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 Thousands of demonstrators gather in Wenceslas Square to protest against Czech prime minister Andrej Babis, in Prague on Tuesday. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

Pro-Russian Czech president Milos Zeman has outraged opponents by urging prime minister Andrej Babis to try to form a government with ultra-nationalis(...)

Senator Jeff Sessions: “Computer hacking is not just a crime, it is a direct threat to the security and privacy of Americans.” Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

The White House has welcomed the Czech Republic’s extradition to the US of an alleged Russian hacker, as Moscow warned Prague that the decision could (...)

Forza Italia party leader and former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi: clearly running the party’s show. Photograph: Matteo Bazzi/EPA

The tide of populist and Eurosceptical politics that has swept Europe over the last couple of years does not appear to be ebbing. The electoral succe(...)

The Kremlin will be happy with the outlook after the victory of incumbent Milos Zeman’s in the Czech presidential election. It means continued political uncertainty in the Czech Republic, deepening divisions in Europe and another five years in Prague Castle for a critic of western sanctions on Russia. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

In the end, Czechs chose Milos Zeman, and fear. Despite enjoying economic growth, the lowest unemployment rate in the European Union and no prospect o(...)

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(...)

A woman walks past a vandalised electoral poster of incumbent president Milos Zeman ahead of a presidential election run-off in Prague, Czech Republic. The poster reads: “Stop migrants and Drahos. This is our land! Vote Zeman!” Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

The Czech Republic is voting in a presidential election run-off between rivals who could seek to foster closer co-operation with the European Union or(...)

Czech presidential candidate Jiri Drahos and incumbent Milos Zeman attend a televised debate ahead of an election run-off, in Prague. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Twenty-eight years ago, Simon Panek was looking ahead to a bright future for a Czechoslovakia that had suddenly been freed from communism by the Velve(...)

Czech presidential candidate Jiri Drahos: has  faced a string of unfounded allegations on fake news sites and social media, including that he is a paedophile, collaborated with the communist-era secret police, and wants to flood the Czech Republic with refugees. Photograph:  Martin Divisek/EPA

Czech presidential challenger Jiri Drahos has been warned to expect dirty tricks and fake news attacks ahead of this month’s run-off with incumbent Mi(...)

Czech presidential candidate Jiri Drahos: said he would travel around the regions, where he will seek to quash criticism he is bland and lacks the common touch of his rival. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

The political temperature in the Czech Republic is rising ahead of a presidential election run-off and uncertainty over prospects for a new government(...)

Former head of the Czech Academy of Sciences and presidential candidate Jiri Drahos has a real chance of winning the January 26th-27th decider. Photograph: Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images

A Eurosceptic, anti-immigration populist with close ties to Russia has won central Europe’s first big election battle of the year, but may yet lose hi(...)

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