Hungary Asks Court To Probe ‘Islamic State’ Crackdown On Christians

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By BosNewsLife News Center with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bosministernow BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's foreign minister says his country has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the "brutal actions" committed against Christians by the Islamic State group.

Hungary Signs Holocaust Compensation Deal Amid Controversy

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLifehungary BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's center-right government said Saturday, July 6, it had reached a multimillion dollar deal with a US-based Holocaust restitution organization on compensation for Hungarian survivors living abroad, prompting some angry reactions from former Nazi death camp inmates.

Auschwitz Survivor Doubts Elie Wiesel’s Holocaust Past In Probe

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--Late Author Accused Of Stealing Identity By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A Hungarian-born Jewish survivor of Nazi death camps isn't surprised that only a few people attended the funeral for self-proclaimed Holocaust witness and famed author Elie Wiesel. "They buried Wiesel quickly after his death so journalists could not see that he didn't have a tattoo of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp," said Nikolaus (Miklós) Grüner.

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.

Roma ‘Fresco Village’ Turns Hungary Hardship Into Hope (Special Feature)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Bódvalenke, Hungary FrescoBODVALENKE, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A malnourished villager in northeastern Hungary, who claims to be 20-years-old, smiles while holding her premature baby in her arms. She likes a recently completed fresco showing Gypsy life and references to Jesus Christ. Nearby children are finishing the 33rd mural in Bódvalenke, the world's only Fresco Village painted by Gypsy artists, also known as Roma.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary Hosts Europe’s Largest Jewish Festival Amid Concerns

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife The_Jewish_Summer_FestivalBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- As many as 100,000 visitors from around the world are expected to attend the 16th Hungarian Jewish Summer Festival in Budapest, Europe's largest cultural event of its kind. The nine-day Festival, which ends September 2 and is supported by churches, comes despite concern over rising antisemitism in the country

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.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary Launches Crackdown On Homeless

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary picture-4 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary has launched a crackdown on its many homeless people, with thousands facing imminent detention under a new controversial law. The measures come as homeless Hungarians wake up after sleeping near a garbage dump, hidden between the bushes, somewhere in Budapest.

Iran Christians Get Shelter in Hungary After International Outcry

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife) – An Iranian Christian father and his young son, who...

Hungary Expands Recognized Churches To Just 32; Opposition Concerned

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Amid mounting international pressure Hungary's parliament expanded the number of recognized churches from an initial 14 to 32 Monday, February 27, but hundreds of religious groups remained unrecognized.