NEWS WATCH: Czech Churches Face Uncertainty With Early Elections

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Listen to an earlier  BosNewsLife report via Vatican RadioRealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife czechelectionsPRAGUE/BUDAPEST  (BosNewsLife)-- Czech legislators have voted to hold early elections that are expected to be dominated by left-wing parties who oppose a plan to pay billions of dollars in compensation to churches for properties that were seized from them by the previous Communist regime.

Thousands Attending Beatification Of Albanian Martyrs

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with additional reporting by Vatican Radio's Linda Bordoni in Romealbaniamartyrs SHKODER/VATICAN CITY (BosNewsLife)--Dozens of Catholic martyrs who were killed between 1945 and 1974 by Albania's Communist regime for their devoted faith in Jesus Christ have been "beatified" according to Catholic tradition in the northwestern Albanian city of Shkodër.

World Recalls 30th Anniversary Of Fall of Berlin Wall

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Listen to this BosNewsLife report via Vatican News By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BERLIN/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Germany and its allies marked the 30th...

NEWS WATCH: Former Bosnian Leader Karadzic Rejects Genocide Charges

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife Listen to This Report Bos report Listen (MP3) Listen to This Report Bos report Download (MP3) ap_karadzic_3mar09THE HAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- International judges and prosecutors were preparing Thursday, March 5, for a complicated trial after former Bosnian-Serb leader Radovan Karadzic refused to enter a plea to an amended indictment of genocide and crimes against humanity.

Christians Urge Ukraine Judges To Tackle Corruption (BosNewsLife Investigation)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife uzhhorod11UZHHOROD, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian group fighting corruption in Ukraine's border region with the European Union has urged judges not to celebrate their annual 'Court Workers Day' Monday, December 15, amid evidence that several Ukrainian courts received bribes or other favors in exchange for favorable rulings.

NEWS WATCH: Montenegro’s Ruling Socialists Win Despite Economic Crisis

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RealAudioMP3Listen to the latest BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio By BosNewsLife News Center with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos PODGORICA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- First results show Montenegro's ruling coalition has won most votes in Sunday's parliamentary election, despite concerns about the economy and reported widespread corruption in the former Yugoslav republic.

NEWS WATCH: UN Says 1,000 Die In Ukraine Since Ceasefire;US Concerned

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife donetskimageKIEV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden has arrived in Ukraine, where he was to announce an increase in American nonlethal aid for the nation’s fight against pro-Russian separatists amid a rising death toll, though talks about more serious weapons were not excluded. His arrival came after the United Nations said nearly 1,000 people have been killed in Ukraine since a ceasefire was agreed between the fighting parties in September.

NEWS WATCH: Villagers Return To Devastated Hungarian Village after Toxic Flood

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Kolontar and Budapest
KOLONTAR/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Nearly two weeks after toxic sludge flooding in Hungary killed at least nine people and injured over 120 others, villagers are returning home. The arrivals come shortly after the government ordered the resumption of production at the MAL Zrt aluminum plant that has been linked to the disaster.

Turkey Lawyer In Christians Killing Case Facing Death Threats

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By BosNewsLife News Center TurkeyVictimsISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- A lawyer supporting relatives of three Christians killed in southeastern Turkey remained in life danger Friday, April 12, after receiving death threats, rights activists said.