Hungary Commemorates Holocaust Hero Wallenberg Amid Controversy

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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: Hungarians Demand Better Life After Elections

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The polls opend in Hungary Sunday, April 25, for the second round of legislative elections. Hungarians have made the center-right party Fidesz the favorite as they try to recover from the deepest recession in years.

Worldwide Christians Pray For “Persecuted Church”

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By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Millions of Christians around the world were expected Sunday, November 13, to participate in the 'International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church' (IDOP), amid mounting concerns over a global crackdown on devoted believers.  

Hungary Warns Of Christian Persecution in Europe

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent reporting from Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary’s anti-migration government has warned that surging Christian persecution must end worldwide,...

Hungary Village Still Suffers After Worst Chemical Disaster (Special Feature)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Kolontar, Hungary KOLONTAR, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Some villagers pause to remember, or pray, around a memorial to those who died a year ago in Hungary's worst ever chemical disaster on record. On October 4, 2010, over 184 million gallons (700,000 cubic meters) from an alumina plant's broken reservoir flooded this Hungarian village of Kolontar and nearby towns, 150 kilometers west of Budapest.

Hungary’s “Anti-Roma, Anti-Jewish” Party Marching To Europe (Special Feature)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest morvai_krisztina23-202x300BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Lawyer Krisztina Morvai is a beautiful blond mother who smiles on campaign posters of the far-right party, the Movement for a Better Hungary (Jobbik). However the red, lipstick smile, of Jobbik's primary candidate for the European Union Parliament soon disappears when asked about her views on Hungary's estimated 800.000 gypsies, who prefer to be known as the Roma, and Jewish people.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary Threatened By New Chemical Disaster, Experts Warn (BosNewsLife Investigation)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Almasfuzito, Hungary
ALMASFUZITO, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Environmentalists have warned of a new industrial accident in Hungary that they say could once again threaten villages, towns and even Budapest with toxic red sludge. Just outside the Hungarian capital, a reservoir is being watched which has potentially similar problems as the one that collapsed in western Hungary in early October, killing at least ten people and injuring over 120 others. A BosNewsLife investigation.

Hungary’s Orthodox Jews Fear Extremist Attacks (Special Feature)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest magyargardaBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Officials of Hungary's Orthodox Jewish community have urged the government to urgently provide police protection amid growing extremism and violent attacks in the country.

BREAKING NEWS: Hungary’s Far Right Party Enters European Parliament (UPDATE)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent reporting from Budapest jobBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's main far-right party, accused by rights groups of spreading anti-semitic views and hatred towards the country's up to 800,000 Gypsies, known as Roma, has received three seats in the European Parliament, official results showed.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary Remembers 1956 Revolution Amid Election Tensions

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By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest 0_21_102206_hungary BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary has commemorated the crushed 1956 Revolution against Soviet domination amid increasing tensions between the government and opposition ahead of next year's elections.