NEWS WATCH: Austria’s Incestous Father Sentenced to Life in Prison

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ap_australia_josef_fritzl_195_17mar091VIENNA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- An Austrian man who imprisoned his daughter for 24 years and fathered seven children with her was sentenced on Thursday, March 19, to life in prison, which he will serve mainly in a psychiatric facility. It came shortly after Josef Fritzl pleaded guilty to all charges, including murder and enslavement.

Thousands Of North Korean Christians Receive Food And Secret Training

Eric Leijenaar, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent North Korea US AidSEOUL/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of North Korean Christians have received food and Christian education from a major Western organization, despite fresh attempts by North Korea's leadership to crackdown on foreign aid, BosNewsLife established Wednesday, March 18.

Incestuous Austrian Father Admits Wrongdoing in Court

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.

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

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: Former Bosnian Leader Karadzic Rejects Genocide Charges

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife Listen to This Report Bos report Listen (MP3) Listen to This Report Bos report Download (MP3) ap_karadzic_3mar09THE HAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- International judges and prosecutors were preparing Thursday, March 5, for a complicated trial after former Bosnian-Serb leader Radovan Karadzic refused to enter a plea to an amended indictment of genocide and crimes against humanity.

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

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

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.

NEWS WATCH: Nine Killed, Dozens Injured In Netherlands’ Plane Crash; Turkish Airlines ‘Unsafe’

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from Amsterdam ap-turkish-airliner-crash-netherlands-190eng25feb09AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife) -- A Turkish Airlines passenger plane with 135 people aboard crashed into a field in light fog while trying to land at Amsterdam's main airport Wednesday, February 25, killing nine people and injuring more than 50, an area official said.

Turkey Militants Vandalize Christian Bookshop

BosNewsLife News Center popeturkey1ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- Christian workers in southern Turkey faced a tense day Friday, February 20, after their bookshop was vandalized for the second time in a week by suspected Muslim militants, Christians said.

Turkey Detains Two New Suspects Over Murders Missionaries

BosNewsLife News Center images2ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- Two new suspects were behind bars Friday, February 13, for their alleged involvement in torture-murders of three Christian missionaries in the city of Malatya, in 2007.