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The Guardian

Is there a lesson for Catalonia in the Czechoslovakian 'velvet divorce'?

The Guardian |
20 November 2012

Czechosolvakia's peaceful separation is approaching its 20th anniversary. Can it be a template for Catalonia and Spain?

Czech kiosk liquor ban after 16 die drinking bootleg spirits

The Guardian |
13 September 2012

The Czech government on Wednesday banned hard liquor sales by street vendors after a 16th person died from drinking bootleg vodka and rum containing methanol, in the country's worst case of alcohol-related deaths in decades.

Lamb of God singer has bail challenged

The Guardian |
27 July 2012

Randy Blythe remains in Czech prison as prosecutors fear he will never return to face trial for manslaughter if he is bailed.

Wimbledon 2012: Martina Navrátilová tips Kvitová and Sharapova

The Guardian |
25 June 2012

No one knows Wimbledon like Martina Navrátilová and no one knows more about winning the title than the Czech-born American, who lifted the trophy a record nine times with her trademark serve-volley game. So when the former champion speaks about Wimbledon, the world listens.

Zátopek! – review

The Guardian |
19 June 2012

In 1952, the legendary Czech long-distance runner Emil Zátopek took Olympic gold in both the 5,000 and 10,000-metre races. On a whim, he decided to enter the marathon, despite never having attempted the distance before. He won that, too. Emily Howard's short opera is, like its subject, almost insanely ambitious.

Czech president condemns 'aggressive' Heartland Institute adverts

The Guardian |
11 May 2012

Václav Klaus condemns thinktank's campaign but says he will still proceed with his keynote speech at the forthcoming conference.

Czechs scramble for Easter eggs as shortage bites into festive fun

The Guardian |
10 April 2012

European shortfall reported after farmers' failure to meet EU rules results in price hikes, and rationing in Germany.

Villa Tugendhat, Brno – review

The Guardian |
10 April 2012

Mies van der Rohe's Villa Tugendhat, a paragon of light and spacious living and the inspiration for Simon Mawer's 2009 novel The Glass Room, has been restored to its 1930s glory and is now open to all.

Václav Havel: another side to the story

The Guardian |
20 December 2011

The Czech leader was a brave man, but the voices of those who lost out after communism's demise are seldom heard.

Václav Havel: a life in pictures

The Guardian |
19 December 2011

Václav Havel, playwright and former leader of the Czech Republic, has died. The dissident writer became Czechoslovakia's first post-communist president after leading the 'velvet revolution'.

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