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Sam Kendricks to compete at 2018 IAAF Continental Cup

Ostrava - On September 9, American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks will be competing at the 2018 IAAF Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Deadly snake fungus has now been found in wild snakes in Europe

A fungal disease that has been killing wild snakes in over 30 states in the U.S. and Canada has now been identified for the first time in wild snakes in Europe, according to the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).

No small risk: The man who saved 669 children from the Nazis

Prague - It was no simple act of kindness. Instead, it was an act of quiet determination and selfless bravery by Sir Nicholas Winton that saved the lives of 669 children in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia in 1939.

Video: Czech pensioner in close clip with death

You know it's not your time to go when something like this happens. A pensioner was taking a chance, jaywalking at a railway crossing, when he experienced a real near-miss.

German monkey stud to be moved to Czech zoo after 50 babies

Leipzig - Purus, a 10-year-old squirrel monkey, has been the only breeding male available for the 53 females at Halle Zoo near Leipzig. After siring 50 babies, the zoo says enough is enough, and he is being moved to a Czech zoo to prevent possible incest.

Czech sculptor gives the country's president the finger (video)

Prague - David Černý is a controversial Czech artist, known for his anti-communist stance. Just ahead of the parliamentary polls, he has made a statement by installing a huge purple hand with a raised middle finger, right in the middle of Prague's main river.

Czech Premier to resign amid corruption and spying scandal

Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas has announced his resignation on Sunday, over a corruption scandal involved with his Chief of Staff, Jana Nagyova.

Poland and the Czech Republic reluctant on blacklisting Hezbollah

Both Poland and the Czech Republic have voiced "reservations" over blacklisting the Lebanese militia Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.

Prague under threat, Czech flood forces 2,700 from homes

Prague - Flood waters plague central Europe, causing authorities to evacuate homes, close schools, halt transportation and discourage travel.

Explosion in Prague

Prague - Around 40 people have been injured, four seriously, following a huge explosion in the city of Prague, capital of the Czech Republic.

Czech Ambassador stresses Czech Republic is not Chechnya

A sudden interest in the Chechen Republic, coupled with geographical ineptness, has resulted in confusion between the Czech Republic and Chechyna on social media sites.

Horsemeat scandal widens as Ikea's meatballs test positive

While initially found in Ikea's meatballs in the Czech Republic, IKEA withdrew sales of meatballs in 14 European countries after tests found traces of horsemeat in a batch made in Sweden. Then there was the pasta and more "beef" burgers.

Czech parliament lower house approves medical marijuana

Prague - The lower house of the Czech Republic parliament has approved legislation to make use of marijuana for medical purposes legal in that country.

Czech Republic bans hard-liquor sales after wave of poisonings

Prague - At least 19 people are dead, another 24 are in hospital, some blinded, others in induced comas to try to save them, after drinking methanol-laced alcohol, sold in bars, restaurants and stores. And it has forced the Czech government to take strong action.

IIHF World Championships rake in 8.2 million euros

It was a very good year for organizers of the IIHF World Championships, who made a healthy profit despite protests about skyrocketing ticket prices.

Video: Three rare white Bengal tigers born in Czech Republic zoo

Liberec - During July, three rare white Bengal tigers were born to mother Surya Bara. Now the cubs are available to view at Liberec Zoo.

Breivik copycat suspect arrested in Czech Republic

A Czech man has been arrested for planning to carry out terrorist acts reminiscent of the ones carried out in Norway by Anders Behring Breivik last year

Dissident poet Josef Škvorecký had died in Canada

Toronto - The Czech dissident poet and author Josef Škvorecký has died in Canada aged 87. Škvorecký had resided in Canada since fleeing the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.

Vaclav Havel: playwright, dissident and president dies at 75

Prague - Vaclav Havel, the former President of Czechoslovakia and playwright, who was also a leading dissident in the Cold War and helped to free Czechoslovakia from Soviet rule, has died.

First gay caveman unearthed in Czech Republic

A team of archaeologists in the Czech Republic believe they have found evidence of the world's first recorded gay caveman.

Op-Ed: Who owns the Budweiser name?

It's all weird to me now and I must admit that I haven't investigated this problem yet. It's all about beer that I like and I hope you do too.

New Google Street View pictures blocked by Czech Republic

Google's Street View project has suffered a another setback in its aim to update the Czech Republic maps. They were told for the second time they cannot gather the information they need to produce the maps.

Two Czech Soldiers Dismissed from Army for Wearing Nazi Symbols

Two members of the Czech army, who wore Nazi symbols on their helmets whilst serving in Afghanistan, have been dismissed from the army by the country's Defense Minister Martin Bartak.

Czech PM: Lisbon Treaty to be Ratified by Year End

Jan Fischer, the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, one of only two member states of the European Union not to ratify the Lisbon Treaty, has indicated that he does expect ratification by his country before the end of the year.

Czech Republic Uses Surgical Castration on Sex Offenders

In the Czech Republic sex offenders are punished with a simple operation. Doctors make an incision in a man's scrotal sack and remove the offender's testicles. The Council of Europe is saying that punishment is degrading and wants it to be off the books.

EU looks to GCC, Iraq to bypass Russian gas politics

Just two days after Russia restored gas supplies to Europe via the Ukraine, Europe’s leaders vowed to never again be caught cold, promising to diversify its energy suppliers – a move that could increasingly benefit the resource rich Gulf Arab states.

For the second day in a row, McCain cites the non-existent 'Czechoslovakia'

On Monday Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) mentioned Czechoslovakia, a country that was disbanded 15 years ago into two nation. Today he repeated the same mistake again when he blamed Russia for Czechoslovakia’s energy problems.

In Response To US-Czech Republic Missle Defense Deal, Russia Threatens Military Force

Ties between the United States and Russia could possibly be strained as the Russian government has threatened military intervention in retaliation to the US missile defense deal.

First Centre For Sexual Deviants To Open In Czech Republic

The Czech Republic will open its first detention centre for sexual deviants and criminals with psychological problems. There have already been about 200 people slated to be housed there.

Two Czech Republic Baby Girls Back With Biological Parents After Hospital Baby Swap

For almost a year Nikola and Veronika were being raised not by the parents that gave birth to them but rather the ones the hospital in Trebic sent them home with. The two girls were born December 9, 2006 about 100 miles south east of Prague.
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A pensioner survived being clipped by a speeding train at a railway crossing.
A pensioner survived being clipped by a speeding train at a railway crossing.
The 61st International Astronautical Congress 2010 is held in Prague  Czech Republic.
The 61st International Astronautical Congress 2010 is held in Prague, Czech Republic.
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Milos Zeman
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Gesture, by Czech sculptor David Černý. October 21, 2013, Prague
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Emergency services build anti-flood barriers on June 2, 2013 in Prague.

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