- BULGARIA / RUSSIA : Moscow Hits Sofia With $1.3 Billion Claim For Failed Nuke.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- UKRAINE : 27 April UPDATE: Barbie Doll Looking Model...Defends Appearance.
- COLOMBIA : Top Pop Singer Shakira...Sued By Ex-Novio...For $100 Million.
- MEXICO / USA : Wanted Narco Billionaire's 'Daughter' Arrested In San Diego.
- USA / SOCIAL MEDIA / GUN CULTURE: Santa Leaves Heat As Xmas Treats.
- RUSSIA / CHECHNYA/ FRANCE : Actor Depardieu Parties With Dictator Kadyrov.
- MEXICO : Gulfo Narco Boss 'El Coss' Caught In Tampico; Arrested Pozos Gonzalez Proud Of Golden AK-47.
- MEXICO / USA: Despite Violence, Border Factories Bloom.
- MEXICO: The Growing Number Of Narco Women.
02 January 2012
HUNGARY : 3 Jan UPDATE: Tens Of Thousands Protest Conservative PM Orban's New Constitution...As Curb On Democracy; Viktor Orban Bio.
An estimated 30,000-100,000 gathered in Budapest to protest the new constitution... because they fear it curbs the democracy of the original 1989 version.
Protesters carried signs that said: "Enough!", "Orban dictatorship", "Orbanistan".
PM Viktor Orban...with his party's two-thirds majority...passed the new constitution.
“This is a full-court press against democracy,” said opposition member Sandor Szekely. “All checks and balances have been eliminated.”
Former USA ambassador Mark Palmer believes Hungary even risks losing its EU membership, obtained in 2004.
“Hungary’s ejection from the European Union is now no longer unthinkable,” Palmer said. The country “won’t be tolerated if it no longer counts as a democracy.”
TO SEE: 1:44 AlJazeera Video Report:
NEW!!! Excellent...but long bio of PM Viktor Orban...now called by some critics...the 'Viktator.'