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At least eight die in blaze at Czech disability home

Prague - At least eight people died and thirty were injured after a fire at a home for people with learning disabilities in a western Czech town early Sunday, rescuers said.

Austria fails to win over neighbours for nuclear phase-out

Prague - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, on his first trip abroad Thursday since being re-elected, failed to persuade the governments of four central European countries to give up on nuclear energy which they largely depend on.

Czech mosque vandalised with death threats

Prague - A mosque in the Czech Republic's second city of Brno has been vandalised with graffiti threatening to kill Muslims, police said on Saturday."Don't spread Islam in the Czech Republic!

Czech PM must quit, say 50,000 protesters

Prague - Tens of thousands of Czechs rallied in central Prague on Tuesday demanding the resignation of populist billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis over fraud allegations.

Gunman kills himself after deadly Czech hospital rampage

Prague - A gunman killed himself Tuesday after shooting dead six patients at a hospital in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava, in what the premier has called "an immense tragedy".

Top Czech prosecutor reopens PM's subsidy fraud case

Prague - The Czech Republic's chief prosecutor said Wednesday he was reopening an investigation into EU subsidy fraud involving billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis that was dropped in September.

Leaked EU audit shows Czech PM in conflict of interest: report

Prague - A leaked European Commission audit has concluded that billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has a conflict of interest as he still controls one of his country's largest companies, a Czech newspaper reported Tuesday.

Billionaire Czech PM under pressure over EU audit

Prague - Pressure mounted on billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Monday to disclose an EU audit thought to prove his conflict of interest as a politician and entrepreneur, an allegation he has flatly denied.

Czech ex-leaders charged over communist-era border killings

Prague - Three Czechoslovak leaders are facing prosecution for abuse of power over their role in communist-era border killings, Prague prosecutors said Tuesday.

Huge Czech protest marking Velvet Revolution demands PM quit

Prague - Around a quarter-million Czechs flooded central Prague on Saturday to mark 30 years since the Velvet Revolution toppled communism in then-Czechoslovakia, with protesters demanding that billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis quit over allegations of gr...

Huge Czech protest marking Velvet Revolution demands PM quit

Prague - More than 200,000 Czechs flooded central Prague on Saturday to mark 30 years since the Velvet Revolution toppled communism in then-Czechoslovakia, with protesters demanding that billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis quit over allegations of graft.

Communism haunts Czechs, Slovaks three decades on

Prague - Three decades after staging mass protests that freed them from communism, Czechs and Slovaks are hitting the streets again, bitter over pervasive corruption and politicians with roots in that era.

Czechs summon Russian envoy amid Soviet-era statue row

Prague - The Czech foreign ministry summoned Russia's ambassador Friday amid a row over a controversial Soviet-era statue in Prague that city authorities want to replace with a World War II memorial.

Oldest Czech stud farm gallops onto UNESCO list

Kladruby Nad Labem - The Czech Republic's national stud farm made it onto the UNESCO world heritage list thanks to a unique landscape of flat, sandy soils, fields, pastures and forest where horses have been bred for at least five centuries, its director said on Wednesday.

Oldest Czech stud farm gallops onto UNESCO list

Kladruby Nad Labem - The Czech Republic's national stud farm made it onto the UNESCO world heritage list thanks to a unique landscape of flat, sandy soils, fields, pastures and forest where horses have been bred for at least five centuries, its director said on Wednesday.

Czech coalition teeters amid row over ministerial post

Prague - The Czech Republic's minority government risked collapse Thursday as a junior partner threatened to quit, ramping up the pressure on billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis, who recently faced mass protests demanding he step down over alleged graft.

Embattled Czech mogul PM expected to survive confidence vote

Prague - Billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis appeared set to survive a no-confidence vote Wednesday, analysts said, even as he faces charges of graft, EU concerns over possible conflicts of interest and mass rallies demanding his resignation.

Czech mogul PM Babis, contested but confident

Prague - Haunted by his past, billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is holding on to power despite facing police charges and the biggest anti-government protests the Czech Republic has seen in 30 years.

Mogul Czech PM likely to survive mass protests, for now

Prague - Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis will likely stay in power for the moment, analysts said Monday, despite mass protests demanding he quit over alleged graft and a no-confidence vote due in parliament.

Five things to know about the Czech Republic

Prague - The Czech Republic, which on Sunday saw its largest protest since the collapse of communism in 1989 over calls for embattled PM Andrej Babis to step down, has been an EU member since May 1, 2004.
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