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Shanghai cuts Prague ties after mayor announces Taipei twinning

Bejing - Shanghai cut ties with sister-city Prague Tuesday after the Czech capital announced a twinning agreement with Taiwan's capital Taipei.

Prague mayor condemns China, unveils Taipei partnership

Berlin - The mayor of Prague condemned China as an "unreliable partner" Sunday and told a German newspaper his city will sign a twinning agreement with Taiwan's capital Taipei.

Cohen dismisses report of Prague meeting with Russians

Washington - Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former attorney, denied Thursday that he had ever visited Prague, shooting down a report that he had a meeting with Russian officials there during the 2016 presidential election campaign.

Prague Spring: AFP reports on the Soviet invasion

Paris - At dawn on August 21, 1968, residents of Prague were shocked to find their city occupied by Soviet tanks.

Prague zoo to set up special unit to treat obese people

The zoo in the Czech capital Prague is set to build a special health center with XXL equipment to treat extremely overweight patients.

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.

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.

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.

Gorilla accidentally hangs himself in Prague Zoo

Prague - A 5-year old gorilla has died after accidentally hanging himself with a climbing rope in the gorilla enclosure at the Prague Zoo.

Annual Zombie walk in Prague (video)

Prague - One of less well-known events to take place along the streets of Prague is the city's annual zombie fest. For this event hundreds of people walk the streets as 'the undead'.

First gay pride festival held in Prague

Prague - Thousands of people were on the streets of Prague to take part in the city's first gay pride march, while many others came to watch and conservative groups showed up to protest.

'Space for Human Benefit and Exploration'

Prague - The 61st International Astronautical Congress (IAC) will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 27 September to 1 October under the theme 'Space for Human Benefit and Exploration' .

Op-Ed: Medvedev and Obama in Prague, sign new treaty on nuclear weapons

Prague - Presidents Medvedev and Obama met in Prague today and signed the so-called New Start treaty which will see both countries reduce their stockpile of nuclear weapons by almost one third. But not everyone is impressed. Are you?

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Recovery from Flood Damage Could Take 100 Years, Say Czech Officials

BUDAPEST (voa) - Czech officials say it could take a century to repair hundreds of thousands of historic books and manuscripts that were damaged during Europe's recent floods. The works include a Bible more than 500 years old. The Czech culture mini...

European Bank Offers Loans To Repair Flood Damage

BUDAPEST (voa) - The European Investment Bank says it will offer loans to water-logged countries in central Europe to help repair flood damage. The announcement was made in Berlin, where German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and other European leaders me...

Dresden Threatened By Rising Waters

BUDAPEST (voa) - Tens of thousands of people spend the night in shelters after they were evacuated from the eastern German city of Dresden on Friday, where record floods that already killed close to 100 people across Central and Eastern Europe are swam...

Germany Braces for More Floods As Czech Republic Assesses Damage

BUDAPEST (voa) - Dresden, Germany is bracing for its worst flooding in more than a century, while residents of Prague in the neighboring Czech Republic are assessing the damage already done to their city. In Dresden, Army helicopters have flown 400...

Authorities Evacuate 50,000 In Prague As Floods Sweep Across Europe

PRAGUE (voa) - Czech authorities have ordered 50,000 people to evacuate Prague, as the Republic experiences its worst flooding in more than a century. At least 76 people have already died across Central and Eastern Europe as flood waters swept from Rus...

Czech Children Unlock Secrets Of Holocaust-Ravaged Villages

PRAGUE (dpa) - Children across eastern Europe have wondered about the overgrown cemeteries in their villages for more than 50 years.Those boys and girls brave enough to peek over old cemetery walls saw leaning tombstones with unfamiliar family names, m...

Winged guardians protect Prague's air travellers

PRAGUE (dpa) - Blue sky, puffy clouds and the red rooftops of the Old Town blend in a dreamy pastel for air travellers gazing out of jetliner windows as they approach or depart from Prague's Ruzyne Airport. What travellers probably never see, howeve...

Czech Schools Offer A New Deal To Gypsy Children

PRAGUE (dpa) - After years of international criticism and internal soul-searching, the Czech Republic's school system is undergoing profound changes designed to improve educational opportunities for the country's Roma gypsy minority.Education officials...

Czech Nuclear Plant Shut Down

PRAGUE (voa) - The Czech Republic's controversial Temelin nuclear power plant has been shut down because of technical problems just hours after powering up to full capacity. Spokesmen for the plant said the trouble, stemming from a power generator,...

Drugs Use Is On The Rise Among Young Czechs

Prague (dpa) - For many young people, Prague is the "Amsterdam of the East". Marijuana and cannabis are smoked in clubs, bars and even in broad daylight with little police interference. Since 1995 alone drug consumption in the Czech Republic has tre...

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A young Nicholas Winton with some of children he rescued.
A young Nicholas Winton with some of children he rescued.
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Zombies walk in Prague
Zombies walk in Prague
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Emergency services build anti-flood barriers on June 2  2013 in Prague.
Emergency services build anti-flood barriers on June 2, 2013 in Prague.
The 61st International Astronautical Congress 2010 is held in Prague  Czech Republic.
The 61st International Astronautical Congress 2010 is held in Prague, Czech Republic.
IAC Prague
A man deeply involved in the foreign affairs of Israel has stepped forward to criticize some of thei...
A man deeply involved in the foreign affairs of Israel has stepped forward to criticize some of their policies. This is a picture of one of the many foreign embassies they have, located in Prague.
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Pride Day celebrations in Prague  the capital of the Czech Republic
Pride Day celebrations in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic
Prague Pride
Gesture  by Czech sculptor David Černý. October 21  2013  Prague
Gesture, by Czech sculptor David Černý. October 21, 2013, Prague
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