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Milos Matousek (78), who served in the Czechoslovak army, attends a ceremony outside the studios of Czech Radio to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Czechs have lambasted their current leaders on the 50th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, when the Red Army crushed hopes for libe(...)

Protesters and residents standing on and around a Russian tank  on a Prague  street, August 1968. Photograph: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images

For Ondrej Neff, a young journalist in communist Czechoslovakia, the bold liberal experiment of the Prague Spring ended with a phone call in the dead (...)

Riders attend a rally for Russia’s motorcycle club Night Wolves in front of Russia’s embassy in Bratislava on July 27th, 2018. The pro-Kremlin motorcycle club opened its European base in Dolna Krupa, Slovakia. Photograph: Vladimir Simicek/AFP/Getty

Slovakia’s relations with Moscow and Kiev are under scrutiny after one of its deputies led a delegation to occupied Crimea and a notorious Russian nat(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is welcomed by Romanian president Klaus Iohannis during their official meeting at Cotroceni Presidential Palace in Bucharest, last week.  Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

On a sweltering Bucharest afternoon last week, student Andrei Marinescu sipped iced coffee in a cafe near Romanian government headquarters, where his(...)

 Czech Republic prime minister Andrej Babis  arrives for a parliamentary session on a confidence vote in the  Prague parliament on Thursday. Photograph:  Martin Divisek/EPA

The Czech Republic finally gained a fully-fledged government on Thursday, nine months after elections and amid continuing controversy over billionaire(...)

Czech prime minister Andrej Babis arrives for the cabinet’s inauguration at Prague Castle on Wednesday. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Czech president Milos Zeman has appointed a new government led by controversial tycoon Andrej Babis, despite criticism of its reliance on communist su(...)

Ano  party leader Andrej Babis: Czech Republic’s new  prime minister. Photograph: Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty

Controversial billionaire Andrej Babis is finally poised to become the fully fledged prime minister of the Czech Republic eight months after winning a(...)

A police interpreter (right) with a group of migrants during the evacuation of a makeshift camp  in a Sarajevo park. Officials say that some 4,000 migrants have entered Bosnia this year. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Bosnian Serb president Milorad Dodik has claimed that a surge in the number of migrants arriving in Bosnia is part of a conspiracy to boost its Muslim(...)

 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 (...)

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