Abbas's untranslated book

February 7, 2017

On Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's website there are about 20 books listed, that have been translated to dozens of languages. There is one book, written in Arabic, that has never been translated.

New documentary celebrates Czechoslovak war hero, RAF pilot Emil Boček

February 10, 2017

A new Czech documentary film pays tribute to one of the country’s last
remaining war heroes, Czechoslovak RAF veteran General Emil Boček. The
94-year old war pilot made headlines last year when he got his wish to fly

Slovak institute releases list of communist secret police's staff

February 10, 2017

The Slovak Nation's Memory Institute released the list of the former Czechoslovak Communist secret police officers in Bratislava and western Slovakia today and completed its mapping of the StB's structure and staff in Slovakia, UPN head Ondrej Krajnak has told reporters.

Visegrad Four journalists concerned about media freedom in their region

February 9, 2017

Journalists from the Visegrad Group states, comprising the Czech Republic,
Slovakia, Hungary and Poland, have expressed concern regarding media
freedom in their respective countries. At a meeting in Prague, the

Prosecutors had appealed against a 2016 ruling that acquitted 15 people in the case.

February 6, 2017

This file photo taken on October 8, 2010 shows an aerial view of the village of Kolontar, nearby the Torna stream, some 160 kilometres southwest of the Hungarian capital Budapest, after a wave of toxic red mud of the Ajkai Timfoldgyar plant swept through the village.

Last chance to see ‘Czechoslovak’ comet

February 7, 2017

Over the next few days, people in the Czech Republic can observe a unique
dwarf comet in the sky with the aid of just the smallest binoculars. The
comet was named after Czechoslovak astronomers and it was last visible on

Communist-era spy Minařík imprisoned for four months

February 7, 2017

Pavel Minařík, who was a spy for communist Czechoslovakia, has been sent
to prison for four months for the possession of a weapon without a license,
Právo reported on Tuesday. The one-time StB agent attempted to commit

UPDATE 1-Weak trade prospects prompt cut to Slovak 2017 growth forecast

February 6, 2017

BRATISLAVA, Feb 6 Slovakia's Finance Ministry cut its outlook for the country's 2017 gross domestic product growth to 3.3 percent from 3.5 percent. The new forecast would match 2016.

Slovak Supreme Court clears Babiš in secret police case

February 6, 2017

The Slovak Supreme Court has upheld a verdict by a lower instance court
according to which Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babiš did not knowingly
collaborate with the communist secret police in the 1980s. The court turned

Europe looks beyond March summit to forge vision

February 3, 2017

European Council President Donald Tusk urged the EU leaders to renew the "declaration of faith" in the integration process in Rome. European Council President Donald Tusk urged the EU leaders to renew the "declaration of faith" in the integration process in Rome.

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