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Dozens injured in collision of trains near Czech capital

July 15, 2020 9:57 am

The major track linking the capital with the eastern part of the country is expected to be closed until Wednesday morning, the Czech Railways said.

Explained: A fake poisoning plot, and a diplomatic flare-up between Russia, Czech Republic

June 19, 2020 8:06 pm

In mirror moves, Russia and the Czech Republic have expelled diplomats from the other country.

Czech Republic: Fire at home for disabled kills eight

January 19, 2020 4:25 pm

Prokop Volenik, spokesman for the regional rescue service, said the fire in the northwestern town of Vejprty broke out early Sunday before 5 a.m. (0400 GMT). The town is on the border with Germany.

Six shot dead in Czech hospital attack, suspect shoots himself

December 10, 2019 4:57 pm

Police hunting for the shooter said about three hours after the attack that a man had shot himself in the head in a car they had been looking for. Czech TV said he died.

Citizenship lost and regained: the importance of being Milan Kundera

December 07, 2019 8:37 am

In 1979, Kundera was stripped of his citizenship of undivided Czechoslovakia. He had published a book in France called The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, whose best known line is: “The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting”.

Prague to remove monument to WWII Soviet commander

September 13, 2019 12:17 am

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

June 27, 2019 2:20 pm

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

June 05, 2019 11:27 am

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

July 12, 2018 7:39 am

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

January 27, 2018 9:27 pm

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.