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Czech Republic latest EU member to grant paternity leave

Prague - Legislation took effect Thursday that allows Czech fathers with health insurance to go on paternity leave, a benefit already enjoyed in around 20 other European Union countries.

Czechs look East as pro-Russian Zeman wins re-election

Prague - The Czech Republic was looking east on Sunday after the Kremlin and Beijing were among the first to congratulate populist President Milos Zeman on his re-election in a cliffhanger vote.The former communist scored 51.

Milos Zeman: outspoken pro-Russian, anti-migrant Czech president

Prague - Czech President Milos Zeman, who narrowly clinched a second five-year term on Saturday, has sown division with his strong anti-migrant and pro-Russian views, despite having vowed to be "the voice of all citizens" when first elected.

Pig farm to be removed from Roma Holocaust site

Prague - A pig farm will be removed from a Holocaust memorial site in the Czech Republic where hundreds of Roma perished in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, a European anti-racism group has announced.

Pro-Russian duels liberal in knife-edge Czech vote

Prague - Czechs were set to pick their new president Saturday in a face-off between pro-Russian incumbent Milos Zeman and liberal pro-European rival Jiri Drahos on the last day of a vote that promises to go down to the wire.

Pro-Russian faces liberal in knife-edge Czech presidential vote

Prague - Czechs went to the polls Friday at the start of a two-day presidential run-off pitting pro-Russian populist incumbent Milos Zeman against liberal pro-European rival Jiri Drahos, in a tight race that promises to go down to the wire.

Pro-Russian and liberal clash in Czech presidential showdown

Prague - Czechs began voting Friday in a tight two-day presidential run-off in the EU and NATO state pitting pro-Russian incumbent Milos Zeman against pro-European rival Jiri Drahos in a race that promises to go down to the wire.

Defiant Pakistani radio fights on from Prague

Prague - With its Pakistan bureau shut by authorities last week, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Pashto-language station is broadcasting from its headquarters in a distant Prague, waiting for "the dust to settle," according to its senior editor.

Pro-Russian and liberal clash in Czech presidential showdown

Prague - Czechs head to the ballot box Friday and Saturday in a tight presidential run-off in the EU and NATO state pitting pro-Russian incumbent Milos Zeman against pro-European rival Jiri Drahos in a race that promises to go down to the wire.

Czech 'Russiagate' haunts presidential runoff race

Prague - Pro-Russian incumbent Czech President Milos Zeman goes into a presidential election runoff against liberal rival Jiri Drahos with the country's own "Russiagate" dogging the campaign.

Cars, castles and communism: things to know about the Czech Republic

Prague - The Czech Republic emerged from four decades behind the Iron Curtain to become a member of the European Union and one of Europe's tourist hotspots.Here are five things to know about the central European country of 10.

Jiri Drahos, the singing scientist running for Czech president

Prague - Jiri Drahos, a Czech presidential candidate who will face off against pro-Russian incumbent Milos Zeman in a run-off on Friday and Saturday, is a pro-European scientist with a life-long passion for music.

Czech mogul PM resigns, gets second shot at cabinet

Prague - Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Wednesday handed the resignation of his minority government to President Milos Zeman, a political ally who immediately asked the populist billionaire to form another government.

Political opposites face off in Czech presidential showdown

Prague - Czech voters will choose between two very different candidates in pro-Russian incumbent Milos Zeman and pro-European academic Jiri Drahos during a presidential run-off on Friday and Saturday that is expected to go down to the wire.

Migration tops agenda in Czech presidential vote

Prague - An anti-migrant incumbent takes on a scientist calling for solidarity with migrants and slamming intolerance in the Czech presidential election on Friday and Saturday, following a campaign largely focused on migration.

Polls promise tight run-off in Czech presidential vote

Prague - The Czech presidential run-off pitting pro-Russian incumbent Milos Zeman against pro-European academic Jiri Drahos on Friday and Saturday is shaping up to be a very tight showdown, according to the latest polls.

Czech lawmakers strip PM Babis of immunity

Prague - The Czech parliament on Friday stripped billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis of immunity as a lawmaker, allowing the police to investigate his alleged role in EU subsidy fraud from 2007.

Czech cabinet to hand in resignation on January 24

Prague - Czech President Milos Zeman will accept the resignation of the minority Czech government led by billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis on January 24, the president's office said on Thursday.

Czech cabinet resigns after losing confidence vote

Prague - The minority Czech cabinet of Andrej Babis resigned on Wednesday, a day after losing a confidence vote as lawmakers turned their backs on the tycoon who is fighting charges of EU subsidy fraud.

Tycoon-led Czech cabinet loses confidence vote

Prague - The new Czech minority cabinet led by billionaire Andrej Babis lost a parliamentary confidence vote on Tuesday, after lawmakers spurned the populist who has been charged with EU subsidy fraud.
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