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Czech Government to Compensate Churches for Confiscated Property

Posted January 11th, 2012 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The Czech Cabinet has approved a bill that will compensate churches for assets seized by the communist regime that ran the former Czechoslovakia for about 40 years after World War II. Prime Minister Petr Necas said the restitution measure was approved unanimously Wednesday. “It was approved unanimously by all present ministers. I consider the result, […]

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Czech Officials Recommend Removal of French Breast Implants

Posted January 6th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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The Czech Health Ministry has advised Czech women who have breast implants made by a French company to have them replaced, after news the company used industrial-grade silicone that is prone to rupturing. There are an estimated 2,000 women in the Czech Republic with the implants from the Poly Implant Prothese company. On Thursday, French […]

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Czechs, World Leaders Bid Farewell to Vaclav Havel

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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World leaders and the people of the Czech Republic have paid their final respects to former president Vaclav Havel at a state funeral in Prague, ending a week of honoring the dissident playwright and anti-communist icon. The 75-year old former Czech leader died in his sleep of respiratory problems on Sunday. Bells and sirens rang […]

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World Leaders Gather for Ex-Czech President Havel’s Funeral

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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World leaders and the people of the Czech Republic will pay final respects to former President Vaclav Havel at a state funeral in Prague Friday. The 75-year old former Czech leader died in his sleep of respiratory problems on Sunday. Mr. Havel, a dissident playwright, was his country’s first democratically elected president. Leaders from around […]

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Thousands Mourn Former Czech President Havel

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Czech mourners have gathered to remember former president Vaclav Havel, who died in his sleep of respiratory problems Sunday at the age of 75. Mourners stood in a long line Monday at a church in Prague, and lit candles in cities and towns across the country and in Slovakia for the man who […]

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Obama Confident on EU Debt Plan

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says he is confident of a new plan by European leaders to address Europe’s debt crisis. President Obama made the comment Thursday as he met with the Czech prime minister, Petr Necas, at the White House. Mr. Necas arrived in the United States from Brussels, where he was part of the […]

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New Statue of Woodrow Wilson Unveiled in Czech Republic

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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A replacement statue honoring former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson was unveiled in the Czech Republic’s capital Wednesday, nearly 70 years after Nazis destroyed the original during World War II. The first statue of Wilson was erected in front of Prague’s Central Station in 1928. It was erected to thank Wilson for his contribution to the […]

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Czech Anti-Communist Activist Masin Dies at 81

Posted August 13th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Ctirad Masin, a Czech anti-communist fighter who shot his way to freedom in a daring escape in 1953, died Saturday in a war veteran’s residence in the U.S. midwestern city of Cleveland, Ohio. He was 81. Masin, his brother Josef and another man, Milan Paumer, were part of the Masin brothers resistance cell established after […]

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Thousands March in Prague Gay Pride Parade

Posted August 13th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of homosexuals marched through the streets of Prague Saturday, part of the first event of its type in the Czech capital. The march was marked by a heavy police presence. The march had come under heavy criticism from top government officials, including Czech President Vaclav Klaus, as well as the Catholic Church. The march […]

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Czech President Condemns Diplomats’ Support of Gay Pride Festival

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Czech President Vaclav Klaus has lashed out at the ambassadors of 13 countries who joined in a petition to support a gay pride festival in Prague. Mr. Klaus said Monday that he considered a statement by the Prague-based ambassadors “an unprecedented step.” He added that he could not imagine any Czech ambassador daring to use […]

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