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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Canada tops host Czech Republic 6-3 at the world hockey championship - NHL.com

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Canada tops host Czech Republic 6-3 at the world hockey championship
NHL.com
PRAGUE - Sidney Crosby scored again as Canada beat host Czech Republic 6-3 at the ice hockey world championship on Monday, and the United States bested defending champion Russia 4-2. It was the third win in three games for both North American ...
Canada tops host Czech Republic 6-3Waterloo Record
Canada beats Germany 10-0 at ice hockey worldsBelleville News-Democrat
US, Canada Earn 3rd Straight Wins At Ice Hockey WorldsCBS Local

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Canada maintains perfect record at worlds with win over Czech Republic - Toronto Star

Toronto Star

Canada maintains perfect record at worlds with win over Czech Republic
Toronto Star
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLICJordan Eberle and Taylor Hall each had a goal and an assist Monday as Canada downed the Czech Republic 6-3 to stay perfect at the world hockey championship. Sean Couturier, Tyler Seguin and Sidney Crosby also scored ...
Canada tops host Czech Republic at the world hockey championshipThe Globe and Mail
Invigorated Jagr powering Czech Republic at WorldsNHL.com

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Anti-Semitic incidents in Czech Republic skyrocketed in 2014 - Haaretz

Haaretz

Anti-Semitic incidents in Czech Republic skyrocketed in 2014
Haaretz
It is clear that the Czech Republic's Jewish community becomes a target of anti-Semitism in relation to the situation in the Middle East, the chair of the Jewish community of Prague, Jan Munk, said in a statement. Czech Jews are perceived by some ...
Annual report on Anti-Semitism in Czech Republic registers increase of ...Fox News

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Czech teacher sacked after her porn video was found by pupils - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Czech teacher sacked after her porn video was found by pupils
Daily Mail
A Czech teacher who auditioned to appear in a porn movie has been fired, after her gobsmacked pupils found the video online. The unnamed teacher has now allegedly claimed she was drugged by filmmakers after footage from the casting was shared on the ...
Pictures: Czech teacher fired after school discovers explicit videoscallywagandvagabond
EXPLICIT CONTENT: Teacher sacked by school for making porn film claims she ...Daily Star
A Czech Teacher Was Fired After Students Discovered Her Porn Star Alter Ego ...UPROXX (press release) (blog)

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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on May 4 - Daily Mail

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on May 4
Daily Mail
PRAGUE, May 4 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Monday. ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 2 hours) =========================ECONOMIC ...

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Historic Maori Portraits Travel to the Czech Republic - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Historic Maori Portraits Travel to the Czech Republic
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
From 6 May to 20 September 2015, historic Maori portraits by 19th century painter Gottfried Lindauer, will be part of a major retrospective exhibition at the Gallery of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic. Following a record-breaking exhibition of ...
'Priceless' Maori portraits head to Europe galleryNew Zealand Herald

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Eberle and Hall lead way as Canada tops host Czechs at worlds - Canada.com

Canada.com

Eberle and Hall lead way as Canada tops host Czechs at worlds
Canada.com
PRAGUE, Czech Republic Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall each had a goal and an assist Monday as Canada downed the Czech Republic 6-3 to stay perfect at the world hockey championship. Sean Couturier, Tyler Seguin and Sidney Crosby also scored ...

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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on May 5 - Daily Mail

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on May 5
Daily Mail
PRAGUE, May 5 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Tuesday. ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 2 hours) =========================ECONOMIC ...

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Live Sledge hockey world championships: Japan vs. Czech Republic - CBC.ca

CBC.ca

Live Sledge hockey world championships: Japan vs. Czech Republic
CBC.ca
Canada, the reigning world champion, is joined in Group A by the Czech Republic, Japan, and Norway. Group B features the reigning world silver medallist and back-to-back Olympic champion United States, reigning world bronze medallist Russia, as well as ...

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Witches Night: Crone-burning season comes to the Czech Republic - Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science Monitor

Witches Night: Crone-burning season comes to the Czech Republic
Christian Science Monitor
Prague, Czech Republic This year's spring equinox has already come and gone in the northern hemisphere. But here in the Czech Republic, May 1 is celebrated as the first day of spring. And that means it's time to burn some witches. (In effigy, of ...

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