NEWS WATCH: US VP Warns Europe of Missile Threats

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest bideneurope11BUDAPEST, 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.

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

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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

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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: East Europe Officials Say US Backing Away from Missile Defense System

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ap_czech_jan_fischer_210_17sep091WARSAW/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.

70th Anniversary Liberation Auschwitz Held Amid Controversy

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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: Poland Observes 70th Anniversary of World War II

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife poland1GDANSK, 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.

Swedish, Polish Christian Medics Fired For Refusing Abortions

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ellinor-grimmarkSTOCKHOLM/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.

WORLD WATCH: Israel Condemns Poland’s Holocaust Vote

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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.

NEWS WATCH: Austria, Germany, Visegrad Group Condemn Belarus Crackdown

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By BosNewsLife News Center BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The Austrian and German chancellors and prime ministers of Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland have condemned the arrests of dissidents in Belarus and say they support a travel ban and freeze of assets of Belarus officials.

Poland Parliamentarians Back Resolution Defending Persecuted Christians

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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.

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