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Prague: Capital of the Czech Republic
Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, the 13th largest city in the European Union and the historical capital of Bohemia. Situated on the Vltava river, Prague is home to about 1.3 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of 2.7 million. The city has a temperate oceanic climate, with relatively warm summers and chilly winters.

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Dressed for French Open, Kvitova wins all-Czech crown [Video]

Dressed for French Open, Kvitova wins all-Czech crown

Petra Kvitova beats Karolina Muchova 6-3 6-3 in final as sports slowly start to return from coronavirus shutdown.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 04:06Published
Kvitova wins at all-Czech tennis tournament under strict social-distancing measures [Video]

Kvitova wins at all-Czech tennis tournament under strict social-distancing measures

Petra Kvitova easily advances in an all-Czech tournament in Prague on Tuesday beating Barbora Krejcikova 7-6(3) 6-2.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:19Published
Petra Kvitova ready for return headlining all-Czech tournament [Video]

Petra Kvitova ready for return headlining all-Czech tournament

Two-times Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is happy to finally play tennis again for fans - even if they can only watch from television.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 04:29Published
Starved for culture, Czechs hold drive-in festival [Video]

Starved for culture, Czechs hold drive-in festival

A Prague festival producer said the coronavirus pandemic has forced him turn his festival into a drive-in event. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Sport - On this day: Born May 3, 1942: Vera Caslavska, Czech gymnast [Video]

Sport - On this day: Born May 3, 1942: Vera Caslavska, Czech gymnast

Sport - On this day: Born May 3, 1942: Vera Caslavska, Czech gymnast

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:58Published
Prague mayor: Russia denies plot to assassinate Zdenek Hrib [Video]

Prague mayor: Russia denies plot to assassinate Zdenek Hrib

Prague mayor: Russia denies plot to assassinate Zdenek Hrib

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:06Published
Children in lockdown draw what they miss most [Video]

Children in lockdown draw what they miss most

Children confined to their homes under lockdown are drawing what they miss most - friends at school, grandparents, football and green open spaces.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published
Czech researchers turn snorkels into medical masks [Video]

Czech researchers turn snorkels into medical masks

Czech researchers have transformed low-cost snorkel masks available at local sporting goods shops into high-grade protection for medical workers and others against the coronavirus outbreak that has..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

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Czechs celebrate Velvet Revolution anniversary with music and marches

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