In Sunday's referendum, almost all Hungarian voters rejected EU quotas for resettling refugees across the 28-nation bloc. But little more than 40 percent actually voted — well below the threshold needed for the referendum to be valid. And some who did vote spoiled their ballot in protest.
The song "Gloomy Sunday" was written in 1933, in Hungary, and has been recorded by artists from Billie Holiday to Björk. Because of its subject matter, some artists have refused to record it. But a record label in Berlin asked musicians to record their versions — and the results are anything but gloomy.
The musical group, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, hail from Albuquerque. They play Hungarian and Romanian music. Recently, they performed as the house band at a Romanian restaurant in London. The World's Hugo Boothby caught up with them there.
For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for the name of Europe's second-longest river. The answer is the Danube. That grand waterway flows through Hungary's capital, Budapest. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Nick Thorpe about an anti-graffiti effort in Budapest.