70th Anniversary Liberation Auschwitz Held Amid Controversy

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife AuschwitznowOSWIECIM, POLAND (BosNewsLife)-- Government leaders and survivors are among those marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation by Soviet forces of Nazi-death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in ceremonies overshadowed by new concerns over rising anti-Semitism in Europe, and a row between Poland and Russia. Tuesday's event in Poland was expected to be the last big anniversary in which remaining elderly survivors would be able to come and pay their respects at the former camp, which became a symbol of the Holocaust.

NEWS WATCH: Prayers At Funeral Of Poland’s Last Communist Leader

Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife protestersatfuneralWARSAW, POLAND (BosNewsLife)-- Lech Walesa, head of the Solidarity movement that ended Communism in Poland, has knelt in prayer at a Catholic funeral mass for General Wojciech Jaruzelski, the Communist leader who for decades was his sworn enemy

NEWS WATCH: 19 Miners Rescued From Poland Mine

Listen to this BosNewsLife report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife minersWARSAW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Nineteen miners have been pulled alive from a copper mine in southern Poland after a small earthquake trapped them.

NEWS WATCH: Poland, Ukraine Remember 70th Anniversary Of Massacre; President Attacked

Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio. Click: BNLPoland Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife egggLUTSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Poland's president Bronislaw Komorowski was struck with an egg in north western Ukraine while marking the 70th anniversary of a notorious massacre during World War Two. The incident came after politicians of both nations attended a mass aimed at reconciliation, something Pope Francis had encouraged.

NEWS WATCH: Thousands Flee Deadly Central Europe Flooding (Update)

Listen to this morning BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio RealAudioMP3  And the updated evening BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio click here: floodingexteavati By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife central-europe-floods-evacuate.siPRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of people have been evacuated in Central and Eastern Europe where flooding and heavy rainfall has left at least a dozen people dead or missing. Rescue workers and soldiers desperately tried to protect millions of people in especially Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, but the raging water still managed to inundate areas across the region.

Rebels Release Polish Priest Amid Fighting In East Ukraine

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Dutchpoliceindonetsk KYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- An ethnic Polish priest who was abducted by armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine has been freed, but his release did little to ease tensions as Ukrainian government forces advanced to the rebel-held stronghold of Donetsk.

NEWS WATCH: Germany To Prosecute 30 Auschwitz Guards

Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio:RealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife campBERLIN/WARSAW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Prosecutors in Germany have called for dozens of former Nazi guards to be tried for facilitating mass murder at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland during World War Two.

EU Legislators Urge Pakistan To Halt Execution Of Christian Woman

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- European legislators have visited Pakistan amid concerns that Christian Asia Bibi, a married mother of five, may become the first woman to be executed by the State on controversial charges of 'blasphemy against Islam.'

BREAKING NEWS: Poland President Dies In Plane Crash

By BosNewsLife News Center with Jessica Golloher in Moscow, Stefan J. Bos in Budapest and VOA News in Washington 0023ae73cfef0d2a8b014eMOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Poland’s president Lech Kaczynski has died along with all other 95 people on board an air plane that crashed in Western Russia, Polish and Russian officials confirmed Saturday, April 10.

Polish man who saved girlfriend in Auschwitz dies at 90

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest WARSAW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Jerzy Bielecki, a Polish inmate who led his Jewish girlfriend out of the Auschwitz death camp in 1944 has died at the age of 90, BosNewsLife learned Tuesday, October 25.  

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