Listen to the BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio: By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Uzhhorod, Ukraine UZHHOROD, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- International observers have questioned Ukraine's democratic credentials saying Sunday’s parliamentary elections were overshadowed by "a lack of transparency" and abuse of power.
Listen to the report by correspondent Stefan Bos: By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST/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.
Listen to BosNewsLife via Vatican Radio: By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife MOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Moscow's Mayor Sergei Sobyanin was re-elected with at least nearly 58 percent of the vote in the first direct mayoral election in a decade, though he faced an opposition challenge
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife MOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- For the first time in nearly 1,000 years bone fragments of Saint Nicholas, one of the Russian Orthodox Church's most revered figures, have been moved from an Italian church to Russia where huge crowds of Orthodox faithful were expected to visit the relics. The historic move follows talks between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill.
By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos KIEV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A Ukrainian court has reportedly sentenced an elderly human rights activist, known for her fight against corruption and police abuse, to a psychological hospital resembling the Soviet-era, amid a wider crackdown on political opponents.
By BosNewsLife News Center ASTANA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- An elderly frail pastor remained behind bars in Kazakhstan Saturday, January 25, following a controversial court ruling, trial observers said. The court in capital Astana told Presbyterian Pastor Bakhytzhan Kashkumbayev, 67, that he would be prosecuted for "harming a parishioner" but added that charges of "propagating extremism" were dropped, according to Christians familiar with the case.
By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Devoted Christians in Hungary and the Middle East stood up against Nazism or Islamic extremism this week, while others worshiped Christ behind bars, between bomb explosions and in bitter cold conditions.
Listen to this BosNewsLife News report: By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife KYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine's government has threatened to impose a state of emergency as unrest spreads across the former Soviet nation, while Ukrainians remember as many as four demonstrators who died in clashes between anti-government protesters and police.
By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ASHGABAT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A Pentecostal pastor remained in police custody Tuesday, August 31, in Turkmenistan where he faces five years imprisonment and confiscation of properties for "large-scale swindling", charges his wife and church members strongly deny, rights activists said.