NEWS WATCH: Croatia Faces EU Sanctions Over Extradition Row

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By Stefan J. Bos Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
CroatianowBUDAPEST/ZAGREB (BosNewsLife)-- The European Commission has warned Croatia that it will face sanctions unless it applies EU extradition law. The threat comes shortly after the heavily Catholic nation joined the European Union on July 1st as the 28th member state.

NEWS ALERT: ‘Iran Christian Sentenced To 10 Years Jail For Evangelical Activities’

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

mustafa.bordbarTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Iranian Christian convert has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on what his supporters say are false charges linked to his evangelical church activities, local activist said Tuesday, August 6.  Mohammad-Hadi (Mostafa) Bordbar, a 27-year-old resident of the city of Rasht, was "tried by Judge Pir-Abbasi on the morning of June 9, 2013 in branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran," amid a wider government crackdown on spreading Christianity in Iran said Mohabat News, an agency of Iranian Christian and activists.

NEWS WATCH: EU’s Ashton Expects Breakthrough In Kosovo Dispute

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Catherine-AshtonPRISTINA/BELGRADE (BosNewsLife)-- The European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says Serbia and Kosovo are close to a deal to end the ethnic partition of the former Serbian province.