Czech Republic

Gorilla gives birth unexpectedly at Prague zoo

2016-04-25 17:01

It was an unexpected birth that took everyone at the Prague zoo by surprise

Czech cop drinks and drives, hits 51 cars

2016-04-14 20:00

Czech police say one of their officers drank too much and crashed his Jeep Grand Cherokee into a total of 51 parked cars in Prague.

Polish truck driver gets prison for deadly 2015 train crash

2016-02-24 16:20

A Czech court has convicted a Polish truck driver of being responsible for last year's collision between a truck and a high-speed train that killed three passengers and sentenced him to 8 1/2 years in prison.

Zeman claims Brotherhood behind migrant wave

2016-01-04 22:20

Czech President Milos Zeman has claimed the current wave of more than a million newcomers to Europe is the work of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.

Krejcir guilty of fraud, attempted murder in Czech Republic

2015-11-27 14:47

Radovan Krejcir has been found guilty of fraud and attempted murder in the Czech Republic.

Czech police spark uproar by tagging refugees with numbers

2015-09-02 18:59

Human rights activists and lawyers in the Czech Republic have slammed local police for marking the hands of refugees with numbers after detaining them on a train.

Only 4 northern white rhino remain on the earth

2015-07-29 10:23

Only four northern white rhino remain on earth after a 31-year-old female named Nabire died in the Czech Republic late on Monday, zookeepers said.

100kg of cocaine found in bananas destined for supermarket

2015-04-03 14:58

Czech police have seized a record amount of cocaine in a shipment of bananas.

Eight dead in gun rampage at Czech restaurant

2015-02-24 21:01

An apparently unstable armed man burst into a restaurant in an eastern Czech town, killing eight people before reportedly committing suicide, officials have said.

Envelope mailed to Czech minister contained poison

2014-11-20 21:07

An official says an envelope mailed to the Czech Republic's interior minister from abroad contained poison.


Czech Republic to use Czechia

2016-04-15 05:18

Czechia will soon be synonymous with the Czech Republic as the one-word version of the name.

Czechs allow extradition of Ivory Coast national to US

2016-02-25 19:06

Czech Justice Minister Robert Pelikan has agreed to extradite an Ivory Coast national to the United States to face weapons charges.

Czechs protest bright Polish greenhouse

2016-02-23 18:55

Lights in a huge Polish greenhouse that help grow tomatoes have lightened the night sky across the border in the Czech Republic, leading to protests.

Czech PM's Twitter hacked with anti-immigrant messages

2015-12-23 14:36

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka's Twitter account fell prey to hackers who swamped it with violently anti-immigrant messages.

Horror of Czech refugee camp

2015-10-13 21:17

A human rights official says conditions at a local detention centre for refugees runs counter to the idea of the Czech Republic as a civilised country with conditions being worse than in jail.

Czech president tells migrants: 'No-one invited you'

2015-08-02 19:18

Czech President Milos Zeman has lashed out at illegal immigrants after dozens tried to flee a detention centre, prompting police to use tear gas against the demonstrators.

High speed train collides with truck in Czech Republic

2015-07-22 10:25

Officials say a high-speed train has smashed into a truck in eastern Czech Republic, injuring 20 passengers.

Czechs returned after 2 years

2015-03-28 20:13

Two female Czech tourists kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 have been released and have returned to the Czech Republic.

Berdych to skip Davis Cup tie

2015-01-14 21:47

Tomas Berdych will skip the Czech Republic's Davis Cup first-round tie with Australia to focus on his individual career.

Czech woman stabs teen to death in rampage

2014-10-14 13:06

A woman has stabbed a student to death and wounded two girls and a policeman during a rampage at a secondary school in the Czech Republic, according to police.

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