NEWS WATCH: Rightist Government Expected in Czech Republic


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

461px-Jiri_ParoubekBUDAPEST/PRAGUE (BosNewsLife)-- Official results from the Czech Republic's general election indicate a left-leaning Social Democrats party narrowly won the country's general election. The Social Democrats received less votes than expected, prompting its leader to resign. Analysts say that despite the victory, the country appears headed to a center right government.

NEWS WATCH: Weary Czechs Voted Amid Economic Concerns


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

czech-election-300x206BUDAPEST/PRAGUE (BosNewsLife)-- Voters in the Czech Republic are choosing a new government amid concerns about the country's economic crisis and widespread corruption. Some surveys indicate none of the main parties will have a majority in the lower house of parliament. For the first time in two decades the Communist Party is expected to play a role in the general elections.

Ukrainians Fear Future After Russian Fleet Deal (FEATURE)


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Uzhhorod, Western Ukraine

imagesUZHHOROD, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- month after Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement with Russia to extend the lease of the Black Sea fleet there is concern about the country's future. Residents in Western Ukraine fear the move is the beginning of more Russian control over their country, which became independent following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s.