Trump, Czech Prime Minister Babis have much in common

Politics 03/07/19, 15:47

President Donald Trump and Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis now have another thing in common: They both like the same campaign slogan. Babis said Thursday at the White House that he similarly wants to "Make the Czech Republic great again." The two leaders already have much in common. President Donald Trump shakes hands ...

Czech man mauled to death by his pet lion

Europe 03/05/19, 14:35

Police say a man has been mauled to death by his pet lion in a village in eastern Czech Republic.They say that they were called to the site in Zdechov on Tuesday morning, where they found two lions in an enclosure with the body of a man. After assessing the ...

Czech Republic playmaker returns to Sparta from China, MLS

Sports 02/22/19, 09:31

Czech Republic midfielder Borek Dockal has returned to Sparta Prague from Henan Jianye in the Chinese Super League and a year with the Philadelphia Union in Major League Soccer.Sparta says the 30-year-old playmaker signed a 3 1/2-year contract.Dockal moved to Henan Jianye from Sparta two years ago but spent last ...

Former Czech Republic defender Repka gets 2nd jail term

Sports 02/19/19, 16:00

Former Czech Republic defender Tomas Repka has been handed another nine-month jail sentence.The latest verdict comes less than two weeks after he was convicted of fraud on Feb. 7 and sentenced to 15 months in prison. The Prague-West county court on Tuesday turned two previous suspended sentences for drunk driving ...

Jagr, back from injuries, plays in Czech second-league game

Hockey 02/18/19, 16:57

Jaromir Jagr is back again.The Czech winger and 13-time NHL All-Star has recovered from a series of injuries that prevented him from playing for more than a year and appeared in a game Monday for the Kladno Knights, the hometown club he owns in the Czech Republic.Jagr, 47, played on ...

Former Czech Republic defender Repka gets jail for fraud

Soccer 02/07/19, 06:05

Former Czech Republic defender Tomas Repka has been convicted of fraud and sentenced to 15 months in jail.The Prague 6 district court ruled that the 45-year-old Repka sold a luxury car to a woman even though he didn't own it. The former West Ham and Fiorentina player had been renting ...

Kvitova testifies at trial of suspect in knife attack

Tennis 02/05/19, 10:14

Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova has testified in the Czech Republic at the trial of the man who allegedly knifed her in her home.After the December 2016 attack in her home in Prostejov, Kvitova had surgery on injuries to her playing left hand. It took the tennis star more than ...

Update: Rare snowstorm delays, diverts flights in Prague

Sports 02/03/19, 08:19

The Latest on the winter weather in Europe (all times local):2:10 p.m.A rare snowstorm accompanied by flashes of lightning in Prague has caused on roads and at the Czech capital's international airport.At least five flights to Prague' Vaclav Havel Airport were diverted to the Czech Republic's second-largest city, Brno, or ...

Pliskova to lead Czechs in Fed Cup after Kvitova pulls out

Tennis 01/30/19, 11:30

Karolina Pliskova will be the top player for defending Fed Cup champion Czech Republic in its first-round meeting with Romania, after Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova pulled out.Pliskova lost in the Australian Open semifinals this month to Naomi Osaka, who then defeated Kvitova in the final.Katerina Siniakova, who won both ...

Czech lawmakers adopt common definition of anti-Semitism

Europe 01/25/19, 05:48

The Czech Parliament's lower house has adopted a resolution that recognizes a common international definition of anti-Semitism.Although the definition by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance is not binding, lower house speaker Radek Vondracek says it could help authorities deal with hate crimes.The 2016 definition says anti-Semitism is "a certain perception ...

Czechs honor student who wanted self-immolation to inspire

Europe 01/16/19, 11:43

Czechs are paying tribute to a university student who burned himself to death in Prague 50 years ago to inspire resistance against the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia.Jan Palach's self-immolation shocked the country but failed to produce an immediate impact. The hard-line communist regime established after the invasion harshly persecuted ...

Update: Czech Republic seeks to assure British residents

Europe 01/07/19, 12:44

The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local):5:40 p.m.The Czech government has approved a plan to guarantee the near-term rights of British citizens in the event of a "no-deal" Brexit.The Interior Ministry says the roughly 8,000 Britons currently living in the country would retain their rights ...

Canada beats Czech Republic 5-1 in world junior hockey

Hockey 12/29/18, 22:52

Morgan Frost had a goal and an assist, Michael DiPietro made 23 saves and Canada beat the Czech Republic 5-1 on Saturday night to improve to 3-0 in the world junior hockey championship.Maxime Comtois, Brett Leason, Alexis Lafreniere and MacKenzie Entwistle also scored for defending champion Canada. Ondrej Machala scored ...

Russia beats Czech Republic 2-1 in world juniors

Hockey 12/28/18, 22:46

Artyom Galimov and Nikolai Kovalenko scored and Russia beat the Czech Republic 2-1 on Friday night to improve to 2-0 in the world junior hockey championship.Pyotr Kochetkov made 24 saves for Russia, allowing only Jachym Kondelik's second period goal.Tied with Canada for the Group A lead, Russia opened Thursday with ...

Death toll in Czech mine explosion increases to 13

Europe 12/21/18, 04:06

The death toll in a methane explosion that hit a coal mine in northeast Czech Republic increased to 13, a mining company said Friday.OKD mining company spokesman Ivo Celechovsky said that 11 of the dead were Polish nationals while two were Czechs. Another 10 miners were injured in the explosion ...

PHOTOS: Czech glassblowers keep Christmas tradition alive

World 12/01/18, 02:17

A small family business in a mountainous village in northern Czech Republic says it's the last place in the world where traditional Christmas decorations from blown glass beads are made.In this picture taken on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, traditional glass Christmas decorations are displayed in a shop window in the ...

European zoos to send critically endangered rhinos to Rwanda

Europe 11/20/18, 11:53

Wildlife parks from three European countries are joining forces to send critically endangered eastern black rhinos back to their natural habitat in Rwanda, where the entire rhino population was wiped out during the genocide in the 1990s.CORRECTES NAME OF DANISH PARK TO REE PARK SAFARI -- Manny, a male of ...

Man-made Czech waterways help save carp, a Christmas treat

World 11/17/18, 06:15

Czechs will have to pay more for their traditional Christmas delicacy this year after a serious drought devastated the carp population this year.The drought overheated and dried out ponds, sucking oxygen from them and drastically reducing numbers of the fish in most parts of the Czech Republic.In this picture taken ...

Czech Republic to stay out of UN pact on migration

Europe 11/14/18, 03:20

The Czech government has decided the country will stay out of a United Nations pact promoting an international approach to safe and orderly migration.Wednesday's decision comes after Prime Minister Andrej Babis vehemently opposed the document, saying it poses a threat for his country's security and sovereignty.Babis has argued the U.N. ...

Czechs beat defending champion US 3-0 in Fed Cup final

Sports 11/11/18, 11:07

Katerina Siniakova won the first reverse singles on Sunday to lead the Czech Republic to its sixth Fed Cup title in eight years.Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic returns with a backhand to Sofia Kenin of the United States during their tennis match of the Fed Cup Final between Czech ...

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