Czech Republic OKs 'Czechia' as one-word version of its name

The Czech Foreign Ministry said a one-word name is more practical and flexible at times.

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. 
 

Fed up with long name, Czech Republic says call us `Czechia`

The Czech Republic on Thursday said it was tired of its long and unwieldy name and would like to be called "Czechia" from now on.

Czechs roll out red carpet for first visit by Chinese President

China is Prague`s third-biggest trade partner, with bilateral trade worth some USD 21 billion.

Five Czech skiers killed in Austrian alps avalanche

Five skiers from the Czech Republic were killed on Saturday in an avalanche in the Austrian alps that also engulfed 12 other people, police said.

EURO 2016 draw: Defending champions Spain in Group D with Turkey, Czech, Croatia

EURO 2016 draw: Defending champions Spain in Group D with Turkey, Czech, Croatia

This is the first European Championships with 24 teams with the likes of Albania and Iceland making their respective debuts. The tournament to kick off in Paris on June 10, 2016.

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.

Czech Republic beat Russia 3-2 in Fed Cup tennis

Czech Republic beat Russia 3-2 in Fed Cup tennis

Karolina Pliskova said that she was really happy as they had the trophy again.

Czech tied 1-1 with Russia after first day in Fed Cup final

Czech tied 1-1 with Russia after first day in Fed Cup final

The other two singles and possible doubles will be played on Sunday.
 

Schalke held 2-2 by Sparta Prague in Europa League clash

Schalke held 2-2 by Sparta Prague in Europa League clash

Bundesliga giants FC Schalke 04 played out a 2-2 draw against Czech Republic outfit Sparta Prague​.

Euro 2016 qualifiers: Disaster for Dutch as Croatia, Turkey celebrate

Euro 2016 qualifiers: Disaster for Dutch as Croatia, Turkey celebrate

Croatia and Turkey took the final automatic qualifying spots for Euro 2016 as the Netherlands, semi-finalists at last year's World Cup, were eliminated.

Czech Republic makes a dash for nuclear power deal with India

The Czech Republic is "trying its best" to clinch a nuclear power agreement with India even as the bilateral trade between the two nations is poised to hit USD 3 billion in the next two years, Czech Ambassador to India Milan Hovorka said on Tuesday.

Refugee crisis: Why eastern EU states oppose quotas

Refugee crisis: Why eastern EU states oppose quotas

 Four EU members, namely the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia, are at the forefront of a growing east-west split in the bloc after they voted against a controversial deal to relocate 120,000 refugees adopted on Tuesday. 

India seeded No.1 in Davis Cup Group 1 Asia/Oceania

India seeded No.1 in Davis Cup Group 1 Asia/Oceania

India have been seeded No.1 in the Davis Cup Group 1 Asia/Oceania zone despite their tennis team losing their World Group Playoff against the Czech Republic here last weekend.

Lucie Safarova back home after bacterial infection

Lucie Safarova back home after bacterial infection

Lucie Safarova should be able to line up for the Czech Republic in November`s Fed Cup final after returning home from hospital following a bacterial infection.

India lose Davis Cup tie 1-3 to Czech Republic, remain in Asia/Oceania zone

India lose Davis Cup tie 1-3 to Czech Republic, remain in Asia/Oceania zone

World No.40 tennis player Jiri Vesely’s straight sets win over Yuki Bhambri helped Czech Republic beat India 3-1 in the Davis Cup World Group Playoff at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA) complex here on Sunday.

Zee Media Exclusive interview with tennis star Leander Paes

Veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes scripted history by notching up the US Open mixed doubles title with Swiss partner Martina Hingis. Watch an exclusive interview with the tennis ace.

Czech fans give tough fight to home crowd at Davis Cup

Czech fans give tough fight to home crowd at Davis Cup

Even as India and Czech Republic players fought it out at the DLTA courts for top honours, off it a small section of Czech fans gave a tough challenge to the home crowd as far as cheering for their teams was concerned at the Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie.

Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna fail to create magic; leave India trailing 1-2 in Davis Cup

Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna fail to create magic; leave India trailing 1-2 in Davis Cup

Leander Paes, partnering Rohan Bopanna, suffered a rare doubles defeat in the Davis Cup as Radek Stepanek and Adam Pavlasek gave Czech Republic a 2-1 lead over India in the World Group play-off tie, here.

Davis Cup: Somdev Devvarman shocks Jiri Vesley, levels tie 1-1 after Yuki Bhambri defeat

Davis Cup: Somdev Devvarman shocks Jiri Vesley, levels tie 1-1 after Yuki Bhambri defeat

Lukas Rosol blunted Yuki Bhambri's challenge in straight sets as Czech Republic took a 1-0 lead in the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie here.