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Sputnik V Vaccine

Slovakia starts inoculations with Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine

Slovakia became the second country in the EU to start inoculating citizens with Russia's Sputnik V vaccine on Monday, even though the jab has...
Votebox

Czech prime minister to face vote of no confidence

The government of embattled populist Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is to face a vote of no confidence on Thursday. Babis is criticized for having...
Andrej Babis

Czech government on the verge of collapse as communists step back

(dpa) - Almost six months before parliamentary elections, the Czech minority government of Prime Minister Andrej Babis is threatening to disintegrate after the Communist...
Covid Vaccines

Prague: France to help out battered Czech Republic with Covid vaccine

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dpa/GNA – France will provide the Czech Republic with 100,000 coronavirus vaccine doses from its own quota to help out the country, which has...
Lockdown

Facing hospital ‘catastrophe,’ Czech Republic eyes harsher lockdown

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dpa/GNA - Faced with the prospect of a "complete catastrophe in the hospitals," the Czech Republic has announced a significantly tighter lockdown in...
court

Czech court rejects some coronavirus restrictions retroactively

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dpa/GNA - The Czech Republic's Constitutional Court on Monday retroactively declared some of the government's coronavirus containment measures unconstitutional. A spokeswoman for the...
Demonstrators protesting the Czech government's restrictions shout slogans, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, at the Old Town Square in Prague, Czech Republic January 10, 2021. REUTERS/David W Cerny reuters_tickers

Several thousand protest pandemic restrictions in Prague

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dpa/GNA - Several thousand demonstrators gathered at Prague's Old Town Square on Sunday to protest against recently extended government restrictions designed to contain...
Coal

Czech Republic set to phase out coal by 2038

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The Czech Republic is to withdraw from coal mining by 2038, according to a decision by the government's coal commission in Prague. The date is...
curfew

Czech Republic imposes curfew, cancels Prague Christmas markets

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The Czech government has imposed a night-time curfew between 9 pm and 5 am in an effort to help control a dramatic spike in...
Covid

Czech Republic bans gatherings of more than six as infections soar

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The Czech Republic has banned gatherings of more than six people and ordered bars, restaurants and clubs to close until further notice, as coronavirus...
Covid

Czech Republic registers over 8,500 new virus infections

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Coronavirus infections are growing rapidly in the Czech Republic, with some 8,618 new cases reported on Saturday. This marked a fourth day of record figures,...
Prime Minister Andrej Babis

Renewed state of emergency comes into force in Czech Republic

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Another national state of emergency came into effect in the Czech Republic at midnight on Monday. The government under Prime Minister Andrej Babis decided to...
Middle And Long Distance Runners

Kenyan, Ethiopian runners to renew rivalry in Prague’s half marathon

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The World Half Marathon records are at stake as Kenyan and Ethiopian runners take over the Prague half-marathon on Saturday with the resumption...
football

Czech football season to resume at the end of May

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Football matches will start again in the Czech Republic at the end of May after over two months of forced closure due to the...
Face Mask

To mask or not to mask, no longer a question for many Europeans

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In a shift which many Europeans would have never imagined, face mask-wearing is now a phenomenon in the streets of major European cities like...
German carmaker

New car registrations in Czech Republic plunge 36 percent in March

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The Czech Republic saw a 36 percent year-on-year drop in new passenger car registrations in March mainly because of government restrictions in response to...
European Union

Czech PM blames wealthy EU member states for budget summit failure

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Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Saturday blamed wealthier European Union (EU) member states for the failure of this week's EU budget summit, which...
doctors shortage

Flu cases rise in Czech Republic

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Influenza and other acute respiratory infections have risen by a rate of nearly 30 percent this week, according to local media reports on Friday. ...
Brazil

Firmino Jesus stirs Brazil onto victory over Czech Republic

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Gabriel Jesus came off the bench to score a brace as Brazil beat the Czech Republic 3-1 in a friendly here on Tuesday. David Pavelka...
Prague Spring International Music Festival

73rd Prague Spring Music Festival Begins

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Prague's Municipal House has hosted on Saturday the 73rd Prague Spring International Music Festival, country's largest classical music event held each year in various...
Affordable Housing Project

Czech government approves bill on social housing

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The Czech government on Wednesday approved a long-awaited bill on social housing to restrict "trading in poverty," said government spokesman Martin Ayrer. ...
food aid

Feb. 23 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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PRAGUE -- Czech Police on Monday detained 17 people, including five prisoners, over smuggling drugs into a prison in Bytiz near Pribram, Pribram police...
bomb

Bomb threat leads to evacuation in Czech ski resort

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About 300 people were evacuated from a ski resort in Ostruzna, Czech Republic over an anonymous call claiming bombs were planted there on Sunday...
Jack Ma, the founder of Chinese eCommerce giant Alibaba delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of CeBIT 2015 in Hanover, Germany, on March 15, 2015. Top IT business fair CeBIT 2015, which features a strong Chinese presence, kicked off on Sunday in Germany. (Xinhua/Luo Huanhuan)

Jan. 10 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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WASHINGTON/New York -- Jack Ma, founder and chairman of China's e-commerce giant Alibaba, on Monday met with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, and they discussed...

Czech Republic, Slovakia reach deal on joint airspace protection

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Governments of the Czech Republic and Slovakia agreed on a cooperation plan aimed to protect the airspaces of both countries against terrorism and other...
Fishers work in the Chengbi Lake for fishing in Baise, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Nov. 7, 2015. (Xinhua/Wei Wanzhong)

Dec. 31 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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PRAGUE -- Czech police on Saturday ruled out a terrorist motive over a bomb threat on a plane which took an emergency landing in...

Czech rules out terror attack over bomb threat on plane

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Czech police on Saturday ruled out a terrorist motive over a bomb threat on a plane which took an emergency landing in Prague. ...

Food prices rise in Czech Republic in 2016

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Over the past year, the foods prices increase in the country, especially the price of cheese rose noticeably by one third. The...
Monks offer lamps to the statue of Shakyamuni Buddha at the awarding ceremony for Gexe Lharampa, the highest academic degree in Tibetan Buddhism studies, at the Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, April 5, 2015. After rounds of tests and debating sessions, ten monks received the Gexe Lharampa degree this year, a title similar to a doctorate in the Gelugba faction of Tibetan Buddhism. Gexe means knowledgeable and Lharampa represents the highest degree among the four ranks in the Gexe system. (Xinhua/Chogo) (yxb)

Sept. 18 China-related world news summary at 0900 GMT

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SOFIA -- Chinese and Bulgarian officials have signed a deal on export of Bulgarian dairy products to China. The Bulgarian Ministry...
Sparta Prague

Czechs Rosicky Goes Back to Sparta Prague

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The 35-year-old Rosicky began his career with Sparta in 1998 but left for Borussia Dortmund in 2001 and subsequently joined Arsenal in 2006. He...