NEWS WATCH: Russia Angry After Ukraine Wins 2016 Eurovision Contest


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ukrainewinningMOSCOW/STOCKHOLM (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine is celebrating after it won the Eurovision Song Contest with an emotionally charged song about Soviet Union leader Josef Stalin's deportation in 1944 of nearly a quarter of a million Crimean Tatars. Yet the song by Susana Jamaladinova, a 32-year-old trained opera singer who uses the stage name Jamala, has angered critics in Russia, which came in third after Australia.

Georgia Detains Christian Evangelist After Preaching To Muslims, Activists Say


By BosNewsLife News Center
Georgia-map-in-europeBAKU/TBILISI (BosNewsLife)-- Christian activists have urged prayers for a frail Christian evangelist from Azerbaijan who has been spending a year behind bars in neighboring Georgia on what his supporters say are "trumped up charges" of drugs possession. If convicted the man could face 14 years imprisonment, Christians said.

Dutch Bible Group Continues Tent Campaigns Amid Church Closures, Influx Muslims

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- A Dutch group says it will continue "old-fashioned" evangelism campaigns throughout the Netherlands amid massive church closures and an influx of mainly Muslim refugees. The Dutch Biblestudy Center (NBC) told BosNewsLife Tuesday, March 15, it is touring this crowded small nation of 17-million with its circus-like red and blue colored tent.

Hungarians In 'March of Living' After Historic Holocaust Funeral

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest
MARCH OF LIVINGBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Hungarians have participated in the 'March of the Living' to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust, shortly after the remains of about 20 executed people, most of them Ashkenazi Jews, were buried in Budapest's Jewish cemetery.

Pope Says Syrian Christian Woman Killed For Faith In Christ

By BosNewsLife News Center
refugeespopeVATICAN CITY/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis has called a Christian Syrian woman "a martyr" after hearing she was killed by Islamic militants for refusing to deny her faith in Jesus Christ. The leader of the world's one billion Catholics told the faithful in St. Peter's Square that he spoke with the young woman's widow during his visit Saturday, April 16, to the Greek island of Lesbos where he also visited refugees held in an overcrowded detention center.

NEWS ALERT: Wycliffe Associates Tackling Persecution After Militants Kill Bible Translators

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
bibleversetwoORLANDO/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- U.S.-based group Wycliffe Associates (WA) is rushing to train and shelter indigenous Bible translators from areas controlled by Islamic militants, after at least four of its workers were killed in the Middle East, BosNewsLife established Sunday, April 17.