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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.

Czechs demand PM quit in largest protest since communism

Prague - Huge crowds flooded central Prague on Sunday demanding Prime Minister Andrej Babis step down over allegations of graft in a protest that organisers and local media claim drew around 250,000 people, making it the largest since the fall of communism in 1...

Huge crowds of protesters demand Czech PM step down

Prague - Huge crowds flooded central Prague on Sunday demanding Prime Minister Andrej Babis step down over allegations of graft in a protest that organisers and local media claim drew around 250,000 people, making it the largest since the fall of communism in 1...

Czechs alarmed as populist leaders take aim at public media

Prague - Czech journalists and media analysts are raising alarm over the "threat" to the country's public media from mounting pressure on the press by populist politicians.

Prague says 'errors' in new EU audit report against billionaire PM

Prague - The Czech government on Thursday said there were "errors" in a new preliminary audit report from Brussels on another possible conflict of interest relating to its billionaire prime minister, this time regarding farming subsidies.

Some 100,000 join demo to demand Czech PM's resignation

Prague - Around 100,000 Czechs filled Prague's Wenceslas Square on Tuesday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babis in the biggest demonstration the country has seen in decades.

Some 100,000 join demo to demand Czech PM's resignation

Prague - Around 100,000 Czechs filled Prague's Wenceslas Square on Tuesday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babis in the biggest demonstration the country has seen in decades.

EU says Czech PM in conflict of interest, wants money back

Prague - The European Commission says Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis must return millions of euros subsidies after a draft audit report found the billionaire in a conflict of interest, Czech media reported Saturday.

Embattled PM seen winning Czech EU vote amid low turnout

Prague - Czech polling stations opened Friday for the European Parliament election, with the party of embattled billionaire prime minister set to win amid expected low turnout and despite protests against his cabinet.

Thousands join fresh rallies against Czech government

Prague - Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Prague Tuesday as demonstrations gather momentum against the new justice minister over concerns she could clear the prime minister of fraud allegations.

Fresh rally against Czech government draws thousands

Prague - Thousands of people rallied in Prague on Monday in fresh protests against the new justice minister over concerns she could clear the prime minister of fraud allegations.

Thousands rally in Prague against PM, justice minister

Prague - Thousands of Czechs rallied in central Prague on Monday in a fresh protest against the appointment of a new justice minister and billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis, who has been charged with EU subsidy fraud.

Czech protests against minister linked to under-fire PM

Prague - Thousands of Czechs marched Monday against the nomination of a new justice minister seen as an ally of billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis who faces allegations of involvement in an EU aid scandal.

Europe's far-right touts 'new European harmony' in EU vote

Prague - Marine Le Pen, head of France's National Rally party, on Thursday said Europe's populist far-right parties are offering a "new European harmony" to voters in European parliament elections next month.
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