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Iranian vice minister: We should unite against terrorists

Iranian vice minister: We should unite against terrorists

Iran wants to become part of a broad international coalition that could face the danger represented by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Ukrainian army officer: Kiev could renew its nuclear status

Ukrainian army officer: Kiev could renew its nuclear status

You have betrayed Ukraine and left it on its own, general Volodymyr Ruban reproaches Western Europe and the US for not doing enough for his country.
Special forces unit taken away from Military Intelligence

Special forces unit taken away from Military Intelligence

From January 1, 2015, Czech Republic's 601st special forces unit will answer to General Staff
Minister: Czech Rep is ready for possible Ebola outbreak

Minister: Czech Rep is ready for possible Ebola outbreak

Top health officer: We will not be able to repatriate Czech citizens infected with Ebola without foreign assistance
Two women sue state over EUR 5,000 bribe to honorary consul

Two women sue state over EUR 5,000 bribe to honorary consul

Two Czech women claim they tried to bribe Czech honorary consul in Austria in 2005. Former honorary consul denies allegation
Czech state returns some of fugitive Krejcir's seized items

Czech state returns some of fugitive Krejcir's seized items

Items worth almost one million euros seized from Czech fugitive entrepreneur Radovan Krejcir have been handed over to his lawyers
Czech annual GDP grows 2.6 percent as construction recovers

Czech annual GDP grows 2.6 percent as construction recovers

Czech economy grew 2.6 percent in second quarter of 2014 compared to same period last year, according to preliminary estimate by Czech Statistical…
CEZ eyes worst year since 2006

CEZ eyes worst year since 2006

Czech semi-state energy giant CEZ's profit dropped 40 percent to CZK 17.2 billion (EUR 620 million) in first half of 2014 and revenues decreased by…
Minister: Russia's embargo may force EU to help producers

Minister: Russia's embargo may force EU to help producers

Czech agricultural exports to Russia during first six months of 2014 were worth CZK 1.5 billion (EUR 54 million)
Russia's Lukoil leaves Czech market, citing sanctions

Russia's Lukoil leaves Czech market, citing sanctions

Russian oil company Lukoil has announced it will sell its 44 gas stations in Czech Republic to Hungarian company MOL
Czech central bank to keep koruna weak until 2016

Czech central bank to keep koruna weak until 2016

Czech National Bank announces it will keep exchange rate of koruna at record low level until 2016. Previously, central bank said its currency…
EU sanctions against Russia to harm Czech exporters

EU sanctions against Russia to harm Czech exporters

EU sanctions against Russian arms companies will also hit some Czech industrial exporters
Czech Airlines still flying to Israel amid Gaza conflict

Czech Airlines still flying to Israel amid Gaza conflict

Czech Republic's flagship carrier is one of few airlines to still operate to Israel. Most airline companies suspended flights to Tel Aviv on Tuesday…
Experts: NATO, USA know exactly what happened to MH-17

Experts: NATO, USA know exactly what happened to MH-17

Information about what exactly happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17 shot down over eastern Ukraine is available not only to Russia and Ukraine,…
Czech Republic approves EUR 110,000 in aid to Palestine

Czech Republic approves EUR 110,000 in aid to Palestine

Czech humanitarian aid will be delivered to Palestinians by UN's office for Palestinian refugees in Middle East UNRWA
Spy agency “addressing” threat of Czech fighters in Ukraine

Spy agency “addressing” threat of Czech fighters in Ukraine

Experts say as much as 20 Czech nationals are fighting in Ukraine. Security agency BIS says cannot rule out possibility of Czechs fighting in Syria
Czech NATO soldier seriously injured in Afghanistan dies

Czech NATO soldier seriously injured in Afghanistan dies

Suicide bomber killed 17 people, including 5 Czech NATO troops and 2 police officers, near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan's Parwan Province
Czech transport minister in possible conflict of interest

Czech transport minister in possible conflict of interest

Transport Minister Prachar is board chairman at private company, even though ministers are prohibited by Czech law from being involved in private…
Indebted Czech coal miner OKD may be for sale

Indebted Czech coal miner OKD may be for sale

OKD's owner NWR announced start of talks with creditors on debt restructuring
Police reopen case of EUR 55 mil nuclear waste repository

Police reopen case of EUR 55 mil nuclear waste repository

Czech state energy company CEZ awarded in 2007 contract to build nuclear waste storage facility to recently established company with hidden owners