NEWS WATCH: France, Eastern Europe Divided Over Climate Plan

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.

NEWS WATCH: Russia Blames Polish Crew in Air Crash that Killed President

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.

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: Austria, Germany, Visegrad Group Condemn Belarus Crackdown

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.

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.

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.

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.

NEWS WATCH: New Polish European Parliament President Faces Difficult Tasks

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ap_europe_poland_buzek_15jul09_eng_2101BUDAPEST/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.

NEWS WATCH: Poland Confirms Execution In Pakistan Of Engineer

By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife News Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos reporting from BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest pakistan_190ISLAMABAD/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.

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