Latest Prague News

Blinken will head to eastern Europe as concerns mount about Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia

May. 24, 2024 13:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to eastern Europe next week as concerns mount about Russia’s advances in Ukraine, potential Russian interference in neighboring Moldova and pro-Moscow legislation being promoted in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, the State...

Czech President Petr Pavel injured lightly while driving his motorcycle, his office says

May. 23, 2024 15:21 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Petr Pavel was injured on Thursday while driving his motorcycle and is at a military hospital for observation, the presidential office said. It stressed that his injuries are light and that he is not undergoing any treatment at the military hospital...

Kremlin critics say Russia is targeting its foes abroad with killings, poisonings and harassment

May. 03, 2024 07:04 AM EDT

The military defector was killed in a hail of gunfire and then run over by a car in Spain. The opposition figure was struck repeatedly with a hammer in Lithuania. The journalist fell ill from a suspected poisoning in Germany. Since President Vladimir Putin launched his invasion of...

Former Czech President Milos Zeman released from a hospital after surgery for a blood clot

Apr. 03, 2024 09:04 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Former Czech President Milos Zeman was released from a hospital Wednesday following surgery for a blood clot in his leg. Miloslav Ludvik, director of Motol University Hospital in Prague, said Zeman will now recuperate at home. Doctors at the clinic...

Court orders a detained Russia-US journalist to remain in custody for two more months

Apr. 01, 2024 11:48 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Russia on Monday ordered a detained Russian-American journalist to be held in jail for two more months pending investigation and trial, in a further step in the Kremlin’s crackdown on dissent and free speech. Alsu Kurmasheva, an editor for the U.S....

Central and Eastern European countries mark 20 years in NATO with focus on war in Ukraine

Mar. 28, 2024 15:55 PM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Several central and Eastern European countries began marking on Thursday the 20th anniversary of the largest expansion of the NATO military alliance when formerly socialist countries became members of the bloc. Military aircraft roared over the Lithuanian...

Former Czech President Milos Zeman is in serious but stable condition after surgery for blood clot

Mar. 15, 2024 08:43 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Former Czech President Milos Zeman was in serious but stable condition on Friday, a day after undergoing surgery for a blood clot in his leg, hospital officials said. Motol University Hospital in Prague said Zeman had an insufficient blood supply in one of his legs...

Movie Review: Anthony Hopkins, Johnny Flynn find poignant synergy in real-life war tale ‘One Life’

Mar. 14, 2024 09:37 AM EDT

By the time Nicholas Winton died in 2015 at the ripe age of 106, the former London stockbroker and self-proclaimed “ordinary man” had been widely recognized for his extraordinary deeds — rescuing 669 Jewish children from the Nazis, saving them from certain death. But for most...

Anthony Hopkins' tricks to acting are really quite simple

Mar. 08, 2024 12:46 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Now that he's been doing it for well over half a century, Anthony Hopkins believes acting is much “easier” now. “As you get older, you have a little more knowledge of life. When you’re young, you think you know a thing or two, but you don’t. When you get to...

Czech farmers block traffic in Prague in protest against the government and EU agriculture policies

Mar. 07, 2024 08:34 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech farmers blocked traffic in Prague on Thursday, cramming the streets with hundreds of tractors and other vehicles as they rallied against the government and agriculture policies set by the European Union. Public transport came to a standstill during the morning...