Iraq Christians In Czech Republic Amid EU Tensions Over Refugees

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
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PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Officials say the first of a total of more 153 Iraqi Christians who have been offered asylum in the Czech Republic have arrived in the capital Prague, after neighboring Slovakia also agreed to host Christians. It comes amid European Union concerns however that it is being overwhelmed by migrants fleeing war and poverty, most of them Muslims.

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.

NEWS WATCH: Palestinian Ambassador Dies In Prague Explosion

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Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ambassadorPRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (BosNewsLife)-- The Palestinian Foreign Ministry says it will send a delegation to Prague to help investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of the Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic, who died Wednesday, January 1, in an explosion.

NEWS WATCH: EU Urges Investigation As Czech Premier Resigns

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Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio:RealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correrspondent BosNewsLife NecasPRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The European Union has urged the Czech Republic to properly investigate a massive spying and corruption case in the Czech Republic amid concerns about possible fraud with EU subsidies.

NEWS WATCH: Central Europe Flooding Leaves Several Dead or Missing

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Listen to this shorter BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3  By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Bosnewslife floodingnowPRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in parts of Central and Eastern Europe have issued disaster warnings as heavy rain has caused flooding that left several people dead or missing. The situation seemed especially serious in the Czech Republic where Prime Minister Petr Necas said already "200 soldiers have been deployed so far" to help local authorities in the capital Prague and other areas.

NEWS WATCH: US VP Warns Europe of Missile Threats

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest bideneurope11BUDAPEST, 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.

Pope Benedict Urges Czechs to Rediscover Christian Roots

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ap_pope_prague_-czech_republic_26sep09_eng_2103PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Benedict XVI began a three day visit to the Czech Republic Saturday, September 26, with a call for the nation to rediscover its Christian roots. Forty years of communist rule in the country stifled religious activities and left the number of Catholics in decline and religious practice in general at historic lows.

Sudan Frees Christian Czech Missionary After International Pressure

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Czech Republic's Foreign Ministry says a Czech Christian who was sentenced to a stiff prison term in Sudan last month has been released and returned home late Sunday, February 26, with the Czech Foreign minister. The release of Petr Jašek followed international pressure.

Czechs Mourn Bischop, Symbol of anti-Communist Resistance

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By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Catholic Christians have been mourning Archbishop Karel Otcenasek, who became a symbol of church resistance against atheist, Communist rule.

NEWS WATCH: Czechs, Slovaks Mark 20 Years of Bloodless Divorce

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Listen to BosNewsLife News report via Voice of America CzechoslovakiaBosNewsLifeRadio By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife CZECHOSLOVAKIAPRAGUE/BRATISLAVA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Czechs and Slovaks have begun observing the 20th anniversary of the break up of Czechoslovakia into two independent states, amid concerns over economic differences.