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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...

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

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...

Facing hospital ‘catastrophe,’ Czech Republic eyes harsher lockdown

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

Czech court rejects some coronavirus restrictions retroactively

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

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

Czech Republic set to phase out coal by 2038

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...

Czech Republic imposes curfew, cancels Prague Christmas markets

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...

Czech Republic bans gatherings of more than six as infections soar

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

Czech Republic registers over 8,500 new virus infections

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

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

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

Czech football season to resume at the end of May

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

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

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

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

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

Firmino Jesus stirs Brazil onto victory over Czech Republic

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

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

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

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

Bomb threat leads to evacuation in Czech ski resort

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...