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23rd Sep 2017

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US museum condemns Hungary award for 'racist' journalist

The US Holocaust Museum Tuesday condemned the Hungarian government for granting a prestigious state award, the Order of Merit, to journalist Zsolt Bayer. Bayer, a member of the ruling Fidesz party "has a long record of racist speech and has written highly provocative anti-Semitic and anti-Roma articles in the Hungarian media", the museum said in a statement. Dozens of previous recipients have returned their award in protest of Bayer's honouring.

Analysis

Merkel-Macron: An EU motor in the making

Merkel's re-election is expected to revive the Franco-German EU motor, but the German leader and France's new ruler are still searching for a common vision.

Hungary and Poland defy EU authority

Hungary and Poland have said they "don't want a mixed population", amid a tug-of-war with the Commission on migrants and rule of law.

Quiet showdown in Barcelona

Thousands of Catalans have taken to the streets, in protest against the Spanish government's efforts to prevent the independence referendum. Both sides know that violence would go against their cause.

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