NEWS WATCH: Suicide bombing in Volgograd, Russia kills 17

Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3  By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife suicideattackMOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Russian officials say as many as 17 people, including two police officers, have died and 50 others were injured in a suicide blast that devastated a train station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary Condemns Azerbaijan In Soldier Row; Armenia Talks Of War

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The Hungarian government on Monday, September 3, condemned a decision by Azerbaijan to immediately pardon and release an officer convicted of murder, after he was extradited from Hungary.

BREAKING NEWS: Czech Republic’s Vaclav Haval Dies At 75 (Wrap)

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PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Former Czech president and dissident playwrite Vaclav Havel has died at the age of 75, officials said.

Tamil And Sinhalese Christians Unite To Overcome Aftermath Of Sri Lanka War

By BosNewsLife Asia Service srilankaCOLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BosNewsLife)-- At least a quarter of a million civilians, including Christians, remained displaced Wednesday, May 27, in Sri Lanka following the government's final military crackdown on independence seeking Tamil rebels, but Tamil and Sinhalese Christians said they have united to overcome the crisis and show reconciliation is possible.

Czech Parliament Approves Return Of Church Properties

Listen to this BosNewsLife story via Vatican Radio. Click BosNewsLifeRadioCzechChurches By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Czech Parliament has approved a plan to return billions of dollars in church properties that were confiscated by the previous Communist regime. The Catholic Church in the Czech Republic has welcomed the deal, after years of negotiations.

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.

Hungarian Police Detain 4 Men in Gypsy Killings

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife hungary_budapest_debrecen_2101BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungarian police have detained four men on suspicion of carrying out attacks in which at least six Roma, or Gypsies as they are also called, were killed. The violence has underscored growing ethnic tension in the European Union nation.

BREAKING NEWS: New Pope Elected; White Smoke

By BosNewsLife News Center habemus_papam (1)VATICAN CITY (BosNewsLife)-- A new pope was elected Wednesday, March 13, with white smoke rising from Sistine Chapel. White smoke – produced by mixing the smoke from burning ballots with special flares – indicated that a new head of the Roman Catholic Church has been chosen at a time of turmoil in the church. Cardinals had gathered since Tuesday, March 12, for the conclave after Benedict XVI became the first pontiff to retire in some 600 years.

NEWS WATCH: Crimea To Join Russia Following Treaty; Officer Killed

Listen to BosNewsLife via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife Orlando production abandoned amid Crimea unrestMOSCOW/SIMFEROPOL (BosNewsLife)-- Russia and Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula have agreed to make Crimea part of Russia, despite Western outrage and threats of more sanctions.  Tuesday's announcement came while pro-Russian forces reportedly attacked a Ukrainian military base in Crimea, killing one officer.

NEWS ALERT: Extremists Protest Hungary’s EU Membership; Burn Flag (News Watch)

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Supporters of a far-right party known for its antisemitic rhetoric and threats against Gypsies, or Roma, have demonstrated against Hungary's European Union membership.


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