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Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara

UPDATE 10:00 PM: According to the officials, the gunman was a Turkish police officer. Turkish and Russian officials stated that there is a strong evidence that the gunman has ties with the Gulen movement, who organized a failed coup attempt back in July, 15. They also stated that this murder attack was likely planned to… Keep Reading

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Global survey reveals strong support for Geneva Conventions

Geneva (ICRC) – With fighting intensifying around the Syrian city of Aleppo, a new survey, published today, on how people around the world perceive a range of issues relating to war, indicates overwhelming support in the belief that wars should have limits. It also reveals deeply concerning views on torture and civilian casualties. The survey… Keep Reading

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Presidential race: Dienstbier popular but trailing

ČSSD senator is affirmed as the most popular politician ČSSD Deputy Chairman and Senator Jiří Dienstbier Jr. A recent poll found that Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) Deputy Chairman and Senator Jiří Dienstbier Jr. is the country’s most popular politician, even as another survey finds him trailing in the race to replace President Václav Klaus next… Keep Reading

Elena Goralová
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Government admits forced sterilization

Roma women endure flood of emotions after years of seeking justice The government expressed its regret to Roma women who were sterilized without their consent but admitted the practice may still be taking place. Human Rights and Minorities Minister Michael Kocáb told The Prague Post the decision to address the issue had the complete backing… Keep Reading

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UN issues new report on Ukraine

Ukraine: Growing despair among over 3 million civilians in conflict zone GENEVA March 3, 2016 — Despite a decrease in the number of civilian casualties in the east of Ukraine over the past few months, a new UN report shows that the conflict is severely impacting on the daily life of civilians, with a growing… Keep Reading

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Czech minister vows to sign Paris climate agreement

Agreement was reached among 196 countries on cutting emissions Paris, Dec 12 (ČTK) — The Czech parliament will ratify and President Miloš Zeman sign the climate agreement approved in Paris today, Environment Minister Richard Brabec told Czech Television immediately after the decision was made at the United Nations conference. “The agreement will take effect at… Keep Reading

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Czech Foreign Minister signs protest note for Norway

Norway has announced it is stripping a Czech mother of parental rights Prague, Oct 7 (ČTK) — Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek signed a protest note to Norway over the decision to strip a Czech mother of her parental rights to her two sons recently made by Norwegian authorities, and the note will be handed… Keep Reading

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Zeman meets Putin while in Beijing

Both presidents are in China for World War II celebrations Beijing, Sept 3 (ČTK special correspondent) — Czech President Miloš Zeman today called on Russia to join the international effort to stop terrorism of the Islamic State when he met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin while on a visit to Beijing where they are attending… Keep Reading

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Czech medical team to help earthquake victims in Nepal

Plane may take stranded Czechs back home; Some 24 Czechs are missing Prague, April 27 (ČTK) — The Czech government approved today sending a medical trauma team to help Nepal earthquake victims, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) has written on Twitter. Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek (ČSSD) said the team of over 30 physicians… Keep Reading

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