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The Brief: The Eastern Partnership homecoming.

Today's Eastern Partnership summit is the first to be held in Brussels.  EaP was born under the 2009 Czech Presidency, as a response to the Union of the Mediterranean launched moths before under the French Presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy. Since then, all summits have taken place in Eastern European capitals: Prague, Warsaw, ...

- EurActive - UK

Czech Court Rules Russian Hacking Suspect Can Be Extradited to U.S.

A Czech court has ruled that a suspected Russian hacker at the center of a tug-of-war between Washington and Moscow can be extradited to the United States.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Mike O'Donnell: The future is closer than you think.

OPINION: The motoring journos at Stuff have just announced their pick of the 2017 Top Cars. The overall winner was the Skoda Kodiak, the first seven seater SUV from the Czech manufacturer.

- Stuff - NZ

Prague High Court rules on extradition of Yevgeniy Nikulin, accused of hacking social networks.

A US federal grand jury in California indicted the 29-year-old Nikulin last year on suspicion of hacking into the U.S.-based social media companies. The post Prague High Court rules on extradition of Yevgeniy Nikulin, accused of hacking social networks appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Hotel of the week: Long Story Short in Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Each week, we spotlight a hotel recommended by some of the industry's top travel writers. This week's pick is Long Story Short in Olomouc, Czech Republic. History meets chic minimalism at a hip new hostel in one of the Czech Republic's most charming cities, said Anna Jones at Dwell. Located in a horseshoe-shaped ...

- The Week - US

7R launches Beskid Park project in Silesia.

Developer 7R has launched construction work on its Beskid Park logistics park project in Czechowice-Dziedzice in Silesia, which will consist of two warehouse buildings comprising a total of approximately 30,000 sqm of space. The scheme is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of next year w...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

The signature of a bohemian: Modigliani works on show at the Tate Modern.

As the Tate Modern in London opens a retrospective of Amedeo Modigliani's paintings and sculptures, DW spoke with curator Simonetta Fraquelli about what made his work so controversial and why he was surprisingly complex.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Modigliani is the also-ran artist of bohemian Paris.

Amedeo Modigliani is a man whose life is more interesting than his art. It was 1906 when he packed up his easel and moved from Italy to Paris, then the bohemian centre of the universe, diving face-first into its torrid world of sex ‘n’ drugs ‘n’ accordion music. Here he mingled with some of the ...

- City AM - UK

Brickbat: Nice.

Six Czech tourists were arrested and fined $67 in Kazakhstan after posing for photos in public wearing nothing but the mankini swimsuit made famous by the movie "Borat." They were charged with indecent appearance.

- Reason.com - US

43 states suspend licenses for unpaid court debt, but that could change.

In April 2015, Ashley Sprague was making $2.13 an hour plus tips as a waitress at Waffle House when she was pulled over for speeding…

- ABA Journal - US

Warsaw, Tallinn and Prague harbour fintech-hub ambitions.

Many central European cities are vying to lure coders and entrepreneurs

- Financial Times - US

Apple's Thanksgiving ad is mostly about the AirPods

Every year, Apple airs a new ad in the U.S. for Thanksgiving. Compared to other Apple ads, this is less about showing product features and more like a greeting card. This year is no different , you still see a lot of AirPods. Apple's new ad is called “Sway” and takes place in the streets of Prague. A woman ...

- TechCrunch - US

Czech ex-PM's mistress guilty of setting spies on love rival

The wife of former Czech PM Petr Necas used intelligence officers to spy on his first wife.

- BBC - UK

Czech comrade

President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman in Moscow is a welcomed guest in Moscow where he is referred to with piety as Putin's personal friend. Being a Russian president’s friend means...

- UNIAN - UA

Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen offers to to pay fines of tourists who wore mankinis

British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has offered to pay the fines of six Czech tourists who were reportedly detained by authorities in Kazakhstan's capital Astana after dressing up in "mankinis" inspired by his character Borat.

- Stuff - NZ

Wife of ex-Czech PM convicted of abuse of power

A Prague court has convicted the wife of former Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas of abuse of power and has given her a two-year suspended sentence in a case that brought down his government.

- FOX News - US

PSM outlines workshare offer to support Czech Puma bid

Projekt System & Management GmbH , the joint venture of Rheinmetall and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, has offered the Czech Republic technology transfer, research and development assistance, and local production if the Puma infantry fighting vehicle is selected to meet Prague's

- Jane’s - US

Czech President Milos Zeman Urges the EU to Stop Sanctions Against Russia

Czech President Milos Zeman has called for an end to the EU sanctions imposed against Russia because of the crisis in Ukraine and the measures taken by Moscow to retaliate. The Pro-russian veteran made remarks after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. "I have not accepted these ...

- Novinite - BG

Borat creator offers to cover mankini fines. Is nice!

Sacha Baron Cohen steps in after Czech tourists become butt of joke Borat creator Brit comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has said he'll pay the fines handed to a group of mankini-clad Czech tourists by Kazakhstani authorities.…

- TheRegister - UK

Sacha Baron Cohen Offers to Pay Fines of Tourists Arrested for Wearing 'Borat' Mankinis

Six Czech fans were arrested in Astana while posting for photos wearing the film's famous "mankini" last week

- TIME Magazine - US

Sacha Baron Cohen Offers to Pay Fines of Tourists Arrested for Wearing ‘Borat’ Mankinis

Six Czech fans were arrested in Astana while posting for photos wearing the film's famous "mankini" last week

- TIME Magazine - US

Czech MoD completes tracked armoured vehicle testing

The Czech Ministry of Defence announced on 21 November that it has completed extensive field trials and technical tests of five tracked armoured vehicle platforms begun during the summer. The ministry stated that all platforms have fulfilled the necessary minimum requirements stipulated by the

- Jane’s - US

Sacha Baron Cohen offers to pay Borat mankini fines

The actor offers to pay the fines of six Czech tourists who were arrested in Kazakhstan for wearing a Borat-style mankini in public.

- ABC News - AU

Qatar prince, anti-Islam site, defamation law and WordPress: The future of libel litigation?

Hamad bin Abdullah bin Khalifa al Thani is a member of the royal family of Qatar, and co-owner and chief executive of Qatar Investment & Projects Development Holding Co. . He is not Hamad bin Abdallah bin Thani al Thani, who was apparently convicted in Czech court of sexually abusing underage girls. (For the rest of

- The Volokh Conspiracy - US

Czech police ask parliament to remove Babis's immunity

- Financial Times - US

'Borat' star offers to pay 'mankini' fines

LONDON, Nov 22 — Sacha Baron Cohen has offered to pay the fines for Czech tourists who were detained by authorities in Kazakhstan's capital Astana for dressing up as his character Borat, The Guardian reported today. The six men reportedly...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Baron Cohen offers to pay fine for Czechs sporting Borat mankinis

Comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen has offered to pay the fines for six Czech tourists who were reportedly detained by authorities in Kazakhstan's capital Astana for dressing up as his character Borat.Sporting lime green "mankinis" and...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Czech president urges EU to end Russia sanctions

Czech President Milos Zeman on Tuesday called for an end to EU sanctions against Russia imposed over the Ukraine crisis, as well as the retaliatory measures introduced by Moscow.Zeman, a pro-Russia veteran...

- Expatica - NL

Sacha Baron Cohen offers to pay 'Borat' mankini fines

A group of Czech tourists were arrested and fined for wearing the revealing swimsuits in Kazakhstan.

- BBC - UK

Andrej Babis: Czech police seek to prosecute prospective PM for alleged fraud

Police suspect the Czech Republic's billionaire prime minister in-waiting illegally tapped into €2 million in EU subsidies almost 10 years ago. Now, Andrej Babis, could see his immunity lifted by parliament.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Czech president urges EU to end Russia sanctions

SOCHI, Nov 21 — Czech President Milos Zeman today called for an end to EU sanctions against Russia imposed over the Ukraine crisis, as well as the retaliatory measures introduced by Moscow. Zeman, a pro-Russia veteran of the left in EU member...

- The Malay Mail - MY

'Borat' to pay fines for Czechs busted in mankinis

6 tourists were charged in Kazakhstan with committing minor hooliganism

- CBS NEWS - US

Borat Actor's High-Five to 'Mankini' Wearers: I'll Pay Fine

If you do the crime, you gotta pay the fine. Unless you're a huge Borat fan and the actor who plays him happens to get wind of your overseas transgression. Such is the fate of a half-dozen Czech tourists, who were detained earlier this month for running around the Kazakh...

- Newser - US

'Borat' star sends glorious offer to men arrested for wearing mankinis

Borat was an eye-opening film in many ways, but there were two things in particular that it really helped put on the map: Kazakhstan and the mankini. SEE ALSO: Sacha Baron Cohen Red Carpet Shenanigans Go Viral Last week, though, a combination of those two things led to some issues for visiting tourists. Six men from the ...

- Mashable! - US

Czech police ask parliament to allow prosecution of prospective PM Babis

Babis's ANO movement won three times the votes of its nearest rival The post Czech police ask parliament to allow prosecution of prospective PM Babis appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Skoda To Start Production Of Electric Vehicles By 2020

Skoda Auto is going to produce models that run purely on electric at their Mlada Boleslav site. As of 2019, the brand will also be manufacturing electrical components for plug-in hybrids. The production of electric vehicles and parts is a significant step in the implementation of the brand's future strategy. "Skoda's future ...

- Novinite - BG

Tennis champion Novotna dies after battle with cancer

Czech tennis player Jana Novotna, who won the 1998 Wimbledon championship after falling short in two previous finals, has died at the age of 49 after a long battle with cancer.

- The Daily Star - LB

Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies aged 49

Czech tennis player Jana Novotona, a winner of 17 major titles, dies peacefully surrounded by family after losing a long battle with cancer.

- ABC News - AU

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died aged 49, the Czech had been battling cancer and passed away surrounded by her family at her home.

- RTE - IE

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies at 49

PRAGUE — Jana Novotna, who won the hearts of the tennis world when she sobbed on the shoulder of a member of the British royal family after a heartbreaking loss in the Wimbledon final, has died at the age…

- Billings Gazette - US

Czech tennis star Jana Novotna dies at 49

Jana Novotna, the Czech tennis player who earned 17 Grand Slam titles over the course of her career, died Sunday at the age of 49, The New York Times reports. In a statement, the Women's Tennis Association said Novotna's passing followed "a long battle with cancer" and that she "died peacefully, surrounded by her family in ...

- The Week - US

Jana Novotna, Czech Winner of Wimbledon, Dies at 49

Ms. Novotna won a total of 17 Grand Slam titles, 16 of them in doubles and mixed doubles. The tribulations of her singles career, however, came to define her.

- International NY Times - US

Six Czech tourists fined for sporting Borat mankinis in Kazakhstan

Around the time Borat was released in 2006, who among us weren't guilty of responding to everything with "very naaice" or dressing up in his eye-boggling swimsuit for a laugh.While we were all cracking up at Sacha Baron Cohen's...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna no more

Novotna, who entered the tennis Hall of Fame in 2005, died surrounded by her family in the Czech Republic, the WTA said. In a career spanning 14 years on the professional circuit that included 24 WTA singles titles and 76 doubles titles, Novotna finally won her only singles Grand Slam at Wimbledon in 1998 after losing in ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

'98 Wimbledon Champ Dies of Cancer at 49

The Women's Tennis Association says 1998 Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died at the age of 49. The women's tennis body says Novotna died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, the AP reports. The WTA made the announcement on Monday. Her family confirmed her death to the Czech Republic's...

- Newser - US

Wimbledon champion Novotna dies after battle with cancer

PRAGUE/LONDON - Czech tennis player Jana Novotna, a Wimbledon champion in 1998 and 16-time grand-slam winner in doubles and mixed doubles, has died at the age of 49 after a long battle with cancer, the Women's Tennis Association said on Monday.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies after battle with cancer

PRAGUE, Nov 20 — Czech tennis player Jana Novotna, a Wimbledon champion in 1998 and 16-time grand slam winner in doubles and mixed doubles, has died at the age of 49 after a long battle with cancer, the Women's Tennis Association said today....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies at 49

PRAGUE — The WTA says 1998 Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died at the age of 49.

- Billings Gazette - US

Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies aged 49

Czech tennis player and winner of 17 Grand Slam titles, Jana Novotna, dies peacefully surrounded by family after losing a long battle with cancer.

- ABC News - AU

RFE/RL: Pro-Russia Czech president to meet with Putin in Sochi

Czech President Milos Zeman is expected to arrive in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Nov. 20, with talks scheduled the following day with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin says. The post RFE/RL: Pro-Russia Czech president to meet with Putin in Sochi appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

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