NEWS ALERT: Ukraine Parliament Elects Interim President After Yanukovich Ouster

Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio:RealAudioMP3  By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife OleksanderKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine's parliament has elected Oleksander Turchinov as the country's interim president. Sunday's move came after legislators voted to oust President Viktor Yanukovich following clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces in which at least 82 people died.

NEWS WATCH: Battles Rage In Eastern Ukraine As Government Rejects Ceasefire

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife KYIV,EPA1462750_Articolo UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Fighting raged Sunday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk despite a request from the pro-Russian separatists for a cease-fire to prevent what they called a "humanitarian catastrophe." At least one person was killed and 10 injured in the latest shelling that started early Sunday and continued throughout the day, officials said.

Azerbaijan Pastor Receives “Corrective Labor” Sentence

By BosNewsLife Correspondents Stefan J. Bos and David Haggith nevtelenBAKU/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife) -- A well-known Baptist pastor in Azerbaijan was weighing his legal options Monday, February 23, after receiving a two-year "corrective labor" sentence for allegedly possessing an "illegal" weapon, trial observers said.

NEWS WATCH: FBI to support Russian security at Winter Olympics

Listen to Stefan Bos' report: RealAudioMP3  By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife 130204125446-2014-winter-olympics-in-sochi-russia-5-horizontal-galleryMOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)--The recent attack which left at least five people dead in Stavropol, in southern Russia, has heightened security fears ahead of the Olympic Winter Games due to take place in the Black Sea resort of Sochi next month. The United States, which will send 250 athletes to compete in the games, says the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will have dozens of people in Moscow and some in Sochi to assist the Russians.

BREAKING NEWS: Ukraine Parliament Ousts President, Releasing Tymoshenko

Listen to the BosNewsLife News story via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3  By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife presidentoustedKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)--Ukraine's parliament has voted to oust President Viktor Yanukovych after the leader said he would not step down and described events in Kiev as a coup. Legislators also agreed to release opposition leader and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Azerbaijan Demands Closure Protestant Church

By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Crrespondent BAKU/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)– A congregation of protestant Christians in the Azerbajani capital Baku potentially faced its last public Sunday worship service April 22, as authorities have threatened to "liquidate" the church, rights activists said.

NEWS WATCH: Billionaire Takes Over As Georgia’s Prime Minister

Listen to this BosNewsLife News  report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent  BosNewsLife TBILISI, GEORGIA (BosNewsLife)-- Georgia's parliament has approved a billionaire as the former Soviet nation's new prime minister and endorsed his government, following the recent October 1 parliamentary elections. Bidzina Ivanishvili began his first official full working day Friday, October 26, after lawmakers voted 88-54 for his cabinet.

NEWS WATCH: Frail Chernobyl Clean-Up Workers Protest Benefit Reductions

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST/KIEV (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of veterans involved in cleaning up Ukraine's devastated Chernobyl nuclear power plant have demonstrated against cuts in benefits they receive as compensation for their exposure to radiation. The protest in Ukraine's capital, Kiev, comes just before the 25th anniversary of what is considered the worst atomic accident in history.

BREAKING NEWS: Ukraine President Agrees On Early Elections After Bloodshed

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife UkrainenowwKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich on Thursday, february 21, called for a national unity government and early presidential elections, after violence between anti-government protesters and police killed as many as 100 people.

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.

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