By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Czechs were bracing for possible riots Saturday, April 4, as activists opposed to U.S. plans to install part of a missile defense system in their country said they would go ahead with a protest march during President Barack Obama's visit to Prague this weekend, despite a ban on the demonstration.
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.
By BosNewsLife Bureaus LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (BosNewsLife)-- World leaders meeting in London pledged on Thursday, April 2, a whopping $1.1 trillion to global institutions such as the International Monetary Fund to combat the global economic crisis, prompting investors to buy up stocks while the Dow Industrials in New York surged over 8,000 for the first time in two months.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST/PODGORICA (BosNewsLife)-- Montenegro's Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic claimed victory in the Balkan country's general election Monday, March 30, and pledged to speed up its entry into the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
By BosNewsLife News Center ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- The lawyer of two Turkish Christians on trial for "insulting Turkishness” plans to take their case to the European Court of Human Rights after they were fined for taking "illegal" church offerings, trial observers said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Saturday March 28.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Czech government has collapsed after losing a non-confidence vote in parliament late Tuesday, March 24. The vote came after the center right government of Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek was criticized for the way it handled the economic crisis and for supporting a controversial American anti-missile defense system.
By BosNewsLife News Center WASHINGTON/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.
By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest SOFIA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Bulgaria's government is planning to appeal a ruling of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), which found Bulgaria guilty of violating religious rights of over 100 Bulgarian Orthodox priests, bishops and lay-workers, who were violently thrown out of their churches, BosNewsLife learned Monday, March 23.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife SKOPJE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Macedonia held presidential and local elections Sunday, March 22, seen as vital to the country's plans to join the European Union and NATO.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, 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.