Hungary Commemorates Holocaust Hero Wallenberg Amid Controversy

RealAudioMP3 Listen here to the BosNewsLife News story via Vatican Radio   By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary has commemorated Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat credited with saving the lives of as many as 100,000 Hungarian Jews during World War II, with the opening of a renovated memorial park named after him. The opening of the park comes amid international concerns about rising anti-Semitism in Hungary.

NEWS WATCH: EU Concerned About Hungary’s Deadly Toxic Flooding

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The European Union says flooding in Hungary that has killed four people and injured more than 100 others could affect half a dozen nations as poisonous mud threatens to enter the Danube River, one of Europe's main waterways. The flooding began on Monday when a dam holding back toxic waste at a metals plant burst west of the Hungarian capital.

BosNewsLife Weeks In Review: Keeping Faith Between Hardship And Hope

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest bosnewslifelogo BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- BosNewsLife's Dec 9-Dec 23 news coverage was dominated by reports on Christians and Jewish people clinging to their faith amid shootings, a changing political environment, and at least some justice for victims of what was Europe's worst atrocity since World War Two.

NEWS WATCH: President: ‘Europe To Shore Up Troubled Euro’

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- European Union President Herman van Rompuy says the bloc is prepared to do more to ensure stability in the Euro Zone, amid concerns over the future stability of the European single currency. Van Rompuy spoke Tuesday, December 21, in Hungary, which takes over the rotating six-month E.U. presidency on January 1.

Incestuous Austrian Father Admits Wrongdoing in Court

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ap-josef-fritzl-austria-190eng16mar09_11VIENNA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- An Austrian man who fathered seven children with a daughter he held captive in a cellar for more than two decades has pleaded guilty to rape and incest, but denies murdering a newborn son. Josef Fritzl spoke Monday, March 16, at the start of what has been dubbed Austria's trial of the century.

BosNewsLife Week In Review: Christians Battle Nazism, Starvation, Deadly Attacks (Dec.2-8)

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Devoted Christians in Hungary and the Middle East stood up against Nazism or Islamic extremism this week, while others worshiped Christ behind bars, between bomb explosions and in bitter cold conditions.

NEWS WATCH: Hungarians Protest Closer Ties with Russia

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife gameoverBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Hungarians have protested against the government's move towards Russia in the latest demonstration attacking policies of the perceived autocratic Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his center right administration.

Hungary Bans Nazi, Communist Symbols After Anti-Holocaust March

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest marchofliving BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's parliament has approved a modified plan to ban the public display of Nazi and Communist symbols, after thousands of Hungarians commemorated the victims of the Holocaust amid concerns about rising antisemitism in the country.

NEWS ALERT: French Jihadist Detained Over Deadly Attack On Jewish Museum

By BosNewsLife News Center still-cctv-footage-attack BRUSSELS/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A suspected French jihadist who spent time in Syria has been detained over his alleged involvement in the shooting deaths of three people at Brussels’ Jewish Museum, police said.

Refugees Return To Serbia Centers After Hungary Standoff

BosNewsLife WORLD WATCH By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST/KELEBIJA (BosNewsLife)-- Hundreds of migrants fleeing war, persecution, and poverty camped at the border with...