Czech Republic

Country Czech Republic
Capital Prague
Continent Europe
Currency Czech koruna(CZK)
Languages Czech, Slovak, German, Polish, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Greek, Hungarian, Romani, Russian, Rusyn, Serbian, Ukrainian & Vietnamese

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Following the First World War, the closely related Czechs and Slovaks of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire merged to form Czechoslovakia. During the interwar years, the new country's leaders were frequently preoccupied with meeting the demands of other ethnic minorities within the republic, most notably the Sudeten Germans and the Ruthenians (Ukrainians). After World War II, a truncated Czechoslovakia fell within the Soviet sphere of influence. In 1968, an invasion by Warsaw Pact troops ended the efforts of the country's leaders to liberalize Communist party rule and create "socialism with a human face." Anti-Soviet demonstrations the following year ushered in a period of harsh repression. With the collapse of Soviet authority in 1989, Czechoslovakia regained its freedom through a peaceful "Velvet Revolution." On 1 January 1993, the country underwent a "velvet divorce" into its two national components, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Czech Republic joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004.

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Czech Republic, Israel sign defense tech accord - World Tribune

World Tribune

Czech Republic, Israel sign defense tech accord
World Tribune
The two countries signed the accord during a visit by Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka on Nov. 25. Officials said the agreement called for cooperation between the defense industries of Israel and Czech. We have just signed joint declarations in ...
What's important is to stay on the wheel, Rivlin tells Czech Prime MinisterJerusalem Post

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Lindauer takes pair to Czech Republic - Manawatu Standard

Manawatu Standard

Lindauer takes pair to Czech Republic
Manawatu Standard
A keen interest in Woodville's history is taking one couple overseas to the Czech Republic. The couple are well-known in the town for their keen interest in history, and have been involved in the Gottfreid Lindauer Replica Studio since it began ...

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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Nov 26 - Reuters

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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Nov 26
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PRAGUE, Nov.26 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Wednesday. ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 1 hours) =========================ECONOMIC ...
Czech university holds twerking contest for employee internships.scallywagandvagabond

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Czech Republic seeks new transport aircraft - IHS Jane's 360

IHS Jane's 360

Czech Republic seeks new transport aircraft
IHS Jane's 360
Currently, the Army of the Czech Republic (ACR) operates four Airbus Military C295 medium tactical transport aircraft that fulfil the service's air transport needs. The aircraft, however, lacks range and capacity to meet the requirements of the MoD ...



Czech Republic are pushed hard by Iceland but come out on top - The Guardian

The Guardian

Czech Republic are pushed hard by Iceland but come out on top
The Guardian
The Czech Republic fought back to overcome Iceland in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Sunday with a Pavel Kaderabek header and an own-goal giving the home side four wins out of four and top spot in Group A. Iceland took the lead in the ninth minute when a ...
Czech Republic vs. Iceland live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch ...SB Nation
Czech Republic-Iceland Betting Preview: Lagerback's men to net in this crucial ...Goal.com
Czech Republic won Vs Iceland in Euro qualification by 2 - 1 (highlights)TSM Plug
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Tajikistan, Czech Republic sign deal to boost cooperation - Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Tajikistan, Czech Republic sign deal to boost cooperation
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
DUSHANBE, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Tajikistan has signed three new agreements on cooperation with the Czech Republic Wednesday during Czech president's visit to the central Asian country. The Tajik presidential press service reported that Tajik president ...

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e-shops in Czech Republic get upper hand over stone & mortar stores - Radio Prague

Radio Prague

e-shops in Czech Republic get upper hand over stone & mortar stores
Radio Prague
Internet sales have been rising since September, and Czechs, it has been estimated, will spend at least 21 billion crowns for presents on the internet alone. That, Czech Radio reported Tuesday, translates into an average of 3,000 5,000 crowns per ...
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Blackmailers to release EBOLA in Czech Republic unless they're paid 1m euros - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Blackmailers to release EBOLA in Czech Republic unless they're paid 1m euros
Daily Mail
Blackmailers have threatened to release the deadly Ebola virus in the Czech Republic unless its government pays them one million euros in Bitcoin. The Bond villain-style threat was issued by anonymous emails to the highest offices of the Czech ...



Second Czech Republic politician receives envelope with deadly poison - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

Second Czech Republic politician receives envelope with deadly poison
CP24 Toronto's Breaking News
PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- An envelope mailed to the Czech Republic's finance minister contained poison, the second such case in a week, an official said Monday. Tests conducted on the suspicious envelope to minister Andrej Babis detected "a deadly ...

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Eurovision 2015: Czech Republic returns! - oikotimes.com

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Eurovision 2015: Czech Republic returns!
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We are very excited to have Czech Republic return to the Eurovision Song Contest after 5 years of absence, making the Eurovision Family even more complete for the 60th anniversary edition. says Jon Ola Sand, Executive Producer of the contest on ...

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