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Man sets himself on fire in central Prague

Prague - A Czech man set himself on fire Friday in central Prague where the student activist Jan Palach self-immolated 50 years ago to protest the Soviet-led occupation of the then Czechoslovakia.

Czechs pay tribute to student who set himself on fire 50 years ago

Prague - Several thousand Czechs on Wednesday took part in a torchlit march through Prague in tribute to a student activist who set himself on fire 50 years ago to protest the Soviet-led occupation of then Czechoslovakia.

Czech student Palach set himself alight for freedom 50 years ago

Prague - Jan Palach was a student activist who burnt himself to death 50 years ago this week to protest at the Soviet-led occupation of then Czechoslovakia.

Czech PM targeted by billboards of 'shame'

Prague - Billboards targeting billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis have popped up across the country this week, showing portraits of citizens expressing "shame" over fraud charges he faces.

Prague zoo hopes rare lion insemination sows seed for survival

Prague - After two suitors failed to get a rare Asiatic lioness pregnant, Prague zoo now hopes that artificial insemination will finally plant the seed for her species' survival.

Thirteen dead after fire in Czech mine

Prague - Thirteen miners died and 10 were injured after a methane gas fire erupted in a coal mine in the east of the Czech Republic, the worst accident of its kind there in nearly three decades.

Czech warning over Huawei, ZTE security 'threat'

Prague - A Czech cyber-security agency on Monday warned against using the software and hardware of China's Huawei and ZTE companies, saying they posed a threat to state security.

Czech intelligence says it busted Russian spying network

Prague - The Czech Republic's intelligence agency said Friday it had smashed a Russian spying network, after the EU member's pro-Russian, pro-Chinese president had criticised it for poor results.

Embattled Czech PM survives no-confidence vote

Prague - Embattled Czech billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis survived a no-confidence vote on Friday called by opposition parties over allegations that he had tried to hinder a fraud probe into his past business dealings.

Prague protesters call for embattled PM to resign

Prague - Tens of thousands of Czechs rallied in Prague on Saturday calling for Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign as the country marked the 29th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution that toppled the communist regime.

Czech PM vows to 'never resign' as confidence vote looms

Prague - Embattled Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said Friday he would "never resign" ahead of a no-confidence vote, while a junior coalition partner mulled backing him amid allegations he hindered a fraud probe.

Thousands rally against billionaire Czech PM

Prague - Thousands protested in Prague on Thursday against embattled Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis after his son said he was forcibly sent abroad to thwart a fraud inquiry into his father.

Czech opposition to seek confidence vote after PM's son claims abduction

Prague - Czech opposition parties on Tuesday decided to seek a no-confidence motion against billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis after his son claimed he had been forcibly sent abroad to hinder a fraud probe.

Czech premier proposes restoring writer Kundera's nationality

Prague - Czech Republic Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Saturday he had proposed restoring writer Milan Kundera's Czech nationality, stripped from him by the country's former communist regime nearly four decades ago.

Czech PM questions UN migration pact

Prague - Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Thursday called into question his country's support for a United Nations migration pact set to be adopted in December, following rejections by the United States, Hungary and Austria."I don't like the pact.

Czech communist secret police had dossier on Donald Trump: report

Prague - Secret police in communist-era Czechoslovakia kept a dossier on Donald Trump after his first marriage to a Czech woman, Ivana Zelnickova, a Prague weekly reported in cooperation with Britain's Guardian newspaper .

Protect Europe like Asterix's village, says Czech PM

Prague - Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Saturday compared Europe to "the village of Asterix and Obelix", saying its frontiers must be defended from migrants.

African growth key to stemming migrant flows: Merkel

Prague - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Czech premier Andrej Babis agreed Friday to focus on economic development in Africa to try to slow migration into the European Union.

No German arms to Saudi until Khashoggi case is clarified: Merkel

Prague - German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Friday that Berlin would not export arms to Saudi Arabia until the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi is clarified, a stance French President Emmanuel Macron dubbed "pure demagoguery".

Leaders gather to mark centenary of Czechoslovakia's creation

Prague - German, French and US leaders will visit Prague over the next three days for ceremonies marking a century since the creation of Czechoslovakia, the precursor of the modern Czech Republic and Slovakia.
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