NEWS WATCH: Hungary’s Right Wins, Socialists Lose Elections

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife 8164_copy_2_20100412_2380BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Hungarians celebrated in downtown Budapest late Sunday, March 11, as official election results showed that the center right Fidesz party had won Hungary's parliamentary elections with at least 206 of the 386 seats in parliament -- ousting the ruling Socialists -- amid widespread anger over economic difficulties and corruption scandals.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary’s Far Right Receiving Many Votes In Elections; Prime Minister Concerned

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest Kormányátalakítás - Új kormánytagokBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's outgoing Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai has condemned his country's political climate ahead of upcoming parliamentary elections Sunday, April 11, as opinion polls show a far right political party will receive many votes. There is also international concern about the favorite to win the ballot, the main center right opposition party Fidesz, after its leader criticized a European Union deal on foreign landownership.

BREAKING NEWS: Hungary Bans Holocaust Denial; Violators Face Prison

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos hungarypresidentBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's President Laszlo Solyom signed a law Wednesday, March 10, making denial, or playing down, of the Holocaust a criminal offense punishable by up to three years imprisonment.

NEWS ALERT: Hungarian Rabbi Raj Dies; Funeral Underway

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest imagex500x335BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A funeral service was underway Wednesday, March 10, for a former Hungarian chief rabbi who was persecuted under Communism because of his involvement in spreading the Jewish faith,the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary (MAZSIHISZ) confirmed.

Officials Warn: Extremist Parties Threaten Eastern Europe’s Stability

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.

Nobel Prize Winner Wiesel Fears Hungary’s Extremism

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest wieselBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Nobel Peace Prize winner, author and activist Elie Wiesel has urged Hungary to consider banning Holocaust denials to improve its image abroad and has expressed concern about growing extremist parties in the country and Europe.

Hungary’s Health Authority Warns Santa Claus Of Swine Flu (Feature)

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife aphungarysantaclausswinefluvaccinationeng3dec091BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungarian health authorities have launched a national campaign warning Hungary's Santa Claus to avoid kissing children and shaking their hands to prevent spreading the swine flu virus. They also want him to get vaccinated against the illness.

NEWS WATCH: Hungarian Radio Scandal Highlights Corruption Problem

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent reporting from Budapest corruption1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's government has admitted it has a serious corruption problem following the sudden closure of radio stations by Hungarian authorities. Ambassadors of nine wealthy nations, including Germany, have warned Hungary that foreign investors could be scared off.

Millions Pray For Persecuted Church

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife 3881BUDAPEST/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- Millions of Christians from Vancouver to Vladivostok were praying Sunday, November 8, for persecuted Christians, amid reports of increased repression in several countries around the world.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: Ukraine Border Guards Halt “Dying” Christian Activist (Update 1)

(ADDS PASSPORT CONFISCATION, MORE DETAILS) By BosNewsLife News Center d0bcd0b0d0bcd0bed187d0bad0b01BUDAPEST/UZHHOROD (BosNewsLife)-- An elderly Christian Ukrainian woman who made world headlines for uncovering corruption in a key border area of Ukraine was near death Thursday, October 29, after she was prevented by Ukrainian border guards from seeking medical treatment in neighboring Hungary.