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.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST/WARSAW (BosNewsLife)-- A Russian report on last year's plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and and 95 others says crew members were pressured by high officials, and indirectly the head of state, to land in Smolensk, Russia despite bad weather. The twin brother of the late president Jaroslaw Kaczynski has already condemned the report.
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.
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 BosNewsLife News Center with Jessica Golloher in Moscow, Stefan J. Bos in Budapest and VOA News in Washington MOSCOW/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.
Listen to this morning BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio And the updated evening BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio click here: floodingexteavati By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife PRAGUE/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.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST/WARSAW (BosNewsLife)-- The new president of the European Parliament, former Polish Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek, has pledged to make the European Union more accessible to average citizens following a record-low voter turnout in recent European elections. As the first East European politician to take up the post, Buzek faces a difficult task as the bloc suffers under a global economic crisis and tensions over necessary reforms.
By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife News Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos reporting from BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest ISLAMABAD/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Poland confirmed Monday, February 9, the authenticity of video footage showing the beheading in Pakistan of a Polish engineer abducted over four months ago by Islamic militants linked to the groups Taliban and possibly Al-Qaeda.