Milos Zeman wins second term as Czech president

Milos Zeman wins second term as Czech president

Pro-Russian incumbent Milos Zeman was re-elected Czech president on Saturday.

Jan 28, 2018, 00:12 AM IST

Czech PM drops plan to resign, seeks removal of finance minister

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka reversed his decision to resign on Friday, saying he would instead seek the removal of Finance Minister Andrej Babis, his main political rival, to end a dispute in the centre-left government.

May 05, 2017, 15:22 PM IST

Czechs pick "Czechia" as one-word name after decades of hesitation

The Czech Republic emerged, along with Slovakia, from the peaceful breakup of the old Czechoslovakia in 1993. 

Apr 15, 2016, 15:55 PM IST
Regret leaving Czech Republic: Martina Navratilova

Regret leaving Czech Republic: Martina Navratilova

In 1981, an 18-year-old Navratilova defected Communist Czechoslovakia to become a US citizen.

Nov 25, 2015, 22:55 PM IST

Putin says Russia ready to re-build relations with EU

 Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is ready and willing to fully re-establish its relations with the European Union while meeting with his Czech counterpart, Milos Zeman.

May 10, 2015, 04:49 AM IST

Czech pilot who fought for UK, France dies at 95

Fighter pilot Miroslav Standera, who fled Czechoslovakia to fight for the British and French air forces in World War II, has died at age 95.

Feb 21, 2014, 08:07 AM IST

Former Czech communist leader Bilak dies

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.

Feb 06, 2014, 20:08 PM IST

Bank of England helped Nazis sell plundered gold

The Bank of England (BoE) played an important in moving and selling gold looted by the Nazis after their invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1938, which has been revealed in a previously unpublished file.

Jul 31, 2013, 21:38 PM IST

1988 pistol deal: Court to hear arguments on charge sheet

Delhi court has fixed March 30 to hear arguments on framing of charges against former Union Minister Arun Nehru for his alleged involvement in the 1988 pistol purchase deal scam.

Mar 04, 2013, 22:09 PM IST

CBI may make "some significant arrests" in Tatra case

Armed with "some crucial" evidence, the CBI is likely to make "some significant arrests" soon in connection with its probe into alleged irregularities in the procurement and supply of Tatra all-terrain vehicles.

Jul 08, 2012, 13:55 PM IST

Czech anti-communist fighter Masin dies in US

Ctirad Masin was among the Masin brothers group that killed around seven people in the Cold War.

Aug 14, 2011, 10:33 AM IST