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French Open tennis: Five things for opening day.

PARIS, May 28 — Five things to watch out for on day one of the French Open today: How fit is Petra Kvitova? The Czech is back to competitive tennis after sustaining injuries when she was stabbed during a burglary last December and she does...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Children saved from Nazi camps unveil monument to parents.

The children saved by Sir Nicholas Winton from Nazi death camps have unveiled a monument in Prague's main train station to honor their parents.

- FOX News - US

Tsonga takes first claycourt title in Lyon.

PARIS, May 27 — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga polished his preparation for the French Open in style by claiming his maiden claycourt title, beating Czech Tomas Berdych 7-6 7-5 in the Lyon Open final today. The second-seeded Frenchman, who was playing...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Poltorak will meet with Czech counterpart on May 29.

Defense Minister of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak on Monday, May 29, will hold a meeting with Czech Defense Minister Martin Stropnicky in Kyiv. According to the press service of the Defense Ministry, there will also be talks between the delegations of the defense ministries of the two countries, after which the heads of ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

The week's best photojournalism.

A participant runs through a fog of colored powder during the Get Rainbowed run in Prague. | A soldier from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment takes part in "Flags-in," where a flag is placed at each of the 284,000 headstones at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. | Big cat trainer Alexander Lacey rests on a lion as he ...

- The Week - US

Kvitova recovers from stabbing to play at French Open.

Petra Kvitova will make her long-awaited return to tennis at this year's French Open, just five months after she was stabbed during an attempted burglary at her home in the Czech Republic.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Kvitova included in French Open draw after recovering from stabbing.

PARIS, May 26 — Czech player Petra Kvitova was included in the draw for the French Open today after recovering from being stabbed during a burglary at her home last December. Kvitova, who said this week she was set to play at Wimbledon where...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Kvitova included in French Open draw after recovering from stabbing.

PARIS - Czech player Petra Kvitova was included in the draw for the French Open on Friday after recovering from being stabbed during a burglary at her home last December.

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Takács: Hungary is a successful member state.

Just because Hungary has different ideas about issues like migration does not mean it should be perceived negatively. This is exactly why we are fed up, Szábolcs Takács told EURACTIV Czech Republic.

- EurActive - UK

Sobotka and Fico: Czechs and Slovaks committed to nuclear energy.

The Czech Republic and Slovakia see nuclear power as key to their future energy mix. But new reactors needed in both states, however, face financing problems due to the low price of electricity. reports.

- EurActive - UK

Csenger-Zalán: A strong Europe is only possible with strong nations.

There's no mistaking his Fidesz credentials. Brussels needs to back off, and refugees remain unwelcome, Zsolt Csenger-Zalán, the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in Hungary's National Assembly, told EURACTIV Czech Republic.

- EurActive - UK

Air Malta special offer on three destinations

Air Malta has announced special prices on flights to Palermo, Prague and Marseille.  The offer runs till 8.59am on Friday for travel this month and in June. Fares start at €40 for Palermo, €64 for Prague and €60 for Marseille. All fares are inclusive of taxes and any charges. Tickets can be purchased from the ...

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Czech newspaper's journo praises Donbas terrorists – Ukrainian envoy demands publication's reaction

The Ukrainian Embassy in the Czech Republic has responded to the articles by journalist Adam Hajek published by the Mlada Fronta Dnes newspaper. The man illegally crossed into the occupied areas of Donbas, to write reports glorifying the militants, the Ukrainian ambassador to the Czech Republic, Yevhen Perebyinis, wrote in ...


The truth behind the 'migrant work ethic'

ShutterstockThe European Union was expanded back in 2004 to include the eight nations of Central and Eastern Europe, known as the A8'. Immediately afterwards, the United Kingdom was one of only three member states to allow full access to workers from these countries. It was a decision influenced by the low projected figures ...

- The Conversation - UK

Revealing the rule of truth

In a research study on What is truth? Pilate's question in its biblical context , I came across a summary of an essay written in the late 1970s by Vaclav Havel, writer, dissident and, more recently, president of the Czech Republic'. This essay, entitled An attempt to live in truth: of the power of the powerless, is a ...

- - MT

The Berlusconi of Prague

In the land of Václav Havel, the end of liberal democracy may be one election away

- Financial Times - US

Czech president appoints new finance minister, ends political crisis

A political crisis in the Czech Republic has been resolved with the replacement of Finance Minister Andrej Babis - one of the country's richest people. Babis' ANO party is expected to win October elections.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Netanyahu thanks Czech parliament for Jerusalem resolution

PM commends Czech resolution calling for recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, sanctions against UNESCO.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Czech Parliament resolution calls for recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

, The Czech Parliament passed a nonbinding resolution calling on the country's government to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. A majority of lawmakers voted for the measure on Tuesday ahead of the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, the Czech news agency CTK reported. The report did not include the ...

- JTA - US

Discus thrower Muhammad Irfan breaks national record yet again

KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — In just 48 hours, national discus thrower Muhammad Irfan Shamsuddin has once again broken the national record with a 61.56m throw in a championship held in Turnov, Czech Republic. Muhammad Irfan had just set a 61.10m...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Restaurant Review: La Verdad de la Milanesa

Enjoy warm crispy cutlets filled with gooey toppings? Us too! Check out this hip spot located in the bohemian Barranco district.

- Peruthisweek - PE

Bulgaria Celebrates Day of Education, Culture, Slavonic Alphabet

Bulgaria is celebrating on Tuesday the Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavonic Alphabet. Also known as Saints Cyril and Methodius' Day, May 24 commemorates the deed of Saints Cyril and Methodius, the two brothers who are credited with founding the Slavonic alphabet in the ninth century. Cyril and Methodius were ...

- Novinite - BG

Battle hardened eastern European tech entrepreneurs draw global interest

PRAGUE - Tech entrepreneurs in central and southeastern European, many of whom already have experience of launching their own businesses, are now having more success at enticing global investors the second time around.

- Reuters - US

Czechs to build rail network for high-speed trains

PRAGUE " The Czech government has approved a plan to build a rail network for high-speed trains.Transport Minister Dan Tok says the network will be designed for trains traveling at a speed of over 300 kph like in...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Twice champion Kvitova set for Wimbledon after stabbing

LONDON, May 23 — Twice champion Petra Kvitova is set to play at Wimbledon this summer, less than seven months after she was stabbed by an intruder in her home, a member of her support team told Reuters today. The Czech, who required four hours...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Sonam Kapoor's bohemian takeover

The Neerja beauty looked like a million bucks as she showcased her enviable style in a yellow two-piece outfit The post Sonam Kapoor's bohemian takeover appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Minister Valentin Radev: Burgas Has Highest Criminality

''Burgas region has the highest criminality ratio of 17.9 in the country'', Interior Minister Valentin Radev said after a meeting with Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov and Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova, FOCUS Radio - Burgas reported. For comparison, criminality ratio in Smolyan region is 4. The data is based on a new ...

- Novinite - BG

Czechs to provide CZK 35 mln for Ukraine's reconstruction

The Czech Republic could contribute 35 million crowns to the reconstruction of Ukraine and support for its democratic transformation in 2017-18, according to a proposal by the Foreign Ministry that the government will discuss on Monday, according to PragueMonitor.


Germany is quietly building a European Army under its command

Getty Images Every few years, the idea of an EU army finds its way back into the news, causing a kerfuffle. The concept is both fantasy and bogeyman: For every federalist in Brussels who thinks a common defense force is what Europe needs to boost its standing in the world, there are those in London and elsewhere who recoil ...

- Business Insider - US

Czech President accepts nomination for new finance minister

PRAGUE " Czech President Milos Zeman says he is ready to accept a proposal for a new finance minister, a step that will end the country's political crisis.Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has asked Zeman to appoint Ivan Pilny,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The Bloomsbury Bohemians in the British Countryside

The artists, writers and intellectuals of the charmed Bloomsbury Group often retreated to the Sussex and Kent regions, where quite a few were avid gardeners.

- International NY Times - US

The Role of the V4 in the Future of the EU

Members 11 May 2017 - 18:00 to 19:15Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, London Szabolcs Takács, State Secretary for European Affairs, HungaryKonrad Szymanski, Secretary of State for European Affairs, PolandIvan Korčok, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, SlovakiaJan ...

- Chatham House - UK