NEWS WATCH: Turkey Recalls Envoy After Germany Calls Armenian Massacre “Genocide”

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondentactivistsarmenia

ISTANBUL/BERLIN (BosNewsLife)-- Turkey has recalled its ambassador to Germany to protest against the German Parliament's decision to declare the massacre of Armenians during World War I a "genocide". The vote heightens German-Turkish tensions amid an ongoing refugee crisis.

Churches Mourn Victims German Plane Crash


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LubitzBERLIN/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Churches have offered support for family members and relatives of the 150 people who died when a Germanwings Airbus A320 plane crashed March 24 in the foothills near Digne-les-Bains, in the Alpes de Haute Provence in southeastern France.

NEWS WATCH: Germany Marks Deadly ‘Kristallnacht’ Amid Concerns

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kristalBERLIN, GERMANY (BosNewsLife)-- Germans, including church leaders, have marked the 75th anniversary of deadly attacks against Jewish properties, known as the Kristallnacht, and the 24th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The commemorations, which were also observed in other European cities, come at a time of concern about a new wave of antisemitism in Europe.

NEWS WATCH: Germany’s Merkel Bloc Wins Ballot But Rocky Road Ahead

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Angela-MerkelBERLIN/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives won Sunday's parliamentary elections in Germany, but fell short of a historic absolute majority. Despite their strongest performance in a German national ballot for more than two decades, Merkel will face a tough challenge to form the next coalition, which could include political archrivals.

NEWS WATCH: Germany To Prosecute 30 Auschwitz Guards

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campBERLIN/WARSAW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Prosecutors in Germany have called for dozens of former Nazi guards to be tried for facilitating mass murder at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland during World War Two.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary Mourns Late Prime Minister Gyula Horn


By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungarians on Friday, June 21, were mourning former Hungarian Socialist Prime Minister Gyula Horn, known for his role in the collapse of Communism in Europe and the reunification of Germany, who died in hospital at age 80 following a long illness.