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Czech Republic: Country in Central Europe
The Czech Republic, also called by its short-form name, Czechia, is a landlocked country in Central Europe bordered by Austria, Germany, Poland and Slovakia. The Czech Republic has 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.


Adorable lion cubs born in Czech zoo [Video]

Adorable lion cubs born in Czech zoo

Jumping around, playing and pouncing, three Barbary lion cubs recently started exploring their outside enclosure at Safari Park Dvur Kralove in the north of the Czech Republic.

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Travellers rush back to UK to beat quarantine [Video]

Travellers rush back to UK to beat quarantine

Passengers arrive at Heathrow Airport after the Czech Republic, Switzerlandand Jamaica were added to the Government's quarantine list. Travellersreturning from the three countries after 4am on Saturday..

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Air bridges: Czech Republic and Switzerland join England's quarantine list [Video]

Air bridges: Czech Republic and Switzerland join England's quarantine list

A list of countries and territories in Europe from which people don't need toquarantine on arrival in England, after Czech Republic and Switzerland wereadded from the list.

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Pompeo talks Belarus, China and Russia [Video]

Pompeo talks Belarus, China and Russia

China's global economic power makes the communist country in some ways a more difficult foe to counter than the Soviet Union during the Cold War, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on a visit to..

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Pompeo meets Czech Prime Minister Babis [Video]

Pompeo meets Czech Prime Minister Babis

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Wednesday during a central European trip aimed at discussing energy cooperation, China, Russia and the coronavirus..

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