NEWS WATCH: Smaller New Government To Tackle Hungary’s Economic Crisis

The incoming prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán, has introduced ministers of what observers say will be the smallest Cabinet since the country’s communist regime collapsed in 1989. His incoming center right government will have to lift the European Union member from a deep recession.

Pakistan Christian Entrepreneur Dies After Bank Raid

Police have arrested a local branch manager of Pakistan’s Khushali Bank Limited (KBL) in Punjab province for allegedly using force to recover a bank loan from a Christian entrepreneur, who later died of a heart attack, leaving behind a wife and three children, government officials said Wednesday, April 14.

NEWS ALERT: Persecuted Hungarian Rabbi Raj Dies; Funeral Underway

A funeral service was underway Wednesday, March 10, for a former Hungarian chief rabbi who was persecuted under Communism because of his involvement in spreading the Jewish faith,the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary (MAZSIHISZ) confirmed.

NEWS WATCH: Dutch Government Collapses Over Afghanistan Mission

The Dutch coalition government has collapsed amid a political row over whether to extend the country’s military mission in Afghanistan. Christian Democratic Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende was due to submit his government’s resignation to Queen Beatrix later Saturday, leaving the future of its 1,600 soldiers stationed there uncertain.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine’s Prime Minister Challenges Election Results

Ukrainian election officials say they will not consider Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s complaints of presidential election fraud. Results show opposition leader Victor Yanukovich defeated Tymoshenko by 3.5 percentage points in the February 7 runoff election.

Croatia to Hold Presidential Runoff Vote

Official results show Social Democrat Ivo Josipovic has won the most votes in the first round of Croatia’s presidential election, but not enough for a first round victory. Josipovic will face the controversial mayor of the capital Zagreb in a run-off election next month.

BREAKING NEWS: Senator Kennedy Dies At 77

United States Senator Edward Kennedy, a Liberal towering figure in the Democratic Party who took the helm of one of America’s most known political families after two older brothers were assassinated, has died,his family said Wednesday, August 26. He was 77.

US Fairness Doctrine “Threatens” Christian Radio

A high ranking American senator will force a vote next week to prevent the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from reinstating the ‘Fairness Doctrine’, amid fears it could jeopardize Christian radio and conservative talk shows.

BREAKING NEWS: President Obama Praises Passing Stimulus Package

United States President Barack Obama on Saturday, February 14, praised Congress for passing his $787 billion economic stimulus bill saying “we’ve delivered real and tangible progress for the American people,” amid the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Eritrea Christians Die In Prison, Nearly 3,000 Detained

At least two detained Christians have died this month in Eritrea after a “long period of torture” in a notorious military prison camp, while the number of Christians jailed in the African nation because of their faith approaches 3,000, a well-informed Christian rights group said Wednesday, January 21.

U.S. Debt: “A Ticking Time Bomb”

The United States faces a financial “time bomb” as its national debt is to jump by $2 trillion this year and United States President-elect Barack Obama and congressional Democrats consider a massive spending package, economists have warned.

Democratic Governors seeking Federal Funds

Five Democratic governors have presented a plan to Obama’s transition team and congressional leaders to pass a $1 trillion stimulus package to help states facing severe budget shortfalls. This year 41 states as well as the District of Columbia are facing deficits totaling $42 billion this year, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in a report seen by Worthy News Monday, January 5.

Tajikistan Churches Facing Closure In New Year

A major Christian rights group warned Tuesday, December 23, that many churches in the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan in 2009, if a new draft law requiring them to re-register under restrictive conditions is adopted by parliament.

China: Officials Reach out to House Churches; Raids, Arrest Continue

In recent months Chinese officials have attempted to build bridges with the Protestant house church movement even as police raided more unregistered congregations, arrested Christian leaders and forced at least 400 college students to swear they would stop attending such worship services.

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