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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Thousands welcome US army convoy in Czech Republic - Prague Post

Prague Post

Thousands welcome US army convoy in Czech Republic
Prague Post
Prague, March 29 (CTK) Thousands of people welcomed the U.S. military convoys on the border and along the roads and motorways in the Czech Republic today, while only dozens of opponents protested against U.S. troops.
LN: Qatar helped release two Czech women kidnapped in PakistanPrague Daily Monitor
Czech women released after two years in captivity say it is hard to believe ...Radio Prague
Czech tourists released by unknown Pakistani gunmen after two yearsUPI.com
South China Morning Post (subscription) -Newsweek Pakistan
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US Convoy: In Czech Republic, Real-Life Supporters Outnumber Virtual ... - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

US Convoy: In Czech Republic, Real-Life Supporters Outnumber Virtual ...
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A week before U.S. military vehicles were scheduled to enter the Czech Republic on the penultimate leg of their 1,100-mile public tour through Eastern and Central Europe, some local media were already issuing ominous warnings of possible anti-American ...
Dragoon Ride's crossing through Czech Republic sparks anti-American protestStars and Stripes
US military convoy enters Czech RepublicPrague Post
US military convoy enters Czech Republic in Nachod, BohuminCzech Happenings
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Canada crushes Czech Republic at world men's curling championship - TheChronicleHerald.ca (registration)

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Canada crushes Czech Republic at world men's curling championship
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After three difficult draws to start its Ford World Men's Curling Championship, Canada had a much easier time Monday morning against the Czech Republic. Canada and skip Pat Simmons scored four in the second end and had consecutive steals of three to ...
Canada crushes Czechs, tops Russians to stay unbeaten at curling worldsThe Globe and Mail
Team Canada routs Czech Republic, Russia at world curling championshipToronto Star
Canada crushes Czech Republic 11-2 at world men's curling championshipEdmonton Journal
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Game Details - ESPN FC

ESPN FC

Game Details
ESPN FC
Vaclav Pilar's last-minute equaliser saw Czech Republic snatch a point as they salvaged a 1-1 draw against Latvia in European Championships qualifying Group A in Prague on Saturday. Aleksejs Visnakovs' 30th minute-goal had put Latvia on course for ...
How Latvia stood up to the Czech RepublicUEFA.com
Jaroslav Plasil's Czech Republic leave it late vs. Latvia in Euro 2016 qualifiercaughtoffside
Result: Czech Republic snatch late point against LatviaSports Mole
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Tom Carroll scores winner for England Under-21s against Czech Republic - The Guardian

The Guardian

Tom Carroll scores winner for England Under-21s against Czech Republic
The Guardian
Tom Carroll's second-half goal was enough to give England Under-21s a 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic as the Three Lions continued their preparations for this summer's European Championships. The win will come as a psychological boost for Gareth ...
Czech Republic U21 0-1 England U21: Tom Carroll's second-half strike enough ...Daily Mail
Tom Carroll strike sees off Euro hosts Czech RepublicThe FA
Result: England Under-21s win in Czech RepublicSports Mole
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Alleged Sheep Marketplace Owner Identified in Czech Republic - CryptoCoinsNews

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Alleged Sheep Marketplace Owner Identified in Czech Republic
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google-bitcoin-theft In an update to the two-year-old story of the Sheep Marketplace, Czech authorities have identified what they believe to be the owner, after discovering him trying to launder the money. Sheep Marketplace was a deep web market ...



Council of Europe Urges Czech Republic to End Castration of Sex Offenders - Sputnik International

Council of Europe Urges Czech Republic to End Castration of Sex Offenders
Sputnik International
MOSCOW (Sputnik) In an official report, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture said it urges the Czech authorities to put a definitive end to the use of surgical castration in the context of treatment of sex offenders and to amend the ...



A US Military Convoy Divides the Czechs - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Wall Street Journal (blog)

A US Military Convoy Divides the Czechs
Wall Street Journal (blog)
A U.S. military convoy arriving in the Czech Republic this weekend will encounter both warm welcomes and disdain as rival activists seek to show their opposing views regarding Moscow's incursions into eastern Ukraine. Pavel Safr, a leading activist ...
US convoy to begin closely-watched journey through Czech Republic at weekendRadio Prague
Americans to cover costs of their transit across Czech RepublicCzech Happenings
Czech Republic population on the risePrague Post
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Czech Republic acclaims Lafata and Vrba - News - UEFA.com - UEFA.com

UEFA.com

Czech Republic acclaims Lafata and Vrba - News - UEFA.com
UEFA.com
AC Sparta Praha forward David Lafata has been voted the Czech Republic's footballer of the year for 2014, ending a run of six straight wins for goalkeeper Petr Cech in the nation's most important footballing poll. However, Pavel Vrba's reign as the ...



Czech Republic Vs Latvia (Euro Qualifying): Live stream, Schedule, Lineups ... - TSM Plug

TSM Plug

Czech Republic Vs Latvia (Euro Qualifying): Live stream, Schedule, Lineups ...
TSM Plug
Czech Republic will play against Latvia in the2016 Euro qualification at this Saturday, March 28, 2015. The match stadium will take at Eden Stadium (Praha). Watch this match at tv on the time of 11:00 PM or 23:00 GMT+6, 5:00 PM or 17:00 GMT +0 on.

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