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NHL: Russian players all clear for games in Czech Republic

Sep. 29, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

Russian players on two NHL teams opening the season in the Czech Republic will be allowed to participate in the two Global Series games in Prague after all. The Czech government has dropped its attempted ban of Russian players on the rosters for San Jose and Nashville, NHL Deputy...

Sharks hope changes get team back on track after 3-year skid

Sep. 28, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks are a team in transition. After missing the playoffs for a third straight season for the first time in franchise history, the Sharks overhauled the coaching staff and front office, dealt away star defenseman Brent Burns and come into the...

Thousands rally to demand Czech government's resignation

Sep. 28, 2022 09:53 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Thousands of protesters rallied again in the Czech capital on Wednesday to condemn the Czech government’s handling of the energy crisis and its support for Ukraine. Despite a national holiday, the protest that united the far right with the far left was smaller than...

Opposition leads in 1st round of Czech Senate election

Sep. 24, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The major opposition party in the Czech Republic appeared to be leading Saturday in the first round of elections for one-third of the seats in Parliament’s upper house, the Senate. With ballots from more than 95% of ballot stations counted, the centrist ANO movement...

Czech government: NHL Russian players unwanted in Prague

Sep. 22, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The war in Ukraine threw a wrinkle into the National Hockey League's planned return to Europe next month to play its first games outside North America since the start of the pandemic. The Czech Foreign Ministry told two NHL teams opening their seasons in Prague that...

Architect Vlado Milunić dies at 81; linked to Prague icon

Sep. 17, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Vlado Milunić, a Czech architect of Croatian ancestry who co-designed Prague’s iconic Dancing House building together with his colleague Frank Gehry, has died at 81. Czech public radio announced his death on Sunday and said it was confirmed by his family. No...

Former Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis faces fraud trial

Sep. 12, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Former Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis went on trial on Monday in a $2 million fraud case involving European Union subsidies. The case involves a farm known as the Stork’s Nest that received EU subsidies after its ownership was transferred from the Babis-owned...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Sep. 06, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 6 The Washington Post on immigration Border Patrol agents are stopping unauthorized migrants coming from Mexico at record levels. Little wonder more than half of Americans now say an...

Tens of thousands protest against Czech government

Sep. 03, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters from the far right and far left joined forces to rally against the country’s pro-Western Czech government in the capital on Saturday. Police estimated that the crowd at Prague's central Wenceslas Square numbered around 70,000. ...

Finland drastically cuts tourist visas for Russians

Sep. 01, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland on Thursday slashed the number of visas issued to Russian citizens to a tenth of the regular amount in a move seen as a show of solidarity with Ukraine. Finland, which shares the longest border with Russia of all European Union member countries, announced...