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Benjamin Cunningham

Central Bohemian Governor David Rath

Is Rath corruption case a landmark?

Some view prosecution as a turning point, but past failures linger The prosecution of former Central Bohemian Governor David Rath on corruption charges could prove a landmark in efforts to cleanse high-level
May 30, 2012
Oldřich Černý

Forum 2000 chief dies at 65

Oldřich Černý, a Havel ally, also led intelligence service in the 90s Oldřich Černý, the longtime head of the Forum 2000 Foundation and a former top adviser to Václav Havel, died of
April 4, 2012
Wenceslas Square

Protests tap into common grievances

Holešov Appeal group draws support from young and old alike as thousands protest Virtually ignored by much of the Czech-language press, a group calling themselves the Holešov Appeal burst onto the scene
March 21, 2012
left-wing anti-globalization groups

The new faces of far-right extremism

‘Facebook fighters’ and hard-bass music fans replace skinheads As 1990s-era skinheads become less active, a new brand of right-wing extremism is emerging, according to a recent study commissioned by the Interior Ministry
March 7, 2012
march to Prague Castle

Nečas shelves ACTA ratification

Demonstrations, public pressure oppose global copyright regime The Nečas government has postponed voting on a controversial trade agreement that seeks to bolster trans-border enforcement of copyright laws in the wake of series
February 8, 2012
al-Qaddafi

Breaking News: Muammar al-Qaddafi is dead

“Don’t shoot, don’t shoot,” may have been former Libyan dictator Muammar al-Qaddafi’s final words, Reuters reports. “Gaddafi’s body is with our unit in a car and we are taking the body to
October 20, 2011
riot police prague

Police pull back in north Bohemia

Special unit takes lower profile as social protests shift to bigger cities A special unit of riot police has been withdrawn from the north Bohemian town of Nový Bor amid concerns that
October 5, 2011
Prague Pride

Klaus backs aide’s anti-gay missive

President defends Hájek and balks at city support for event President Václav Klaus has backed a key aide in the wake of a series of anti-gay comments, as the international community has
August 10, 2011
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