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Top seed Konta wins Nottingham semi-final

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Top seed Konta wins Nottingham semi-final

- REUTERS: Top seed Johanna Konta reached the final of the Nottingham grass court tournament on Saturday with a 6-2 7-5 win over Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova. On Sunday the British number one will play either Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic or Croatian Donna Vekic in the final of the Wimbledon warm-up tournament. Konta, who was born in Australia but took British citizenship five years ago, is aiming to become the first British woman to win a WTA event on home ground since Virginia Wade at Eastbourne in 1975

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Czech Social Democrats pledge to cut tax for workers, tighten control of big business

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Czech Social Democrats pledge to cut tax for workers, tighten control of big business

- PRAGUE: The Social Democrats, the senior partner in the Czech Republic's ruling coalition but trailing in the polls, will try to lure back voters before the October elections by offering tax cuts for workers while tightening control of big business. The party unveiled its election programme days after Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said he would step down as leader of the country's oldest party in an attempt to reverse its slide in opinion polls

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Ex-President Urges Czech Republic to Leave EU

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Ex-President Urges Czech Republic to Leave EU

- Czech Ex-President Václav Klaus says that it is time to start preparing the withdrawal of the republic from the European Union. The European Commission (EC) decided to start a procedure that could lead to the imposition of sanctions against the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary in connection with the violation, by the authorities of these countries, of arrangements for the distribution of refugees in Italy and Greece across the EU

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Paulina Gretzky gives birth to second son

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Paulina Gretzky gives birth to second son

- Previous Next Paulina Gretzky looks on during afternoon fourball matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on Octo. 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minn. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Paulina Gretzy sings the national anthem at the Canada vs. Czech Republic semi-final at the World Cup of Hockey at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Sept

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Lisa Carrington heads small New Zealand team for world canoe sprint champs

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Lisa Carrington heads small New Zealand team for world canoe sprint champs

- Lisa Carrington will make a return to her favoured K1 200m at August's canoe sprint world championships in the Czech Republic, with selectors naming a small but powerful four-strong team. Carrington, Kayla Imrie, Caitlin Ryan and Aimee Fisher make up the team, after the quartet had a ton of success in the two ICF World Cup series rounds in Europe last month

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EU sanctions Hungary, Poland, Czechs over refugees

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EU sanctions Hungary, Poland, Czechs over refugees

- Strasbourg (France) (AFP) - The EU launched legal action Tuesday against Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic for refusing to take in their share of refugees under a controversial solidarity plan. The move shows the frustration in Brussels over the scheme, which aimed to relocate 160,000 migrants from frontline migrant crisis states Italy and Greece but which has so far seen only 20,000 moved

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EU exec to open probes into Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic over migration

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EU exec to open probes into Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic over migration

- BRUSSELS: The European Union's executive will launch on Tuesday legal action against three eastern members of the bloc for failing to take in asylum-seekers to relieve states on the front lines of the bloc's migration crisis, sources told Reuters. The European Commission was due to agree at a regular meeting on Tuesday to send the so-called letters of formal notice to Warsaw and Budapest, three diplomats and EU officials said

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Juncker says Europe can no longer 'outsource' protection

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Juncker says Europe can no longer 'outsource' protection

- Prague, Czech Republic | AFP | Europe has to take care of its defence given the shift in US policy, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday, promoting a hefty defence fund announced by Brussels. “The protection of Europe can no longer be outsourced,” Juncker told a defence conference in Prague. “Over the past decade, it has become crystal clear that our American partners consider that they are shouldering too much of the burden for their wealthy European allies,” he said

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EU's Juncker pushes Czechs to reconsider halt to migrant relocations

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EU's Juncker pushes Czechs to reconsider halt to migrant relocations

- PRAGUE: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker urged the Czech Republic on Thursday to reconsider its decision to stop accepting migrants under an EU scheme to share asylum seekers who arrived in Greece and Italy. The central European country only took in 12 people out of its quota of 2,691 under the scheme to relocate 160,000 migrants from the EU's southern fringe

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Ex-WH ethics czar: 'This is the equivalent of the Nixon tapes'

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Ex-WH ethics czar: 'This is the equivalent of the Nixon tapes'

- Eisen served as the White House ethics czar and ambassador to the Czech Republic He calls the testimony "another turn of the screw for President Trump on the obstruction of justice front" Washington (CNN)A former White House ethics czar and ambassador to the Czech Republic during the Obama said Wednesday that former FBI Director James Comey's testimony is "the equivalent of the Nixon tapes

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Blackhawks sign Jan Rutta; also said to add Ulf Samuelsson to coaching staff

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Blackhawks sign Jan Rutta; also said to add Ulf Samuelsson to coaching staff

- The Blackhawks have found another defenseman for next season on the free-agent market, and it appears they have found their next assistant coach who will be in charge of the blue line. The Hawks bolstered their blue line for next season by signing free-agent defenseman Jan Rutta out of the Czech Republic, a source confirmed to the Tribune. Rutta, 26, was a sought after free agent and last played for Pirati Chomutov of the Czech Hockey League

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French Open: Rohan Bopanna eyes final spot in mixed doubles with Gabriela Dabrowski

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French Open: Rohan Bopanna eyes final spot in mixed doubles with Gabriela Dabrowski

- The Indo-Canadian pair will take on Czech Republic's Andrea Hlavackova and France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin in semi-final. Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian teammate Gabriela Dabrowski will aim to book their place in the finals of the French Open when they head into their mixed doubles semi-final clash on Wednesday. In the clay court grand slam, the seventh-seeded Indo-Canadian duo will play take on third-seeded pair of Czech Republic's Andrea Hlavackova and France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin for a place in the summit showdown

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Czech scientists see growing risk of asteroid hitting Earth

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Czech scientists see growing risk of asteroid hitting Earth

- The risk is growing that Earth will be hit by an asteroid from a meteor stream known as the Taurids, Czech astronomers said on Tuesday. The astronomers, from the Czech Academy of Sciences, drew their conclusion after analysing 144 bolides—large meteors that explode in the atmosphere—from the Taurids and detecting a new branch with at least two asteroids measuring 200-300 metres (220-330 yards) in diameter

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'Another like him doesn't exist' – Schick plays down Ibrahimovic comparisons

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'Another like him doesn't exist' – Schick plays down Ibrahimovic comparisons

- Having been compared to the Manchester United man, the Sampdoria forward revealed his admiration for the striker. Sampdoria forward Patrik Schick played down comparisons to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, saying there was no-one like the Manchester United star. Schick was compared to the Swedish great by Juventus vice-chairman Pavel Nedved, with the Serie A champions interested in signing the Czech Republic international. But while the 21-year-old said he watched Ibrahimovic closely, he dismissed the comparisons

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Czechs halt taking migrants from Italy, Greece under EU relocation scheme

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Czechs halt taking migrants from Italy, Greece under EU relocation scheme

- PRAGUE: The Czech Republic will halt taking in migrants under an EU scheme to share asylum seekers who arrived in Greece and Italy, citing security concerns, the government agreed on Monday. Under a plan agreed in 2015, the European Commission wants EU member states to each admit a quota from a total of 160,000 asylum seekers stuck in the two Mediterranean countries

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Alleged Russian hacker can be extradited, Czech court rules

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Alleged Russian hacker can be extradited, Czech court rules

- PRAGUE -- A Czech court ruled Tuesday that a Russian man who faces charges of hacking computers at American companies can be extradited either to the United States or Russia -- and the suspect immediately appealed his possible extradition to the United States. Czech authorities arrested in Prague in cooperation with the FBI in October after Interpol issued an international warrant

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Czech Court: Russian Hacker Can Be Extradited to US or Russia

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Czech Court: Russian Hacker Can Be Extradited to US or Russia

- PRAGUE — A Czech court ruled Tuesday that a Russian man who faces charges of hacking computers at American companies can be extradited either to the United States or Russia — and the suspect immediately appealed his possible extradition to the United States. Czech authorities arrested Yevgeniy Nikulin in Prague in cooperation with the FBI in October after Interpol issued an international warrant

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  • Luuka Jones agonisingly close to the medals in World Cup canoe slalom
    Luuka Jones agonisingly close to the medals in World Cup canoe slalom

    , stuff.co.nz

    Luuka Jones has narrowly missed out on another World Cup canoe slalom medal for New Zealand. One week removed from Mike Dawson's gold medal effort in extreme slalom division in the Czech Republic, the Rio Olympics K1 silver medallist had to settle for fourth at the latest ICF round in Germany overnight on Saturday (NZ time). The Tauranga paddler made her first ever final in her first season racing the C1 class and for most of her run on the Augsburg course, looked in complete control

     

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  • Singapore firms eye opportunities in Czech automotive industry
    Singapore firms eye opportunities in Czech automotive industry

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    SINGAPORE: Manufacturing firms from Singapore are exploring opportunities in the Central and Eastern European region, particularly in automotive and aerospace sectors which are strong engines of growth for the local economies. Representatives from 17 Singapore firms co-led by IE Singapore and Singapore Business Federation have completed a week-long business mission to Poland and the Czech Republic, in conjunction with President Tony Tan Keng Yam’s state visits to these countries

     

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  • Mulago cancer machine: radiotherapy bunker renovation complete
    Mulago cancer machine: radiotherapy bunker renovation complete

    , newvision.co.ug

    The renovation of the Radiotherapy bunker to house the cobalt 60 machine commonly known as radiotherapy machine for cancer treatment has been completed.Speaking during the handover of the facility by the Arab contractors, the executive director Uganda Cancer Institute, Dr Jackson Orem said the facility has been approved by the Energy Atomic council.He said the cobalt 60 machine has been procured from the Czech Republic at a cost of 700,000 Euros and in two weeks’ time it will be installed at the renovated bunker

     

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  • EU exec to open probes into Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic over migration
    EU exec to open probes into Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic over migration

    , channelnewsasia.com

    BRUSSELS: The European Union's executive will launch on Tuesday legal action against three eastern members of the bloc for failing to take in asylum-seekers to relieve states on the front lines of the bloc's migration crisis, sources told Reuters. The European Commission was due to agree at a regular meeting on Tuesday to send the so-called letters of formal notice to Warsaw and Budapest, three diplomats and EU officials said

     

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  • A Fast-Rising Czech Conductor Leads the Philharmonic
    A Fast-Rising Czech Conductor Leads the Philharmonic

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    Photo The 35-year-old Czech conductor Jakub Hrusa has been rising fast. Already the chief conductor of the Bamberg Symphony in Germany and the permanent guest conductor of the Czech Philharmonic, he becomes principal guest conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London next season and appears regularly with major orchestras and opera houses. For his New York Philharmonic debut on Thursday at David Geffen Hall, he could have chosen to show his stuff with a staple or two

     

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