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

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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.

Russian Orthodox Church Enthrones New Leader

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife, reporting from Budapest patriMOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Russian Orthodox Church enthroned Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad Sunday, February 1, the 16th patriarch of at least an estimated 75 million followers, amid pressures to overcome internal divisions and to reach out to non-Orthodox believers.

BosNewsLife’s Week in Review: Triumphs Amid Trials As Churches Grow Despite ‘Holy War’

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By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Triumphs amid trials marked BosNewsLife's November 4-November 10 newsweek with a Pakistani evangelist managing to distribute Bibles in areas hit by reported Islamic violence, the Middle East's largest Christian community embracing a new leader, while in Africa Christians died in attacks.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary Honors President Reagan With Statue

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A statue of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan has been unveiled  Wednesday in Hungary's capital Budapest where he was honored for helping to end communism and creating a new world for Central and Eastern Europe. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice attended the ceremony.

NEWS WATCH: Slovakia, Hungary Agree to Tackle Extremism

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife hungary_210_1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The Prime Ministers of Hungary and Slovakia have agreed to tackle extremism as part of efforts to overcome their countries' worst diplomatic crisis in years. They made the announcement following a meeting at the Hungarian-Slovak border Thursday, September 10. Both nations are at loggerheads over a controversial language law and the treatment of ethnic Hungarians in Slovakia, many of whom are Reformed Christians.

Hungary Remembers Holocaust Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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BosNewsLife WORLD WATCH By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- With much of Hungary in lockdown, a minister...

Hungary Introduces Controversial Church Rules

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By BosNewsLife News Center with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos churchesnow BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Smaller evangelical congregations and other groups were weighing their options Thursday, June 27, after Hungary's parliament introduced new rules on recognizing churches, despite the Constitutional Court’s annulment of several passages in a controversial church law.

Hungary Rejects Holocaust Survivor’s Defamation Case (BosNewsLife In-Depth)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A Hungarian-born Nazi death camp survivor, who claims  Nobel Peace Prize author Elie Wiesel lies about his Holocaust past and stole the identity of an inmate, has lost a defamation case in Hungary.

NEW EUROPE Hungary Detains 4 Suspect After 71 Migrants Die In Truck

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest and border areas refugeesfilenow BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Four people remain detained after the decomposing bodies of 71 migrants fleeing war and poverty, including eight women and four children, were found in a truck on Austria's main highway after apparently arriving from neighboring Hungary. Hungarian police said they detained the suspects as part of a wider investigation into human smuggling.

WORLD WATCH: Thousands of Migrants Stuck in Serbia as Winter Sets In

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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Tensions are rising in the Balkans on the day the U.N.'s migration agency announced that 90 people apparently drowned after a smuggler's boat carrying mostly Pakistani migrants capsized off Libya's coast.