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Tens of thousands of Czech protest, demand minister quits

May. 21, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in the Czech capital Tuesday as demands intensified for the resignation of the new justice minister. The protesters say the minister might compromise the legal system at a time when prosecutors have to decide whether to indict Prime Minister Andrej...

Thousands of Czechs demand justice minister's resignation

May. 13, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Thousands of Czechs are rallying in Prague and elsewhere for the third straight Monday to demand the new justice minister's resignation. The protesters say the minister might compromise the legal system at a time when prosecutors have to decide whether to indict Prime Minister Andrej Babis...

Thousands of Czechs call on justice minister to resign

May. 6, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Thousands of Czechs are rallying in Prague again to demand the resignation of the new justice minister. The protesters say the minister might compromise the legal system at a time when prosecutors have to decide whether to indict Prime Minister Andrej Babis over alleged fraud involving...

Trump invites Hungarian leader Orban to May 13 meeting

May. 2, 2019 5:43 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been invited by U.S. President Donald Trump for a "working meeting" on May 13, an official said Thursday. The meeting in Washington will cover issues like energy security, defense cooperation, bilateral relations and regional security,...

New Czech justice minister appointed amid protests

Apr. 30, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Milos Zeman has sworn in a new justice minister amid street protests against her appointment. Thousands have ralled in Prague and elsewhere to protest the appointment of Marie Benesova, who they say might compromise the legal system as prosecutors decide whether to indict...

Thousands protest replacement of Czech justice minister

Apr. 29, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Thousands of Czechs are rallying in Prague and elsewhere to protest the proposed replacement of the justice minister. The protesters said Monday that might compromise the legal system at a time when prosecutors have to decide whether to indict Prime Minister Andrej Babis over alleged fraud...

Czech lawmakers approve taxation of church restitution plan

Apr. 23, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech lawmakers on Tuesday approved a proposal drafted by Communist lawmakers to tax the compensation that the country's churches receive from the state for property seized by the former Communist regime. The 114-57 vote in favor of the proposal in the lower house is a further sign of the...

Czech police advise indictment of prime minister for fraud

Apr. 17, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech police are recommending the indictment of Prime Minister Andrej Babis over alleged fraud involving European Union subsidies. Prague's prosecution office said Wednesday it has received the results of the police investigation into Babis' possible involvement in the $2 million fraud....

The Latest: University of Notre Dame to donate $100,000

Apr. 16, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that swept through Paris' Notre Dame cathedral (all times local): 8 p.m. The president of the University of Notre Dame said the school will donate $100,000 toward the renovation of Notre Dame cathedral following a devastating fire. The Rev. John Jenkins announced the...

The Latest: EU, UK agree to delay Brexit until Halloween

Apr. 11, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 3 a.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says the European Union has granted her "key request" to add an early exit clause to its agreement to a six-month Brexit extension. The U.K. and the EU agreed early Thursday to...