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Czech highway closed amid heavy snow, multiple car crashes

Bannon Subpoenaed in Mueller's Russia Investigation The Associated Press Firefighters check damaged trucks on the D1 motorway near Vetrny Jenikov, 100 kilometres (62 miles) South East of Prague on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The main Czech motorway is blocked in both directions due to two accidents of 3

MSN.COM - 2018-01-16 18:00:18

Hebrew grammar book from 16th century returns to Prague

PRAGUE (AP) - A 16th century book that belonged to Prague's Jewish community before World War II and surfaced at a New York City auction last year was brought back to the Czech Republic on Tuesday. Titled "Mikne Avram - Peculium Abrae," the recovered volume is a grammar book published in both Hebrew

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-16 17:37:18

Czech Republic Faces Political Turmoil After No-Confidence Vote

PRAGUE - The Czech Parliament rejected the minority government of Prime Minister Andrej Babis in a no-confidence vote on Tuesday, a move that is likely to prompt weeks, if not months, of further political wrangling. In the meantime, the minority cabinet, made up of members of Mr. Babis's party and a

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-16 15:51:13

The Czech Republic's pro-Russian president is in trouble

AS DEMOCRATIC checks and balances buckle in Poland and Hungary, the Czech Republic has seemed to many like the next Central European country in line to succumb to the populist scourge. Andrej Babis, a billionaire businessman, won October's general election despite facing fraud charges. He now collab

ECONOMIST.COM - 2018-01-16 15:41:28

Citigroup promises to close gender and minority pay gaps in the US, UK, and Germany

Citigroup will close the 1% pay gap between men and women, it promises. Citigroup offered investors more than better-than-expected earnings this week: it also announced yesterday (Jan. 15) that it would begin addressing pay gaps between men and women, and between minority employees and non-minoriti

QUARTZ - 2018-01-16 16:51:31

Dirtcaps Unleash "All Gold" EP

It's no secret that Dirtcaps pull out all the stops each time they hit the studio and it continues to show through their onslaught of ear-splitting records. Proving to the world that their sonic mean streak didn't end in 2017, the Dutch duo released their 'All Gold EP' today, a four-track package so

EDMSAUCE.COM - 2018-01-16 15:04:36

Recovering Kvitova feels the love from Australian Open fans

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - A year ago Petra Kvitova was recovering from a knife attack at her home in the Czech Republic, unsure if she'd ever play tennis again. Any wonder that on her return to the Australian Open - a tournament she missed last year because of the December 2016 attack - that a 6-3

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-01-16 11:26:52

The Czechs' Clear Choice: A Future for the Young With Europe, or Nostalgia and Dependence on Putin

Jiri Drahos, the pro-Europe challenger to incumbent president and Putin crony Milos Zeman, looks like he just might win the second round runoff. NOVE VESELI, Czech Republic-On the day of the first round in this country's presidential election, Linda Jamborova, a 23-year-old coffee shop manager, was

DAILY BEAST - 2018-01-16 10:00:19

Czech PM Babis to ask lawmakers to lift his parliamentary immunity

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Tuesday he would ask lawmakers lift his parliamentary immunity to face allegations of EU subsidy fraud. Police are investigating whether he illegally received a 2 million euro EU subsidy a decade ago by hiding ownership of a farm and conf

REUTERS - 2018-01-16 07:02:05

Czech MPs to resume debate ahead of confidence vote on PM Babis

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech lawmakers resume debate on Tuesday ahead of a confidence vote on Prime Minister Andrej Babis's minority government that he is likely to lose with the billionaire businessman fighting allegations of EU subsidy fraud. Babis's ANO party won election in October by a wide margin

REUTERS - 2018-01-15 23:18:36

Germany and Denmark stunned in Euro handball thrillers

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Holders Germany scraped a controversial 25-25 draw against Slovenia and Olympic champions Denmark suffered a shock 28-27 defeat by the Czech Republic in a pair of European handball championship classics on Monday. The Germans booked a main round berth along with Spain and Macedon

REUTERS - 2018-01-15 21:40:34

Martin Erat to captain Czechs at Pyeongchang Olympics

PRAGUE (AP) - Veteran forward Martin Erat will lead the Czech Republic's hockey team as captain at the Pyeongchang Olympics. From 2001-15, the 36-year-old Erat played 881 games in the NHL for Nashville, Washington, Phoenix and Arizona, scoring 176 goals and adding 369 assists. He currently plays for

THEINTELLIGENCER.COM - 2018-01-15 16:30:50

WTA Ranking

1. Simona Halep, Romania, 6425 2. Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark, 6095 3. Garbine Muguruza, Spain, 6050 4. Elina Svitolina, Ukraine, 5785 5. Venus Williams, United States, 5568 6. Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic, 5445 7. Jelena Ostapenko, Latvia, 4901 8. Caroline Garcia, France, 4385 9. CoCo Vandeweg

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2018-01-15 16:52:00

Live Like an Ambassador in Prague's Rooseveltova Villa

Proudly sitting in the center of a diplomatic district of Prague 6, Bubenec, the extraordinary Rooseveltova villa seems to be perfect for ambassadors, but it could be very well your future home in this beautiful town, for a price that's going to be available only on request. Spreading over 10,053 sq

LUXATIC.COM - 2018-01-15 18:42:36

Norway to Shut Down All Mink and Fox Fur Factories By 2025

Updated | Norway introduced a total ban on fur farming Sunday, a statement by the Norwegian animal rights organization NOAH said. Norway has nearly 300 fur farms, which produce fur from 700,000 minks and 110,000 foxes every year, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) added. The ban, whi

NEWSWEEK - 2018-01-15 14:55:25

Czechs Set for Presidential Runoff With Focus on Russia, EU Ties

Milos Zeman, Czech president, arrives for an official ceremony at the Prague Castle.Photographer: Martin Divisek/Bloomberg Czechs will decide in a runoff presidential election whether pro-Russian incumbent Milos Zeman keeps his post for five more years or is ousted by a pro-European Union professor

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-15 00:00:01

In Czech Election, a Choice Between Leaning East or West

The Czech presidential candidate Jiri Drahos at an election event in Prague on Saturday.Credit Martin Divisek/European Pressphoto Agency PRAGUE - A people feeling left out, condescended to and ignored. A fear that outsiders fleeing war and poverty in Muslim nations threaten the homeland. And a deep

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-14 22:01:41

Pro-Russian Incumbent Wins First Round In Czech Presidential Election

Czech President Milos Zeman speaks in Prague after polling stations closed for the Czech Republic's presidential election Saturday. He finished first but will have to face a challenger in a runoff. Matej Stransky/Pool / Reuters Czech President Milos Zeman has won the first round of voting in the Cze


Czech President Faces a Runoff After First Round of Voting

President Milos Zeman of the Czech Republic, with his wife, Ivana Zemanova, speaking at his election headquarters after the first round of the presidential election on Friday in Prague.Credit Matej Stransky/Agence France-Presse - Getty Images PRAGUE - President Milos Zeman of the Czech Republic fai


Czech presidential vote sets up Zeman-Drahos second round clash

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Russia-friendly Czech President Milos Zeman won the first round of voting to retain his job on Saturday, but pro-western runner-up Jiri Drahos will be a formidable opponent in the second round vote in two weeks, nearly complete results showed. The vote is seen as a referendum on