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Eight killed in blaze at Czech home for disabled

Jan 19 2020

VEJPRTY, Czech Republic A fire in a home for people with disabilities killed eight people and injured 30 in northwest Czech Republic early on Sunday, fire and state officials said.

Ex-soldier admits contract killing of Slovak journalist

Jan 13 2020

PEZINOK, Slovakia A former soldier admitted in court on Monday killing a Slovakian journalist whose murder two years ago led to anti-corruption protests that brought down the government of long-time prime minister Robert Fico.

Habsburg stud farm rides to UNESCO world heritage status

Jul 18 2019

KLADRUBY, Czech Republic The Kladruby stud in the Czech Republic has been breeding horses for royal service since the 1500s, when its sleek grey stallions were seen as a symbol of Habsburg power.

REFILE-Prague Zoo's rare Asiatic lioness Ginni artificially inseminated

Jan 03 2019

PRAGUE, Jan 3 When you're an endangered species and your partner just isn't in the mood, drastic measures are called for, as Ginni, one of Prague Zoo's Asiatic lionesses, found out on Thursday when she underwent an artificial insemination procedure.

Worst Czech coal mine blast in decades kills 12 Poles, one Czech

Dec 21 2018

STONAVA, Czech Republic A methane explosion killed 12 Poles and one Czech at an eastern Czech coal mine, the OKD mining company said on Friday, in the worst disaster of this kind in almost three decades.

Thousands march for slain Slovak journalist who probed corruption

Mar 02 2018

BRATISLAVA Thousands marched in Bratislava and other Slovak cities on Friday for murdered investigative journalist Jan Kuciak, demanding swift action in response to a killing that has shocked the country and shaken its government. | Video

Czechs name Prague square for Havel on his 80th anniversary

Oct 05 2016

PRAGUE Czechs paid tribute to their late playwright-president Vaclav Havel on what would have been his 80th birthday on Wednesday by holding meetings and concerts and naming a small Prague square in his honour.

American Dahlgren jailed for life for murdering Czech relatives

Jul 20 2016

BRNO, Czech Republic A Czech court sentenced U.S. citizen Kevin Dahlgren to life in prison on Wednesday for stabbing to death a family of four of his relatives whom he had been visiting in 2013.

Political newcomer Kiska trounces PM Fico in Slovak presidential election

Mar 30 2014

BRATISLAVA Philanthropist and former businessman Andrej Kiska trounced Prime Minister Robert Fico in Slovakia's presidential election on Saturday as voters feared Fico and his center-left party would amass too much power.

Political newcomer Kiska trounces PM Fico in Slovak presidential election

Mar 29 2014

BRATISLAVA Philanthropist and former businessman Andrej Kiska trounced Prime Minister Robert Fico in Slovakia's presidential election on Saturday as voters feared Fico and his centre-left party would amass too much power.

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