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Czech zoo saws horns off rhinos after French killing

Prague - A Czech zoo said Tuesday it had begun to saw off the horns from its herd of rare rhinos after a brutal attack in a French zoo where poachers shot dead a white rhino and hacked off its horns.

Ai Weiwei slams 'shameful' politicians ignoring refugees

Prague - Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei on Thursday slammed "shameful" politicians who ignore refugees as he launched a giant art installation centered on their fate at the National Gallery in Prague.

Czech zoo to saw off rhino horns after French killing

Prague - A Czech zoo said Tuesday it would use a chainsaw to remove the horns from its herd of rare rhinos after a brutal attack last week in a French zoo where poachers shot dead a white rhino and hacked off its horns.

Magnets made without metals, thanks to graphene

Olomouc - Creating magnetics from materials other than metals could lead to many technological advances, especially with semiconductors. For the first time, a non-metallic magnet has been developed using graphene.

Czech President Zeman launches re-election bid

Prague - Czech President Milos Zeman, an ex-communist known for staunch anti-Muslim, pro-Russian and pro-Chinese views, announced Thursday he would run for a second five-year term in a presidential vote scheduled for next year.

US challenges Kremlin with new Russian TV channel

Prague - Nearly three decades after it helped topple communist totalitarian regimes in Eastern Europe, US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is challenging Moscow again, this time with a new 24-hour TV news channel in Russian.

Czech FM will press Sudan to free jailed missionary

Prague - Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek will travel to Sudan on Sunday to try to free a Czech Christian aid worker sentenced to 24 years in prison on charges including spying and inciting hatred.

With fake news on rise, Czech unit targets Russia

Prague - A Czech unit fighting fake news ahead of elections has scored an early success -- debunking online footage that purported to show Muslim migrants attempting to rape a young girl.

Czech president backs Trump's anti-migrant steps

Prague - A spokesman for Czech President Milos Zeman on Saturday praised Donald Trump's anti-migrant steps, saying the new US president simply cared about the safety of Americans.

Essential Science: Heartburn drugs may raise stroke risk

Copenaghen - A recent concern has been raised about heartburn drugs and a connection to an increased risk of stroke. This follows earlier studies linking this type of medication to dementia, kidney and heart problems. Digital Journal looks into the issue.

Czechs detect bird flu on 2 farms, in dead swans

Prague - Czech authorities on Wednesday said they had detected highly-contagious bird flu at two small poultry farms and in dead swans in the first such cases in a decade.

Cuba offers rum to pay debt to Czech Republic

Prague - Cash-strapped Cuba has offered to pay its old debt to the Czech Republic with goods it can spare, including its coveted rum, the Czech finance ministry said Friday."The Cuban party as a possible solution presented a list of commodities...

Nazi camp cash counterfeiter Adolf Burger dies at 99

Prague - Adolf Burger, the last of the concentration camp inmates forced by Nazi Germany to churn out phoney British money, has died at the age of 99, media reports said Thursday.

Schindler factory to host Holocaust memorial

Prague - A disused factory in the Czech Republic where German industrialist Oskar Schindler employed more than a thousand Jews to save them from the gas chambers is to host a Holocaust memorial, officials said Tuesday.

Czech police and FBI arrest alleged Russian hacker

Prague - Czech police said Wednesday they staged a joint operation with the FBI to arrest a Russian citizen in Prague suspected of staging cyber attacks on the United States.

Czech leaders reassure China as Dalai Lama visits

Prague - Czech leaders sought to stave off China's anger in a statement on Tuesday, a day after exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrived in Prague.

Czech populist movement advances in regional elections

Prague - The Czech Republic's populist ANO movement has dominated regional elections, according to official results released Saturday, prompting speculation its leader -- influential Finance Minister Andrej Babis -- is eyeing the role of prime minister.

'World's deepest flooded cave' discovered in Czech Republic

Prague - A Czech-Polish team said Friday it had discovered the world's deepest underwater cave in the eastern Czech Republic.

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.
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