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Czech president Milos Zeman (left) and newly appointed prime miinster Jiri Rusnok attend a news conference at Prague Castle yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Petr Josek

Czech president Milos Zeman has named an old ally as the country’s new prime minister, in a controversial move unpopular with all major parties and un(...)

The Czech Republic centre-right Civic Democrat party’s candidate for prime minister, Miroslava Nemcova, speaks to the media in the village of Lany, near Prague, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/David W Cerny

Czech president Milos Zeman is holding crisis talks with party leaders after a lurid corruption scandal forced the resignation of prime minister Petr (...)

Czech prime minister Petr Necas (right) tenders his resignation to President Milos Zeman at Prague Castle yesterday. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Czech prime minister Petr Necas has resigned amid a major corruption scandal that could trigger snap elections. Mr Necas handed his resignation to Cze(...)

Czech Republic’s prime minister Petr Necas who said  he had no intention of resigning from his post after a series of police raids on government offices. Photograph: Petr Josek/Reuters

The Czech government is reeling after several prominent political and intelligence figures were arrested in a stunning anti-corruption sweep. Some 400(...)

Czech president Milos Zeman (left) and European Commission president José Manuel Barroso hoist the European Union Flag at Prague Castle yesterday. The occasion marks the first time the flag has been raised over the castle since the Czech Republic joined the EU nine years ago.  Photograph: Petr Josek/Reuters

Nine years after the Czech Republic joined the European Union, the bloc’s blue-and- gold flag is finally flying over Prague Ca(...)

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