NEWS WATCH: International Observers Condemn Ukraine’s Elections As “Setback”
Listen to the BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio: By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Uzhhorod, Ukraine UZHHOROD, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- International observers have questioned Ukraine's democratic credentials saying Sunday’s parliamentary elections were overshadowed by "a lack of transparency" and abuse of power.
NEWS WATCH: Ukraine’s Ruling Party Claims Victory In Controversial Vote
Listen to the BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio: By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspodent BosNewsLife reporting from Uzhhorod, Ukraine UZHHOROD, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Anti-government voters in western Ukraine have expressed concern that the party of Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych has claimed victory in parliamentary elections. Sunday's vote was overshadowed by the jailing of the country's top opposition leader and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Her fans and others say the outcome will lead to more social tensions and split the former Soviet nation.
Cuba Barring Dissidents From Church Visits Ahead Of Pope’s Visit
By BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- As the countdown began Thursday, March 1, for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Cuba this month, there were reports that authorities have barred several known dissidents and their family members from attending church services, while several pastors were mistreated.
Anger Over Murder Charge Against Ukraine’s Tymoshenko (Special Feature)
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Uzhhorod, Ukraine UZHHOROD, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- There is anger in western Ukraine over plans to prosecute jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko for her alleged involvement in a contract killing of a prominent Ukrainian lawmaker and businessman.
Burma Crackdown On Local Bible Studies, Worship, report
Ukraine, Russian Christians Mourn At Chernobyl Anniversary
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST/KIEV (BosNewsLife)-- Devoted Russian and Ukrainian Christians were among those commemorating the 25th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear disaster Tuesday, April 26, amid new warnings that the impact of the explosion at Ukraine's Chernobyl plant is more serious than previously thought.
NEWS WATCH: Frail Chernobyl Clean-Up Workers Protest Benefit Reductions
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST/KIEV (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of veterans involved in cleaning up Ukraine's devastated Chernobyl nuclear power plant have demonstrated against cuts in benefits they receive as compensation for their exposure to radiation. The protest in Ukraine's capital, Kiev, comes just before the 25th anniversary of what is considered the worst atomic accident in history.
BosNewsLife Remembers: Ukraine’s Christian Hero Svetlana Milchevich Dies At 64
By BosNewsLife UZHHOROD, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Svetlana Milchevich, an evangelical Christian who became a voice of the voiceless with her public fight against abuse of power and corruption by Ukrainian authorities, has died after officials refused to allow her to seek medical treatment in neighboring Hungary. She was 64
Turkmenistan: Appeal for Jailed Pastor
By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent with BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest
Ukrainians Fear Future After Russian Fleet Deal (FEATURE)
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Uzhhorod, Western Ukraine UZHHOROD, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- month after Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement with Russia to extend the lease of the Black Sea fleet there is concern about the country's future. Residents in Western Ukraine fear the move is the beginning of more Russian control over their country, which became independent following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s.