Czech Republic

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.

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.

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.


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.

SA youngster's Czech racing battle

2014-08-07 10:04

South African racing driver, Jeffrey Kruger, is confident of a podium finish ahead of a Volkswagen Castrol Cup race in the Czech Republic on August 9 - 10.

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.

Nazi past still a shadow over Porsche

2014-03-20 08:40

A commemorative plaque put up in the home town of Ferdinand Porsche in the Czech Republic has divided the town.

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.

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