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Tomio Okamura, the anti-Islam and Eurosceptic leader of the Czech Republic’s Freedom and Direct Democracy party, which came fourth in parliamentary elections in October. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

With its foaming pints of beer, plates of pork and dumpling and walls covered with pictures of old Prague, Stare Casy is a typical Czech pub in the Go(...)

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(...)

Andrej Babis leaves after a meeting with Czech president Milos Zeman on Monday at the president’s summer residence near Prague. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

Czech billionaire Andrej Babis says he has received the backing of the country’s president, Milos Zeman, to form a new government, after the tycoon’s (...)

Andrej Babis, Slovak-born billionaire and leader of the Ano movement, with his wife Monika after the first results of Czech parliamentary elections  in Prague. Photograph: EPA

The populist Ano party of Czech billionaire Andrej Babis has started talks on forming a new coalition government, after dominating parliamentary elect(...)

The leader of Ano party Andrej Babis and his wife Monika arrive to cast their votes in parliamentary elections in Prague on Friday. Photograph:  David W Cerny/Reuters

The Czech Republic has begun voting in parliamentary elections that are expected to hand victory to the populist Ano party of billionaire tycoon Andr(...)

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(...)

Andrej Babis, leader of the Czech Republic’s populist Ano party, is congratulated by circus owner Jaromir Joo,  in 2013 after the party performed strongly in a general election. Photograph: Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images

A Czech parliamentary committee has recommended that deputies allow police to charge controversial party leader Andrej Babis with fraud, prompting the(...)

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(...)

Poland’s foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski: “You can’t criticise anyone for wanting to improve relations with Russia.” Photograph: Gian Ehrenzeller/EPA

As Central European leaders from the Baltic to the Black Sea congratulate Donald Trump on his accession to the White House, some can hardly wait for (...)

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