NEWS WATCH: Prayers At Funeral Of Poland’s Last Communist Leader


Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

protestersatfuneralWARSAW, POLAND (BosNewsLife)-- Lech Walesa, head of the Solidarity movement that ended Communism in Poland, has knelt in prayer at a Catholic funeral mass for General Wojciech Jaruzelski, the Communist leader who for decades was his sworn enemy

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

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

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: Bulgaria Praying For Hope After Suicides

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent

presidentSOFIA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Bulgaria has begun three days of special prayers against suicide and nationwide pessimism after at least seven people set themselves on fire while protesting against poverty and corruption.

NEWS WATCH: Europe Ushers In New Year With Worries Over Economic Future


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest


BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Europe has ushered in the New Year amid warnings from European leaders there are tough tasks ahead to save the euro currency and overcome the deepest economic crisis in decades.