Saturday, 20 January 2018

The Guardian

Czech voters to give verdict on president's anti-immigrant populism

The Guardian |
12 January 2018

The Czech president, Miloš Zeman, has been accused of promoting a climate of "vulgarity, incompetence and corruption" as the Czech Republic heads into a presidential election widely seen as a referendum on his controversial brand of anti-immigrant populism and the country's place in the western alliance.

Czechs tipped to join populist surge in Europe by electing billionaire

The Guardian |
20 October 2017

Czech Republic is poised to join Europe's lurch towards anti-establishment populism by electing as its prime minister a controversial billionaire who faces criminal fraud charges and accusations of communist-era secret police links.

Zuzana Růžičková obituary

The Guardian |
16 October 2017

Czech harpsichordist and Auschwitz survivor who was determined to bring her instrument out of the museum and into the modern world.

Czech climber sets new benchmark with ascent of 'world's hardest cliff'

The Guardian |
5 September 2017

Adam Ondra has completed what is being called the world's hardest single rope-length climb at Flatanger in Norway.

Growing awareness of colonial past fuels radicalisation, says Czech minister

The Guardian |
16 June 2017

An awakening in the Muslim world about the atrocities committed in the west's colonial past is feeding contemporary radicalisation of communities, said the Czech foreign minister on Wednesday.

Czech Republic’s František Rajtoral found dead at home

The Guardian |
25 April 2017

The president of the Turkish side Gaziantepspor has confirmed reports that the Czech Republic international František Rajtoral killed himself at his home over the weekend, with the chief medical officer of international players’ union warning more needs to be done to combat mental illness among current professionals.

Czech zoo to remove horns of 18 white rhinos following French attack

The Guardian |
15 March 2017

The Dvůr Králové zoo has said it will use a chainsaw to remove the horns from its herd of rare rhinos after a brutal attack last week in a French zoo where poachers shot dead a white rhino and hacked off its horns.

Czech cyber-attack: Russia suspected of hacking diplomats' emails

The Guardian |
1 February 2017

The Czech Republic has suffered a damaging security breach after hackers infiltrated the emails of dozens of its most senior diplomats in a massive cyber-attack thought to have been carried out by Russia. Lubomír Zaorálek, the country's foreign minister, admitted that his own email account had been breached in a "sophisticated" operation he compared to the onslaught against the Democratic party in the recent US presidential election.

Alleged hacker held in Prague at center of 'intense' US-Russia tug of war

The Guardian |
30 January 2017

An alleged computer hacker being held in the Czech Republic is at the centre of an international legal tussle between the United States and Russia amid lingering disquiet over Moscow's alleged interference in the recent US presidential election.

Czech Republic to fight 'fake news' with specialist unit

The Guardian |
29 December 2016

The Czech government is to set up a specialist "anti-fake news" unit as officials attempt to tackle falsehoods, predominantly about migrants, which they claim are spread by websites supported by the government of Russian president Vladimir Putin.

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