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Hospitalized Czech president to return to work next week

Sep. 16, 2021 05:47 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Milos Zeman who was hospitalized this week has undergone medical checks that haven't revealed any problems or disease that would threaten his life, the presidential office said on Thursday. Zeman’s office said doctors carried out CT...

Czech president Zeman, predecessor Klaus hospitalized

Sep. 14, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Milos Zeman was hospitalized Tuesday while predecessor Vaclav Klaus was undergoing tests at the same hospital. The presidential office didn’t immediately comment on Zeman’s hospitalization, which was confirmed by Prague’s military...

Czechs pledge 530,000 euros to Lithuania for Belarus border

Sep. 07, 2021 05:44 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The Czech Republic pledged on Tuesday 530,000 euros to Lithuania to secure the its border with Belarus in the wake of thousands of migrants crossing over from the former Soviet republic. Lithuania, a European Union member country that sits on...

The Latest: US says Kabul evacuees don't need COVID tests

Aug. 19, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — Amid the chaos and confusion at the airport, the United States said it had taken at least one step to ease requirements for those seeking to leave: COVID-19 tests. Although Afghanistan had been a hotspot for the coronavirus pandemic, the State Department...

The Latest: Australia flies out 26 from Kabul, plans more

Aug. 17, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — CANBERRA, Australia — Australia had evacuated the first 26 people, including Australian and Afghan citizens, from Kabul since the Taliban overran the Afghan capital, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday. An Air Force...

The Latest: Biden sending 1,000 more troops to Afghanistan

Aug. 14, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

The Latest developments on Afghanistan, where a weeklong Taliban offensive is now approaching the outskirts of the capital, Kabul, after the insurgents captured most of the north, west and south of the country, just weeks ahead of the final pullout of all U.S. and NATO troops: ...

Czechs approve help for Afghan interpreters, families

Jul. 30, 2021 04:29 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government on Friday approved a program of help for Afghans who worked with Czech troops during their deployment in NATO missions. Defense Minister Lubomir Metnar said the help meant for Afghan interpreters and their families includes their...

Czechs want Russia to pay for damages from 2014 blast

Jun. 28, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Foreign Ministry summoned Russia's ambassador to Prague on Monday to request full compensation for damages from a huge ammunition depot explosion allegedly caused by Russian spies. The ministry said deputy Foreign Minister Martin Smolek handed...

Europe's human rights body seeks probe into Czech Roma death

Jun. 23, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Europe’s main human rights body on Wednesday demanded a thorough and independent investigation into the death of a Roma man who died after a Czech police officer responding to a call over an altercation knelt on his neck. Police say the man's death last...