Czech Republic

Recovering Kvitova feels the love from Australian Open fans

MELBOURNE, Australia — A year ago Petra Kvitova was recovering from a knife attack at her home in the Czech Republic, unsure if she’d ever play …

Tennis

Qatar may ask Iran for help in hosting the World Cup

FOOTBALL’S World Cup in 2022, to be hosted by Qatar, was always billed as a regional event. Other countries in the Gulf offered hotel rooms and …

Middle East

Hard Brexit would cost EU economy €112bn, Oxford Economics claims

EU businesses’ supply chains would be hard hit in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, according to an analysis from Oxford Economics.<p>A hard Brexit would cost the EU economy close to €112bn (£100bn), the think tank claims.<p>In a no-deal scenario the UK would face a combined impact of £125bn to its …

Brexit

Highlights: Tennis - Australian Open day three

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Highlights of Wednesday's third day of the Australian Open, the first grand slam tournament of the year:<p>0235 SVITOLINA SURVIVES SINIAKOVA SCARE<p>Fourth seed Elina Svitolina came from a set down to beat Czech Katerina Siniakova 4-6 6-2 6-1 and book a spot in the third …

Tennis

New Caledonian Sleeper trains delayed until October

A new £100 million fleet of Caledonian Sleeper carriages with en suite showers and double beds will be introduced six months late, operator Serco …

Trains

The Czech Republic may be getting serious about climate change

Rate of Reduction<p>The Czech Republic’s journey towards a clean energy transition is a tortuous one, full of complications and setbacks. Still heavily …

Climate

Czech's hero Martin Galia: Danes underestimated us, that happens... | Handball Planet

<b>Martin Galia,</b> hero <b>of Czech Republic. Handball veteran made dreams to come true in</b> match <b>against Olympic champions from Denmark!</b> Team <b>led by coaching</b> …

Handball

The Czechs’ Clear Choice: A Future for the Young With Europe, or Nostalgia and Dependence on Putin

Jiri Drahos, the pro-Europe challenger to incumbent president and Putin crony Milos Zeman, looks like he just might win the second round runoff.<p>NOVE …

Russia

Czech government loses confidence vote in parliament

Prime Minister Andrej Babis, the country's second richest man, is mired in opposition over corruption concerns. His ANO party will remain in power, …

World News

Martin Erat, Jiri Sekac among those named to Czech Olympic team

The Czech Republic men’s hockey team roster was announced on Monday, with a few familiar faces for NHL fans.<p>Longtime Nashville Predator Martin Erat …

Ice Hockey

Australian Open: Nadal, Kyrgios set for 2nd-round matches

MELBOURNE, Australia — Top-seeded Rafael Nadal, second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki and local hope Nick Kyrgios were set to play their second-round …

Tennis

Czech PM Babis to ask lawmakers to lift his parliamentary immunity

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Tuesday he would ask lawmakers lift his parliamentary immunity to face allegations of EU subsidy fraud.<p>Police are investigating whether he illegally received a 2 million euro EU subsidy a decade ago by hiding ownership of a farm and …

World News

Citigroup promises to close gender and minority pay gaps in the US, UK, and Germany

Citigroup offered investors more than better-than-expected earnings this week: it also announced yesterday (Jan. 15) that it would begin addressing pay gaps between men and women, and between minority employees and non-minorities, in the US, Germany, and the UK.<p>In a blog post, the bank said its …

Banking

2018 Cyprus Women’s Cup Fixtures

Cyprus Women’s Cup 2018 Fixtures<p>The reigning Champions of the Cyprus Women’s Cup, Switzerland will face Italy in their opening Group A match on …

FIFA

Dirtcaps Unleash "All Gold" EP

It’s no secret that Dirtcaps pull out all the stops each time they hit the studio and it continues to show through their onslaught of ear-splitting …

Music

Man United overhaul Spanish pair as Europe's biggest earners

ZURICH (Reuters) - Manchester United enjoyed the biggest revenue of any European club in the last financial year after a 32 percent increase propelled them above Real Madrid and Barcelona, UEFA said in an annual report published on Tuesday.<p>The European Club Football Landscape report said revenues …

Sports

Norway to Shut Down All Mink and Fox Fur Factories By 2025

Norway introduced a total ban on fur farming Sunday, a statement by the Norwegian animal rights organization NOAH said. Norway has nearly 300 fur …

Sweden

David Bowie Bandmates Recall His Heart Attack on Final Tour

Former bandmates of David Bowie recalled the health alert that contributed to the artist’s decision to end his touring career in 2004. Bowie had …

David Bowie

Live Like an Ambassador in Prague’s Rooseveltova Villa

Proudly sitting in the center of a diplomatic district of Prague 6, Bubenec, the extraordinary Rooseveltova villa seems to be perfect for …

Prague

Germany and Denmark stunned in Euro handball thrillers

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Holders Germany scraped a controversial 25-25 draw against Slovenia and Olympic champions Denmark suffered a shock 28-27 defeat by the Czech Republic in a pair of European handball championship classics on Monday.<p>The Germans booked a main round berth along with Spain and …

Europe

Czech Republic named its men's Olympic ice hockey team on Monday, and it was bad news for Jaromir Jagr fans. Jagr, currently on injured reserve and reportedly looking for a way out of his deal with the Calgary Flames, was not included on the 25-player roster for the Pyeongchang Games. Among those that were: Former NHL players Martin Erat (of that infamous Capitals/Predators trade), Jiri Sekac and Roman Cervenka, as well as "The Other" Michal Jordan and Tomas Mertl, who we assume is the evil Mirror Universe version of Tomas Hertl. The Czechs are in Group A with Canada, Switzerland and host South Korea.

Czech Republic named its men's Olympic ice hockey team on Monday, and it was bad news for Jaromir Jagr fans. Jagr, currently on injured reserve and …

Ice Hockey

Martin Erat to captain Czechs at Pyeongchang Olympics

AP<p>PRAGUE (AP) — Veteran forward Martin Erat will lead the Czech Republic's hockey team as captain at the Pyeongchang Olympics.<p>From 2001-15, the 36-year-old Erat played 881 games in the NHL for Nashville, Washington, Phoenix and Arizona, scoring 176 goals and adding 369 assists. He currently plays …

Ice Hockey

Erat, Cervenka headline Czech Olympic roster

The Czech Republic has unveiled its roster for the 2018 Olympics and as expected, Jaromir Jagr was not among the 25 players selected. Ex-NHLers …

Ice Hockey

Looking back: Poland and Hungary claim Group 2 and 3 honours in 2017 World Grand Prix

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 15, 2018 - In recent years, any talk about Polish volleyball has usually been about the men’s team. The FIVB …

FIVB

Where to buy the BlackBerry Motion

Not sure where you can buy a BlackBerry Motion right now? We've got you covered!<p>The BlackBerry Motion is now on sale across many parts of the world …

BlackBerry

Karolina Pliskova | Players | Official Site of the 2017 US Open Tennis Championships - A USTA Event

Country<p>Czech Republic<p>Birth Date<p>21 March 1992<p>Birthplace<p>Louny, Czech Republic<p>Residence<p>Monte Carlo, Monaco<p>Height<p>6 ft. 1 in. ( 1.85 meters )<p>Weight<p>159 …

U.S. Open (Tennis)

HAZENA ON FIRE: Czech Republic beat Denmark! | Handball Planet

Handball in Czech Republic is in huge progress! After fantastic success of Czech’s ladies who ended among TOP 8 at World Championship, team led by …

Handball

Infographic: The Best Hangover Cures From Around the World

While the average hungover North American is likely to indulge on anything from greasy fried food and Advil to that all important Caesar (Canadian's, …

British Cuisine

Shot put kills referee at competition in Czech Republic

A referee at a track and field competition in the Czech capital was killed when a shot put hit him in the chest.<p>The Czech athletics federation says …

Sports (Canada)

Hyundai Veloster N is Not a Numbers Car, Testing Chief Says

Should be quicker than the i30 N<p>We knew Hyundai would unveil a new Veloster at the Detroit auto show, but little did we expect the N-badged version to also make an appearance. Making its debut particularly special, this vehicle will be the first N car to arrive on U.S. shores. At the show, Hyundai …

Autos