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Thousands protest Orban's theatre clampdown

Thousands of Hungarians protested Monday against plans to tighten government control over theatres. A bill, softened since its original introduction last week, is planned by Viktor Orban's government to be passed in parliament this week. It could make way for the government to have a say in appointing theatre directors. Critics see it as part of Orban's efforts to dominate the nation's political, economic and cultural life.

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Drums of war again, in Europe

Just a few weeks ago, as Europeans in several countries put their furious debates about masks and corona appsinto higher gear, Turkey and Greece almost came to blows in the Aegean Sea.

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