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Prague international airport plans $2.4 billion expansion

Nov. 13, 2019 7:16 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech prime minister says the state-run Prague international airport is set to expand to meet growing demand. Andrej Babis said Wednesday the Vaclav Havel Airport is planning to expand its Terminal 2, which currently serves flights to the visa-free Schengen zone countries, and will build...

Czechs to sign deal to buy 12 US military by year's end

Nov. 12, 2019 10:35 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech defense minister says the government is planning to sign a deal with the U.S. government by year's end to purchase 12 military helicopters. Defense Minister Lubomir Metnar says the deal is worth the worth 14.6 billion Czech crowns ($631 million) and the helicopters are to be...

Legal opinion: Poland, Hungary, Czechs broke EU migrant law

Oct. 31, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — With overcrowded Greek migrant camps facing explosive new problems, a top EU legal adviser said Thursday that Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic broke European Union law by refusing to comply with a refugee quota program meant to address such challenges. The legal opinion strikes to the...

The Latest: Hungary: Ruling party urges resistance on quotas

Oct. 31, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party is calling on the government to stand up to any pressure "legally or otherwise disguised" on the issue of European Union migrant quotas. Fidesz's statement came in...

Czech top court dismisses taxation of church restitution

Oct. 15, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's top court has dismissed legislation that would have taxed the compensation churches receive from the state for property seized during the country's communist era. The Constitutional Court overturned the tax measure on Tuesday, saying it violated the rule of law. Religious...

British opposition parties unite to stop no-deal Brexit

Sep. 30, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition parties have met to plan how to be block a "no-deal" Brexit from taking place against Parliament's will. Green Party leader Caroline Lucas said Monday that the opposition is "completely united about stopping no-deal." The parties, including the Labour Party and the...

Czech lawmakers reject charges against outspoken president

Sep. 26, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The lower house of Czech Parliament has dismissed a request to bring charges against President Milos Zeman for allegedly violating the constitution. Only 58 lawmakers in the 200-seat house, far short of the 120 needed, voted Thursday to file the charges at the Constitutional Court. The lower...

The Latest: Young Mexicans urge leaders to act on climate

Sep. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Hundreds of mainly young demonstrators are marching through downtown Mexico City, chanting "political change, not climate change!" That was an apparent reference to President...

The Latest: Top Iranian officials get US visas for UN event

Sep. 19, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 3:29 a.m. Iran says its president and foreign minister have received visas from the United States to attend next week's U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York. A spokesman at Iran's mission to the U.N said...