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 deer still wary of iron curtain boundary - The Guardian

The Guardian

Czech deer still wary of iron curtain boundary
The Guardian
A seven-year study in Sumava national park, in the Czech Republic, discovered that red deer were still wary of spots where the then Czechoslovakia had three parallel electrified fences patrolled by heavily armed guards. Nearly 500 people were killed ...
Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer in Czech RepublicKhaleej Times
Deer on Czech-German border still respect former Iron Curtain 25 years after ...Fox News
Czech deer still don't cross old Iron Curtain boundary areas where electric ...Daily Mail
Telegraph.co.uk
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Where is the biggest gender pay gap in the Czech Republic? - Prague Post

Prague Post

Where is the biggest gender pay gap in the Czech Republic?
Prague Post
Prague, April 22 (CTK) Central Bohemia and the Karlovy Vary region have the smallest difference between the wages of men and women, while the difference is the biggest in Prague, Moravia and South Bohemia, according to an analysis of server Platy.cz ...



Czech man faces fine after train misses him by mere inches - Bellingham Herald

Bellingham Herald

Czech man faces fine after train misses him by mere inches
Bellingham Herald
PRAGUE, Czech Republic Czech police say a man faces a fine after having a near miss with a train while walking over a level crossing. In a video provided by police, a car dropped off the unidentified man and he walked toward the crossing as the ...
A pensioner escapes with minor injuries on a rail crossing in the Czech RepublicBBC News
Pensioner hit by train - but gets up and walks off (video)AOL Travel UK

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RWE group reports CZK 10.5bn profit in Czech Republic in 2013 - Prague Daily Monitor

RWE group reports CZK 10.5bn profit in Czech Republic in 2013
Prague Daily Monitor
Prague, April 23 (CTK) - RWE group made an after-tax profit of Kc10.5bn in the Czech Republic last year after a Kc1.3bn loss in 2012, and sales amounted to Kc53.6bn, the group said in a press release yesterday. The results are not comparable with the ...



Hungary's MOL to buy AGIP petrol stations in Czech Republic - Radio Prague

Radio Prague

Hungary's MOL to buy AGIP petrol stations in Czech Republic
Radio Prague
Hungarian refinery giant MOL is about to seal a deal with AGIP to buy the Italian's firm 124 petrol stations in the Czech Republic, the Czech daily Hospodrsk Noviny reported. If the deal goes through, MOL will become the second biggest player on the ...



Czech Republic refuses to hold UEFA Euro 2020 matches Sports April 23, 17:53 - ITAR-TASS

Economic Times

Czech Republic refuses to hold UEFA Euro 2020 matches Sports April 23, 17:53
ITAR-TASS
PRAGUE, April 23. /ITAR-TASS/. The Czech Republic will not make bid for holding matches of UEFA European Football Championships in 2020. This has been reported on the official website of the Football association of Czech Republic on Wednesday.
Czech Republic gives up candidacy for Euro 2020Zee News

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Yom Hashoah A Czech Republic town remembers its Jews - Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

Yom Hashoah A Czech Republic town remembers its Jews
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix
Residents of a town in the Czech Republic plan to celebrate the dedication of their newly restored synagogue this summer, even though there are no longer any Jews living there. Miryam Salter of Scottsdale, who was born in the town of Krnov, known as ...



President Aliyev starts visit to Czech Republic - AzerNews

AzerNews

President Aliyev starts visit to Czech Republic
AzerNews
A guard of honor was lined up for the head of state at the Prague Airport, which was decorated with the national flags of the two countries. As part of the visit President Aliyev met Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic and head of ...
Ilham Aliyev met with Chairman of Chamber of Deputies of Czech RepublicNews.Az
President Ilham Aliyev met Czech President Milos Zeman in PragueAPA

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Fed Cup: Czech Republic beat holders Italy to reach final - NDTV

NDTV

Fed Cup: Czech Republic beat holders Italy to reach final
NDTV
Ostrava, Czech Republic: The Czech Republic advanced to their third Fed Cup finals in four years after beating defending champions Italy 4-0 in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava on Sunday. Petra Kvitova, the world number six and a former Wimbledon ...
Czech Republic beats Italy 4-0 in Fed Cup semisUSA TODAY
Germany to play Czech Republic in Fed Cup finalYahoo Sports
Czech Republic beats Italy 3-0 in Fed Cup semisnwitimes.com
Press of Atlantic City -Casper Star-Tribune Online
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Foreign Minister to make first Czech official visit to China for 15 years - Prague Daily Monitor

Radio Prague

Foreign Minister to make first Czech official visit to China for 15 years
Prague Daily Monitor
The Czech Republic would like to follow the EU's common approach to Beijing, that is the policy of one China with Tibet as its inseparable part, Sobotka said. Germany, France and Britain have signed strategic contracts with Beijing and the Czech ...
Czech government aims to reset relations with ChinaRadio Prague
Thursday news briefing April 24, 2014Prague Post
Czechs, Slovaks sceptical about sanctions on Russia - Czech PMThe Voice of Russia
Chicago Tribune
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