Hungary Mourns Last Emperor’s Son Otto von Habsburg; Dies At 98

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary  mourned Monday, July 4, Otto von Habsburg, the oldest son of Austria-Hungary's last emperor and a longtime member of the European Parliament, who has died at age 98.

Churches Mourn Victims German Plane Crash

By BosNewsLife News Center LubitzBERLIN/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Churches have offered support for family members and relatives of the 150 people who died when a Germanwings Airbus A320 plane crashed March 24 in the foothills near Digne-les-Bains, in the Alpes de Haute Provence in southeastern France.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine: ‘Rebels Heard Shooting Down Malaysia Plane; 298 Killed’

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent mourning KYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine has released what it says are intercepted phone calls in which pro-Russian separatists admit to shooting down a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane, killing all 298 people on board. The Boeing 777 went down in eastern Ukraine while on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Most of the victims, 293 according to Dutch officials, came from the Netherlands.

MISSION WATCH: Africa Peacekeepers Reach Embattled Polish Missionaries

By BosNewsLife Africa Service peacenowBANGUI/WARSAW (BosNewsLife)-- International peacekeepers have reached Polish Christian missionaries who were trapped in weeks of looting and violence in troubled Central African Republic, Polish media reported Friday, February 14.

NEWS WATCH: Russia, US Hold War Games as Cold War Looms

Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio:RealAudioMP3  By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife planeKYIV/SIMFEROPOL (BosNewsLife)-- Troops of the NATO military alliance and Russian forces are holding war games at different sides of the border with Ukraine, amid mounting concerns of a possible new Cold War between the West and Russia. In Rostov-on-Don where the ousted Ukrainian president Yanukovych has been staying, riffles, machine guns and rocket propelled grenades are used for war games.

NEWS WATCH: Moscow Mayor Re-elected In First Direct Mayoral Election

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

Hungary Parliament Votes For Harsh Constitution Change; Christians Concerned

Listen to this shorter version of BosNewsLife News via Vatican Radio. Click bosnewslifehungary  Demonstrators carry a portrait of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban with a crown to protest against a media law they say will turn the country into 'Orbanistan' with the government leader dominating news broadcasts. By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's parliament is to vote Monday, March 11, on constitutional changes that critics claim will turn the nation into a dictatorship and threatens religious freedom. The lengthy amendment of an already controversial constitution is expected to be adopted, despite protests in Hungary and abroad

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Muslim Militants Blamed For Deadly Violence Against Christians

By BosNewsLife Africa Service JOS, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm returned to the central Nigerian city of Jos Tuesday December 2, amid fresh allegations that suspected Muslim militants used a dispute over local elections to attack churches, leaving hundreds dead and thousands fleeing their homes, this weekend.

Russia Closing Evangelical Church; Targets Groups

By BosNewsLife News Center putinnMOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Evangelical Churches and Christian groups in Russia that are involved educational, social and charitable work are facing harassment from authorities resembling the Soviet-era, rights activists say. One church was reportedly liquidated over alleged illegal "non-religious educational activity", in the heavily Orthodox, post-Communist nation.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary’s Ruling Party Condemns Far-Right Antisemitism

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary hungarynow BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's ruling Fidesz party on Tuesday, October 15, condemned a legislator of the influential far-right opposition for using "anti-Semitic rhetoric" in relation to the upcoming Holocaust Memorial Year.

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