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Milos Zeman celebrating  victory with  staff members after he was re-elected Czech president. Photograph: Getty Images

Controversial Czech president Milos Zeman has struck a somewhat conciliatory note after winning re-election, but immediately faced calls to condemn me(...)

People wearing masks march across the medieval Charles Bridge to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the 1989 Velvet Revolution in Prague, Czech Republic. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Thousands of Czechs attended rallies and concerts on Friday to mark the anniversary of the 1989 Velvet Revolution that ended communist rule and to ple(...)

Presidential candidate Vaclav Havel waves to his supporters from a balcony in Prague in this December 19th, 1989 file photo. Havel, a dissident playwright who was jailed by the communists and then went on to lead the bloodless Velvet Revolution and become Czech president, died at 75 on December 18th, 2011. File photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

Tens of thousands of Czechs are expected to rally in Prague and other cities on Friday to commemorate the 1989 Velvet Revolution, and to warn that pop(...)

Czech billionaire and leader of the Ano  political movement, Andrej Babis, during a pre-election debate on October 4th, 2017, in Vsetaty village, central Bohemia, near Prague. Photograph: Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images

With 10 days to go before a Czech parliamentary election that his populist Ano party is expected to win, billionaire Andrej Babis has been charged wit(...)

Demonstrators hold placards during a protest rally against Czech finance minister Andrej Babis and President Milos Zeman in Prague on Wednesday. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Thousands of Czechs have joined street protests over a political crisis that pits the country’s embattled premier against its billionaire finance mini(...)

Brian and Kieran Collopy were charged with possession of heroin with intent for sale or supply. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Two brothers charged in connection with the seizure of €50,000 worth of heroin in Limerick have been refused bail, after a court was told of Garda fea(...)

File photograph of Sir Nicholas Winton, ‘Britain’s Schindler’. Photograph: Petr Josek/Reuters

Sir Nicholas Winton, who organised the rescue of Jewish children from the Holocaust in 1939, has died aged 106, his family said. He became known as “B(...)

Men from Cork on a stag party in Prague last weekend wore Adolf Hitler masks and verbally abused customers, pub owner Frank Haughton said. Photograph: Thinkstock

A group of men from Cork wore Hitler masks and verbally abused customers at a pub in the centre of Prague while on a stag party trip last weekend, the(...)

Mark English celebrates winning a silver medal in the men’s European Indoor 800m final, in which he ran a tactically perfect race. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The late great Noel Carroll would have been well impressed. There is a tactical art to 800m running which doubles its value indoors, and few Irish ath(...)

Britain’s Jenny Meadows has run four of the five quickest 800m times in the world this season

Anyone who has woken up to an early spring sunrise over the ancient city of Prague must feel this great sense of wonder. Not only did the fragile skyl(...)

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