Hungary Appears to Backtrack in Row Over US University; Protests Persist

Hungary denied Wednesday that a new education law was aimed at shutting down a university founded by U.S. financier George Soros, and suggested a possible compromise in a dispute that has drawn protests at home and criticism from Washington. Central European University (CEU) found itself in the eye of a political storm after Hungary's parliament passed the law last week setting tougher conditions for the awarding of licenses to foreign-based universities. Critics said the new terms would...

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