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Policeman shot dead in NW Hungary | Csaba Krizsán / MTI

Policeman shot dead in NW Hungary

Oct 26, 2016

A policeman was shot dead in north-western Hungarian village of Bõny on Wednesday, The Hungarian news agency MTI was told that the suspect in the case, a 74-year-old man, was being treated at a hospital in the nearby city of Gyõr.

Poilce investigating the venue of explosion | Péter Lakatos / MTI

Explosion in the Hungarian capital

Sep 25, 2016

An explosion occurred in a vacant shop along Europe's busiest tram line around 10.30 p.m. Saturday night in Budapest. Two police officers, reportedly passing by, were injured. Crime investihation is ongoing with the suspect's photo published.

György Budaházy at the trial | Balázs Mohai / MTI

Hungarian extremist sentenced to 13 years in prison

Aug 30, 2016

A Budapest court has sentenced in a non-binding ruling extremist György Budaházy to 13 years in prison for carrying out terrorist activity almost a decade ago. He and six of his accompliceswere placed under house arrest Tuesday afternoon.

The courthouse in Kiskunhalas after the shooting | Zoltán Gergely Kelemen / MTI

Court shooting in Hungary

Mar 16, 2016

A man armed with a Kalashnikov began shooting in the courthouse in the southern Hungarian town of Kiskunhalas this Wednesday morning. He reportedly wanted to go to the chief prosecutor's office to kill him but he was wrestled down by security guards.

Gizella Bodnár aka Repülõs ('Airplane') Gizi | source: Youtube

Airplane Gizi strikes once again

Feb 20, 2016

Hungary's infamous burglar, Gizella Bodnár, widely nóknown to the Hungarian public as 'Airplane Gizi' has been caught again. the 89-year-old woman, who has had a criminal record since 1953, was spotted this time stealing from a family home SW of Budapest.

Illegal cigarette factory in Vecsés

Huge illegal cigarette factory unveiled in Hungary

Feb 11, 2015

Following a month-long investigation, Hungary’s National Tax and Customs Authority (NAV) has busted a huge illegal cigarette factory in co-operation with Europol (the European Police Office). In the February 2 raid, 22 tons of tobacco were seized.

The demolished facade of a bank office after the explosion in Budapest | Zoltán Mihádák/MTI

Explosive device goes off in a bank in Budapest

Jan 13, 2014

A bomb exploded in the early hours on Monday at a bank in Budapest, demolishing the façade and smashing windows in the area but causing no injuries. Police said they were looking for a motorcyclist who drove off from the scene.

The Ozora Festival in SW Hungary |

24 more people detained for drugs at Ozora festival

Aug 8, 2013

Police detained 24 people who possessed drugs in the vicinity of the OZORA Festival in southwest Hungary in the past 24 hours, the Fejer County police headquarters was quoted from its website on Thursday by the Hungarian news agency MTI.

Life sentence in Roma killings | Zsolt Szigetváry / MTI

Assassins of Roma people given life sentence

Aug 6, 2013

Four men have been found guilty of murdering six Roma (gypsy) people, including a child in Hungary, in a spree of killings that the court considered an act of racist motivation, Three of the accused were given life terms without parole.

Former Croatian Deputy PM Radomir Cacic | György Varga / MTI

Croatia Deputy PM sentenced to prison in Hungary

Nov 14, 2012

A Hungarian court sentenced Croatian Deputy Prime Minister Radimir Cacic to one year and ten months in prison on Wednesday. Cacic, 62, received the sentence in absentia for causing a fatal road accident in which two people died in Hungary in 2010.

Rendez-vous of Lovers | Source: MTI

Most expensive Hungarian painting stolen

Mar 24, 2012

The picture "Rendez-vous of Lovers" by 19-20th century Hungarian painter Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka - the painting sold at the highest price at Hungarian actions - has been stolen from an art collector, a Hungarian private individual.

"Flying Gizi" |

Airplane Gizi strikes again at 85

Feb 8, 2011

"Airplane Gizi", a veteran female thief in her 85th year, has been caught again, in Bicske, west of Budapest. She received her nickname in the 1950s for utilizing the then exisitng domestic flights in Hungary for burglaries nationwide.

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