Czech mates Kvitova, Safarova in New Haven final

Two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova beats Wozniacki while Safarova sees off Tsurenko.


Lorenzo wins Czech MotoGP to go joint top

Spaniard edges out defending champion Marquez and now sits top of the standings with Yamaha teammate Rossi.

Human Rights

Why Roma kids don't fit in at Czech schools

Racism against Roma people is rampant in Czech educational institutions.

by Salil Shetty


Czech president bans US envoy from palace over Ukraine

Country's PM and legislators side with envoy after he criticises president for attending Russian military parade.


Pig farm takes centre stage in battle for Roma history

Activists in the Czech Republic demand that a pig farm built over a former WWII era concentration camp be shut down.


Eight killed in restaurant shooting in Czech Republic

Local man opens fire in a restaurant near southeastern town of Uhersky Brod, before shooting himself dead.


Nadal, Federer made to work hard

Spaniard edges out American qualifier in five sets while Federer needed four sets to progress in the Australian Open.


UK politicians put migrants in the crosshairs

Immigrants could face possible deportation amid new efforts by conservatives to cap the influx of foreigners.


Guests: A German Europe? The Union Disunited

Empire asks its guests what they think about the economic reality and the future of the European project.


Swedish king honoured Palestine National Day

Carl Gustaf sent cable of congratulations to Mahmoud Abbas on anniversary of unilateral independence declaration.

People & Power

American power and the fracking boom

What impact will America's oil and gas boom from fracking have on US power and global geopolitics?

War & Conflict

NATO: The alliance that should have been dissolved

NATO backing the Ukrainian military is about as sensible as Russia's support for paramilitary forces

by Ian Klinke


Eleventh win of the season for Marquez

World champion Marc Marquez edges out compatriot Jorge Lorenzo to win the British GP with Valentino Rossi third.


Federer keeps 18th Slam hopes alive

Second-seed notches up straight-sets win in the US Open to move into the third round where he is joined by Murray.


Serena through but Ivanovic crashes out

Round-up of the women's draw at the US Open that sees Serena, Kvitova and Bouchard move into the third round.