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Prague to remove monument to WWII Soviet commander

Russia vehemently protested when an explanatory text about Marshall Ivan Stepanovic Konev's role in history crushing the 1956 anti-Soviet uprising in Hungary and preparing the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia was attached to his monument last year.

Czech government survives no-confidence vote

The outcome was expected after ANO's coalition partner, the centre-left Social Democrats, and the Communist party, which has also been backing the government, both declined to join opposition parties to oust Babis.


Tens of thousands rally to demand Czech premier Andrej Babis resign

The protesters in downtown Wenceslas Square turned against Prime Minister Andrej Babis in one of the biggest anti-government protests since the 1989 Velvet Revolution.

New Czech government wins confidence vote in Parliament

The win ends months of political instability following October's general elections and giving the far-left Communists a role in governing for the first time since the country's 1989 anti-communist Velvet Revolution.

Incumbent Zeman wins second term in Czech presidential run-off

Results from 98.74 percent of voting districts showed Zeman won 51.64 percent of the vote to 48.35 percent for challenger Jiri Drahos, who conceded defeat before all ballots were counted.

Czechs vote for new parliament, rich businessman Andrej Babis seen as likely next PM

Babis's support has weathered a number of scandals as well as warnings from political rivals about him acquiring too much power if he becomes prime minister.


Czech Republic seek close ties with Chandigarh

Czech Ambassador to India, Milan Hovorka, who was in the city to hold discussions with city officials, said his country wants to foster close business and cultural ties with Chandigarh and has now opened a visa centre in the city

Euro 2016: Gerard Pique's late header gives Spain 1-0 win over Czech Republic

Gerard Pique headed in Andres Iniesta's cross to give Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech no chance after he had made several fine saves.

I failed to cope with the conditions: Jiri Vesley

Jiri Vesley said that he would be speaking to the doctor and physio of the team and try to 'find a solution' before Sunday.

Czech train crash death toll reaches 3

The train hit the truck at a rail crossing in the eastern town of Studenka on Tuesday as it was traveling from Bohumin to the western spa of Frantiskovy Lazne.