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Billionaire's party wins European elections in Czech Rep

Billionaire's party wins European elections in Czech Rep

Junior ruling ANO 2011 party led by billionaire Finance Minister Andrej Babis has won European elections in Czech Republic, closely followed by…
Russia, Ukraine become main issue of European elections

Russia, Ukraine become main issue of European elections

Pro-European parties call for united stance on Russia and Ukraine crisis, while eurosceptic parties often praise Russia's President Putin
Investigation of graft scandal that toppled PM progresses

Investigation of graft scandal that toppled PM progresses

Police officers investigating massive graft scandal that toppled Petr Necas government last year managed to decrypt mobile phone of ex-PM's chief of…
Ex-minister acquitted of charges over military contract

Ex-minister acquitted of charges over military contract

Former Czech defense minister has been acquitted of bribery charges in relation to ministry's contract to purchase Tatra military trucks
President doesn't attend WW2 event at Russian embassy

President doesn't attend WW2 event at Russian embassy

No top government or state official has attended this year's “Victory Day” event at Russian embassy in Prague
OSCE observer: They told us we would serve as human shields

OSCE observer: They told us we would serve as human shields

“They threatened to kill us”, said Czech OSCE observer who was captured alongside six other Western military officers by pro-Russia gunmen near…
Some 300 Muslims stage protest against police raid at mosque

Some 300 Muslims stage protest against police raid at mosque

Around 300 Muslims protested in front of Czech Interior Ministry headquarters in Prague against last week's raid at mosque that disrupted Friday…
Interior minister wants inquiry into raid at Islamic center

Interior minister wants inquiry into raid at Islamic center

Interior minister asked police chief to look into last week's police raid at Islamic center in Prague that disrupted Friday prayer. Indonesian…
Anti-terror cop: Ukraine less predictable than Afghanistan

Anti-terror cop: Ukraine less predictable than Afghanistan

Ukraine is a puzzle, it is more unpredictable than Afghanistan or Iraq, said Czech anti-terror police unit (URNA) head Libor Lochman
Czech government refuses to take in Syrian refugees

Czech government refuses to take in Syrian refugees

Amnesty International and Czech NGO asked Czech government to accept 1,000 refugees from Syria, Interior Minister declined
NATO approaches Czech Rep over presence in Eastern Europe

NATO approaches Czech Rep over presence in Eastern Europe

NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe has approached Czech military over alliance's plan to boost military presence in Eastern Europe in response to…
Expert: Russia would have hard time occupying Ukraine

Expert: Russia would have hard time occupying Ukraine

British military expert Tim Ripley: Ukrainian armed forces have potential to create big problems for Russian military if it invades
Czech Rep abandons geo-politically sensitive nuclear tender

Czech Rep abandons geo-politically sensitive nuclear tender

CEZ head Benes: Because of current situation in energy sector, profitability of project to build two new reactors at Temelin nuclear power plant…
"We are terrorized by thugs from Russia": Kharkiv resident

"We are terrorized by thugs from Russia": Kharkiv resident

Activist from Ukraine's second largest city Kharkiv says that small groups of men from Russia are attacking pro-Ukrainian rallies with police just…
Czech veterans group advised not to visit Ukraine's Odessa

Czech veterans group advised not to visit Ukraine's Odessa

Czech veterans organization will visit Ukraine's Odessa next week to commemorate 70th anniversary of city's liberation from Nazi occupation. Ukraine…
Killed Palestinian ambassador “held explosive in his hands”

Killed Palestinian ambassador “held explosive in his hands”

Explosion at Palestinian embassy in Prague that killed ambassador in January this year was not caused by explosive security device at embassy's safe…
USA offered F-16 jets to Czech Republic, with no response

USA offered F-16 jets to Czech Republic, with no response

USA offered to lease fourteen F-16 fighter jets to Czech Republic, including maintenance, logistic, and training services. No Czech official responded
Reporter: Occupation of Crimea “wake up call” for Europe

Reporter: Occupation of Crimea “wake up call” for Europe

Czech Television's Eastern European correspondent: I was shocked by Russian "propaganda" and revival of "Soviet mentality" in Crimea
Czech president: Russia exploited Ukraine's weakness

Czech president: Russia exploited Ukraine's weakness

Russia cold-bloodedly exploited weakness of Ukrainian government and unfortunate language law, said Czech President Milos Zeman
Czech regions compete for Amazon's EUR 100 mil investment

Czech regions compete for Amazon's EUR 100 mil investment

Two Czech Republic's regions and neighboring Slovakia are interested in hosting American company Amazon's new EUR 100 million logistics center