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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Eight killed in restaurant shooting in Czech Republic - Aljazeera.com

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Eight killed in restaurant shooting in Czech Republic
Aljazeera.com
Eight people have been shot dead in a restaurant near a southeastern Czech town, in the worst shooting attack in the country's history. Patrik Kuncar, the mayor of Uhersky Brod, said the gunman, a local man aged 60, was among the dead after killing ...
Czech Republic shooting: 8 killed in Uhersky Brod attackTelegraph.co.uk
Czech Republic restaurant shooting: Nine dead after gunman opens fire before ...The Independent
Czech Republic Suffers Worst Gun Massacre in 40 YearsteleSUR English
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Angry At Local Police, Gunman Kills 8 In The Czech Republic - Mintpress News (registration) (blog)

Mintpress News (registration) (blog)

Angry At Local Police, Gunman Kills 8 In The Czech Republic
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Czech Shooting A police officer guards the entrance to a building where a gunman opened fire in a restaurant and killed eight people before fatally shooting himself in Uhersky Brod, eastern Czech Republic, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. The gunman was a local ...
Residents in Czech town honor 8 killed in shootingYahoo News
Doctors may have direct access to arms registry in Czech RepublicXinhua
NEWS WATCH: Czech Republic In Shock After Restaurant Massacre Kills 9BosNewsLife
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Czech Republic Czech out the fairy tale views from Charles Bridge - Free press journal

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Czech Republic Czech out the fairy tale views from Charles Bridge
Free press journal
In picture-perfect, romantic Prague, Charles Bridge gives the enchanted traveller an opportunity to experience the magic of the ancient Kingdom of Bohemia and the high tech, modern faade of the present-day capital of Czech Republic, all at once.



Fake Jim Carrey Crashes Czech Republic Lions Ceremony, Actor Jokes About ... - E! Online

Variety

Fake Jim Carrey Crashes Czech Republic Lions Ceremony, Actor Jokes About ...
E! Online
Things aren't always as they seem Someone posing as Jim Carrey attended the Czech Lions ceremony, which is equal to the Academy Awards in the Czech Republic, and completely fooled everyone! Jan Sverak, a film director who actually oversaw the ...
Fake Jim Carrey unmasked at Czech film awardsThe Guardian
Fake Jim Carrey Fools Czech Awards Show OrganizersVariety
Watch A Fake Jim Carrey Fool A Czech Award Show Into Thinking He's The ...Crushable
New York Daily News
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Czech Republic looks to older EU members for cues on immigration - EurActiv

EurActiv

Czech Republic looks to older EU members for cues on immigration
EurActiv
The Czech Republic has a tiny Muslim population, but it has also seen a sharp rise in anti-Islamic sentiment in recent months. That has prompted the government to look at the experience of immigration of older EU member states, EurActiv Czech Republic ...



Bisnode: 2.1 million sole traders in Czech Republic - Prague Daily Monitor

Bisnode: 2.1 million sole traders in Czech Republic
Prague Daily Monitor
Totally 62,000 new sole traders were registered in the Czech Republic in 2014, down 10% y/y. The no. of new sole traders was the lowest in 9 years. There are currently almost 2.1 million trade licence holders in the Czech Republic. The highest share of ...

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Czech Republic and South Korea sign strategic partnership agreement - Radio Prague

Radio Prague

Czech Republic and South Korea sign strategic partnership agreement
Radio Prague
The Czech Republic and South Korea on Thursday upgraded their business ties, signing a strategic partnership agreement. In the course of his working visit to the country, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka expressed the hope that business ties could ...
Korea, Czech Republic enter strategic partnershipKorea Times
S. Korea, Czech Republic upgrade ties to strategic partnershipGlobalPost
Leaders of Korea, Czech Republic elevate bilateral relations to strategic ...Arirang News

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Czech Republic: Competition Authority re-launches dawn raids - Lexology (registration)

Czech Republic: Competition Authority re-launches dawn raids
Lexology (registration)
In the Czech Republic, a precedent court warrant has only been required for dawn raids on private premises; before the ECHR Judgment was issued, such precedent court approval had never been required for dawn raids on business premises. Therefore ...



O2 Czech Republic board approves split into operator, infrastructure firm - Reuters

O2 Czech Republic board approves split into operator, infrastructure firm
Reuters
The company said shareholders would get one share in new infrastructure firm Ceska Telekomunikacni Infrastruktura per each share in the old firm. The residual O2 Czech Republic will cut nominal share value of each share with nominal value of 87 crowns ...



What Are Gun Laws In The Czech Republic Like? They're Strict, But Slightly Lax ... - Bustle

What Are Gun Laws In The Czech Republic Like? They're Strict, But Slightly Lax ...
Bustle
In fact, Uhersky Brod is home to one of the biggest firearms manufacturers in Central Europe, and many Czech Republic residents own their own guns because hunting is a popular pastime in the country. Although the Czech Republic's gun control laws are ...