NEWS WATCH: Hungary Remembers Soviet Tanks Crushing Freedom Fight Amid Divisions

The day Soviet tanks crushed democracy, and the bitter battle over its legacy

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife in Budapest. A co-production with Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
yesrevolutionBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife/ABC)-- Millions in Europe have been remembering Soviet forces storming the streets of Budapest, killing thousands and crushing Hungary's fight for freedom in 1956. But as the country lurches to the political right under Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the revolution is being recast as a patriotic fight against foreign domination … with the EU villainised as the new oppressor.

NEW EUROPE: Refugees Rushing To Reach Hungary Ahead Of Fence


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Hungarian-Serbian border area
torAsotthalom8ÁSOTTHALOM, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Macedonia has seen fighting among migrants at a train station as they rush to reach Serbia and from there Hungary, a European Union member state. Refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and other nations are racing to reach Hungary before it finishes building a fence to keep them out.

NEW EUROPE: Serbian Prime Minister Chased From Srebrenica Massacre Memorial

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Bosnia Srebrenica AnniversarySREBRENICA, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (BosNewsLife)-- An angry crowd on Saturday chased Serbia’s Prime Minister from a ceremony in Bosnia-Herzegovina marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre in which thousands of Muslims were killed by Serbian forces, amid outrage over Serbia's role in the conflict.

India Police Attack Christian Missionaries


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

india_stop_killing_christiansNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Twenty Christian missionaries in India are recovering after they were attacked by police and local residents over evangelism activities, BosNewsLife learned.

Pro-Russian Rebels Give Presents To Enemy On Christmas Day


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

UkrainiansoldierdecoratesKIEV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Some pro-Russian rebels have used the Orthodox Christmas to reach-out to their enemy in eastern Ukraine. With Jesus saying in the Bible: "love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you," they gave Christmas presents to Ukrainian troops. It happened while they provided safe passage to some 50 Ukrainian soldiers.

NEWS WATCH: Hungarians Protest Closer Ties with Russia


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

gameoverBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Hungarians have protested against the government's move towards Russia in the latest demonstration attacking policies of the perceived autocratic Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his center right administration.

Christians Injured In India Church Attack


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

india1NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in southern India were recovering from injuries after a church was attacked by dozens of Hindu fighters, church members said Wednesday, November 26. Some 25 Hindu fighters broke into the Calvary Apostolic Church congregation in the town of Bangarapet in Karnataka during a church service Sunday, November 23, according to witnesses.