NEWS WATCH: International Observers Condemn Ukraine’s Elections As “Setback”

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Listen to the BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 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.

NEWS WATCH: NATO Discussing Action Against Russia Over Ukraine

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Listen to the report by correspondent Stefan Bos: RealAudioMP3  By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife 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: Moscow Mayor Re-elected In First Direct Mayoral Election

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Listen to BosNewsLife via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife navalny_08_13_2013MOSCOW/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

‘Saint Nicholas’ Bones In Russia After 1,000 years

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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.

Ukraine Sentences Activist To Forced Psychological Treatment In Crackdown

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By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos womanKIEV/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.

Frail Kazakhstan Pastor Remains Jailed After Controversial Ruling

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By BosNewsLife News Center pastorrASTANA/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.

BosNewsLife Week In Review: Christians Battle Nazism, Starvation, Deadly Attacks (Dec.2-8)

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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.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine’s Government Threatens State of Emergency Amid Clashes

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Listen to this BosNewsLife News reportRealAudioMP3  By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife letöltés 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.

Turkmenistan Pentecostal Pastor Faces Five Years Imprisonment

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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.

Bishops Condemn Fatwa To Destroy Middle East Churches

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By BosNewsLife News Center
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Christian bishops in Austria, Germany and Russia have condemned Saudi Arabia's top religious official after reports that he issued a fatwa, or decree, saying all churches on the Arabian Peninsula should be destroyed.

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