NEWS WATCH: UN Group Demands Better Rescue Efforts In Disasters

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife pm_insarag1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- United Nations delegates are demanding better coordination between UN rescue teams and non governmental organizations (NGOs) during natural disasters such as the recent earthquake in Indonesia.

Hungary Evangelicals Protest Poster At Gay Pride Parade

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife image0014BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungarian evangelical Christians have protested against a poster carried during last weekend's annual Budapest Gay Pride Parade for more rights for homosexuals. The poster says: "Jesus had two fathers too."

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.

NEWS WATCH: Slovakia, Hungary Agree to Tackle Extremism

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife hungary_210_1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The Prime Ministers of Hungary and Slovakia have agreed to tackle extremism as part of efforts to overcome their countries' worst diplomatic crisis in years. They made the announcement following a meeting at the Hungarian-Slovak border Thursday, September 10. Both nations are at loggerheads over a controversial language law and the treatment of ethnic Hungarians in Slovakia, many of whom are Reformed Christians.

Hungarian Police Detain 4 Men in Gypsy Killings

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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.

Germany’s Merkel Praises Hungary For Collapse Iron Curtain

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Sopronpuszta angela-merkel-suring-20th-anniversary-n-sopron1SOPRONPUSZTA, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the site Wednesday, August 19, where exactly 20 years ago Hungary briefly opened its border with Austria, allowing over 600 refugees to flee to the West.

Hungarian Church Commemorates 20th Anniversary Of Iron Curtain Collapse

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest age_07_kozma1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungarian Catholic Priest Imre Kozma seems a humble man. Yet the priest made world news when his Budapest church and the Hungarian Maltese Charity Service he founded accommodated tens of thousands of East German refugees in 1989, when Germany was still a divided nation.

Hungary’s Orthodox Jews Fear Extremist Attacks (Special Feature)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest magyargardaBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Officials of Hungary's Orthodox Jewish community have urged the government to urgently provide police protection amid growing extremism and violent attacks in the country.

NEWS WATCH: Bulgaria’s ‘Badman’ Wins Parliamentary Poll

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
Bos report Download (MP3) ap_bulgaria_boiko_borisov_06jul09_210SOFIA, BULGARIA (BosNewsLife)-- Bulgaria's main center-right opposition party said Monday, July 6, it would launch coalition talks after winning the country's first parliamentary elections since it joined the European Union in 2007. The governing Socialists were defeated following several corruption scandals and concerns over the economy.

Hungary Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Iron Curtain Collapse

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent, BosNewsLife ironcurtain-150x1501BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Leaders and elected officials from European countries and the United States have remembered how Hungary, exactly 20 years ago, helped to remove the Iron Curtain, which divided Eastern and Western Europe for decades. But the celebrations on Saturday, June 27, were overshadowed by concerns over Europe's future.

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