Hungarian Prime Minister Drops Internet Tax Plan

Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary said that his government would abandon, at least for now, a proposed tax on Internet usage that drew tens of thousands of demonstrators to the streets. Ebullient protest organizers -- who had charged that the proposed tax was an attempt by Mr. Orban’s right-wing government to choke off one of the last sources of information not controlled by him and his allies -- called for victory celebrations across the country.