NEWS WATCH: Kosovo Prime Minister Claims Victory In Tense Elections

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife PRISTINA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Incumbent Prime Minister Hashim Thaci claimed victory Sunday, December 12, in Kosovo's first parliamentary elections since it declared independence from Serbia, but the vote was overshadowed by ethnic tensions and allegations of fraud.

Hungary’s Parliament Condemns Persecution Of Christians

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary’s parliament has passed a government-initiated decree condemning the persecution of Christian around the world as well as other religious minorities. The vote came after the government began opening an office supporting persecuted Christians following talks with Pope Francis.

NEWS WATCH: Heat Wave Causing Misery in Europe

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Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio:RealAudioMP3 By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest picturenowBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Central and Eastern Europe is trying to overcome a stubborn heat wave that has overshadowed Europe's largest music festival and caused wild fires in the Balkans.

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.

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

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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.

Hungary Mourns Last Emperor’s Son Otto von Habsburg; Dies At 98

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By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary  mourned Monday, July 4, Otto von Habsburg, the oldest son of Austria-Hungary's last emperor and a longtime member of the European Parliament, who has died at age 98.

NEWS ALERT: Hungarian Court Acquits Top Nazi Suspect

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- In his wheelchair, connected to an infusion device and with half closed eyes, he seemed an innocent old man. Prosecutors saw the 97-year old Sándor Képíró as a war criminal who killed dozens of Jews, Serbs and others the Nazis didn't like during World War Two. But a court in Budapest declared him "not-guilty" Monday, July 18, citing a lack of evidence.  

NEWS ALERT: Plane Crashes Kill 16 In US, Japan (News Watch)

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By BosNewsLife News Center _45591380_grab226iWASHINGTON/TOKYO/BUDAPEST-- Officials on Monday, March 23, began investigating plane crashes in three countries which killed 16 people, most of them in United States, where aviation experts wanted to know why a single-engine plane plunged into a cemetery in the northwestern state of Montana.

BREAKING NEWS: Hungary Police Raid “Racist” Gathering; American Detained (Update)

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(ADDS COMMENTS JOBBIK, AND SPEAKERS) By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLifenpi BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungarian police raided a gathering in Budapest of an extremist U.S.-based group, detaining its leader and interrogating other participants, BosNewsLife learned.

Hungary’s Jewish Umbrella Group Threatens Boycott Of Holocaust Ceremonies

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary’s main Jewish umbrellaholocaust group has voted to boycott official commemorations surrounding the 70th anniversary of the Hungarian Holocaust, unless the government backs down on policies seen as minimizing the country's role in the mass murder of Jews.