” “RBG,” “Three Identical Strangers” and the de facto frontrunner, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (On the other hand, it’d be uncharacteristic of the Academy not to leave at least one of them off the final list of five nominees, and not entirely surprising if one of them doesn’t make the short list.)

Ever since the doc-branch rules were changed to do away with special screening committees in this category, voters have gravitated toward the films that have gotten the most buzz and received the most nominations for the IDA Awards, the Cinema Eye Honors and the like. That should mean that critical and awards favorites like “Minding the Gap,” “Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” “Crime + Punishment,” “Bisbee ’17,” “Dark Money,” “Of Fathers and Sons” and “Shirkers” will all be in contention. And watch out for the Spanish film “The Silence of Others,” a potential sleeper.

We also shouldn’t rule out documentary legend Frederick Wiseman for “Monrovia, Indiana,” or other well-received docs like “On Her Shoulders,” “The Bleeding Edge” and “United Skates.” On the showbiz doc front, movies like “Hal,” “Filmworker” and “Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache” have a shot, as does the released-at-last Aretha Franklin movie “Amazing Grace” and the Quincy Jones doc “Quincy,” whose subject has been highly visible on the campaign circuit lately. And I refuse to abandon hope that voters will recognize Eugene Jarecki’s sharp Elvis-and-America meditation “The King.”

Finally, Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9,” the followup to the top-grossing nonfiction film of all time, has been bypassed by nearly all the precursor awards and may well be left off of this one as well. But Moore could still find a way in — after all, he was the prime mover on the changes that led to the current method of picking the short list, and he’s still a strong voice in the doc world.

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Best Original Song
Number of songs on the short list: 15

The two music categories are introducing short lists for the first time ever, presumably in order to give all the members of the music branch to hear and consider the 15 semi-finalists before voting for nominations. But that means they have less time to consider all the contenders, which this year number more than 70 in the song category.

Yes, we know that “Shallow,” the one song entered from “A Star Is Born,” will make it. And probably at least one of the two songs entered from “Mary Poppins Returns.” The Music Branch’s taste for hip-hop might be tested by “All the Stars” from “Black Panther,” but why wouldn’t they want Kendrick Lamar at the Oscars?

They also have to consider songs from luminaries like Dolly Parton (“Girl in the Movies” from “Dumplin'”), Annie Lennox (“Requiem for a Private War” from “A Private War”), plus two competitive songs from movies about Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “I’ll Fight” from “RBG” (written by nine-time nominee Diane Warren) and “Here Comes the Change” from “On the Basis of Sex.” “Revelation” from “Boy Erased” has a real shot, as does “Gravity” from “Free Solo.” And if they want to get truly adventurous, how about the Coup’s “OYAHYTT” from “Sorry to Bother You,” or Thom Yorke’s “Suspirium” from “Suspiria”? (Would the Radiohead frontman show up at the Oscars?)

The branch is well known for taking care of its own, which can’t hurt past winner Carole Bayer Sager’s “Living in the Moment” from “Book Club.” They also tend to like songs that are performed onscreen — which, in addition to being one more reason “Shallow” will get in, could help the songs from “Hearts Beat Loud,” the quintessential but twisted Disney-princess anthem from “Ralph Breaks the Internet” or the fatalistic cowboy tune “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.”

And then there are songs from Patti Smith and Robyn Hitchcock and Elton John and Arlissa and Quincy Jones and Post Malone and Kendra Smith and Aoife O’Donovan and Imagine Dragons and Sade and David Crosby … It’s a deep list, not a shallow one. (Sorry.)

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Best Original Score
Number of films on the short list: 15

As usual, more than 100 scores are in contention, with early awards singling out a group that includes “Black Panther,” “First Man,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Isle of Dogs,” “Mary Poppins Returns,” “A Quiet Place,” “Mary Queen of Scots” and “Green Book.” Most and perhaps all of those should make the list, with other contenders including “BlacKkKlansman,” “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” “On the Basis of Sex,” “The Hate U Give,” “Hereditary,” “Bad Times at the El Royale,” “Red Sparrow,” “The Predator” and “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Number of films on the short list: No more than 7

This is a category that’ll likely have three nominees, and one known for nominating films that won’t show up in any other category. This year, that could mean a “Suspiria” appearance on the short list. “Black Panther” and “The Avengers: Infinity War” will certainly be in play — and since makeup designed to make actors look like other people is usually a mainstay in the category, look for “Vice” and “Stan & Ollie” to show up as well. “Mary Queen of Scots” could make the cut too. And will Rami Malek’s Freddie Mercury teeth from “Bohemian Rhapsody” be enough to land that film a spot?

If a foreign film gets in, as one sometimes does (“A Man Called Ove,” “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared”), it could be “Border,” which turned a couple of actors into trolls.

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Best Visual Effects
Number of films on the short list: 10

A committee from the Visual Effects Branch has already narrowed the field to 20 films, so now it’s just a matter of cutting that number in half. The elaborate visions of “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Black Panther,” “Ready Player One” and perhaps “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald” and “Solo: A Star Wars Story” are clearly contenders, with the subtler effects of “First Man” and the more retro charms of “Mary Poppins Returns” definitely in the mix as well.

Dark horses could include “Christopher Robin” and “Paddington 2” for their blend of live action and CG figures, and the stop-motion “Isle of Dogs,” which would be following in the footsteps of recent nominee “Kubo and the Two Strings.” Several late-breaking films have a shot as well, including “Aquaman,” “Bumblebee” and “Welcome to Marwen.”

Best Documentary Short
Number of films on the short list: 10

The shorts categories are hard to predict because most of the films haven’t been widely seen. But Academy volunteers have been watching them to compile the three lists, and it’s possible to pick up some buzz from festival screenings and awards campaigns.

Netflix has been a major player in doc shorts recently (it won its first Oscar for “The White Helmets”), and this year it has “Zion,” “Out of Many, One,” “End Game” and “Lessons From a School Shooting: Notes From Dunblane,” at least two of which should end up on the list. The New York Times Op-Docs series has “Dulce,” “Earthrise,” “We Became Fragments” and the wry and well-liked “My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes,” the only short nominated by both the IDA Awards and Cinema Eye Honors.

Other IDA and Cinema Eye nominees include “Black Sheep,” “Baby Brother,” “Concussion Protocol,” “Fear Us Women,” “Lifeboat,” “Los Comandos,” “Mosul,” “Sidelined,” “Skip Day,” “The Girl and the Picture,” “Volte” and “We Are Not Done Yet.” The DOC NYC short list also singled out “’63 Boycott,” “The Head & the Hand,” “RX Early Detection” and “Take Back the Harbor,” while “Lotte That Silhouette Girl” tells the story of a woman animation pioneer from the pre-Disney days and could be attractive to the Academy.

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Best Animated Short
Number of films on the short list: 10

The Annie Awards, the top prize given to animated films, singled out “Grandpa Walrus,” “Lost & Found,” “Solar Walk,” “Untravel” and “Weekends.” Pixar’s big short this year is “Bao,” and Pixar’s big short usually gets nominated. DreamWorks Animation, which has less consistent success in the category, is represented by “Bilby” and “Bird Karma.”

Other possibilities include “La Noria,” “Animal Behavior,” “Crow: The Legend” and “Age of Sail,” a Google Spotlight VR short made by John Kahrs, who won an Oscar for “Paperman.” “Raccoon and the Light,” “Daisy,” “The Green Bird” and “Re-Gifted” qualified by winning Student Academy Awards, while “The Driver Is Red” won the industry prize at theWrap’s ShortList Film Festival.

Best Live-Action Short
Number of films on the short list: 10

In a category where it’s almost impossible to get an overview of the field unless you’re a festival shorts programmer, standouts include “Fauve,” “Wren Boys,” “Skin” and “Bonbone,” as well as “Souls of Totality,” featuring Tatiana Maslany, and “Dear Chickens,” with Philip Baker Hall.

Timely films about the refugee crisis in Europe include “Bismillah” and “Magic Alps,” and Student Academy Award qualifiers are “Spring Flower,” “Lalo’s House,” “This Is Your Cuba,” “Get Ready With Me,” “Almost Everything” and “A Siege”; if history is any guide, at least one of them will make the list.

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Fox Business host Stuart Varney moved to distance himself and his network from Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert, who attacked billionaire and Democratic donor George Soros on-air Thursday.

“In the last hour one of our guests, Congressman Louie Gohmert, for some reason went out of his way to bring up George Soros and made unsubstantiated and false allegations against him,” Varney said after the segment concluded. “I want to make clear those views are not shared by me, this program or anyone at Fox Business.”

In the segment, Gohmert suggested that Soros was not living up to his Jewish faith because of his frequent criticism of Israel.

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“George Soros is supposed to be Jewish, but you wouldn’t know it from the damage he’s inflicted on Israel and the fact that he turned on fellow Jews and helped take the property that they own,” Gohmert said.

The moment went unchallenged by Varney at the time, and Gohmert moved on to talk about Google.

The line from Gohmert about Soros seizing Jewish property refers to an old conspiracy theory that the Hungarian-born billionaire had collaborated with the Nazis — something which the fact-checking website Snopes has fully debunked.

“In no sense was Soros, who turned 14 years old not long after the Germans occupied Hungary in 1944, a ‘Nazi collaborator'” they wrote. “At no time did he confiscate (or help confiscate) the property of Jews, ‘identify Jews to the Nazis,’ or help ’round up’ people targeted for deportation or extermination by the Germans.”

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When winter gets here (not the real one, the Westeros one), you won’t have to wait long to see the epic battle “Game of Thrones” has cooked up for its final season, as the Night King himself (Vladimír Furdík) has revealed the showdown between the White Walkers and the residents of the Seven Kingdoms will take place halfway through the series’ remaining six episodes.

“In the third episode of the last season, there is a battle that the creators intended to be a historic moment in television,” Furdík said at a fan convention in Hungary, according to site SorozatWiki. The quote was then verified by a native Hungarian speaker in a story published by Mashable Tuesday.

As you die-hard “GoT” fans — and probably anyone who is even a casual viewer at this point — already know, this is rumored to be not just the biggest battle that the HBO series has ever seen, but apparently the largest-scale fight scene in the history of television. The sequence took 55 nights to film outside, and still required additional time in a studio to complete.

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“It’s brutal. It makes the Battle of the Bastards look like a theme park,” Peter Dinklage previously told Entertainment Weekly.

According to Furdík, nearly the entire installment is comprised of the battle-to-end-all-battles. “Almost the full episode will be about the battle, it will take about one hour,” Furdík said.

“Game of Thrones” eighth and final season will premiere in April 2019 on HBO.

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The president of George Soros’ Open Society Foundations called Thursday for congressional “oversight” of Facebook after a report that Facebook used an opposition research firm to investigate Soros.

Facebook’s outgoing head of communications, Elliot Schrage, took responsibility Wednesday for using Definers, a right-wing political research firm, to look into whether Soros funded Facebook’s critics. Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said last week he and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg “didn’t know” about Facebook’s use of Definers until he read about it in a New York Times report.

Open Society President Patrick Gaspard tweeted on Thursday that Facebook decided to “drop a turkey on Thanksgiving eve” by admitting “Definers was tasked by company leadership to target and smear George Soros because he publicly criticized their out-of-control business model.” Gaspard added: “Sorry, but this needs independent, congressional oversight.”

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So @facebook decides to drop a turkey on Thanksgiving eve, with admission that Definers was tasked by company leadership to target and smear George Soros because he publicly criticized their out of control business model. Sorry, but this needs independent, congressional oversight

— Patrick Gaspard (@patrickgaspard) November 21, 2018

Facebook did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment on Gaspard’s call for regulation.

Schrage, in his memo, said Facebook asked Definers to look into Soros after Soros called the company a “menace to society” at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January.

“We had not heard such criticism from him before and wanted to determine if he had any financial motivation,” Schrage said.

He said Soros had helped fund several members of “Freedom From Facebook,” a group critical of the company.

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“Later, when the ‘Freedom from Facebook’ campaign emerged as a so-called grassroots coalition, the team asked Definers to help understand the groups behind them,” Schrage continued. “They learned that George Soros was funding several of the coalition members. They prepared documents and distributed these to the press to show that this was not simply a spontaneous grassroots movement.”

Open Society Foundations did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment Thursday on whether it has financed Freedom From Facebook or individual members of the group. Freedom From Facebook also did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Gaspard, in an appearance on CNN on Tuesday, said Soros had “nothing to do” with groups protesting Facebook. He added that “under-regulated” social media platforms posed a “threat” to the U.S. and other countries.

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Soros has been a longtime target of conservatives and anti-Semites because of his contributions to left-leaning causes. He’s also been attacked in Europe, including his home country of Hungary, where Prime Minister Viktor Orban has spearheaded “Stop Soros” laws to thwart his activism.

In a Facebook post last week, Sandberg said anti-Semitic attacks on Soros are “abhorrent.”

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They aren’t sisters in a familial sense. But Ruth Elias, Ada Lichtman, Hanna Marton, and Paula Biren share a terrible kinship: They are the only people from their respective families to survive the Nazi Holocaust. In “Shoah: Four Sisters,” the latest and last film from director Claude Lanzmann — the man behind the 1985 landmark documentary “Shoah,” who died earlier this year at 92 — they speak directly, and steadily, explaining the various, harrowing routes taken to escape with their lives.

Presented in four discrete, non-chronological sections, “Four Sisters” begins with its longest interview, “The Hippocratic Oath,” in which Ruth Elias describes in exacting detail the many ways she narrowly evaded death, from hiding among girls she suspected would be spared for their looks, to removing her yellow star and posing as a non-Jewish Czech with no papers, to a horrifying encounter with Josef Mengele himself that left her newborn child dead.

Ada Lichtman tells a story of timing and luck. After seeing family members killed in Poland, she was transported to a camp in the village of Sobibór, where she explains that she simply waited to die (“We never even imagined staying alive.”) before being chosen at random for a job in the camp laundry, where she was then given her next occupation: sewing clothes for dolls that were confiscated from the camp’s children. Once cleaned and an outfitted — sometimes in tiny SS uniforms that she made — they were then given to the children of Nazi officers.

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In the film’s final two interviews, survivor guilt rears its head, as both Hungarian lawyer Hanna Marton and Polish doctor Paula Biren recount stories of opportunities taken in order to live. Marton, whose husband worked with Rudolf Kasztner, head of Aid and Rescue Committee for Jewish refugees in Hungary, secured a spot for himself and Marton on a special list of people who would bypass death camps on a train bound for Switzerland. The 1,684 lucky ones were the result of negotiations by Kasztner with Adolf Eichmann and each spot cost $1,000. As she tells her story, Marton acknowledges and reckons with the privilege that saved her.

Meanwhile, in the Jewish ghetto called Baluty in the Polish city of Lodz, 18-year-old Paula Biren took an administrative job with a women’s police force that was instructed to keep “moral order.” To that end, Jewish black-market street peddlers were arrested and deported to camps. Shocked to learn that her participation in the force was aiding in the destruction of other Jewish people, she was threatened with deportation herself if she quit. Soon afterward, she was sent to Auschwitz all the same.

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In keeping with the aesthetic of stillness created with “Shoah” and the companion documentaries that followed in its wake (“A Visitor from the Living,” “The Last of the Unjust,” and “Sobibór, October 14, 1943, 4 p.m.” among others), “Four Sisters” is intimate, somber, and reserved, refusing to pass judgment even as Lanzmann soberly digs for unvarnished details, and resisting pathos as its women patiently recount the events that tore apart their young lives.

Tears come, but silently, usually in mid-story, never breaking the narrative. And Lanzmann’s camera tends to remain fixed in place, closing in to study the faces of the interviewed, but never to exploit their pain. The approximately 270-minute running time becomes a hushed demand for the viewer to sit with historical cruelty and listen as its victims teach to the future, its effect a cumulative cry of warning for today.

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There will come a moment when the last survivor is gone (Biren, the youngest here, died in 2016 at the age of 94), and all that will be left are living records like this. And sadly, the film’s U.S. release could hardly be more timely. The country that fought against the Nazis is now run by a president who happily endorses putting asylum seekers into detention camps and their children in literal cages, one who courts white nationalists, one in whom neo-Nazis have found a powerful ally.

He will not pay attention to this film’s existence, but it’s here anyway, quietly and powerfully reminding anyone who cares to listen that history already knows what comes when fascism festers unchecked.

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Moscow has strengthened its position in Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics (LDNR) on Sunday, November 11. Now there are legitimate authorities in the republics, with which Russia can implement the project of the economic integration of the Donbass.Representatives of Western countries and Ukraine released a joint statement at the UN, in which they said that they did not recognise the elections. This was predictable and uninteresting. Everyone understands that the elections in the breakaway republics became a real step towards the recognition of the independence of the People's Republics of Luhansk and Donetsk by the Russian Federation.Moscow has repeatedly reminded that Russia was only a guarantor of the Minsk Accords. Kiev shows unwillingness to implement them and even tries to kill those who signed the documents. After the assassination of Alexander Zakharchenko, the head of the People's Republic of Donetsk, the Kremlin lost its patience. Moscow eventually agreed to hold the elections in the breakaway territories on November 11, even though Russia had earlier declined such an opportunity in 2015 and 2016 at the request of Normandy format "partners." The turnout at the election was over 70 percent. Kremlin officials said that they could "understand" the aspirations of republican residents. One can read between the lines here that Russia's economic integration with the region is inevitable. The people of the Donbass have deserved their sovereignty, and Moscow can see it. The economic integration with the People's Republic of Luhansk was launched in 2017. External management was introduced at a number of strategic companies of the republics in 2017. A separate company - Vneshtorgservis - was registered to take control of all city-forming companies working in the metallurgical, coal and chemical industries. In 2017, 14 companies resumed their work in the People's Republic of Donetsk. Their products were exported to 15 countries of the world with Russia being the largest importer - 87.5 percent. Russia also accounts for one-third of the exports of mechanical engineering products.The introduction of external management at Luhansk companies that used to be affiliated with Ukraine, made it possible to save more than 60,000 jobs, the head of the People's Republic of Luhansk, Leonid Pasechnik said. In 2018, the republic plans to launch nine more industrial companies, including the Stakhanov Ferroalloy Plant, the Luhansk Pipe Plant, the Krasnoluchsky Machine Building Plant, the Bryankovo Drilling Equipment Plant, and the Kirov Blacksmith Plant, Rhythm of Eurasia wrote. It is worthy of note that President Putin signed a decree approving the new Concept of the State Migration Policy for 2019-2025. The policy will simplify the acquisition of Russian citizenship for Russians in the Donbas. After the distribution of passports, the situation will develop according to the scenario of the integration of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. It is worthy of note that Hungary follows a similar practice distributing passports to Hungarians in Transcarpathia.In five years, Donbass will be de facto integrated with Russia economically. The legal integration is a long process, but it will accelerate with the collapse of Ukraine or its pro-Russian transformation, if this can ever be possible.Denis Pushilin gained 61 percent of the vote in the election of the head of the People's Republic of Donetsk, whereas Leonid Pasechnik won the support of 68 percent in Luhansk.We may suggest that Putin will recognise the independence of People's Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk to trigger their swift economic integration with Russia if the West continues putting the pressure of sanctions on Russia. Read article in Russian
Center-right leaders and senior politicians from across Europe are gathering to plot their strategy to win the next EU elections, and must also decide whether Hungary's stridently nationalist ruling party should remain part of their political family.
www.foxnews.com | 11/7/18

Szenes was one of 37 Jews living in Palestine, now Israel, who were trained by the British army to parachute into Yugoslavia during World War II in order to help save the Jews of Hungary, who were about to be deported to the German death camp at Auschwitz. Szenes was arrested at the Hungarian border, imprisoned and tortured, but she refused to reveal details of her mission, and was eventually tried and executed by firing squad.

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www.isracast.com | 11/7/18
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Before the midterms, a trip to Hungary shows the dangers facing the United States.
www.nytimes.com | 11/5/18
The Hungarian State Opera and its National Ballet are here for two weeks at a time when Hungary’s government is leaning in an autocratic direction.
www.nytimes.com | 11/4/18
Viktor Orban didn’t like what the press was reporting, so he took it over.
www.nytimes.com | 11/2/18
A Hungarian camerawoman caught on video kicking and trying to trip migrants as they fled police near the Hungary-Serbia border in 2015 was acquitted, Hungary's highest court announced Tuesday.
www.foxnews.com | 11/1/18
In the future, you might talk to an AI to cross borders in the European Union. The EU and Hungary's National Police will run a six-month pilot project, iBorderCtrl, that will help screen travelers in Hungary, Greece and Latvia. The system will have...
www.engadget.com | 10/31/18
The country’s highest court said Petra Laszlo should have faced a lesser charge. Video of her kicking two people in 2015 made her a symbol of hostility to refugees.
www.nytimes.com | 10/31/18
The Austrian government said Wednesday that it won't sign a global compact to promote safe and orderly migration, citing concerns about national sovereignty as it joined neighboring Hungary in shunning the agreement.
www.foxnews.com | 10/31/18
Hungary's top court clears Petra Laszlo, filmed tripping migrants fleeing border police in 2015.
www.bbc.co.uk | 10/30/18
“The Chosen Ones,” a theater production in Budapest, raises the chilling prospect to investigate anti-Semitism and other prejudices.
www.nytimes.com | 10/26/18
Viktor Orban’s government has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the Hungarian State Opera. Now the company is coming to Trump’s America.
www.nytimes.com | 10/26/18
Central European University, founded to ease the transition to democracy after the Soviet Union’s fall, has been a target of Viktor Orban, Hungary’s far-right leader.
www.nytimes.com | 10/25/18
Central European University threatens to move most teaching to Vienna amid row over academic freedom.
www.bbc.co.uk | 10/25/18
Central European University said Thursday it will move its U.S.-accredited programs from Hungary's capital of Budapest to the Austrian capital of Vienna because of uncertainty over its academic freedom.
www.foxnews.com | 10/25/18
Hungary's prime minister on Tuesday repeated claims that the leadership of the European Union wants to create a "European empire" which would subjugate the continent's nation-states.
www.foxnews.com | 10/23/18
Hungary’s populist government has banned gender studies degrees citing low enrollment numbers that waste taxpayer money and because it is “an ideology not a science.”
www.foxnews.com | 10/17/18
Police in Hungary now have the power to remove rough sleepers from streets as well as dismantle huts and shacks
www.bbc.co.uk | 10/15/18