NEWS WATCH: Lithuania Shuts Down Its Only Nuclear Power Plant

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ign01_ignalinaBUDAPEST/VILNIUS (BosNewsLife)-- Lithuania has closed down its Soviet-built nuclear power plant as part of an agreement with the European Union, ushering in a new era of energy uncertainty for the country.

Wave of Clergy Killings in Russia (Feature)

By Peter Fedynsky, reporting from Moscow ap_OrthodoxPriest_DaniilSysoyev_funeral_Moscow_23Dec09MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BosNewsLife)-- The second murder of a Russian priest in as many months has prompted a call by the Orthodox Church for Russians to think about their country's spiritual and moral condition.

Baptist Congregation Appeals Against Closure

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest ti-lgflag1DUSHANBE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Members of a Baptist congregation in Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe have appealed to the City Court against a ban on their activity, which was apparently imposed because they meet in a private home without state registration, BosNewsLife learned Wednesday, December 2.

Kazakh-Born Christian Leader Threatened With Deportation

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest photo_verybig_1019141ASTANA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A Kazakh-born Christian leader who holds a German passport was preparing for deportation from Kazakhstan Tuesday, December 1, after local officials reportedly objected to a worship service.

Christian-Muslim Tensions Feared in Russia after Train Blast and Killing Priest

By BosNewsLife News Center russia1MOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- There were fears Sunday, November 29, of more tensions between Christians and Muslims in Russia after suspected Islamist rebels bombed a train that killed 25 people and a gunmen murdered a missionary priest.

NEWS WATCH: Hungarians Commemorate 20th Anniversary of End of Communism

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest _45559552_hungaryborder4662BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary is commemorating its crushed 1956 Revolution against Soviet domination and the 20th anniversary of its declaration as an independent republic, marking the end of communism.

NEWS WATCH: US VP Warns Europe of Missile Threats

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest bideneurope11BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has called on America's European allies to step-up their defense efforts, saying they the face growing security threats from outside Europe. Biden made the comments in Bucharest, Romania Thursday, October 22, before ending his Central and Eastern European tour in the Czech Republic.

Armenia, Turkey Sign Landmark Accord Despite Tensions

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ap_turkey_armenia_190_eng_10oct09BUDAPEST/ISTANBUL/YEREVAN (BosNewsLife)-- The former Soviet republic of Armenia and Turkey have signed a historic accord on normalizing relations after a century of hostility.

EU Ambassadors Discuss Belarus Threats To Close Megachurch

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife newlife1MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- European ambassadors to Belarus have met with the leader of New Life Church in the capital Minsk to discuss “threats” from authorities to "destroy" one of the country's largest evangelical churches by confiscating its building, a former cowshed, church officials said in a statement obtained by BosNewsLife Thursday, August 27.

Protestants Protest Religious Restrictions In Belarus

By BosNewsLife News Center lukashenko1MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Some 50 Protestant pastors, many of whom were punished for religious activities, have written to President Aleksandr Lukashenko complaining of long-standing restrictions, an advocacy group said Tuesday, August 25.

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