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A second critically endangered Chinese pangolin is born in the Prague zoo in less than 2 years

Jul. 11, 2024 22:57 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A second Chinese pangolin was born in the Prague zoo in less than two years and is doing well, defying the odds and surprising park officials. The female of the critically endangered mammal was born July 1, the second Chinese pangolin born in captivity in Europe...

'It's hell outside': Sizzling heat wave in parts of southern and central Europe prompts alerts

Jul. 11, 2024 22:55 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Weather alerts, forest fires, melting pavement in cities: A sizzling heat wave has sent temperatures in parts of central and southern Europe soaring toward 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in some places. From Italy to Romania, authorities warned people...

Slovak train and bus collision that killed 7 was likely caused by human error, minister says

Jun. 28, 2024 09:48 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A collision between a EuroCity train with a bus in southern Slovakia that left seven people dead was likely caused by human error, the Slovak transport minister said on Friday. Some 200 people were aboard the train traveling from the Czech capital of...

Prague-to-Budapest train collides with a bus in Slovakia, killing 7 people and injuring 5

Jun. 27, 2024 19:44 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A train traveling from the Czech capital of Prague to the Hungarian capital of Budapest collided with a local bus in southern Slovakia on Thursday, leaving at least seven people dead and five injured, officials said. Some 200 people were aboard the...

Former North Dakota lawmaker to plead guilty to traveling to pay for sex with minor

Jun. 24, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A former North Dakota lawmaker who was one of the most powerful members of the Legislature has signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors on a charge that he traveled to Europe with the intent of paying for sex with a minor. Former Republican state Sen....

Argentina’s President Javier Milei meets Czech leaders to wrap up his trip to Europe

Jun. 24, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Argentina’s self-described anarcho-capitalist President Javier Milei wrapped up his brief trip to three European Union countries by visiting the Czech Republic on Monday. Milei met Czech leaders, including his counterpart, retired Gen. Petr Pavel and conservative...

Czech police arrest a man who wounded a motorcyclist and 2 other people with a knife in Prague

Jun. 19, 2024 12:11 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech police said they arrested a man who wounded a motorcyclist in the neck with a knife in the capital. Two other people were injured. The attack took place at a gas station in the Prague 7 district around 3 p.m. (1300 GMT) on Wednesday. Police said...

Russia suspected of being behind a recent failed arson attack in Prague, Czech prime minister says

Jun. 10, 2024 13:40 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech authorities suspect that Russia may have been behind last week’s attempt to set Prague public transport buses on fire, Prime Minister Petr Fiala said Monday. A 26-year-old suspect was arrested Saturday and charged with terrorism in connection with Thursday's...

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...

Slovakia's prime minister posts pre-recorded speech online, his first appearance since he was badly wounded in shooting

Jun. 05, 2024 11:44 AM EDT
PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) — Slovakia's prime minister posts pre-recorded speech online, his first appearance since he was badly wounded in shooting.