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Amazon rejected in Brno

The Washington Post/AP |
19 March 2014

The Czech Republic's second largest city has rejected a plan by US retail giant Amazon to build a distribution center that would create 2,000 jobs. Brno mayor Roman Onderka said he thinks Tuesday's decision by councilors means a "definite" end of the project. Onderka said he disagrees with the decision but has to accept it. He said that "Brno wasted an opportunity to get a strong investor" at a time when 23,000 local citizens are unemployed.

Hedberg, Pančochová win WCup slopestyle titles

The Washington Post/AP |
7 March 2014

Mans Hedberg of Sweden and Šárka Pančochová of Czech Republic won the season's final World Cup slopestyle events on Thursday to take the snowboard discipline titles.

Zakopalová wins Brazil Cup for 3rd career title

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3 March 2014

Klára Zakopalová of the Czech Republic won her third WTA singles title by coming from the brink of defeat to beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain 4-6, 7-5, 6-0 in the Brazil Cup final on Saturday.

Powerful blast in Prague tourist area injures at least 35

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30 April 2013

A powerful blast believed to be a gas explosion ripped open an office building in the center of Prague on Monday, injuring at least 35 people and sending shockwaves through the Old Town tourist district.

Jan Matura wins in Sapporo for 2nd straight victory in World Cup ski jumping

The Washington Post/AP |
21 January 2013

Jan Matura of the Czech Republic won a large hill event Sunday for his second straight victory in World Cup ski jumping. Matura landed jumps of 132.5 and 133 meters for a total of 247 points.

Budvar reports 1% rise in exports to highest level in 117 years

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9 January 2013

State-owned Czech brewery Budějovický Budvar, which has been fighting a long legal battle with US beer giant Anheuser-Busch over the use of the "Budweiser" brand, says its 2012 exports rose by 1.1% to reach a record high.

Czech company becomes key brocade seller in west Africa

The Washington Post/AP |
22 October 2012

While the textile industry in Europe is under pressure from low-cost competition in Asia, the Czech company Veba is working around the clock to meet demand for the high-quality brocade it ships to Muslims and elites in western Africa.

ČR to face Spain in Davis Cup final indoors in Prague in November

The Washington Post/AP |
3 October 2012

The Davis Cup final between the Czech Republic and defending champion Spain will be at the O2 Arena in Prague next month.

Black Czech defender says he was racially abused by Russia fans at Euro 2012

The Washington Post/AP |
11 June 2012

A defender for the Czech Republic says he was racially abused by Russian fans at his team's opening game of the European Championship.

Obama to meet with Czech Republic leader Nečas

The Washington Post/AP |
10 October 2011

President Barack Obama will meet at the White House later this month with the prime minister of the Czech Republic.

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