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.

NEWS ALERT: Dutch-Iranian Pastor In Netherlands After One Year Jail

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By BosNewsLife News Center AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- A prosecuted Dutch-Iranian pastor arrived in the Netherlands Friday, September 16, after spending one year in an Iranian jail on charges of spreading Christianity, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said.

BREAKING NEWS: Dutch Queen Beatrix Abdicating; Son Becomes King (News Watch)

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By BosNewsLife News Center imagesTHE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands announced Monday she is abdicating in favor of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary’s Parliament Votes On “Totalitarian” Media Law

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's parliament is voting Monday on a government backed media law that critics say will turn the clock back and re-introduce "totalitarian rule" in the former Communist-nation. Under the legislation, journalists can face huge fines if their coverage is deemed unbalanced. The controversy comes just weeks before Hungary is to take over the rotating presidency of the European Union on January 1.

NEWS WATCH: EU Ministers Warn Portugal Over Massive Bailout

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent reporting from Budapest
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- European Union finance ministers warned Portugal on Saturday, April 9, that it will have to introduce tough reforms, including austerity measures, if the country wants to receive massive rescue loans, but tens of thousands of people demonstrated against spending cuts.

Western Diplomats Alarmed By Hungary’s Blacklist Of Journalists

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By BosNewsLife News Center BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The founder of Central and Eastern Europe's first Christian news agency BosNewsLife says envoys of Sweden, the United States, and others have expressed alarm about the "Hungarian government's blacklist of journalists it considers a threat" including himself. Stefan J. Bos said he and colleagues on the list were meeting top diplomats during a lunch over the weekend at the Swedish ambassadorial residency in Budapest.

Catholic Group Says Christians Face Eradication In Several Nations

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By Stefan J, Bos, Chief Internationalk Correspondent BosNewsLife aidtochurchLONDON/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife) -- An influential Catholic charity and advocacy group warns in a new report that Christianity may be "eradicated" in several nations as persecution of Christians has worsened over the last two years in countries such as China, Indonesia, Iraq, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Sudan and Syria.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary Remembers 1956 Revolution Amid Election Tensions

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By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest 0_21_102206_hungary BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary has commemorated the crushed 1956 Revolution against Soviet domination amid increasing tensions between the government and opposition ahead of next year's elections.

Hungary Thanks Horthy Despite Holocaust

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife stefan_bosBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife Columns)-- OK. Some 600,000 Hungarian Jews were massacred along with others the Nazis didn't like. Hungary's wartime leader Miklós Horthy knew this would happen when he allied the nation to Nazi-Germany. His noisy friend, Adolf Hitler, often promised the Holocaust as a Final Solution. "So what?", Hungary seems to think these days.

Netherlands Freezing Ties With Iran Over Woman’s Execution

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
AMSTERDAM/BUDAPEST/TEHRAN (BosNewsLife)-- The Netherlands says it has frozen official contacts with Iran to protest the hanging of a Dutch-Iranian woman and will ask the European Union to take action against the country.