NEWS WATCH: Ukraine’s Opposition Threatens To Impeach President Over “Fraudulent” Election

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

KIEV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine's main opposition parties, known as the United Opposition, have pledged to impeach President Viktor Yanukovich after European leaders questioned the fairness of recent parliamentary elections. The announcement came at the start of an international gathering on Ukraine's future in neighbouring Hungary.

NEWS ALERT: Eritrea Hostages Face Organs Harvesting By Kidnappers; Christians Concerned


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CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Eritrean hostages who are being held in Egypt's North Sinai Desert, near Israel, have appealed for international intervention after they were told they would be sold to organ traffickers if a massive ransom is not paid for them, Christian rights activists confirmed Wednesday, January 4.

 

NEWS WATCH: NATO Concerned Over Kosovo After Deadly Border Clashes


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

PRISITINA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The United Nations Security Council is holding an emergency session to discuss Kosovo, where the NATO military alliance and the European Union are struggling to restore a tense peace after border clashes near Serbia killed one ethnic-Albanian policemen and injured four others. NATO says its peacekeepers have taken control of two contested border crossings, but concerns remain about the future.

NEWS WATCH: US, EU Discuss Data Sharing Agreement Amid Controversy

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

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The United States and European Union have begun formal negotiations on an agreement to protect personal information they exchange while fighting crime and terrorism.  But the talks in Hungary also underscored that differences remain over how far the information exchange can go.

NEWS WATCH: Serbia Pledges Cooperation As Karadzic Trial Adjourns


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

icty1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A stand-off was expected Monday, October 26, between former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and the U.N. court in The Netherlands after the war crimes suspect said he would boycott the start of the long-awaited trial. Ahead of the proceedings, Serbia's Foreign Minister, Vuk Jeremic, told BosNewsLife his country would do "its utmost" to cooperate with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

NEWS WATCH: New Polish European Parliament President Faces Difficult Tasks


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ap_europe_poland_buzek_15jul09_eng_2101BUDAPEST/WARSAW (BosNewsLife)-- The new president of the European Parliament, former Polish Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek, has pledged to make the European Union more accessible to average citizens following a record-low voter turnout in recent European elections. As the first East European politician to take up the post, Buzek faces a difficult task as the bloc suffers under a global economic crisis and tensions over necessary reforms.

NEWS WATCH: Croatia Facing Turmoil as Prime Minister Suddenly Resigns

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent

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ap-croatian-prime-minster-ivo-sanader-in-zagreb-eng-210-1jul09ZAGREB, CROATIA (BosNewsLife)-- Croatia is facing political turmoil, after Prime Minister Ivo Sanader suddenly resigned, citing personal reasons. Sanader's announcement comes amid economic concerns in the country that has been trying to join the European Union.