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  • Your morning adorable: Sumatran orangutan baby at the Budapest Zoo

     
    Hungary's Budapest Zoo has had a big year for endangered ape births -- both a Sumatran orangutan baby, above, and a western lowland gorilla baby were born there in 2010. Sumatran orangutans and western lowland gorillas are both considered critically......
  • Julie Orringer's 'The Invisible Bridge'

     
    Seven years ago, Julie Orringer published her first book, a well-received collection of short stories set in the present day called "How to Breathe Underwater." Ever since, she's been at work on an ambitious, and very different, novel. "The Invisible........
  • Book review: 'Fiasco' by Imre Kertész

    Book review: 'Fiasco' by Imre Kertész
    In 1944, a 14-year-old boy, future novelist Imre Kertész, was rounded up while on an excursion in the countryside near Budapest and sent to Auschwitz. And then to Buchenwald. Surviving the camps and returning to Budapest, he was asked, simply, by his...
  • Bela Kiraly dies at 97; one of the military leaders of Hungary's 1956 revolution

    Bela Kiraly, one of the military leaders of Hungary's short-lived anti-Soviet revolution in 1956, has died, the government said. He was 97. A brief Defense Ministry statement provided no other details. The daily newspaper Magyar Nemzet reported that...
  • William Basch dies at 82; Holocaust survivor was featured in documentary 'The Last Days'

    William Basch dies at 82; Holocaust survivor was featured in documentary 'The Last Days'
    William "Bill" Basch, a retired Los Angeles garment industry executive who was one of the Holocaust survivors whose stories were told in the Oscar-winning documentary "The Last Days," has died. He was 82. Basch died of age-related causes Monday at his...
  • Far-right band in Hungary a symptom

    They wear black-vested uniforms and rally for the fatherland. Their red and white striped armbands remind many here of the fascist thugs who did the Nazis' dirty work in wartime Hungary. Formed last year, the Hungarian Guard is the latest specimen of...
  • From the archives: 'Bad Old Days' Not Forgotten

    BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Tivador Partai, the president of the revived Smallholders Party in Hungary, is 80 years old. His study in the old house in the Buda hills where he has lived most of his life is lined with books and mementos, portraits of long-dead...
  • From the archives: Bush Discloses 7-Point Aid Plan for Hungary

    BUDAPEST, Hungary -- In a striking example of how communism is crumbling in Eastern Europe, President Bush went before an enthusiastic audience at Karl Marx University of Economics here Wednesday and outlined a seven-point program to aid Hungary in its...
  • From the archives: Danube 'Blues' Alter Politics for Hungarians

    NAGYMAROS, Hungary -- One cool spring day in 1980, Janos Vargha, a biologist-turned-journalist, visited a village on the Danube and was asked a question that would alter politics in Hungary forever. Vargha, 44, had been sent to report on pristine...
  • From the archives: Berlin Wall to Come Down, Bush Predicts

    WASHINGTON -- President Bush, who three months ago called for tearing down all physical barriers that divide Europe, now flatly predicts the Berlin Wall will be dismantled during his presidency. His comments, the latest sign that Washington expects...
  • From the archives: Hungary Allows Exodus to West by East Germans

    BONN -- Thousands of jubilant East Germans began crossing into Austria and freedom early today shortly after the Hungarian government opened the border with a dramatic announcement late Sunday, declaring that all East Germans in its territory seeking to...