News Gabor Vona delivers a speech during a demonstration of the nationalist party in Budapest. Campaign groups want to see Home Secretary Theresa May enforce a ban on Mr Vona entering the UK.

Campaigners want to stop Gabor Vona holding a rally in London on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day

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The Italian physicist Enrico Fermi once asked: Given the likelihood of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, why haven't they made contact? "They are already among us," came the reply, "but they call themselves Hungarians."

Protesters gather on Monday in Budapest near the state opera house

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Albert (Jeremy Irvine) takes the King's shilling in order to remain with his beloved horse

Spielberg leads the charge

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Uprising: Hungarians revolt over the Soviet invasion, 1956

Parallel Stories, By Peter Nadas, trans. Imre Goldstein

Although critics in the author's native Hungary have hailed Parallel Stories as a 21st-century War and Peace, English readers are sure to be more sceptical. At 1130 densely-packed pages, it certainly has the heft of Tolstoy's masterpiece, but there the similarities end. Whereas Tolstoy created a gallery of richly drawn characters caught in the sweep of history, Peter Nadas creates a series of elusive consciousnesses floundering in the whirligig of time.

Britain 'to maintain EU influence'

David Cameron insisted today that Britain's influence in Europe will be maintained despite his dramatic decision to veto treaty changes designed to save the single currency.

The legendary Brazilian midfielder, Socrates

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Hungary asks IMF for bailout

Hungary made an official request for financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund and the European Union yesterday – just 18 months after the government in Budapest declared that it did not need any external help.

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We've been blown away by the entries to our photography competition, in association with the Royal Academy – and there's still time to enter...

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Burgenland was Hungarian until 90 years ago, when residents voted to join Austria – creating a unique region.
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