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Czech Republic: Lawmakers hope to strip hospitalized president of powers to end deadlock

Lawmakers in the Czech Republic are looking to strip President Miloš Zeman of his powers, after his hospitalization left the country in limbo. Zeman is “very unlikely” to return to work in the coming weeks, Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil said on Monday. The president was admitted into intensive care more than a week ago […]

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Czech Republic: Speed train collides with local commuter train; 3 dead, dozens injured

Three people died and eight others were seriously injured on Wednesday when a Munich-to-Prague express train ran through a stop signal and collided with a local commuter train in the Czech Republic, authorities said. Several passengers were taken by helicopters to hospitals from the crash site near the western Czech village of Milavce, the regional […]

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Horrifying Video: Man captures moment tornado hitting his house in Czech Republic

An eyewitness video captured the moment a tornado hit a house in the southern Czech city of Hodonín on Thursday evening. The footage shows trees being bent and broken by winds that knock through a wall and send debris flying through the air before the tornado hits the man’s house, blowing a window in. At […]

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Powerful tornado rips through Czech Republic causing major damage, hundreds injured

A tornado ripped through multiple villages in south-eastern Czech Republic, injuring over 150 people and causing heavy damage, local media said. The storm damaged roofs of number of buildings in the southern Breclav and Hodonin districts, uprooting trees and overturning cars. Half of the village of Hrusky was destroyed by the tornado, Lidove Noviny newspaper […]

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Russia expels 20 Czech diplomats in retaliatory move over explosion row

A day after the Czech Republic expelled 18 Russian diplomats, Russia expelled 20 Czech Republic diplomats from the country. Czech local intelligence agents say the diplomats are Russian intelligence operatives. They are suspected of involvement in an explosion at an arms depot in 2014 which killed two people. European Union foreign ministers are set to […]

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Petr Kellner : Czech billionaire among 5 killed in helicopter crash near Alaska glacier during ski trip

Czech billionaire Petr Kellner was one of five people killed when their chopper crashed near a glacier in Alaska during a skiing trip on Saturday. PPF Group, the Czech investment company that Kellner co-founded, confirmed his death in a statement on Monday. “With great sadness, PPF announces that … Petr Kellner tragically passed away in […]

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Chimpanzees in the Czech Republic are face timing other monkeys to kill boredom

Chimpanzees in the Czech Republic are face timing other primates to kill boredom amid the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. The Safari Park in the northern town of Dvur Kralove installed a big screen in their enclosure to show them a livestream of what their fellow chimpanzees are doing on the other side of the country at […]

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11 dead after man deliberately started fire at apartment tower in Czech Republic

A fire in at a block an apartment building killed 11 people including three children in Czech Republic. The fire on Saturday in the north-eastern town of Bohumin, has been described as the worst fire in the country’s history. Six people died in the fire, while five people died after jumping from the 11th floor […]

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Poland mistakenly annexed small part of Czech Republic last month

The Polish military has admitted it accidentally invaded the Czech Republic last month, but it insists its brief occupation of a small part of the country was simply a “misunderstanding.” Polish soldiers mistakenly crossed the country’s border with Czech Republic in late May before setting up there, the Czech foreign ministry said. The soldiers, who […]