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Irish and Czech voters go to the polls on Day 2 of EU elections as the far right seeks more power

Jun. 07, 2024 17:09 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Voters in Ireland and the Czech Republic, two countries where immigration was a key issue on the campaign trail, took to the polls on Friday, the second day of the balloting for the European Parliament. A surge of the far-right across the 27-nation bloc was likely to emerge from...

At least 4 people killed, 27 injured when trains collide in the Czech Republic, officials say

Jun. 06, 2024 17:14 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A passenger train collided head-on with a freight train in the Czech Republic, killing at least four people and injuring 27 others, officials said Thursday. Interior Minister Vít Rakušan said the crash took place late Wednesday night in the city of Pardubice, about...

Czech Republic shuts out Switzerland 2-0 to win hockey world championship

May. 26, 2024 19:01 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — David Pastrnak and David Kampf scored as the Czech Republic shut out Switzerland 2-0 to win the ice hockey world championship on Sunday. Boston Bruins forward Pastrnak broke the deadlock with 10:47 remaining in the final period, prompting the sold-out Prague Arena to...

US loses to Czech Republic 1-0 in quarterfinals of men's hockey world championship

May. 23, 2024 18:18 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic eliminated the United States at the ice hockey world championship with a 1-0 win to reach the semifinals on Thursday. Boston Bruins forward Pavel Zacha scored a power-play goal in the second period and Anaheim Ducks goaltender Lukas Dostal stopped...

French Open: Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka and Coco Gauff are among the women to watch in 2024

May. 23, 2024 12:17 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Here are some of the women to watch at the French Open, which starts at Roland Garros on Sunday: Iga Swiatek Seeding: 1 Career-Best Ranking: 1 Country: Poland Age: 22 (Turns 23 on May 31) 2024...

Czech Republic's top court rules that surgery is not required to officially change gender

May. 07, 2024 06:24 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic’s highest court on Tuesday ruled to dismiss part of a law requiring people to undergo gender-affirmation surgery, including sterilization, in order to officially change their gender. The Constitutional Court said the requirements are...

Czech central bank cuts a key interest rate again with inflation down and the economy on the mend

May. 02, 2024 09:12 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic’s central bank on Thursday cut its key interest rate for the fourth straight time as inflation dropped and the economy showed signs of recovery. The cut by a half-percentage point brought the interest rate down to 5.25%. The move was expected by...

US and Canada win semifinals to set up 22nd gold-medal showdown at women's hockey championships

Apr. 14, 2024 08:06 AM EDT

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Not knowing her next opponent yet, Taylor Heise took the diplomatic approach in saying she didn’t have a preference who the United States would face in the women’s world hockey championship gold-medal game. And yet, when offered the chance to say anything...

The United States and Canada both advance to the semifinals of women’s world hockey championships

Apr. 11, 2024 23:27 PM EDT

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Alex Carpenter and Abbey Murphy each had two goals, and the United States scored six times in the second period en route to a 10-0 victory over Japan on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the women’s world hockey championships. Lacey Eden scored 3:59 into...

Germany, Czechia, Switzerland and Japan all advance to quarterfinals of women's hockey worlds

Apr. 09, 2024 22:17 PM EDT

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Lisa Hemmerle made her first career start in goal for the national team, helping Germany beat China 3-0 on Tuesday to finish the preliminary round of the women’s world hockey championships with a 4-0 record for the first time in program history. Hemmerle, a...