Police

Dutch Citizen Sentenced to Eight Years for Human Smuggling

A Dutch citizen of Iraqi origin was sentenced to eight years in prison by a court in Debrecen in eastern Hungary for attempting to smuggle 36 people from Hungary to western Europe.

Huge Explosion in Püspökladány

This morning (18th of November), at about 3:00 am, there was a huge explosion in Püspökladány (Hajdú-Bihar county).

Culture

New Korean Cultural Center opens in Budapest

Europe’s biggest Korean cultural centre opened its doors in Budapest on Monday.

“Bad Poems” fetches audience prize at Hungarian film festival of Los Angeles

Comedy-drama Bad Poems fetched the audience prize at the week-long 19th Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles which showed feature and television films, as well as documentaries, shorts and animation films for children, the National Film Fund said.

Google, Israel’s National Library team up to digitize books

The National Library of Israel is working with Google to digitize 120,000 books from its extensive collection of Jewish texts and upload them to the internet for public use. The library said in a statement this week that its contribution will significantly increase the percentage of Hebrew texts available on Google Books.