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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 Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east, and Poland to the northeast. 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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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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Videos for Czech Republic

Czech village hosts re-enactment of Napoleon's Battle of Austerlitz [Video]Czech village hosts re-enactment of Napoleon's Battle of Austerlitz

The roar of canons boomed across a field in the Czech Republic's Brno-Country district on Saturday as men in military uniforms clashed and fired at each other during a grand re-enactment of one of the..

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Portugal, France and Germany in Euro 2020 super group [Video]Portugal, France and Germany in Euro 2020 super group

The Euro 2020 draw stacked Group F with three giants; Portugal, Germany and France and is already being called the “group of death”.

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Gareth Southgate expects England to face a tough group at Euro 2020 [Video]Gareth Southgate expects England to face a tough group at Euro 2020

England manager Gareth Southgate says he expects a tough task in their Euro 2020 group when they play Croatia and the Czech Republic. The Three Lions lost their World Cup semi-final to Zlatko Dalic's..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:03Published

Czech chapel of bones to kill photo ops [Video]Czech chapel of bones to kill photo ops

The Sedlec Chapel in a small Czech town has long been a picturesque, if not a bit spooky, tourist draw. But a January 1 ban will stop people from taking any more photos of the skulls and bones that..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

This Sunday the Czech Republic celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution [Video]This Sunday the Czech Republic celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution

Thirty years after November 17, 1989, the Czech Republic sees perhaps the largest commemoration of the Velvet Revolution this Sunday. One of the commemorative events was video mapping at Narodni street..

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Andrej Babis: At least 200,000 protest in Prague against Czech PM [Video]Andrej Babis: At least 200,000 protest in Prague against Czech PM

Andrej Babis: At least 200,000 protest in Prague against Czech PM

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Prague locals tire of tourists, 30 years after end of Communism [Video]Prague locals tire of tourists, 30 years after end of Communism

As Czechs prepare to mark 30 years since the Velvet Revolution ended Communism - ushering in a boom in tourism and considerable wealth along with it - not all local residents see the change as..

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Sterling dropped by England after training ground "disturbance" [Video]Sterling dropped by England after training ground "disturbance"

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling is out of the England squad after a reported confrontation with Liverpool's Joe Gomez at training camp.

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Germany marks 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall [Video]Germany marks 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall

Germany is marking 30 years since the Berlin Wall fell, a pivotal moment in the events that brought down Communism in eastern Europe. Leaders from Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech..

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Aussie Brayden Meyer saws and chops his way to Timbersports title [Video]Aussie Brayden Meyer saws and chops his way to Timbersports title

Australia's Bryaden Meyer saws and chops his way to Stihl Timbersports World Championship

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"Probably one of the most appalling nights I have seen in football" - English FA chairman Clarke [Video]"Probably one of the most appalling nights I have seen in football" - English FA chairman Clarke

English FA chairman Greg Clarke says UEFA will be carrying out a full investigation into racist abuse directed at England players during their Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria.

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Euro 2020 qualifier preview: England v Bulgaria [Video]Euro 2020 qualifier preview: England v Bulgaria

Gareth Southgate and Harry Kane vowed to bounce back from England's shock defeat to the Czech Republic by getting their Euro 2020 qualification campaign back on track in Bulgaria. After 43 unbeaten..

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England look to bounce back against Bulgaria [Video]England look to bounce back against Bulgaria

Gareth Southgate and Harry Kane vowed to bounce back from England's shock defeat to the Czech Republic by getting their Euro 2020 qualification campaign back on track in Bulgaria. After 43 unbeaten..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:28Published

Southgate accepts reality Czech in Prague and promises better in Bulgaria [Video]Southgate accepts reality Czech in Prague and promises better in Bulgaria

Gareth Southgate says England got what they deserved after the Czech Republic inflicted their first qualifying defeat in a decade. The Three Lions blew the chance to seal Euro 2020 qualification with..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:52Published

Duke of Cambridge cheers as England score against Czech Republic [Video]Duke of Cambridge cheers as England score against Czech Republic

The Duke of Cambridge celebrates as England take an early lead against the Czech Republic in the Euro 2020 qualifier, alongside Chelsea manager Frank Lampard and ex-premier league player Matt Jansen...

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England fans clash with Czech riot police ahead of Euro qualifier [Video]England fans clash with Czech riot police ahead of Euro qualifier

Czech riot police clash with England fans in the country's capital Prague ahead of Euro 2020 qualifier.

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England’s Southgate downplays potential racism spat with Bulgaria [Video]England’s Southgate downplays potential racism spat with Bulgaria

England manager Gareth Southgate has played down a potential spat with the Bulgarian Football Union. The Three Lions will seal qualification for Euro 2020 with three games to spare if they win in 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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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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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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Police arrest 14 England fans in Prague after Euro 2020 qualifier

Prague police make 31 arrests, a total that includes 14 England fans, at the Euro 2020 qualifying match in the Czech Republic.
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James Maddison: England midfielder 'not here to make up numbers' as he chases debut

James Maddison is hoping to win a first England cap against the Czech Republic on Friday after scoring in his past two games.
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Fabian Delph: Everton midfielder withdraws from England squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers

Everton midfielder Fabian Delph withdraws from the England squad and will miss the Euro 2020 qualifiers in the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
BBC News - Published

Alli & Lingard left out of England squad, Abraham & Tomori in

Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard are left out of England manager Gareth Southgate's squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
BBC News - Published

Czech state attorneys drop criminal charges against PM Babis

The Prague state attorney has halted criminal investigations into Prime Minister Andrej Babis, his family members and others, the attorney's office said on Friday.
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Andrej Babis: Czech prosecutors drop charges against PM

An inquiry into alleged fraud by Andrej Babis is suspended, pending a review by senior prosecutors.
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Czech state attorney halts investigation of PM Babis: newspaper

A Czech state attorney has halted an investigation of suspected fraud by Prime Minister Andrej Babis, the newspaper Denik N reported on Monday, citing two sources with knowledge of the state attorney's..
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China's Czech advance hampered by Huawei jitters, Tibetan flags

Fizzled investments, cyber security warnings and a Prague mayor defying Beijing by forging his own diplomatic path are muddying inroads China has made into the Czech Republic as it seeks to extend its..
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Czechs pick Bell for $622 million army helicopter deal

The Czech Republic will buy 12 military helicopters from U.S. maker Bell in a deal priced at 14.5 billion crowns ($622 million), Defence Minister Lubomir Metnar said on Thursday.
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Czech president backs new culture minister nominee, defusing government crisis

Czech President Milos Zeman on Wednesday backed the new nominee for culture minister from the junior party in the ruling coalition, defusing a political crisis that had threatened to topple the..
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Czech president rejects minister nominee in row with government party

Czech President Milos Zeman rejected on Wednesday the nominee for culture minister proposed by the junior government partners, the Social Democrats, in a dispute that has threatened Prime Minister..
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Foreign power was behind cyber attack on Czech ministry: Senate

A foreign state staged the latest cyber attack targeting the Czech Foreign Ministry, the Senate's security committee said on Tuesday, though it did not identify the nation concerned or provide any..
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Slavia Prague lie in wait if Celtic progress in Champions League

Slavia Prague of Czech Republic will face Celtic in the Champions League play-off round if Neil Lennon's side defeat Cluj.
BBC News - Published

Czech 2020 budget talks stall, Social Democrats want more funds

Czech government talks on the 2020 budget hit a wall on Wednesday after the junior ruling party Social Democrats rejected current plans and said its ministries were around 20 billion crowns ($870..
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Czech president fires minister, still foot-dragging on replacement

Czech President Milos Zeman dismissed the culture minister on Monday after two months of delay that brought the ruling coalition to the brink of collapse.
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Czech government spat over minister drags on, president to decide on post in August

Czech President Milos Zeman will decide in August on whether to accept the Social Democrats' preferred pick for culture minister, a personnel move at the heart of a dispute rattling the ruling..
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Europa League draw: Wolves could play Pyunik or Jablonec in third qualifying round

Wolves will play Pyunik of Armenia or Czech Republic side Jablonec in the Europa League third qualifying round if they beat Northern Ireland's Crusaders.
BBC News - Published

Czech Social Democrats dig in heels over minister nominee, threatening government

The Czech Republic's junior coalition party the Social Democrats said on Monday they were sticking with their preferred candidate for culture minister, prolonging a spat that is threatening the..
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Wimbledon 2019: Great Britain's Johanna Konta defeats Czech's Katerina Siniakova

Watch the moment Great Britain's Johanna Konta beats the Czech Republic's Katerina Siniakova to reach the third round of Wimbledon.
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Czech government on brink as president again refuses to sack minister

The Czech ruling coalition appeared closer to collapse on Thursday after President Milos Zeman again refused a government request to sack the culture minister, raising the possibility of a snap..
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Russian airlines cancel some Czech flights in route row

Aeroflot and two other Russian airlines canceled several flights to and from the Czech Republic on Tuesday after the Czech Transport Ministry withdrew permits for the flights.
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Czech PM Babis: Timmermans absolutely unacceptable as Commission chief

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Tuesday that Frans Timmermans was absolutely unacceptable as the new president of the European Commission.
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Czech PM warns of snap election if coalition crumbles

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Sunday there would be a snap election if his coalition partner goes through with threat to quit, raising the prospect of more political turmoil after weeks of..
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Czech government survives no-confidence vote but cabinet still fragile

The Czech minority government led by the populist ANO party on Thursday survived a vote of no confidence in parliament after public protests against Prime Minister Andrej Babis, but the cabinet's fate..
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European countries set new June heat records amid heatwave

Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic hit their highest June temperatures on record on Wednesday.
BBC News - Published

Czechs demand PM Babis quit in biggest protest since communist era

Czechs turned out in their thousands on Sunday in Prague to call for the ousting of Prime Minister Andrej Babis, in the biggest show of public discontent since the 1989 Velvet Revolution which..
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