NEWS WATCH: Hungary Marks Anniversary of Beginning of Collapse of Iron Curtain (Feature)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Sopronpuszta, Hungary ap_hungary_iron_curtain_210_27jun891SORPONPUSZTA, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary is marking the 20th anniversary of itsdecision to allow tens of thousands East Germans to cross the Hungarian border and flee to the West. It was a risky decision that contributed to the collapse of the Iron Curtain and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Former refugees from then-communist East Germany and aid workers still recall the often traumatic experiences that preceded the mass exodus to freedom.

Yemen Militants Kill Christian Aid Workers Over Mission Work

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife anitaandrita1-150x1431SANA'A/WOLFSBURG (BosNewsLife)-- Christian aid workers are believed to have been kidnapped and killed in Yemen by suspected Islamic militants because they were involved in evangelism among Muslims and had been warned to end their mission work, BosNewsLife learned Thursday June 25.

NEWS WATCH: NATO Agrees On New Leader And Afghan Strategy

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife STRASBOURG, FRANCE (BosNewsLife) -- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization named Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen as its new secretary general Saturday, April 4, after Turkey lifted its objections to the choice.

BREAKING NEWS: Teen Shot Dead After Killing 16 At German School (News Watch)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from Germany _45558131_bullets_afp4661STUTTGART, GERMANY (BosNewsLife)-- A 17-year-old boy opened fire at his former former high school in southwestern Germany and elsewhere Wednesday, March 11, killing at least 16 people, before he was shot dead by security forces, police said.

NEWS WATCH: EU Rejects Multi-Billion Dollar Rescue Package for Eastern Europe

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest ap-angela-merkel-germany-190eng1mar09_11BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- European Union leaders have ruled out a multi-billion dollar rescue plan for Eastern Europe in the face of the global economic crisis, despite warnings from Hungary that the rejection could lead to an economic "iron curtain" across the continent.

Baby Boy Discovered In German Nativity Scene

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By BosNewsLife News Center BERLIN, GERMANY (BosNewsLife)-- A newborn baby was doing well Sunday, December 7, after his troubled mother laid him in the crib of a nativity scene on the altar of a church in southern Germany, in hopes that someone would find and care for him, church and police officials said.