BREAKING NEWS: Kazakhstan Lawmakers Adopt “Repressive” Religion Law

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST/ASTANA (BosNewsLife)-- Lawmakers in Kazakhstan have voted for controversial legislation that Christians and rights activists say will further limit religious freedom in the mainly Muslim Central Asian state.

BREAKING NEWS: Ukraine President Agrees On Early Elections After Bloodshed

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife UkrainenowwKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich on Thursday, february 21, called for a national unity government and early presidential elections, after violence between anti-government protesters and police killed as many as 100 people.

NEWS ALERT: Uzbekistan Jails Protestant Christians

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest 120px-Islam_Karimov_(2009)BUDAPEST/TASHKENT (BosNewsLife)-- An assistant pastor and two other members of one of Uzbekistan capital's largest Protestant churches began serving 15-day jail terms Wednesday, May 19, on charges that included "violating" strict religious regulations of the former Soviet nation, trial observers said.

KGB ‘Infiltrated’ Closed Russian BBC Service (BosNewsLife Investigation)

By BosNewsLife News Service
BUDAPEST/MOSCOW (BosNewsLife)-- The BBC World Service, part of Britain's state-backed broadcaster, said Thursday, January 27, that it would cease all radio programming in Russian, four years after BosNewsLife revealed that at least one senior editor had ties with Russia's Soviet-era secret service. Former and current dissidents also complained about the network's "pro-Kremlin" tone.

NEW EUROPE Hungary Detains 4 Suspect After 71 Migrants Die In Truck

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest and border areas refugeesfilenow BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Four people remain detained after the decomposing bodies of 71 migrants fleeing war and poverty, including eight women and four children, were found in a truck on Austria's main highway after apparently arriving from neighboring Hungary. Hungarian police said they detained the suspects as part of a wider investigation into human smuggling.

NEWS WATCH: Czechs Bracing For Anti-Missile Protests Ahead Of Obama’s Visit

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife prezident_2PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Czechs were bracing for possible riots Saturday, April 4, as activists opposed to U.S. plans to install part of a missile defense system in their country said they would go ahead with a protest march during President Barack Obama's visit to Prague this weekend, despite a ban on the demonstration.

Crackdown On Evangelicals In Central Asian States

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ASTANA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in three Central Asian nations have launched a crackdown on evangelical Protestant churches and several believers are reportedly mistreated, fined and detained, BosNewsLife learned Wednesday, October 24.

Concerns Over ‘Religious Discrimination’ In Hungary’s New Constitution

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos voa_bos_hungary_protest_300_eng_14jan11BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Smaller evangelical churches and other faith groups faced more uncertainty Monday, September 23, after Hungary's parliament adopted amendments to a controversial constitution.

Pope Benedict Urges Czechs to Rediscover Christian Roots

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ap_pope_prague_-czech_republic_26sep09_eng_2103PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Benedict XVI began a three day visit to the Czech Republic Saturday, September 26, with a call for the nation to rediscover its Christian roots. Forty years of communist rule in the country stifled religious activities and left the number of Catholics in decline and religious practice in general at historic lows.

‘Thousands’ Accept Christ In Albania At Palau Evangelism Festival

By BosNewsLife News Center TIRANA, ALBANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Tens of thousands have heard the Christian "Good News" in Albania's capital Tirana and "many" made "public decisions for Jesus Christ" at an evangelism festival of American evangelist Luis Palau, organizers said.

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