NEWS WATCH: Hungary, Eastern Europe Face Cold Without Russian Gas

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest gas1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- European Union monitors arrived in Kiev Friday, amid international pressure on Ukraine and Russia to settle their dispute over natural gas prices that has effected shipments to at least 20 countries.

NEWS WATCH: Turkey Demands Hungary’s Help for EU Membership

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary says it supports Turkey's efforts to join the European Union and that it will try to push Turkey's case when it assumes the bloc's rotating presidency next year. The announcement comes despite EU concerns over the treatment of the Christian minority and other controversies in the country.  Turkey's chief negotiator for talks with the European Union, Egemen Bagis, urged Hungary on Wednesday, October 27, to use its influence on Turkey's behalf.

Europe Top Court Condemns Hungary’s Detention of Asylum Seekers

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Listen to a shorter version of this BosNewsLife report via Vatican News BosNewsLife Investigation By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary BUDAPEST,...

Hungary Detains Metals Plant Director in Toxic Spill Probe (Exclusive)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Hungary's disaster area in Kolontar and Devecser
KOLONTAR/DEVECSER (BosNewsLife)-- Hungarian police on Monday detained the managing director of a metals plant where a reservoir burst last week, flooding several towns with toxic waste - killing at least eight people and injuring more than 100 others.  Before his arrest, Zoltan Bakonyi told BosNewsLife that his company was not guilty of negligence, as authorities contend.

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.

NEWS WATCH: Hungarian Intellectuals Fear Government’s “Culture War”

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungarian artists and intellectuals may be forgiven for thinking twice before expressing their thoughts these days. Critics say the center-right government and its allies have effectively launched a "culture war."

NEWS WATCH: Austria, Germany, Visegrad Group Condemn Belarus Crackdown

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By BosNewsLife News Center BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The Austrian and German chancellors and prime ministers of Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland have condemned the arrests of dissidents in Belarus and say they support a travel ban and freeze of assets of Belarus officials.

Concerns Over ‘Religious Discrimination’ In Hungary’s New Constitution

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By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos voa_bos_hungary_protest_300_eng_14jan11BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Smaller evangelical churches and other faith groups faced more uncertainty Monday, September 23, after Hungary's parliament adopted amendments to a controversial constitution.