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Far from Czech home, Kubalik adjusts to life with Blackhawks

Sep. 14, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dominik Kubalik is leaning on David Kampf while he transitions to life in the NHL with the Chicago Blackhawks. He peppers his Czech countryman with all sorts of questions. "I think he's a little bit mad at me right now," a grinning Kubalik said, "because I'm still asking 'What's that?' and...

Czech prosecutors drop fraud charges against Czech PM

Sep. 13, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Prague prosecutors said Friday they have decided to drop charges against Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis over an alleged $2 million fraud involving European Union subsidies. The prosecutors announced their decision after evaluating the police recommendation to indict Babis. They also...

Prague to remove monument to WWII Soviet commander

Sep. 12, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A district in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, decided Thursday to remove the statue of a Soviet World War II commander from its site, a move that angered Russia. Marshall Ivan Stepanovic Konev led the Red Army forces that liberated Prague and large parts of Czechoslovakia from the...

US loses to Serbia 94-89, assuring worst big-tourney finish

Sep. 12, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

DONGGUAN, China (AP) — The U.S. came to China looking to again be the best in the world. It will go home with the worst tournament showing in program history. Such is the reality for the Americans now, assured of finishing no better than seventh at the World Cup after falling to Serbia 94-89 in a...

Central Europe happy with roles in new EU commission

Sep. 12, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The prime ministers of four Central European countries say they are satisfied with the role of their countries' representatives in the European Union's powerful executive arm. The premiers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia that form an informal grouping known as Visegrad...

Kosovo PM cancels trip to Czech summit after strong comments

Sep. 12, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister has cancelled his participation at a summit of Central European countries following denigrating words from the Czech president against his country. Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said Thursday he told his Czech counterpart Andrej Babis he could not take part...

Czech leader wants to revoke Kosovo's recognition

Sep. 11, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Czech president on Wednesday kept up his denigration of Kosovo, suggesting that his government revoke its recognition of Serbia's former province as an independent nation — an idea promptly dismissed by the Czech Republic's foreign minister. Czech President Milos Zeman...

Czech President Zeman tells Serbia that he dislikes Kosovo

Sep. 10, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Czech President Milos Zeman dislikes Kosovo, a former Serbian province whose declaration of independence Serbia does not recognize. As he landed in the Serbian capital of Belgrade on Tuesday, greeted by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Zeman said in English: "I like Serbia and...

Olympic bound US tops Brazil 89-73, gains World Cup quarters

Sep. 9, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The first mission for the U.S. is complete: The Americans are going to the Tokyo Olympics. And now the World Cup quarterfinals await. Kemba Walker and Myles Turner each scored 16 points, and the Americans earned a top seed for the quarterfinals by beating Brazil 89-73 on Monday in...

Czech Republic, US complete World Cup quarterfinal field

Sep. 9, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

The Czech Republic and the United States completed the field on Monday for the quarterfinals of the basketball World Cup. The Czech's did it the hard way. Despite losing to Greece 84-77 in the second-round group game, the Czech Republic (3-2) advanced after the United States defeated Brazil a few hours later...