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Slovak PM wants EU border guards deployed by year end

Prague - Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico on Sunday said he hoped a new border and coastguard force would be deployed on the European Union's outer frontiers by the end of 2016.

Austria's Hofer wants broader Visegrad group of central EU nations

Prague - Austria's far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer said Monday he wants a broader Visegrad group of central European countries that would have a stronger voice within the EU.

Czech NGO seeks justice for Germans killed under communism

Prague - A Czech non-profit organisation on Friday said it had filed a criminal complaint against dozens of individuals, including two former Czechoslovak communist leaders, for the deaths decades ago of five Germans killed while trying to cross the Iron Curtai...

EU to map future minus Britain at upcoming summit: Merkel

Prague - EU leaders will tackle security and migration policy as well as economic growth at a key September summit in Slovakia to plot the bloc's future without Britain, Angela Merkel said Thursday.

Czech police probe fake Islamic attack stunt

Prague - Czech police on Tuesday said they had launched an investigation into a stunt over the weekend in which anti-Islamic activists caused panic in downtown Prague by simulating a terror attack by the Islamic State jihadist group.

Czech PM says no to 'large Muslim community'

Prague - Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said Tuesday he does not want a "large Muslim community" and that each EU member should be able to choose how many migrants to accept.

Eastern NATO ally says Clinton trumps Trump on security

Prague - US Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is better than her Republican rival Donald Trump on security for NATO allies, the Czech prime minister said Tuesday, echoing leaders of other alliance members in eastern Europe.

Czech president refuses to welcome any migrants

Prague - Czech President Milos Zeman has rejected a government proposal to take in some 2,700 migrants languishing in Italy and Greece, claiming they might pose a security threat, his spokesman said Tuesday.

Czech govt to buy out pig farm on Roma Holocaust site

Prague - The Czech government said Tuesday it was in talks to buy out a pig farm built on the site of a former Nazi concentration camp where hundreds of Roma prisoners died during World War II.

American gets life for quadruple murder in Czech city

Prague - A Czech court handed a life sentence to an American citizen Wednesday for killing four of his relatives and trying to burn their bodies while he was staying with them in 2013.

Czech court lifts ban only on individual gay adoptions

Prague - The top Czech court on Tuesday lifted a ban on gays adopting children as individuals, but not as same-sex couples, prompting criticism from rights advocates.

Eastern EU criticises proposed deeper 'political union'

Prague - Eastern EU states on Monday voiced doubts about proposals by the German and French foreign ministers for deeper "political union" in the bloc following Britain's shock decision to leave.

Czech coalition weakens over police reforms

Prague - The Czech centre-left coalition weakened Friday as a popular junior partner threatened to quit over a planned police reform, raising the spectre of an early election more than a year ahead of schedule.

Central European NATO members to send troops to Baltics

Liblice - Four central European states said Wednesday they would send troops to three Baltic NATO allies starting next year as tensions with their Soviet-era master Russia rise to levels not seen since the Cold War.

My name? Make it simple: Czechia!

Prague - Czech Republic and/or Czechia? Ever since gaining independence after their peaceful split with Slovakia in 1993, the Czechs have been poring over a correct short form for their country's name.

Fed up with long name, Czech Republic says call us 'Czechia'

Prague - The Czech Republic on Thursday said it was tired of its long and unwieldy name and would like to be called "Czechia" from now on.

Czechs scrap programme to resettle Iraqi Christians

Prague - The Czech government on Thursday abandoned a programme to resettle Iraqi Christians after some refugees left for Germany and others decided to return home.

Protests in Prague as China's Xi signs economic partnership

Prague - Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a landmark strategic partnership with his Czech counterpart in Prague on Tuesday amid a fresh wave of protests in the Czech capital against Beijing's policies on Tibet.

China's Xi faces fresh protests in Prague trip

Prague - Chinese President Xi Jinping Tuesday faced a turbulent second day of a visit to Prague aimed at boosting trade ties, as demonstrators planned new protests against Beijing's policies on Tibet.

Protests as China's Xi arrives in Prague

Prague - Protests greeted President Xi Jinping as he arrived in Prague on Monday on the first visit by a Chinese head of state to the Czech Republic.
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