NEWS WATCH: Hungarian Radio Scandal Highlights Corruption Problem

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent reporting from Budapest corruption1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's government has admitted it has a serious corruption problem following the sudden closure of radio stations by Hungarian authorities. Ambassadors of nine wealthy nations, including Germany, have warned Hungary that foreign investors could be scared off.

NEWS WATCH: Hungarian Prime Minister Ends Hunger Strike For Voters Rights

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLIfe reporting from Budapest, Hungary BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The former prime minister of Hungary, Ferenc Gyurcsány, has ended a week-long hunger strike that he said was aimed at ensuring free and fair elections. Gyurscany has expressed concerns over plans by the government to overhaul the election system in the young democracy of this European Union nation.

Hungary Observes Liberation Of Jewish Ghetto

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)— Hungary's Jewish community has commemorated the 75th anniversary of the...

Hungary Fires Warning Shots At Dozens of Migrants

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BosNewsLife WORLD WATCH By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Tensions are rising at Hungary's southern border after warning shots were fired...

Germany’s Merkel Praises Hungary For Collapse Iron Curtain

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Sopronpuszta angela-merkel-suring-20th-anniversary-n-sopron1SOPRONPUSZTA, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the site Wednesday, August 19, where exactly 20 years ago Hungary briefly opened its border with Austria, allowing over 600 refugees to flee to the West.

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.

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.

NEWS WATCH: Europe Concerned Over Dependency On Russian Gas

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Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent reporting from Budapest

nabucco-gas-pepeline-project-gas-supply-sourcesBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Amid a major global financial crisis, Eastern European governments were anxiously awaiting Thursday, January 29, if and when European Union funding will come for the Nabucco pipeline, in hopes of making Europe less dependent on Russian natural gas.

Armenia Evangelicals Under Pressure Amid New Legislation

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By BosNewsLife News Center YEREVAN/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists and religious groups in Armenia say new legislation will increase intolerance towards the country's evangelical Christians and other minorities, some of whom already face prosecution for their church activities.

Hungary’s Teachers Protest Religion Law

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By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's largest trade union of teachers, Pedagogusok Szakszervezete (PSZ), has turned to the Constitutional Court, asking for the new religion law to be annulled.