Turkmenistan: Appeal for Jailed Pastor

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By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent with BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest
BUDAPEST/MARY (BosNewsLife)-- The wife of an imprisoned Protestant pastor has appealed to international observers -- including the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) -- to attend any future trial if her husband's investigation reaches that stage.

NEWS WATCH: Billionaire Takes Over As Georgia’s Prime Minister

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Listen to this BosNewsLife News  report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent  BosNewsLife TBILISI, GEORGIA (BosNewsLife)-- Georgia's parliament has approved a billionaire as the former Soviet nation's new prime minister and endorsed his government, following the recent October 1 parliamentary elections. Bidzina Ivanishvili began his first official full working day Friday, October 26, after lawmakers voted 88-54 for his cabinet.

Belarus Pastor Facing Criminal Charges As Police Raid Churches

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By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos lukashenko1MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Christians say a pastor in southeast Belarus may face criminal charges after police raided his church venue during a Sunday worship service as part of a wider government crackdown on devoted believers in the autocratically-ruled former Soviet nation.

NEWS WATCH: 10 Million To Die Of Tuberculosis, Red Cross Warns

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent reporting from Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFCR) warned Thursday, March 24, that millions of people will die of tuberculosis, unless the international community intervenes.

NEWS ALERT: Belarus Not To Evict Massive Evangelical Church

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By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- One of the largest evangelical congregations in Belarus confirmed Wednesday, December 5, that authorities at the last moment decided not to evict them from their building, following years of judicial wrangling.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine’s Crimea Votes To Join Russia Amid Tensions

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Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican RadioRealAudioMP3  By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife VotingKYIV/CRIMEA (BosNewsLife)-- Some 95.5 percent of voters in Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula decided Sunday, March 16, to break away from Ukraine and join Russia in a controversial referendum that has raised concerns in the West, election officials said after half the ballots were counted. With thousands of Russian forces more or less looking over their shoulders, most voters in Crimea were expected to choose joining Russia in the referendum.

Officials Warn: Extremist Parties Threaten Eastern Europe’s Stability

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- About 1,000 people, many of them elderly Holocaust survivors, braved winter temperatures Saturday, February 13, to express concern about the rising far right groups in Hungary.

India Hindu Mob Attacks Evangelical Pastor, Church Members

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By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Evangelical Christians in southeastern India were due to worship Sunday, January 29, amid heightened tensions after Hindu hardliners attacked a pastor and church members, representatives said.  

Thousands Of North Korean Christians Receive Food And Secret Training

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Eric Leijenaar, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent North Korea US AidSEOUL/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of North Korean Christians have received food and Christian education from a major Western organization, despite fresh attempts by North Korea's leadership to crackdown on foreign aid, BosNewsLife established Wednesday, March 18.

NEWS WATCH: FBI to support Russian security at Winter Olympics

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Listen to Stefan Bos' report: RealAudioMP3  By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife 130204125446-2014-winter-olympics-in-sochi-russia-5-horizontal-galleryMOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)--The recent attack which left at least five people dead in Stavropol, in southern Russia, has heightened security fears ahead of the Olympic Winter Games due to take place in the Black Sea resort of Sochi next month. The United States, which will send 250 athletes to compete in the games, says the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will have dozens of people in Moscow and some in Sochi to assist the Russians.