Poland Parliamentarians Back Resolution Defending Persecuted Christians

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BUDAPEST/WARSAW (BosNewsLife)-- A parliamentary commission has urged Poland's parliament to support a resolution in defense of persecuted Christians, following the killing of a Polish missionary priest and a Christian minister in Pakistan.

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

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.

NEWS WATCH: Russia Blames Polish Crew in Air Crash that Killed President

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST/WARSAW (BosNewsLife)-- A Russian report on last year's plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and and 95 others says crew members were pressured by high officials, and indirectly the head of state, to land in Smolensk, Russia despite bad weather. The twin brother of the late president Jaroslaw Kaczynski has already condemned the report.

BREAKING NEWS: Poland Mourns President Killed In Plane Crash

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife m280707847WARSAW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Poles on Saturday, April 10, began mourning their president Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria who were among those killed in a plane crash in Western Russia.

BREAKING NEWS: Poland President Dies In Plane Crash

By BosNewsLife News Center with Jessica Golloher in Moscow, Stefan J. Bos in Budapest and VOA News in Washington 0023ae73cfef0d2a8b014eMOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Poland’s president Lech Kaczynski has died along with all other 95 people on board an air plane that crashed in Western Russia, Polish and Russian officials confirmed Saturday, April 10.

NEWS WATCH: US VP Warns Europe of Missile Threats

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest bideneurope11BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has called on America's European allies to step-up their defense efforts, saying they the face growing security threats from outside Europe. Biden made the comments in Bucharest, Romania Thursday, October 22, before ending his Central and Eastern European tour in the Czech Republic.

NEWS WATCH: East Europe Officials Say US Backing Away from Missile Defense System

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ap_czech_jan_fischer_210_17sep091WARSAW/PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Poland and the Czech Republic are reacting to U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to scrap plans for a Europe-based missile defense system. Several officials in the region have warned that the move will improve Washington's relations with Moscow at the expense of other Eastern European allies.

NEWS WATCH: Poland Observes 70th Anniversary of World War II

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife poland1GDANSK, POLAND (BosNewsLife)-- European and American leaders gathered to observe the 70th anniversary of the German military invasion of Poland, which is generally regarded as the start of World War II. Tuesday's ceremonies came amid controversy between Poland and Russia over the war, in which some 50 million people died.

NEWS WATCH: New Polish European Parliament President Faces Difficult Tasks

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ap_europe_poland_buzek_15jul09_eng_2101BUDAPEST/WARSAW (BosNewsLife)-- The new president of the European Parliament, former Polish Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek, has pledged to make the European Union more accessible to average citizens following a record-low voter turnout in recent European elections. As the first East European politician to take up the post, Buzek faces a difficult task as the bloc suffers under a global economic crisis and tensions over necessary reforms.

NEWS WATCH: Poland Confirms Execution In Pakistan Of Engineer

By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife News Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos reporting from BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest pakistan_190ISLAMABAD/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Poland confirmed Monday, February 9, the authenticity of video footage showing the beheading in Pakistan of a Polish engineer abducted over four months ago by Islamic militants linked to the groups Taliban and possibly Al-Qaeda.