By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has called on America's European allies to step-up their defense efforts, saying they the face growing security threats from outside Europe. Biden made the comments in Bucharest, Romania Thursday, October 22, before ending his Central and Eastern European tour in the Czech Republic.
Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife WARSAW, 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
Listen to this BosNewsLife report via Vatican Radio: By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife WARSAW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Nineteen miners have been pulled alive from a copper mine in southern Poland after a small earthquake trapped them.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife WARSAW/PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Poland and the Czech Republic are reacting to U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to scrap plans for a Europe-based missile defense system. Several officials in the region have warned that the move will improve Washington's relations with Moscow at the expense of other Eastern European allies.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife OSWIECIM, 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.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife GDANSK, POLAND (BosNewsLife)-- European and American leaders gathered to observe the 70th anniversary of the German military invasion of Poland, which is generally regarded as the start of World War II. Tuesday's ceremonies came amid controversy between Poland and Russia over the war, in which some 50 million people died.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife STOCKHOLM/WARSAW (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian nurse is taking legal action against the Swedish government after she was fired for refusing to perform abortions. A doctor in Poland, who was dismissed on similar grounds, is considering an appeal.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife WARSAW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Israel has condemned a vote by Polish legislators to regulate Holocaust speech. The announcement came after Poland's Senate backed controversial legislation about the mass killings of millions of Jews, and others the Nazi's didn't like, during the Second World War.
By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BUDAPEST/WARSAW (BosNewsLife)-- A parliamentary commission has urged Poland's parliament to support a resolution in defense of persecuted Christians, following the killing of a Polish missionary priest and a Christian minister in Pakistan.