BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Christian Asia Bibi In High Court Over Death Sentence


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Asia Bibi to be executed?ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani court will hear the appeal of a Pakistani woman who has been "languishing in prison since 2009" after she was sentenced to death on charges of blasphemy against Islam, amid hope her conviction may be overturned, advocacy officials involved in the case told BosNewsLife Saturday, March 15.

NEWS WATCH: Former Minister Injured in Ukraine Clashes


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photoKYIV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of people, including politicians, have been seriously injured when Ukrainian anti-government protesters clashed with police in the capital Kyiv. The overnight violence broke out after Ukrainian court handed down a six-year jail sentence to far right activists Igor Musiychuk, Volodymyr Spara and Sergiy Bevz.

NEWS WATCH: Man Shoots Czech President Klaus With Plastic Gun; Security Questioned

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PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Politicians and experts raised questions Saturday, September 29, about national security in the Czech Republic after a man was able to fire a replica pistol at President Václav Klaus and calmly walk away.

HUNGARY WATCH: Dutch Remember Late ‘Triple-A’ Diplomat Milders As ‘Cyclist Against Extremism’


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

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's Dutch community on Friday remembered the Netherlands ambassador to Hungary, Robert Milders, who passed away last month in his sleep at the age of 64. Milders was known to have bravely expressed concern about rising antisemitism and extremism towards the gypsy, or Roma, minority in Hungary following his arrival in May, 2009, BosNewsLife learned.

NEWS WATCH: Bulgaria’s ‘Badman’ Wins Parliamentary Poll




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ap_bulgaria_boiko_borisov_06jul09_210SOFIA, BULGARIA (BosNewsLife)-- Bulgaria's main center-right opposition party said Monday, July 6, it would launch coalition talks after winning the country's first parliamentary elections since it joined the European Union in 2007. The governing Socialists were defeated following several corruption scandals and concerns over the economy.

NEWS WATCH: Albania Votes Amid Corruption and Fraud Concerns


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ap-albanian-electorates-casts-their-ballots-in-tirana-eng-210-28jun091TIRANA, ALBANIA (BosNewsLife)-- The people of Albania were going to the polls Sunday, June 28, in parliamentary elections, seen as a key test for the Balkan country's ambition to join the European Union. Albania's incumbent Prime Minister Sali Berisha faces a tough fight in the national elections.