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Czech Republic: Country in Central Europe
The Czech Republic, also known by its short-form name, Czechia, is a country in Central Europe bordered by Poland to the northeast, Slovakia to the southeast, Austria to the south, and Germany to the west. The Czech Republic is a landlocked country with a hilly landscape that covers an area of 78,866 square kilometers (30,450 sq mi) with a mostly temperate continental climate and oceanic climate. It is a unitary parliamentary republic, with 10.7 million inhabitants. Its capital and largest city is Prague, with 1.3 million residents; other major cities are Brno, Ostrava, Olomouc and Pilsen.

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China threatened to harm Czech companies over Taiwan visit: letter

The Chinese government threatened to retaliate against leading Czech companies if a senior Czech official made good on a planned visit to Taiwan, according to a diplomatic message reviewed by Reuters.
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Czech central bank lifts key interest rate to tame inflation

czech central bank lifts key interest rate to tame inflation
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's central bank has surprisingly raised its key interest rate by a quarter-point to 2.25% in response to higher...
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Videos for Czech Republic


Eyewitness to horror: New York museum opens exhibit of art by Holocaust victims [Video]Eyewitness to horror: New York museum opens exhibit of art by Holocaust victims

Museum of Jewish Heritage's officials Elyse Buxbaum and Michael Morris highlight a new exhibit which "uses creativity in the face of depravity to share essential stories about life, after, and during,..

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Czech government bans direct flights to China, effective February 9

The Czech government banned direct flights between the Czech Republic and China due to the new coronavirus outbreak, effective Feb. 9, government spokeswoman said on Monday.
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China virus triggers global rush for protective masks

From South Korea to the Czech Republic, China's coronavirus outbreak has triggered a massive surge in demand for protective masks, with factories scrambling to fill orders and shops selling out.
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Chairman of Czech upper house of parliament dies

Jaroslav Kubera, the chairman of the Czech upper house of parliament, died on Monday morning, the chamber's spokeswoman said.
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Czech Republic fire: Eight killed in blaze at home for disabled people

czech republic fire: eight killed in blaze at home for disabled people
A fire has torn through a home for people with mental disabilities in the Czech Republic, killing eight male patients. The blaze broke out in the home in the northwestern town of Vejprty before 5am on..
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Shanghai suspends all ties with Prague in spat over Taiwan

The Shanghai city government said on Tuesday it was suspending official contact with Prague after the Czech capital Prague signed a sister city agreement with Taiwan's capital, Taipei, in the latest..
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EU leaders include nuclear energy in green transition

eu leaders include nuclear energy in green transition
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Friday that nuclear energy will be part of the bloc's solution to making its economy carbon neutral by 2050, allowing them to win the support of two..
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'Bad news for Europe': EU reluctantly congratulates Johnson

EU leaders welcomed Boris Johnson's election triumph and called for a quick Brexit vote in the British parliament, but the Czech prime minister warned it was 'bad news for Europe'.
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East-West row upsets EU's grand climate plan

Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic clashed with Western European nations on Thursday over the EU's bold new push for climate neutrality by 2050, demanding funds for their energy transition to lower..
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EU leaders clash on climate funding, nuclear power

eu leaders clash on climate funding, nuclear power
Brussels (AFP) - European Union leaders clashed at the start of a summit on Thursday over the bloc's plans to tackle climate change, arguing over how to pay for the green transition and what role..
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East Europeans demand funds for EU climate push, say poor should not pay

Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic set out demands on Thursday that could block agreement on the European Union's new push for climate neutrality by 2050, saying the poor should not have to bear..
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Easterners demand funding and nuclear power to support EU climate deal

Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic set out demands on Thursday that could block agreement on the European Union's new push for climate neutrality by 2050, trumpeted by the bloc's new chief..
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Easterners threaten to wreck EU 2050 climate neutrality push

Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic were threatening on Thursday to wreck the European Union's new push for climate neutrality by 2050, just a day after the bloc's executive trumpeted it as Europe's..
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Three eastern EU states voice objections to 2050 neutrality plan: sources

Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic have raised objections to the latest draft decision of a Thursday-Friday summit of EU leaders who aim to commit the bloc to climate neutrality by 2050, according..
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Gunman kills six in Czech hospital waiting room before shooting himself

A 42-year-old gunman killed six people on Tuesday at a hospital waiting room in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava before fleeing and fatally shooting himself in the head, police said.
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Six shot dead in Czech hospital attack, suspect shoots himself

A gunman shot dead six people on Tuesday at a hospital waiting room in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava in an unexplained attack, authorities said.
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Czech hospital shooting suspect has died: Czech TV

The suspect in a shooting at a hospital in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava on Tuesday has killed himself, Czech Television reported, citing Interior Minister Jan Hamacek.
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Six shot dead in Czech hospital

An attacker shot dead six people sitting in a waiting room at a hospital in the northeastern Czech city of Ostrava on Tuesday, the government said.
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Four killed in shooting at Czech hospital

An attacker shot dead four people and seriously injured two at a hospital in the northeastern Czech city of Ostrava on Tuesday, police said.
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Czech health minister says six dead in Ostrava hospital shooting

The number of people killed in a shooting at a hospital in northeastern Czech city of Ostrava on Tuesday has risen to six, Health Minister Adam Vojtech told Czech Radio.
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Gunman on run after deadly Czech hospital shooting

Six people are reported dead after a man opened fire at a hospital in the city of Ostrava.
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Top Czech attorney reopens fraud probe into PM Babis

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis will be investigated further for fraud in a case involving European Union subsidies, the top state attorney said on Wednesday, reversing an earlier decision to drop..
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Top Czech attorney rules PM Babis's fraud investigation to continue

The top Czech state attorney has ruled that Prime Minister Andrej Babis will be further investigated for fraud in receiving European Union subsidies, reversing an earlier decision to drop the case, the..
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Czech PM Babis: no reason to quit over EU audit on business conflicts - Pravo

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis sees no reason to resign over an ongoing European Commission audit into conflicts of interest related to the sprawling conglomerate Agrofert, Pravo newspaper quoted..
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EU finds Czechs should return subsidies due to PM Babis's business conflict: reports

The European Commission has determined that the Czech Republic must return hundreds of millions of crowns in EU subsidies as Prime Minister Andrej Babis did not sufficiently separate himself from..
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EU audit finds Czech Prime Minister Babis in conflict of interest: report

A European Commission audit has confirmed that Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is in a conflict of interest due to his former business empire that he has put into trust funds, weekly Respekt reported..
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Euro 2020 draw: England drawn against Croatia, Wales in group with Italy

England are drawn against Croatia and Czech Republic in Group D at Euro 2020, with Wales alongside Italy, Switzerland and Turkey in Group A.
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England to face Croatia at Euro 2020, Wales in group with Italy

England are drawn against Croatia and Czech Republic in Group D at Euro 2020, with Wales alongside Italy, Switzerland and Turkey in Group A.
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Marking 30 years since Velvet Revolution, huge Czech protest calls on PM to quit

Around a quarter-million Czechs flooded central Prague on Saturday to mark 30 years since the Velvet Revolution toppled communism in then-Czechoslovakia, with protesters demanding that billionaire..
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Velvet Revolution: Prague's ghosts of communism

Three memorable locations in the Czech capital symbolise the Communist regime and its downfall.
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Czech-Chinese ties hit new bump as university shuts center

Prague's Charles University has closed its Czech-Chinese Centre, rector Tomas Zima said on Wednesday, after local media reports that some of its staff had failed to declare payments from the Chinese..
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England need late goal to beat Czech Republic

Leah Williamson's first international goal rescues a late win for England in a friendly against the Czech Republic.
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Czech Republic v England: Steph Houghton among four out of squad

Four players are withdrawn from the England Women's squad preparing for Tuesday's friendly against Czech Republic.
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Poland, Hungary broke EU laws by refusing to host migrants: court adviser

Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic broke the law by refusing to take in asylum seekers coming to the European Union during the chaotic summer of 2015, an advisory body to the bloc's highest court..
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Bara Votikova: The YouTube sensation taking on Arsenal in Europe

Meet the Czech goalkeeper with 76.2m views on her YouTube channel and a Champions League game at Arsenal on Thursday.
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Lionesses: Toni Duggan returns to England squad for Germany & Czech Republic friendlies

Toni Duggan returns to the England squad for international friendlies against Germany and the Czech Republic.
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Barcelona are not treating Slavia Prague lightly, insists Valverde

barcelona are not treating slavia prague lightly, insists valverde
Strong performances against Inter and Borussia Dortmund suggest Slavia Prague could trouble Barcelona, according to Ernesto Valverde. Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde does not expect his side to have it..
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England women to face Czech Republic in international friendly in November

England women will face the Czech Republic in their last international friendly of 2019, three days after playing Germany at Wembley.
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Czech president to go into hospital for convalescence - spokesman

Czech President Milos Zeman will go into hospital on Thursday for a "planned convalescence", his spokesman said on Wednesday, adding that no serious health issue was involved.
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Czech president Zeman to be hospitalized on Thursday: spokesman

Czech President Milos Zeman will go into hospital on Thursday and may remain there until Sunday, his spokesman said on Wednesday, adding there was no serious health issue.
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Czechs must build nuclear plants even if in breach of EU law, says PM

The Czech Republic will have to build new nuclear power plants to replace aging coal and nuclear capacity even if they are in breach of European law, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Wednesday.
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Czechs get three bids for $2.1 billion fighting vehicle purchase

The Czech Republic has received preliminary bids from BAE Systems, General Dynamics European Land Systems and Rheinmetall Landsysteme for its planned purchase of 210 infantry fighting vehicles, the..
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