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Czechs pick 'Czechia' as nation's alternative name

World Apr 15, 2016

Czechs pick 'Czechia' as nation's alternative name

The Czech Republic's leaders have chosen "Czechia" as the one-word alternative name of their country to make it easier for companies, politicians and sportsmen to use on products, name tags and jerseys. The choice, agreed on Thursday evening by the president, prime minister, heads of ...

World Dec 4, 2015

Central Europeans set up group to keep Schengen Zone alive

The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland rejected on Thursday the idea of limiting the European Union's visa-free area to a smaller number of countries and will invite other EU members to help them fight for its survival. Prime ministers of the Visegrad 4 group ...

Blows traded as migrant border tensions boil over

World / Social Issues Oct 23, 2015

Blows traded as migrant border tensions boil over

Migrants traded punches and scuffled with police at a Serbian border crossing and a man was stabbed in a similar clash on the Slovenian border Thursday, as pent-up pressures on their trek toward hoped-for safe haven in the European Union boiled over. Slovenian police said ...

Japan men bounce back against Czech Republic

Basketball Aug 15, 2015

Japan men bounce back against Czech Republic

by Kaz Nagatsuka

A stingy defensive effort by the Japan men's basketball team paid off as the home team cruised past the Czech Republic 65-54 in the second game of their three-game exhibition series at Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 2 on Saturday. Big man Joji Takeuchi led Japan ...

Czech Republic cagers edge Japan in exhibition

Basketball Aug 14, 2015

Czech Republic cagers edge Japan in exhibition

by Kaz Nagatsuka

On Friday, the Japan men's national team played its first official international contest since FIBA's suspension of the Japan Basketball Association was officially lifted last Sunday. The result? Japan fell 68-66 to the Czech Republic in an exhibition match at Chiba Port Arena. Japan played well, ...

World Jul 19, 2015

Czech Foreign Ministry says five nationals are missing in Lebanon

Five Czechs and their Lebanese driver are missing in Lebanon, a spokeswoman for the Czech Foreign Ministry said Saturday. Lebanese media and a security source had reported earlier Saturday that five Czech nationals were missing after their abandoned vehicle was found near Kefraya in eastern ...

Baseball may slowly be on rise among Czechs

Baseball Mar 12, 2015

Baseball may slowly be on rise among Czechs

by Jason Coskrey

Among the over 100 or so media credentials issued for the two-game Global Baseball Match 2015 between Samurai Japan and Team Europe on Tuesday and Wednesday were two for Jakub Starik and David Agner, a pair of journalists from the Czech Republic. Baseball is ...

Czech Republic restores 17th-century garden

Travel Sep 13, 2014

Czech Republic restores 17th-century garden

by Karel Janice

A visit to the Flower Garden in the eastern Czech city of Kromeriz is like traveling 300 years back in time. With its original geometrical layout and high topiary walls, it's a rare example of an early baroque garden style. And it's now reclaiming the ...