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Radek Stepanek upbeat on Berdych`s Davis Cup comeback

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 08:25

Radek Stepanek said Tuesday he believed Tomas Berdych will return for the semi-final against France in September after missing holders the Czech Republic`s quarter-final win over Japan last weekend.

Czech leader urges NATO action if Russia invades Ukraine

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 07:13

NATO should deploy troops in Ukraine if Russia invades the eastern parts of the crisis-torn country, the president of the Czech Republic has said.

Stepanek gives Czechs 1-0 lead in Japan

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 15:39

Radek Stepanek gave champions Czech Republic a 1-0 lead in their Davis Cup quarter-final against Japan when he came from a set down to beat Tatsuma Ito 6-7(5) 7-6(5) 6-1 7-5 in Tokyo on Friday.

Czech priest Halik wins $1.8m spiritual prize

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 16:33

Czech priest and intellectual Tomas Halik has won the 2014 Templeton Prize, joining the ranks of past winners such as Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama, the organisers of one of the world`s largest annual awards announced Thursday.

Vladimir Putin like Hitler in 1930s: Former Czech foreign minister

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 21:12

Russian President Vladimir Putin is repeating history by acting in Crimea much like Adolf Hitler did in central and eastern Europe in the late 1930s, a former Czech foreign minister said.

Czech envoy evinces interest in solar energy, education in Punjab

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 16:40

Czech Republic Ambassador Miloslav Stasek on Friday evinced interest in the areas of solar energy, education, food processing industry and auto parts.

Czech Republic Ambassador calls on Punjab minister

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 18:42

Czech Republic Ambassador Miloslav Stasek on Wednesday called on a Punjab government minister and held talks for close cooperation in the fields of energy and water treatment.

Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies aged 110: Family

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 10:14

Alice Herz-Sommer, the world`s oldest known Holocaust survivor and the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary, has died in London aged 110, her family announced Sunday.

Hockey heartache for hosts, Ukraine violence shocks Games

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 13:34

Russia fell to Finland in the big men`s hockey clash at the Winter Olympics on Wednesday, robbing the hosts of a shot at the gold they covet most, while athletes and officials reacted with shock to the deaths of protesters in neighbouring Ukraine.

Former Czech communist leader Bilak dies

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 20:08

Vasil Bilak, a former communist leader who paved the way for the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, has died aged 96, the Slovak Communist Party said.

Federer, Wawrinka put Swiss ahead against Djokovic-less Serbia in Davis Cup

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 15:40

Switzerland took advantage of Novak Djokovic`s absence to open a 2-0 lead over last year`s runners-up Serbia in their Davis Cup tie on Friday with Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka winning their singles rubbers.

Australian Open 2014: Paes-Stepanek in third round, play Bhambri-Venus

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 12:19

India`s Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek Saturday entered the third round of the men`s doubles at the Australian Open, easily defeating Italian Daniele Bracciali and Ukranian Alexander Dolgopolov 6-1, 6-4.