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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

PRAGUE | Czechs boo prime minister 50 years after Soviet-led invasion

PRAGUE — A ceremony to honor the victims of the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia on Tuesday turned into a protest against Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis. Hundreds jeered and booed Babis’ arrival for a ceremony in front of the Czech public radio building in downtown Prague, a site of a fierce street battle between … Continue reading PRAGUE | Czechs boo prime minister 50 years after Soviet-led invasion

PRAGUE | A dog’s life: fitness trackers help put fat pets on a diet

PRAGUE — When Czech entrepreneur Robert Hasek began jogging with his dog, Darwin, the three-mile runs were making the bull terrier sick with fatigue. Hasek was surprised, thinking his dog led a healthy lifestyle. To solve the mystery, he strapped a Fitbit to Darwin and discovered he was actually only active in his presence. Otherwise, … Continue reading PRAGUE | A dog’s life: fitness trackers help put fat pets on a diet

PRAGUE | Czech military confirms 3 soldiers killed in Afghanistan

PRAGUE  — The Czech military has confirmed that the three victims of a Taliban suicide attack in Afghanistan were all Czech service members. It says the attack took place at about 3:50 a.m. (0150 GMT) Sunday near the Bagram military base in the province of Parwan. The victims have not been identified. A statement from … Continue reading PRAGUE | Czech military confirms 3 soldiers killed in Afghanistan

PRAGUE | Uber to give Czech authorities details for tax purposes

PRAGUE — Uber is to give the Czech Republic’s finance ministry information on its drivers’ activities so the proper amount of tax is paid. According to the deal signed Thursday, the ride-hailing service also agreed that as of October its new drivers will join an electronic reporting system introduced by the local authorities. Initially, the … Continue reading PRAGUE | Uber to give Czech authorities details for tax purposes

PRAGUE | Jude’s ‘Barbarians’ wins Karlovy Vary film fest’s top prize

PRAGUE — Romanian director Radu Jude’s “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians” has won the top prize at the 53nd edition of an international film festival in the Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary. The Karlovy Vary Film Festival’s grand jury chose Jude’s movie that pivots between past and … Continue reading PRAGUE | Jude’s ‘Barbarians’ wins Karlovy Vary film fest’s top prize

PRAGUE | American Galen Rupp wins Prague international marathon

PRAGUE — Olympic bronze medalist Galen Rupp of the United States won the Prague international marathon on Sunday while Kenyan runner Bornes Jepkirui Kitur was the fastest woman in the race. Rupp pulled ahead away from the favorite Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia with about four kilometers to go and finished the race in 2 hours, … Continue reading PRAGUE | American Galen Rupp wins Prague international marathon

Hebrew grammar book from 16th century returns to Prague

PRAGUE/January 16, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A 16th century book that belonged to Prague’s Jewish community before World War II and surfaced at a New York City auction last year was brought back to the Czech Republic on Tuesday. Titled “Mikne Avram – Peculium Abrae,” the recovered volume is a grammar book published in both Hebrew and Latin … Continue reading Hebrew grammar book from 16th century returns to Prague