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The Guardian

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.

'Nobody calls it Czechia': Czech Republic's new name fails to catch on

The Guardian |
26 October 2016

Six months after Czechia was adopted, citizens of central European country seem in little doubt over what it should be called

Czech Republic claims propaganda war by Russia and sets up counter-effort

The Guardian |
21 October 2016

The Czech government has accused Russia of conducting a propaganda war on its soil and is setting up a unit to counter what it says are networks of pro-Moscow puppet groups. "We want to get into every smartphone" to counter Russian disinformation, said Milan Chovanec, the Czech interior minister.

Fate of former Schindler's list factory is met with Czech ambivalence

The Guardian |
12 October 2016

Plans to turn derelict site into museum faces obstacles, including funding costs and mixed feelings about Nazi industrialist

Man, 29, charged with murdering Czech man in east London

The Guardian |
26 September 2016

Raymond Sculley will appear in court on Monday charged with murdering 31-year-old Zdeněk Makar

Heroes’ memorials demanded for Czech assassins of Holocaust chief

The Guardian |
22 August 2016

Remains of British-trained killers of Reinhard Heydrich thought to lie neglected in an unmarked grave in Prague cemetery.

Venus and Serena Williams crash out in first round as Czechs post huge upset

The Guardian |
8 August 2016

Three-time doubles gold medalists Serena and Venus Williams lost an Olympic match as partners for the first time, stunned in the opening round of the Rio de Janeiro Games by the Czech Republic's Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-4.

How a Czech 'super-spy' infiltrated the CIA

The Guardian |
1 July 2016

Karel Koecher, the only foreign agent known to have breached the US agency, describes the original bridge of spies — and the ultimate double cross.

Changing our country's name to Czechia won't solve the problems we face

The Guardian |
19 April 2016

Rebranding the Czech Republic without consultation has only increased the estrangement between the people and the government.

David Cameron in hot water over lifting ban on Czech fighter jets sale

The Guardian |
15 February 2016

David Cameron is facing questions over his EU renegotiation after it emerged that he lifted a longstanding ban on the Czech Republic selling fighter jets to Iraq, containing sensitive British radar technology, as he sought to win support from the east European state.

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