NEWS ALERT: Plane Crashes Kill 16 In US, Japan (News Watch)

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By BosNewsLife News Center _45591380_grab226iWASHINGTON/TOKYO/BUDAPEST-- Officials on Monday, March 23, began investigating plane crashes in three countries which killed 16 people, most of them in United States, where aviation experts wanted to know why a single-engine plane plunged into a cemetery in the northwestern state of Montana.

BREAKING NEWS: Hungary’s Prime Minister To Resign Amid Crisis

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife 000252392_f2_gal1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurscany said Saturday, March 21, he is resigning because of his government's plunging popularity as it struggles to overcome Hungary's worst economic crisis in recent memory.

Incestuous Austrian Father Admits Wrongdoing in Court

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ap-josef-fritzl-austria-190eng16mar09_11VIENNA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- An Austrian man who fathered seven children with a daughter he held captive in a cellar for more than two decades has pleaded guilty to rape and incest, but denies murdering a newborn son. Josef Fritzl spoke Monday, March 16, at the start of what has been dubbed Austria's trial of the century.

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.

‘Death Brigade’ Killing Roma In Hungary, police

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Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife romaBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungarian authorities say a death brigade may have been responsible for several deadly attacks against Hungarian Gypsies, also known as Roma, BosNewsLife learned Saturday, February 28. The revelations came just days after a father and his young son were shot and killed as they tried to escape from their burning home in a village near Budapest.

Hungary Detains Britain’s Most Wanted Tax Offender

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Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest hunterBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- One of Britain's most wanted men has been detained in the Hungarian capital Budapest on suspicion of massive tax fraud, police told BosNewsLife Friday, February 6.

BREAKING NEWS: Increased Persecution Of Former Muslims, Report Shows

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By Stefan J. Bos at BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with BosNewsLife's Johan Th. Bos reporting from the Netherlands imagesBUDAPEST/ERMELO (BosNewsLife)-- The "persecution of Christians with a Muslim background" has "drastically" increased around the world, according to a report released Tuesday, February 3, by a leading Christian advocacy group.

Russian Orthodox Church Enthrones New Leader

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife, reporting from Budapest patriMOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Russian Orthodox Church enthroned Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad Sunday, February 1, the 16th patriarch of at least an estimated 75 million followers, amid pressures to overcome internal divisions and to reach out to non-Orthodox believers.

NEWS WATCH: Europe Concerned Over Dependency On Russian Gas

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Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent reporting from Budapest

nabucco-gas-pepeline-project-gas-supply-sourcesBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Amid a major global financial crisis, Eastern European governments were anxiously awaiting Thursday, January 29, if and when European Union funding will come for the Nabucco pipeline, in hopes of making Europe less dependent on Russian natural gas.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary’s Prime Minister Urges Anti Hate Speech Legislation Amid Right-Wing Attacks

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Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest HUNGARY EXTREME RIGHT GUARDBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany has urged all political parties to urgently implement strict legislation against hate speech amid concerns over far right groups in the country. He made the comments over the weekend in Budapest at an international conference on combating racism in Hungary and elsewhere in Europe.