Former Auschwitz Camp Attracts Record Number Of Visitors


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Slice_01WARSAW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A record number of more than 1.5 million people have visited the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland last year, officials say. The announcement comes ahead of commemorations marking the liberation of what became a symbol of the Holocaust.

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.

Egypt President Condemns Anti-Christian Violence


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

churchegyptCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi has condemned anti-Christian violence outside Cairo's main church in which as many as two people were killed and up to 90 others were injured.

Dutch Queen In Brunei Amid “Christian Persecution”


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

STAATSBEZOEK BRUNEIBANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (BosNewsLife)-- Dutch Queen Beatrix has begun a two-day visit to Brunei, focusing on expanding economic relations despite concerns about the reported increased persecution of minority Christians in the gas and oil rich Islamic mini-state.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary, Eastern Europe Face Cold Without Russian Gas

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest
gas1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- European Union monitors arrived in Kiev Friday, amid international pressure on Ukraine and Russia to settle their dispute over natural gas prices that has effected shipments to at least 20 countries.