Latest Czech Republic News

The Latest: Netherlands beats Ukraine 3-2 at Euro 2020

Jun. 13, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Denzel Dumfries rescued the Netherlands with a goal in the 85th minute to give his team a 3-2 win over Ukraine at the European Championship. The Dutch had lead 2-0 with a pair of...

Inspired by Novotna, Krejcikova wins 1st Slam title in Paris

Jun. 12, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thinking of her late coach the whole time, Barbora Krejcikova went from unseeded player to Grand Slam champion at a French Open full of surprises. Krejcikova beat 31st-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 in the final at Roland Garros on Saturday...

Unseeded Krejcikova, Pavlyuchenkova reach French Open final

Jun. 10, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The ball landing at Barbora Krejcikova's feet on match point appeared to come down behind the baseline. The linesman thought so and called the shot long. A TV replay confirmed as much, and the unseeded Krejcikova was so sure she raised her arms in triumph...

Polish miners, power workers, protest shift away from coal

Jun. 09, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Some four thousand Polish coal mining and power workers protested in Warsaw Wednesday against the gradual phasing out of coal extraction and use and against a European Union court order to immediately close down a mine. Trade unions organizing the...

Belarus opposition leader urges international probe of govt

Jun. 09, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A Belarusian opposition leader called Wednesday for the creation of an international tribunal to investigate and prosecute crimes reportedly committed by her country's government and its longtime authoritarian leader, President Alexander Lukashenko. ...

Online antisemitism rises in Czech Republic amid pandemic

Jun. 09, 2021 06:43 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Antisemitic incidents in the Czech Republic continued their rise last year amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the bulk of the anti-Jewish hatred being expressed online, the country's Jewish community said Wednesday. In its annual report, the Federation of...

Beach veterans Dalhausser, Gibb heading to 5th Olympics

Jun. 05, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

Jake Gibb is going back to the Olympics for the fourth time, clinching a spot in the Tokyo beach volleyball field with partner Taylor Crabb. Gibb, 45, will be the oldest volleyball player — beach or indoor — in Olympic history. Beijing gold...

Czech bill to compensate forcibly sterilized Roma passes

Jun. 04, 2021 07:16 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The lower house of the Czech Parliament approved legislation on Friday to compensate Roma women who were sterilized against their will. Human rights groups believe hundreds of Roma women were sterilized without their informed consent. Up to 400 women are...

Czech coalition government survives no-confidence vote

Jun. 03, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech coalition government led by populist Prime Minister Andrej Babis survived on Thursday a no-confidence vote in Parliament over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Five opposition parties also requested the vote as prosecutors are looking...

US tops Slovakia 6-1 at hockey worlds, faces Canada in semis

Jun. 03, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Colin Blackwell and Conor Garland scored two goals apiece Thursday, and the United States beat Slovakia 6-1 to advance to the semifinal showdown with Canada in hockey's world championship. The Canadians, who lost their first three games in the...