NEWS WATCH: Czechs Bracing For Anti-Missile Protests Ahead Of Obama’s Visit

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife prezident_2PRAGUE/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.

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.

NEWS WATCH: World Leaders Pledge Over $1 Trillion To Tackle Global Crisis

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By BosNewsLife Bureaus hero_g20classLONDON, 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.

NEWS WATCH: Prime Minister Claims Victory In Montenegro’s Election

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ap-milo-djukanovic-montenegro-190eng29mar091BUDAPEST/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.

Lawyer Prosecuted Turkish Christians Plans European Court Case

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By BosNewsLife News Center echr1ISTANBUL, 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.

NEWS WATCH: Czech Republic Government Collapses After Losing Confidence Vote

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife Czech Government FallsPRAGUE/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.

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.

Bulgaria To Appeal European Court Ruling In Orthodox Row

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By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest 836SOFIA/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.

NEWS WATCH: Macedonia Votes Amid Tight Security

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ap_macedonia_election_21mar09_2101SKOPJE/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.

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.