Egypt Christian Convert Receives Death Threats From Judge

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By BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent Eric Leijenaar coptbeatenCAIRO/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- A Netherlands based advocacy group expressed concern Thursday, January 29, over a young Christian convert in Egypt after a judge allegedly threatened to kill her for abandoning Islam and trying to flee Egypt because of harassment by family and police.

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.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary, Eastern Europe Face Cold Without Russian Gas

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest gas1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- European Union monitors arrived in Kiev Friday, amid international pressure on Ukraine and Russia to settle their dispute over natural gas prices that has effected shipments to at least 20 countries.

NEWS WATCH: Ethnic Fighting Rocks Kosovo Town

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife afp_serbia_kosovo_unrest_175_03jan091PRISTINA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm returned Sunday, January 4, to Kosovo's second largest and most ethnically devided town of Mitrovica, following clashes between Serbs and ethnic Albanians in which at least six people were injured.

Christians Urge Ukraine Judges To Tackle Corruption (BosNewsLife Investigation)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife uzhhorod11UZHHOROD, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian group fighting corruption in Ukraine's border region with the European Union has urged judges not to celebrate their annual 'Court Workers Day' Monday, December 15, amid evidence that several Ukrainian courts received bribes or other favors in exchange for favorable rulings.

TURKEY WATCH: Turkey Textbook Encourages Discrimination Of Christians, Churches Claim

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By BosNewsLife News Center 42-16335853ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- Protestant churches in Turkey condemned Friday, December 12, the introduction of a school book by the Ministry of Education, which they say encourages discrimination of minority Christians, despite Western concerns over increased violence against the country's non-Muslims.

Christian Group Not Celebrating Human Rights Day

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By Eric Leijenaar, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent reporting from the Netherlands AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- An influential Netherlands-based organization providing aid to persecuted Christians around the world will not celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which falls on Wednesday, December 10.

Baby Boy Discovered In German Nativity Scene

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By BosNewsLife News Center BERLIN, GERMANY (BosNewsLife)-- A newborn baby was doing well Sunday, December 7, after his troubled mother laid him in the crib of a nativity scene on the altar of a church in southern Germany, in hopes that someone would find and care for him, church and police officials said.

NEWS WATCH: France, Eastern Europe Divided Over Climate Plan

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Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife GDANSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- French President Nicolas Sarkozy has failed to end disagreements with leaders of nine eastern European nations on a plan to tackle global warming. Sarkozy tried to sell an ambitious EU climate package over the weekend to the prime ministers of Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania and the Czech Republic.

BosNewsLife Launches New Website And “Worthy” Partnership

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By BosNewsLife News Center BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Central and Eastern Europe's first Christian news agency on the Internet, BosNewsLife, has launched a new website (www.bosnewslife.com) and a strategic partnership with Worthy Ministries, an organization specialized in Christian news "and spreading the Gospel around the world," its founder confirmed Friday, December 5.