Prague Zoo sends 3 pelicans to London’s St. James’s Park

Europe 05/30/19, 03:04

Three great white pelicans are on their way from Prague Zoo to Britain to join a famed flock that has made London's St. James's Park home since the 17th century.Keepers were carefully carrying the birds one by one Thursday morning to transport cages on of a van will take them ...

2 rare mammals, Chacoan peccaries, born in Prague zoo

Europe 05/22/19, 07:48

Prague's zoo says two Chacoan peccaries have been born there for the first time, a vital step in efforts to save an endangered species that was once considered extinct.The Chacoan peccary is a wild pig-like mammal whose existence was described in 1930 based on fossils that dated to the Pleistocene ...

Thousands of Czechs demand justice minister’s resignation

Europe 05/13/19, 13:09

Thousands of Czechs are rallying in Prague and elsewhere for the third straight Monday to demand the new justice minister's resignation.The protesters say the minister might compromise the legal system at a time when prosecutors have to decide whether to indict Prime Minister Andrej Babis over alleged fraud involving European ...

Whose poo is this? Prague Zoo takes a closer look at dung

Entertainment 05/07/19, 08:24

After producing plenty of elephant dung and other manure for years, Prague Zoo has capitalized on its expertise by creating a new permanent exhibit on the world of animal excrement.It displays information and samples of everything from fossil turds, also known as coprolites, from extinct animals to the excrement of ...

Thousands of Czechs call on justice minister to resign

Europe 05/06/19, 13:05

Thousands of Czechs are rallying in Prague again to demand the resignation of the new justice minister.The protesters say the minister might compromise the legal system at a time when prosecutors have to decide whether to indict Prime Minister Andrej Babis over alleged fraud involving European Union funds.Babis denies wrongdoing.Protesters ...

30 nations pitch internet security rules amid Huawei concern

Europe 05/03/19, 07:37

Officials from over 30 countries have proposed a set of principles to ensure the safety of next generation mobile networks amid concerns over the use of gear made by China's Huawei.The non-binding proposals were published Friday at the end of a two-day meeting in Prague where they were discussing security ...

Thousands protest replacement of Czech justice minister

World 04/29/19, 14:56

Thousands of Czechs are rallying in Prague and elsewhere to protest the proposed replacement of the justice minister.The protesters said Monday that might compromise the legal system at a time when prosecutors have to decide whether to indict Prime Minister Andrej Babis over alleged fraud involving European Union funds.Babis denies ...

Europe’s far-right leaders campaign in Prague for EU vote

Europe 04/25/19, 14:11

Europe's far-right political leaders campaigned Thursday in Prague, calling migration and Islam major threats to Europe as they sought to rally support ahead of the European Parliament elections next month.Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right National Rally party and Geert Wilders, founder of the Dutch anti-Islam Party for Freedom, ...

Arsenal, Chelsea, Valencia, Frankfurt in Europa League SFs

Soccer 04/18/19, 17:02

Chelsea scored three early goals before surviving a second-half scare to advance to the semifinals of the Europa League on Thursday with a 4-3 home win over Slavia Prague, and Arsenal beat Napoli 1-0 to make the last four for the second straight year.In the other second-legged quarterfinal games, Valencia ...

Long-hidden Kafka trove within reach after series of trials

Europe 04/17/19, 01:25

A long-hidden trove of unpublished works by Franz Kafka could soon be revealed following a decade-long battle over his literary estate that has drawn comparisons to some of his surreal tales.A district court in Zurich upheld Israeli verdicts in the case last week, ruling that several safe deposit boxes in ...

Arsenal, Chelsea, Valencia and Benfica win in Europa League

Soccer 04/11/19, 16:33

Arsenal closed in on the Europa League semifinals with a 2-0 home win over Italy's Napoli on Thursday while Chelsea scored late to earn a 1-0 victory at Slavia Prague.Coming off a disappointing 1-0 loss to Everton on Sunday, Arsenal produced an attacking display that Napoli was not able to ...

Chelsea, Liverpool condemn fans’ racist song about Salah

Soccer 04/11/19, 15:37

Three Chelsea fans were turned away from the team's Europa League quarterfinal at Slavia Prague on Thursday after the Premier League club identified them in a video appearing to sing a racist song about Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.The video, which has been widely shared on social media, showed a group ...

Czech court: rights of alleged Russian hacker violated

Business 04/09/19, 11:17

The Czech Republic's highest court says a former justice minister violated the rights of an alleged Russian hacker by allowing his extradition to the U.S. before a separate asylum case was finalized.Yevgeniy Nikulin is accused of hacking computers at LinkedIn, Dropbox and other American companies in 2012, compromising the personal ...

Slavia punished by UEFA for fan misconduct, plans to appeal

Soccer 03/28/19, 11:54

Slavia Prague says it will appeal a UEFA decision to punish the Czech club for their fans throwing objects onto the field during a Europa League game.Slavia said Thursday it has been informed by UEFA that a section of its stadium must be partially closed for the upcoming Europa League ...

Brazil and Argentina struggling ahead of Copa America

Soccer 03/27/19, 12:11

The Copa America is less than three months away and both Brazil and Argentina have shown they are far from their best.Brazil is having trouble defending and transitioning from the back to the attack. Argentina, meanwhile, is struggling with a drop in individual skill on the ball — even with ...

Flyers, Blackhawks, Sabres and Lightning to Europe in ’19-20

Sports 03/21/19, 04:05

The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers will open next season in Prague and the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning will play two games in Stockholm as part of the NHL's Global Series.Chicago and Philadelphia will face off in the Czech Republic's capital Oct. 4, while Buffalo and Tampa Bay ...

Ancelotti’s Napoli faces Arsenal in Europa League

Sports 03/15/19, 07:26

Napoli will play Arsenal in the Europa League quarterfinals, bringing coach Carlo Ancelotti back to London where he won an English Premier League title with Chelsea.Chelsea was paired with Slavia Prague, which shocked five-time champion Sevilla with a comeback late in extra time in the round of 16 on Thursday.An ...

Czechs to face England, Brazil with striker Patrik Schick

Soccer 03/12/19, 06:23

Patrik Schick has recovered from an unspecified injury to be selected in the Czech Republic squad playing England to open 2020 European Championship qualifying next week.Four days after the March 22 match at Wembley Stadium, the Czechs will face Brazil in a friendly in Prague.Schick scored for Roma on Monday ...

10-man Arsenal beaten 3-1 at Rennes in Europa League

Soccer 03/07/19, 15:38

Rennes rallied from an early deficit to beat 10-man Arsenal 3-1 in the first leg of the Europa League last 16 on Thursday, a result that spoiled goalkeeper Petr Cech's return to the French city where he spent two seasons.Arsenal took the lead through Alex Iwobi after just four minutes ...

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 ...

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