World Sep 17

FILE PHOTO: Hungarian PM Orban takes the oath of office in the Parliament in Budapest
Hungary faces financial reckoning with EU over corruption charges

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is facing a reckoning with the EU, which appears set to impose financial penalties on his government over corruption concerns and alleged rule-of-law violations that could cost Budapest billions and cripple its already ailing economy.

Sep 12

Pope to Orban’s Hungary: Open your arms to everyone

Francis spent just seven hours in Budapest before arriving Sunday afternoon in neighboring Slovakia to start a four-day tour. The lopsided itinerary suggested that Francis wanted to avoid giving Orban — the type of populist nationalist he frequently criticizes —…