NEWS WATCH: Czech Republic Government Collapses After Losing Confidence Vote

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife Czech Government FallsPRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Czech government has collapsed after losing a non-confidence vote in parliament late Tuesday, March 24. The vote came after the center right government of Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek was criticized for the way it handled the economic crisis and for supporting a controversial American anti-missile defense system.

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.

Czech Republic Unveils Bust To Executed Priest

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Listen to the shorter BosNewsLife News version via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos drbolaBABICE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A bust has been unveiled in the Czech Republic to Catholic priest Václav Drbola, who was executed by the previous Communist regime. The ceremony comes amid efforts by the Catholic Church to overcome the recent wounds of history.

NEWS WATCH: Former PM Wins Czech Presidency In First Direct Race

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Listen to a BosNewsLife shorter version via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife zemanwinsBUDAPEST/PRAGUE (BosNewsLife)-- Left-leaning former Czech Prime Minister Milos Zeman has won his country's first direct presidential elections with about 55 percent of the vote. The international community was closely watching the voting as it will impact the Czech Republic's future relations with the European Union.

BosNewsLife’s Week in Review: Triumphs Amid Trials As Churches Grow Despite ‘Holy War’

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By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Triumphs amid trials marked BosNewsLife's November 4-November 10 newsweek with a Pakistani evangelist managing to distribute Bibles in areas hit by reported Islamic violence, the Middle East's largest Christian community embracing a new leader, while in Africa Christians died in attacks.

NEWS WATCH: Europe Remembers 9/11 Attacks Amid Heightened Security

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Europe is commemorating the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the United States amid heightened security after police in Sweden detained four people suspected of plotting a terrorist attack there. Four former Communist nations that joined the EU in the last decade are among the Union's member states commemorating the 9/11 attacks.

NEWS WATCH: Thousands Flee Deadly Central Europe Flooding (Update)

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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: Czech Prime Minister Resigns Amid Scandal

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Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife PMPIC PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)--Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas resigned on Monday following a massive espionage and bribery scandal involving his government.

NEWS WATCH: Support for Balkans’ EU Membership Growing

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest hungminister1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The Visegrad Group of European Union Foreign Ministers have agreed to support Serbia and other western Balkan countries to become full fledged members of the EU and North Atlantic Treaty Organization, despite remaining nationalistic tensions in the region, even among officials. They made the decision at a special ministerial meeting in Budapest, Tuesday, October 6.

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.