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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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EU wants to complete talks on TTIP under Obama

EU Commissioner for Trade met with Prime Minister Sobotka in Prague Prague, June 5 (ČTK) — The talks about the EU-U.S. Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) should be completed under U.S. President Barack Obama’s term of office, which ends in January 2017, EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström said at a press conference after… Keep Reading

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Croatian police question Czech leader of wannabe country ‘Liberland’

Vít Jedlička claims to be president of a disputed territory between Croatia and Serbia Zagreb, May 10 (ČTK) — The Croatian police detained Czech Vít Jedlička on attempting to enter the self-constituted state of “Liberland” at the border between Croatia and Serbia on Saturday evening, but he was released after questioning today, which he has… 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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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

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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 historical Ukrainian leaders

Views on Bandera and Shukhevych differ but they are heroes in Ukraine Prague, Jan 8 (ČTK) — Czech President Milos Zeman has criticized Ukrainian leaders Stepan Bandera (1909-59) and Roman Shukhevych (1907-50), saying he cannot congratulate Ukraine on such national heroes in his response to an open letter by four Ukrainian studies scholars and historians.… Keep Reading

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