Czech Republic

Protests grow against authoritarian slide in Czech Republic

Rally marks a fourth week of demonstrations since the controversial appointment of Marie Benesova as justice minister.

Protests grow against authoritarian slide in Czech Republic

The Far Right

European far-right leaders rally in Prague, face counterprotests

Far-right figureheads including Le Pen and Wilders attempt to boost support before European Parliament elections.

European far-right leaders rally in Prague, face counterprotests

Weather

Chaos in Czech Republic amid heavy snowfall and blackouts

Wintry weather causes major disruption in Czech Republic, leaving about 30,000 homes without power.

Chaos in Czech Republic amid heavy snowfall and blackouts

Czech Republic

Czech coal mine blast toll rises to 13

Among miners killed in a methane blast near the town of Karvina are 11 Polish nationals and two Czechs.

Czech coal mine blast toll rises to 13

Europe

Czech PM survives no-confidence vote amid corruption allegations

Only 92 opposition legislators vote, well short of the 101 needed to remove Andrej Babis over a fraud scandal.

Czech PM survives no-confidence vote amid corruption allegations

Czech Republic

Czech PM faces calls to step down after fraud scandal allegations

Andrej Babis denies authorising kidnapping of his son Junior to prevent him from being questioned in a fraud probe.

Czech PM faces calls to step down after fraud scandal allegations

Europe

Europe drought reveals 'Hunger Stones' in Czech river

Rivers are drying up during the hottest-recorded summer in Europe, revealing archaeological treasures in the Czech Republic.

Czech Republic

Czechs mark 50 years since bloody Soviet invasion

Scores of Czechoslovakians were killed in Prague after Soviet Union cracked down on anti-communist protesters in 1968.

Czechs mark 50 years since bloody Soviet invasion

Czech Republic

Czech minority government led by populist Babis sworn in

Billionaire and staunchly anti-migrant Prime Minister Andrej Babis forms minority government after eight-month deadlock.

Czech minority government led by populist Babis sworn in

Czech Republic

Thousands rally for media freedom in Czech Republic

Protesters hit the streets of Prague denouncing President Milos Zeman's attack on an independent public broadcaster.

Thousands rally against Czech president's attack on media

Czech Republic

Turkey: Czech release of Kurd leader 'supports terror'

Turkish deputy PM calls decision to free Muslim, despite Ankara's extradition request, a move 'in support of terror'.

Turkey lashes out at Czech court over Salih Muslim's release

Czech Republic

Czech court orders release of Kurdish ex-leader Muslim

Turkey requested extradition of Salih Muslim, a former leader of Syria's Kurdish PYD, after he was arrested in Prague.

Czech court releases Salih Muslim, preventing Turkey extradition

Czech Republic

Turkey requests extradition of Kurdish ex-leader

Salih Muslim, a former leader of Syria's Kurdish PYD, was arrested in Czech Republic on Saturday at Turkey's request.

Turkey requests extradition of Kurdish ex-leader Salih Muslim

Kurds

Kurdish Syrian ex-leader arrested in Prague

Czech authorities detain former leader of Syrian Kurdish political party PYD at Turkey's request, officials say.

Kurdish Syrian ex-leader Salih Muslim arrested in Prague

Czech Republic

Far-right Milos Zeman wins Czech presidential runoff

Incumbent Zeman, who fought on anti-immigrant platform, wins a second five-year term after defeating centre-left rival.

Zeman beats Drahos to win Czech presidential runoff