Uzbekistan Jails Baptists, Threatens Church, report

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By BosNewsLife Special Correspondent Marshall Ramsey with BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest TASHKENT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Police in Uzbekistan reportedly jailed ten Baptists for up to five days and fined three others 80 times the monthly minimum wage on charges of unauthorized worship at home, BosNewsLife monitored Friday, August 7.

Russian Orthodox Church Enthrones New Leader

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife, reporting from Budapest patriMOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Russian Orthodox Church enthroned Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad Sunday, February 1, the 16th patriarch of at least an estimated 75 million followers, amid pressures to overcome internal divisions and to reach out to non-Orthodox believers.

NEWS WATCH: War Crimes Suspect Karadzic Demands ‘Reward’ at Trial

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Listen: RealAudioMP3 By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos THE HAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Former Bosnian-Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has denied responsibility for genocide and other war crimes, saying instead he should be rewarded for trying to avoid more bloodshed.

BREAKING NEWS: Hollywood Star Tony Curtis Death Shocks Hungary’s Jewish Community

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife) -- Hollywood actor Tony Curtis has died at the age of 85, his daughter Jamie Lee Curtis said -- news that was expected to come as a shock for Hungary and its Jewish community, which he supported. Curtis, who was born Bernard Schwartz to Hungarian Jewish parents, spoke with a BosNewsLife reporter in an exclusive interview in 2003 about plans to help "end the ignorance" towards what happened during World War Two, when Hungary was a close ally of Nazi Germany.

Hungary’s First Sentence For Holocaust Denial

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By BosNewsLife News Center holocaust BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A middle-aged man is Hungary's first person to be sentenced for Holocaust denial, Hungarian media reported Thursday, January 31

NEWS ALERT: Hungary’s New Churches Losing Recognition; Evangelicals Among Those Targeted

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A key official of Hungary's ruling center-right Fidesz party has submitted a draft law to parliament that is expected to make it potentially impossible for newer evangelical churches to be recognized by the state.

NEWS WATCH: Eastern EU States Under Western Pressure Amid Social Unrest

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Romania and Hungary are among several former Communist nations of the European Union facing social and political turmoil, as the EU and other Western institutions demand far reaching political and austerity measures in exchange for multi-billion dollar financial assistance. The resulting tensions have revived a debate over how much sovereignty eastern EU members should give up, more than two decades after freeing themselves from the Soviet Union's sphere of influence.

Hungary Thanks Horthy Despite Holocaust

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife stefan_bosBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife Columns)-- OK. Some 600,000 Hungarian Jews were massacred along with others the Nazis didn't like. Hungary's wartime leader Miklós Horthy knew this would happen when he allied the nation to Nazi-Germany. His noisy friend, Adolf Hitler, often promised the Holocaust as a Final Solution. "So what?", Hungary seems to think these days.

BREAKING NEWS: US, Israel Condemn Hungary Prize For Jews Haters

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary orbanBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The United States on Tuesday, March 19, condemned Hungary's decision to award the highest state award for journalism to a man who openly expressed hatred towards Jews and gypsies, also known as Roma.

NEWS WATCH: Belarus Denies Torture Of Political Prisoners

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent, BosNewsLife MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Belarus has denied allegations of large-scale torture in a secret service jail for political prisoners. The statement comes after a just-released former presidential candidate and a leading activist spoke to reporters about the alleged mistreatment of inmates.