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Hungary Seeks EU Debate on Restoring Death Penalty

A debate about restoring the death penalty has been a recurring issue with Hungary's prime minister since a 2002 bank robbery in which eight people were killed. Now, spurred by the April  22 stabbing of a young tobacco shop assistant but also aware of gains by the far-right Jobbik party, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has again called for the issue to be kept "on the agenda.'' The idea drew stern condemnations from the European Union, where the death penalty's...

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