• Fuelled by Olympic momentum, young Hungarian group aims for parliament
    Reuters22 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 bring in government
    Reuters32 minutes ago

    Budapest Olympic bid on last legs as mayor to bring in government

    By Marton Dunai BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Budapest's mayor will tell the government that political unity over the city's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics has broken down, according to a council resolution widely seen as the first step to it pulling its candidacy. Under the resolution seen by

  • Reuters35 minutes ago

    Olympics-Budapest Olympic bid on last legs as mayor to bring in govt

    (Recasts, adds Hungarian Olympic Committee comment) BUDAPEST, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Budapest's mayor will tell the government that political unity over the city's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics has broken down, according to a council resolution widely seen as the first step to it pulling

  • 'Ninja business': Japan turns to samurai-era acrobatic spies to woo tourists 
    The Telegraph2 hours 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

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