• Fuelled by Olympic momentum, young Hungarian group aims for parliament
    Reuters2 minutes ago

    Fuelled by Olympic momentum, young Hungarian group aims for parliament

    By Krisztina Than BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Organising their campaign from a decrepit basement, a group of young professionals and students have collected a quarter of a million signatures in a month to press for a referendum that could force Budapest to abandon its 2024 Olympic bid. No opposition group

  • Budapest Olympic bid on last legs as mayor to seek government guidance
    Reuters9 minutes ago

    Budapest Olympic bid on last legs as mayor to seek government guidance

    By Marton Dunai BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Budapest's mayor is expected to seek government guidance on the future of its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, according to a council resolution widely seen as paving the way for the city to withdraw its candidacy. Bidding alongside powerhouses Los Angeles

  • 'Ninja business': Japan turns to samurai-era acrobatic spies to woo tourists 
    The Telegraph52 minutes ago

    'Ninja business': Japan turns to samurai-era acrobatic spies to woo tourists 

    Japan is turning to those hooded samurai-era acrobatic spies known as ninja to woo tourism. The Japan Ninja Council, a government-backed organisation of scholars, tourism groups and businesses, said Wednesday that it's starting a Ninja Academy to train people in the art of ninja, and building a

  • Reuters54 minutes ago

    Olympics-Budapest Olympic bid on last legs as mayor to seek govt guidance

    Budapest's mayor is expected to seek government guidance on the future of its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, according to a council resolution widely seen as paving the way for the city to withdraw its candidacy. Bidding alongside powerhouses Los Angeles and Paris, Budapest has been considered

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