NEWS WATCH: NATO Pressured as 230,000 Flee Battles in Eastern Ukraine


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KYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- The NATO military alliance has come under pressure to increase security as hundreds of thousands of people flee battles between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces in eastern Ukraine.

NEWS WATCH: NATO Discussing Action Against Russia Over Ukraine

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NATONOWBUDAPEST/BRUSSELS (BosNewsLife)-- Foreign ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization are meeting in Brussels for the first time since Russia's takeover of the Crimean Peninsula caused the worst East-West tensions since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

NEWS WATCH: NATO Preparing Contingency Plans After Russian Invasion


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Mark Rutte and Barack ObamaTHE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- American President Barack Obama says the NATO military alliance is preparing contingency plans amid regional concerns that Russia will invade other countries after its takeover of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. Speaking at the end of the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, Netherlands, he also warned the United States and European Union are working on tougher sanctions against Moscow.

NEWS WATCH: NATO Ministers Condemn Ukraine’s Force Against Protestors

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Anti-government protest in UkraineKYIV,UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- The foreign ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization have condemned the use of what they call "excessive force" against pro-European protesters in Ukraine, amid escalating tensions in the former Soviet nation. Speaking after talks of the NATO military alliance in Brussels, Belgium, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Ukraine's leadership to listen to what he called "the voices of its people".

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

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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.

Kosovo’s Serb Christians Face “Rising Attacks” Against Orthodox Sites

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

KOSOVOCHURCHBELGRADE/PRISTINA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Serbian Orthodox Christians in Kosovo struggle with a "sharp rise" in threats and vandalism against their churches and other religious sites, human rights investigators told BosNewsLife Tuesday, January 22.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary Condemns Azerbaijan In Soldier Row; Armenia Talks Of War

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



BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The Hungarian government on Monday, September 3, condemned a decision by Azerbaijan to immediately pardon and release an officer convicted of murder, after he was extradited from Hungary.