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

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

NEWS WATCH: Europe Remembers 9/11 Attacks Amid Heightened Security

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Europe is commemorating the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the United States amid heightened security after police in Sweden detained four people suspected of plotting a terrorist attack there. Four former Communist nations that joined the EU in the last decade are among the Union's member states commemorating the 9/11 attacks.

Czechs Mourn Bischop, Symbol of anti-Communist Resistance

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By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Catholic Christians have been mourning Archbishop Karel Otcenasek, who became a symbol of church resistance against atheist, Communist rule.

NEWS WATCH: Austria, Germany, Visegrad Group Condemn Belarus Crackdown

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By BosNewsLife News Center BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The Austrian and German chancellors and prime ministers of Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland have condemned the arrests of dissidents in Belarus and say they support a travel ban and freeze of assets of Belarus officials.

NEWS WATCH: Rightist Government Expected in Czech Republic

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife 461px-Jiri_ParoubekBUDAPEST/PRAGUE (BosNewsLife)-- Official results from the Czech Republic's general election indicate a left-leaning Social Democrats party narrowly won the country's general election. The Social Democrats received less votes than expected, prompting its leader to resign. Analysts say that despite the victory, the country appears headed to a center right government.

NEWS WATCH: Weary Czechs Voted Amid Economic Concerns

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife czech-election-300x206BUDAPEST/PRAGUE (BosNewsLife)-- Voters in the Czech Republic are choosing a new government amid concerns about the country's economic crisis and widespread corruption. Some surveys indicate none of the main parties will have a majority in the lower house of parliament. For the first time in two decades the Communist Party is expected to play a role in the general elections.

Officials Warn: Extremist Parties Threaten Eastern Europe’s Stability

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- About 1,000 people, many of them elderly Holocaust survivors, braved winter temperatures Saturday, February 13, to express concern about the rising far right groups in Hungary.

NEWS WATCH: Czech Republic Marks ‘Velvet Revolution’ Anniversary Amid Political Turmoil

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ap_czechvelvetrevolutionhavel_17nov092PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of people took to the streets of the Czech capital Prague on Tuesday to mark the 20th anniversary of the mass demonstrations that led to the collapse of communist rule in what was Czechoslovakia. But, the anniversary of the "Velvet Revolution" has been overshadowed by concerns over political tensions in the Czech Republic.

NEWS WATCH: US VP Warns Europe of Missile Threats

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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.

NEWS WATCH: Support for Balkans’ EU Membership Growing

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest hungminister1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The Visegrad Group of European Union Foreign Ministers have agreed to support Serbia and other western Balkan countries to become full fledged members of the EU and North Atlantic Treaty Organization, despite remaining nationalistic tensions in the region, even among officials. They made the decision at a special ministerial meeting in Budapest, Tuesday, October 6.