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 WARSAW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Poles on Saturday, April 10, began mourning their president Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria who were among those killed in a plane crash in Western Russia.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.