Budapest’s “Oldest Synagogue” Reopens After 60 Years (BosNewsLife Exclusive)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- After 60 years, the oldest synagogue in Hungary's capital Budapest will reopen September 5 during a ceremony attended by Israel's government and other leaders, a chief rabbi has told BosNewsLife.

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.

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.

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 WATCH: UN Warns Of Global Water Shortages

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Listen to this BosNewsLife report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 WATERSUMMIT By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Representatives from more than 100 United Nations member states and organizations have appealed to world leaders to urgently tackle expected water scarcity around the world.

1,000 Christian Families Flee Northern Iraq In Latest Clashes

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service
BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Some 1,000 Christian families have fled an area in northern Iraq amid ongoing clashes between Kurdish and Iraqi government forces, local Christians and aid workers say.

NEWS ALERT: Lists Of Jews Compiled At Hungary’s Largest University

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary ELTE-University-of-Law (1)BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- There was an outcry in Hungary on Wednesday, February 20, over revelations that the country's largest university has been involved in compiling lists of presumed Jewish students amid growing anti-Semitism in this nation of some 10 million people.

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.

Hungary Sentences Three Men Over Anti-Semitic Attacks Amid Wider Concerns

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary JOBBIK BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A Budapest court handed down prison terms to three men for "insulting" and "harassing" visitors of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) in the capital amid worries over rising anti-Semitism in Hungary, officials confirmed Friday, May 10.

Hungarian Police Detain 4 Men in Gypsy Killings

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife hungary_budapest_debrecen_2101BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungarian police have detained four men on suspicion of carrying out attacks in which at least six Roma, or Gypsies as they are also called, were killed. The violence has underscored growing ethnic tension in the European Union nation.