BREAKING NEWS: Iran Christians Sentenced To Long Prison Terms

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Iranian court has sentenced two Christian men of Iran's main evangelical denomination and house church movement to eight years imprisonment while a Christian woman received a one-year jail term for undermining the Islamic state's security and system, activist confirmed Thursday, January 11.

NEWS ALERT: European Court Condemns Hungary Church Law


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

Matthias Church in Budapest at nightBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Fresh from reelection, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán already faced an international hurdle Wednesday, April 9, after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) condemned a controversial church law.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine, Russia Sign Controversial Deal

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

presidentsKYIV/MOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine and Russia have signed a major economic trade deal, despite massive protests in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, for European Union integration , with Moscow promising massive financial assistance and cuts in natural gas prices.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary University Saves Baby Of Brain-Dead Mother

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babysaveDEBRECEN/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A Hungarian university hospital says a premature but healthy baby was delivered after doctors kept the child's brain-dead mother on life support for three months, a move, it claims, will shake the foundations of human medicine. After a 31-year-old mother suffered a stroke when she was just 15 weeks pregnant, the hospital of the University of Debrecen in eastern Hungary sprang into action.

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: Serbia, Kosovo Peace Talks Breakdown

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serbiakosovoBRUSSELS/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo have failed to come to an agreement on the status of Serb-dominated northern Kosovo, though they do not rule out an accord later this month.

NEWS WATCH: Bulgaria Marches Against Poverty, Corruption

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent

BulgariademonstrationsSOFIA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Tens of thousands of people have protested across Bulgaria against poverty and corruption. The latest demonstrations came despite the resignation of the government and promises of early elections.