Czech Republic


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.

Jozi zoo blasted 'unethical' as animals die

2014-08-06 08:16

Animal welfare campaigners have criticised two international zoos after eight antelopes shipped from Prague to Johannesburg had to be put down after being confined without water for days.

Putting plastic to the pedal

2014-07-23 09:42

Two young Czech adventurers have set sail from Czech Nymburk to Hamburg in Germany, on a pedal boat made entirely of empty plastic bottles.

Radovan Krejcir is a qualified engineer

2014-05-23 07:08

Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir is a qualified engineer with shares in various foreign companies in the Czech Republic and in the Seychelles, court has heard.

Daughter: Blast killing envoy not an accident

2014-01-04 20:01

A blast that killed the Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic this week "was not an accident", despite an official theory to the contrary, the envoy's daughter says.

Czech lawmakers set to dissolve parliament

2013-08-20 17:18

Czech lawmakers will meet for a vote likely to dissolve parliament, which would trigger snap elections and could end a political row now in its third month.

Czech president could rescue new cabinet

2013-08-06 12:02

The Czech Republic's new technocrat government appears unlikely to survive a confidence vote, but it could still remain in power with a little help from its leftist ally, the president.

Copters pluck families from floods

2013-06-05 19:44

Families rescued by helicopter as 2 levees break in Germany; thousands of Czechs evacuated

Floods sweep through Prague

2013-06-04 12:00

Swathes of suburban Prague are under water after floods which have killed 11 people swept across central Europe, and the deluge is moving towards Germany.

 

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.

Antelope in blood spattered crates euthanised

2014-08-05 21:02

An illegal shipment of antelope headed to the Johannesburg Zoo and a private individual have been euthanised after being found dehydrated and their crates spattered with blood.

Rare white tiger cub dies at Czech zoo

2014-06-13 12:53

A rare white tiger cub born two weeks ago at a Czech zoo has died.

Deutsche Telekom buys last 39% in Czech unit

2014-02-10 10:46

German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom says it will acquire the 39% it does not already own in its Czech subsidiary for €800m.

Man robs bank to pay loan, then turns himself in

2013-12-05 07:41

A Czech man robbed a bank in order to pay off a loan, and then turned himself in to pay off his debt to society, Czech police say.

Czech government loses confidence vote

2013-08-08 13:01

The technocratic government in the Czech Republic has lost a confidence vote in parliament, sparking calls for a snap election to end a political crisis triggered by a spy and bribery scandal.

Northern Germany braces for floods

2013-06-06 14:03

Floodwaters have spread towards northern Germany, while damage repair slowly got underway in the southern regions of the country.

German troops deployed to flooded cities

2013-06-04 15:02

Germany has dispatched thousands of soldiers to help cities and towns cope with flooding from the rain-soaked Danube and other southern rivers.

European floods cause havoc

2013-06-03 19:24

Thousands have been forced from their homes and at least nine people were killed as flood waters deluged swathes of Europe.

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