Czech Republic

Shiffrin clinches record 15th World Cup victory this season

SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin set yet another milestone on Saturday, clinching a record 15th World Cup victory of the season. Returning to the resort where she started her World Cup career at the age of 15 in 2011, Shiffrin dominated the last slalom before next week’s finals. No other skier, male … Continue reading Shiffrin clinches record 15th World Cup victory this season

Trump, Czech Prime Minister Babis have much in common

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis now have another thing in common: They both like the same campaign slogan. Babis said Thursday at the White House that he similarly wants to “Make the Czech Republic great again.” The two leaders already have much in common. Babis, like Trump, is a … Continue reading Trump, Czech Prime Minister Babis have much in common

Czech Republic works to get Pompidou Center branch in Prague

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic’s prime minister says the National Gallery in Prague is working on a project with the Pompidou Center in Paris whose goal is to establish a branch of the modern art museum in the Czech capital. Prime Minister Andrej Babis made the announcement Friday after meeting Pompidou Center president Serge … Continue reading Czech Republic works to get Pompidou Center branch in Prague

United States | Recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s Interim President by Several European Countries

United States – We welcome the decision today by Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom to recognize Juan Guaido as the Interim President of Venezuela. We are also heartened by the European Parliament’s January 31 resolution recognizing Juan Guaido as … Continue reading United States | Recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s Interim President by Several European Countries

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Poland to invest in cleaner public transport

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Poland’s prime minister says the country, which has some of Europe’s most polluted cities, will invest between 3-4 billion euros ($3.4-$ 4.5 billion) in low-emissions public transport. Mateusz Morawiecki said Poland is seeking to buy 1,077 electric buses. … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Poland to invest in cleaner public transport

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Greenpeace activists released in Slovakia

KATOWICE, Poland— The Latest on climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Slovakia’s prosecutor general has ruled that 12 Greenpeace activists who were kept in detention after protesting against a lignite mining company should be immediately released. A county court in Prievidza ruled on Sunday that the activists would have to … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Greenpeace activists released in Slovakia

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Greenpeace activists held for anti-coal action

KATOWICE, Poland— The Latest on the U.N. climate talks taking place in Katowice, Poland (all times local): 3:35 p.m. At least 65,000 people marched on the European Union’s headquarters in Belgium to show support for the bloc’s proposed curbs on climate change. Braving rain and wind, demonstrators thronged the main road in central Brussels where … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Greenpeace activists held for anti-coal action

PRAGUE | Czechs beat defending champion US 3-0 in Fed Cup final

PRAGUE  — Katerina Siniakova won the first reverse singles on Sunday to lead the Czech Republic to its sixth Fed Cup title in eight years. Siniakova defeated Sofia Kenin 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 to give the Czechs an insurmountable 3-0 lead over the defending champion United States in the best-of-five final. In a hard-fought battle that … Continue reading PRAGUE | Czechs beat defending champion US 3-0 in Fed Cup final

PRAGUE | Czechs lead defending champion US in Fed Cup final

PRAGUE— Barbora Strycova rallied from a set down to give the Czech Republic a 1-0 lead over defending champion United States in the Fed Cup final on Saturday. Playing in the last Fed Cup fixture of her career, the 32-year-old Strycova overcame an early scare to defeat Sofia Kenin 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-4. The American … Continue reading PRAGUE | Czechs lead defending champion US in Fed Cup final

PRAGUE | Mattis: Military already moving equipment to southern border

PRAGUE — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the military has already begun delivering jersey barriers to the southern border in conjunction with plans to deploy active duty troops there as a caravan of Central Americans slowly heads across Mexico toward the United States. Mattis says details of the deployment, including the number of troops, … Continue reading PRAGUE | Mattis: Military already moving equipment to southern border

United States | On the Occasion of the National Day of the Czech Republic

United States – On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the Czech people on the 100th anniversary of your independence. The United States and the Czech Republic share an enduring friendship, a commitment to democratic principles, and a vision of a peaceful and prosperous Europe. Our partnership is old … Continue reading United States | On the Occasion of the National Day of the Czech Republic

Dutch humiliate Germany in Nations League, Gibraltar wins

Germany’s UEFA Nations League campaign took a humiliating blow after a 3-0 loss at old rival Netherlands on Saturday. Germany remains without a win in the top-tier League A and has yet to score a goal. In the second-tier League B, the Czech Republic got its first win in the new competition — beating host … Continue reading Dutch humiliate Germany in Nations League, Gibraltar wins

PRAGUE | Conservative opposition party wins Czech Senate election

PRAGUE — A conservative opposition party in the Czech Republic has won an election for a third of the seats in Parliament’s upper house as the ruling coalition of Prime Minister Andrej Babis suffered a setback. With nearly all the votes counted Saturday by the Statistics Office, the Civic Democratic Party won 10 of the … Continue reading PRAGUE | Conservative opposition party wins Czech Senate election

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic | Team Americas leads Continental Cup ahead of Europe

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic— The athletes from the Americas lead after the first day of the Continental Cup in Ostrava on Saturday. After the first 19 of 37 events, Team Americas led with 135 points, 12 more than defending champion Team Europe. Team Asia-Pacific followed with 89, while Team Africa trailed by another 15 points. The … Continue reading OSTRAVA, Czech Republic | Team Americas leads Continental Cup ahead of Europe

DECIN, Czech Republic | Drought reveals ancient ‘hunger stones’ in European river

DECIN, Czech Republic — Due to this summer’s drought in Central Europe, boulders known as “hunger stones” are reappearing in the Elbe River. The low water levels in the river that begins in the Czech Republic then crosses Germany into the North Sea has exposed stones on the river bed whose appearances in history used … Continue reading DECIN, Czech Republic | Drought reveals ancient ‘hunger stones’ in European river

BERLIN | The Latest: Czech PM rejects Italy request to take migrants

BERLIN — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Prime Minister Andrej Babis says the Czech Republic is unwilling to take any of the 450 asylum-seekers who were rescued from a fishing boat in the Mediterranean Sea and are awaiting clearance to land in Europe. Italy has refused to let two … Continue reading BERLIN | The Latest: Czech PM rejects Italy request to take migrants

PARIS | Serena could face Sharapova in 4th round at French Open

PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova could meet in the fourth round of the French Open thanks to the draw on Thursday. But a matchup between three-time champion Williams and two-time champion Sharapova is far from guaranteed. Williams resumes her comeback after maternity leave following two consecutive losses in March. She will open … Continue reading PARIS | Serena could face Sharapova in 4th round at French Open

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | US tops Canada 4-1 to claim bronze at hockey worlds

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The United States topped Canada 4-1 to claim the bronze medal at the world ice hockey championship on Sunday. Chris Kreider led the U.S. with two goals. Forward Nick Bonino scored the winner on a rebound during a power play in the final period. Anders Lee and Kreider added empty-net insurance … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | US tops Canada 4-1 to claim bronze at hockey worlds

HERNING, Denmark | Canada beats Latvia in OT, Czechs edge Austria at ice hockey

HERNING, Denmark (AP) — Canada bounced back from a loss to Finland by edging Latvia 2-1 in overtime at the ice hockey world championship to clinch a spot in the quarterfinals on Monday. Also, the Czech Republic edged Austria 4-3 and Russia shut out Slovakia 4-0. Norway beat South Korea 3-0 to relegate the Asian … Continue reading HERNING, Denmark | Canada beats Latvia in OT, Czechs edge Austria at ice hockey

HERNING, Denmark | US routs Norway 9-3 at hockey worlds, Czechs blank France

HERNING, Denmark (AP) — Captain Patrick Kane scored two goals for the second straight game and added an assist to lead the United States to a 9-3 victory over Norway for its sixth straight win at the ice hockey world championship on Sunday. The Czech Republic beat France 6-0 for its second consecutive shutout. Kane … Continue reading HERNING, Denmark | US routs Norway 9-3 at hockey worlds, Czechs blank France

HERNING, Denmark | US shut out Danes, Czechs top Slovakia at ice hockey worlds

HERNING, Denmark (AP) — The United States dominated host Denmark 4-0 for a second straight victory at the world ice hockey championship on Saturday. The Czech Republic rallied from a goal down to beat Slovakia 3-2 in overtime, and South Korea’s debut at the championship was memorable for the wrong reason as it lost to … Continue reading HERNING, Denmark | US shut out Danes, Czechs top Slovakia at ice hockey worlds

HERNING, Denmark | Latvia comes back to beat Norway in worlds, US faces Denmark

HERNING, Denmark (AP) — Rudolfs Balcers scored his second goal in overtime to complete Latvia’s comeback victory over Norway in their first game at the world ice hockey championship on Saturday, and Switzerland prevailed over Austria 3-2 also in overtime. Balcers scored just 24 seconds into five minutes of overtime in the Group B game … Continue reading HERNING, Denmark | Latvia comes back to beat Norway in worlds, US faces Denmark

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France | Fed Cup: Stephens to open for US against France in semis

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens will open play for the U.S. against Pauline Parmentier of France in the Fed Cup semifinals. France No. 1 Kristina Mladenovic and CoCo Vandeweghe will follow on Saturday in the second singles at the new 6,700-capacity Arena Pays d’Aix. France has opted for … Continue reading AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France | Fed Cup: Stephens to open for US against France in semis

Students walking against gun violence reach Paul Ryan’s town

JANESVILLE, Wis./March 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Some Wisconsin students who took their demonstration against gun violence on the road have reached their destination — House Speaker Paul Ryan’s home turf. About 50 students set out Sunday from Madison on their “50 Miles More” march. They reached their destination in Janesville on Wednesday and are demonstrating in … Continue reading Students walking against gun violence reach Paul Ryan’s town

Halep wins, US teen Anisimova’s run ends at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif.INDIAN WELLS, Calif./March 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Simona Halep is on track to retain her No. 1 world ranking after defeating Wang Qiang of China 7-5, 6-1 in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open. Halep improved to 17-1 this year and needs only to reach the final to stay at the … Continue reading Halep wins, US teen Anisimova’s run ends at Indian Wells

German far-right terror group sentenced to long prison terms

BERLIN /March 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A German court on Wednesday sentenced eight Germans to between four and ten years in prison for forming a far-right terrorist organization, attempted murder and carrying out bomb attacks on asylum-seeker facilities and left-wing political targets. The Dresden regional court said in its verdict all seven men and one … Continue reading German far-right terror group sentenced to long prison terms

Kerber easily advances to 2nd round in Dubai; Bellis wins

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates/February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Sixth-seeded Angelique Kerber needed less than an hour to beat Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1 Tuesday in the first round of the Dubai Championships. Fifth-seeded Caroline Garcia of France also advanced, beating Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 7-5. Kerber was broken in … Continue reading Kerber easily advances to 2nd round in Dubai; Bellis wins

Czech leader loses case on collaborating with secret police

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia/February 13, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — A Slovak court has dismissed a lawsuit by the acting Czech prime minister, Andrej Babis, against claims that he collaborated with Czechoslovakia’s communist-era secret police, officials said Tuesday. The Slovak-born Babis was suing Slovakia’s Institute of the Nation’s Memory, which holds parts of his secret-police files because Czechoslovakia divided into … Continue reading Czech leader loses case on collaborating with secret police

UEFA bans 6 Malta players, including 2 for life, over fixing

NYON, Switzerland/January 09, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— UEFA has banned six members of Malta’s under-21 team for match-fixing offenses, with two players banished from soccer for life. The investigation related to March 2016 qualifiers for the European Under-21 Championship against Montenegro and the Czech Republic. UEFA imposed lifetime bans on Emanuel Briffa and Kyle Cesare for acting in … Continue reading UEFA bans 6 Malta players, including 2 for life, over fixing

Czech Republic defeats Switzerland at world juniors

BUFFALO, N.Y/December 31, 2017  (AP)(STL.News) — Kristian Reichel scored a pair of goals to lead the Czech Republic in a 6-3 victory over Switzerland at the World Junior Hockey Championship on Sunday. Martin Necas, Daniel Kurovsky and Martin Kaut each had a goal and an assist as the Czech Republic finished with nine points (3-1) in preliminary-round … Continue reading Czech Republic defeats Switzerland at world juniors