The Event Calendar Plugin on http://news.opensuse.org/ has been found to cause the site to break. The sites were recently moved to some new servers and a new database server that runs MySQL 5.5.x, where the old server only ran MySQL 5.1.x. After moving the application, the site was throwing a SQL Syntax error and was found to be a result of the Event Calendar Plugin that is installed.
This plugin has been deactivated and the site is now functioning properly. A replacement plugin will need to be found, or an update to the plugin.