NEWS WATCH: Hungary Marks Anniversary of Beginning of Collapse of Iron Curtain (Feature)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Sopronpuszta, Hungary ap_hungary_iron_curtain_210_27jun891SORPONPUSZTA, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary is marking the 20th anniversary of itsdecision to allow tens of thousands East Germans to cross the Hungarian border and flee to the West. It was a risky decision that contributed to the collapse of the Iron Curtain and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Former refugees from then-communist East Germany and aid workers still recall the often traumatic experiences that preceded the mass exodus to freedom.

Germany’s Merkel Blames Racism For Mass Killings

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NEWS WATCH: Russia’s 70th Anniversary of Battle of Stalingrad Sparks Debate

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Listen here to the BosNewsLife News report BosNewsLifeStalingrad  By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondenty BosNewsLife The-Battle-of-Stalingrad-01VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA (BosNewsLife)-- For one day the southern Russian city of Volgograd was called Stalingrad, again, as Russia remembered the bloodiest battle in human history. Survivors were among those commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad, which ended here exactly 70 years ago.

Baby Boy Discovered In German Nativity Scene

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By BosNewsLife News Center BERLIN, GERMANY (BosNewsLife)-- A newborn baby was doing well Sunday, December 7, after his troubled mother laid him in the crib of a nativity scene on the altar of a church in southern Germany, in hopes that someone would find and care for him, church and police officials said.

Yemen Militants Kill Christian Aid Workers Over Mission Work

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife anitaandrita1-150x1431SANA'A/WOLFSBURG (BosNewsLife)-- Christian aid workers are believed to have been kidnapped and killed in Yemen by suspected Islamic militants because they were involved in evangelism among Muslims and had been warned to end their mission work, BosNewsLife learned Thursday June 25.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary Mourns Late Prime Minister Gyula Horn

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By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos download BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungarians on Friday, June 21, were mourning former Hungarian Socialist Prime Minister Gyula Horn, known for his role in the collapse of Communism in Europe and the reunification of Germany, who died in hospital at age 80 following a long illness. 

NEWS WATCH: NATO Agrees On New Leader And Afghan Strategy

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife STRASBOURG, FRANCE (BosNewsLife) -- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization named Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen as its new secretary general Saturday, April 4, after Turkey lifted its objections to the choice.

NEWS WATCH: Turkey Recalls Envoy After Germany Calls Armenian Massacre “Genocide”

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondentactivistsarmenia ISTANBUL/BERLIN (BosNewsLife)-- Turkey has recalled its ambassador to Germany to protest against the German Parliament's decision to declare the massacre of Armenians during World War I a "genocide". The vote heightens German-Turkish tensions amid an ongoing refugee crisis.

Germany in Shock as Carnaval Car Attack Wounds 52

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BosNewsLife WORLD WATCH Listen to this BosNewsLife News story via Vatican Radio: By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BUDAPEST/BERLIN (BosNewsLife)-- At least...

Churches Mourn Victims German Plane Crash

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By BosNewsLife News Center LubitzBERLIN/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Churches have offered support for family members and relatives of the 150 people who died when a Germanwings Airbus A320 plane crashed March 24 in the foothills near Digne-les-Bains, in the Alpes de Haute Provence in southeastern France.