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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koda drives Czech Republic to Kazakhstan win - News - UEFA.com
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Czech Republic came from behind to defeat Kazakhstan in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group A, substitute Milan koda scoring twice in the final 16 minutes. Yuri Krasnozhan's visitors were on course for their first victory in ten competitive matches until ...
Euro 2016 round-up: Czech Republic come from behind to beat Kazakhstan and ...Daily Mail
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Euro 2016 roundup: Czech Republic and Belgium close on qualification - The Guardian

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Euro 2016 roundup: Czech Republic and Belgium close on qualification
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Czech Republic extended their lead over Holland in second place of their Euro 2016 qualification group behind Iceland to six points with a 2-1 win over Kazakhstan. Yuri Logvinenko opened the scoring for the Kazakhs in the 21st minute but two second ...

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Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland 'stand ready' to help - ITV News

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Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland 'stand ready' to help
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The leaders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland "stand ready" to provide assistance to Hungary, as thousands attempt to reach the EU via the country. The prime ministers voiced support for Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his country's ...
The Latest: Poland, Czech Republic halt trains to BudapestWBRC FOX6 - MyFoxAL.com
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Czech Republic halt trains to BudapestJamaica Gleaner
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Numbering of Migrants by Czechs Brings Outcry - New York Times

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Numbering of Migrants by Czechs Brings Outcry
New York Times
LONDON Human rights advocates and Jewish groups expressed outrage on Thursday after the authorities in the Czech Republic wrote numbers on the skin of migrants who were pulled off trains this week, a move they said summoned memories of the ...
Czech Republic abandons 'ineffective' European asylum rulesThe Guardian
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Outrage as migrants in Czech Republic marked with numbers 'like in ...Express.co.uk
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China, Czech Republic vow to strengthen relations - Xinhua

Xinhua

China, Czech Republic vow to strengthen relations
Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Czech President Milos Zeman in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 4, 2015. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei). BEIJING, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that China and the Czech Republic should ...
Czech Republic seeks Putin's support at the UNPravda
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Is Czech anti-migrant sentiment fading? - Deutsche Welle

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Is Czech anti-migrant sentiment fading?
Deutsche Welle
That was the recent message to migrants from the Czech Republic's blunt-talking president, Milos Zeman. He has also warned that the current wave of refugees could include jihadists who would "blow up Prague Castle" and talked up the idea of sending ...
MfD: Czech companies wooing foreign workersPrague Daily Monitor
Daily news summaryRadio Prague
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Czech Post issues commemorative stamp to honor Nicholas Winton, savior of ... - Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Czech Post issues commemorative stamp to honor Nicholas Winton, savior of ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The Czech Post says it is the first such commemorative stamp for Winton, though Britain is also planning a stamp to honor him. Winton's daughter, Barbara, called it "a special tribute" and "a lasting memento of his relationship with the Czech Republic.".
Sir Nicholas Winton handed postage stamp honour in Czech RepublicBelfast Telegraph

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Eurovision 2016: Czech Republic Confirms Participation - CDA News

CDA News

Eurovision 2016: Czech Republic Confirms Participation
CDA News
The country has participated in the contest a total of four times, never having made the final so far. In their first three attempts, the Czech Republic placed in the bottom two of results. Last year, in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, Marta Jandov ...

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EDUin's Bob Kartous: inclusive education in the Czech Republic still facing ... - Radio Prague

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EDUin's Bob Kartous: inclusive education in the Czech Republic still facing ...
Radio Prague
Generally it is very hard for Czech education ministers to negotiate with the treasury a significant increase in public spending on education. According to the OECD's Education at a Glance monitoring service the Czech Republic is one of the countries ...



Middle Township grad Garret Kerr to play basketball in Czech Republic - Press of Atlantic City

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Middle Township grad Garret Kerr to play basketball in Czech Republic
Press of Atlantic City
... Czech Republic By JOHN RUSSO, Staff writer The Press of Atlantic City. Garret Kerr, a 2011 Middle Township High School graduate, signed to play professional basketball in the Czech Republic, the University of Sciences website announced on Thursday.

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