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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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Zeman: Pope Francis could visit Czech Republic

The pope might come for an ecumenical meeting in 2018 Vatican, April 24 (ČTK special correspondent) — Pope Francis accepted an invitation to visit the place of pilgrimage at Velehrad, south Moravia, President Miloš Zeman said after a meeting with the Pope today. Zeman said the visit could take place in the spring of 2018,… Keep Reading

Russian president Viladimir Putin meets Ukranian president Petro Poroshenko in Minsk with Angela Merkel
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Full text: Joint declaration on the Ukraine ceasefire

A joint statement by all participants was released by the German government press and information office Full text of the joint statement: Declaration by the President of the Russian Federation, the President of the Ukraine, the President of the French Republic and the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany in support of the “Package… Keep Reading

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Zeman criticizes Ukrainian PM

President says Yatsenyuk is ‘prime minister of war’ Prague, Jan 3 (ČTK) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko may be a man of peace, while Prime Minister Arseni Yatsenyuk seems to be “the prime minister of war, judging by his words,” Czech President Miloš Zeman says in daily Právo , adding that Yatsenyuk shuns a peace… Keep Reading

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RFE/RL reporter detained in Baku

Khadija Ismayilova sent to two-month pretrial detention WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2014 — Khadija Ismayilova, a prominent investigative journalist who contributes to RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service, has been sentenced by a court in Baku to two months of pretrial detention, on charges of causing a man to attempt suicide, broadcaster RFE/RL said in a press release. The… Keep Reading

Czech Presiden Milos Zeman to visit China
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Zeman says Taiwan is part of China

Czech president opines that Taiwan will ‘soon’ be peacefully united with the mainland Beijing, Oct. 27 (special ČTK correspondent) — Czech President Miloš Zeman reassured his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, today that the Czech Republic recognizes the territorial integrity of China, including Tibet and Taiwan, and that it will not interfere in its internal affairs. Zeman… Keep Reading

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Leon Panetta calls for military aid to Kiev

On visit to Prague, former U.S. defense secretary and director of the CIA says Putin will foment turmoil in Eastern Europe if region seems weak Prague, Oct. 21 (ČTK) — The United States and other countries should provide military aid to Ukraine, including heavy weapons, so that Russia comes to realize it would pay dearly… Keep Reading

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Uzbek dictator to visit Prague in 2015

Visit of President Karimov was postponed earlier this year after outcry from Czech NGOs Prague, Oct. 6 (ČTK) — Uzbekistan’s president, whose visit earlier to the Czech Republic this year had been postponed, will call on Prague next year, but the exact date has not been agreed on so far, Hynek Kmoníček, head of the… Keep Reading

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Ministry warns against travel to Russian border

Ukraine, Armenia and Azerbaijan are hotspots that could easily see violence flare up Prague, Aug. 11 (ČTK) — The Czech Foreign Affairs Ministry does not recommend that Czech citizens travel to the Russian regions bordering with Ukraine or the regions near the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, the ministry said on its webpage. The warning is due to… Keep Reading

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