Czech Republic

  • Czech hospital shooting Dec 12, 2019

    Death Toll in Hospital Shooting in Czech Republic Rises to 7

    The death toll from a hospital shooting in the Czech Republic rose to seven on Thursday when a critically wounded woman died two days after the attack, authorities said....
    A 42-year-old man opened fire in a waiting room in the University hospital in the eastern city of Ostrava, 350 kilometers (220 miles) east of Prague on Tuesday, killing six adult patients...

  • Czech hospital shooting Dec 10, 2019

    6 Dead After Shooting in Czech Hospital; Suspect Shoots Self

    Police and officials say six people have been killed and three wounded in a shooting in a hospital in the eastern Czech Republic. The apparent suspect later shot himself dead as police approached his car. The shooting happened Tuesday morning in the University hospital in the city of Ostrava. People have been evacuated from the hospital and security has been...

  • Nov 9, 2019

    Germany, Allies Mark 30 Years Since Berlin Wall Fell

    Germany marked the 30th anniversary Saturday of the opening of the Berlin Wall, a pivotal moment in the events that brought down Communism in eastern Europe. Leaders from Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic attended a ceremony at Bernauer Strasse — where one of the last parts of the Berlin Wall remains — before placing roses in the...

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Scientists Succeed in Creating Embryos of Near-Extinct Northern White Rhinos

    Scientists announced Wednesday they have succeeded in creating two embryos of the near-extinct northern white rhino as part of an international effort to save the species, which is down to just two animals worldwide, both of them female. The embryos, created in the lab with eggs taken from the females and frozen sperm from dead males, are now stored in...

  • Aug 23, 2019

    Capitals Star Kuznetsov Banned From Russia Team After Cocaine Test

    Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov tested positive for cocaine at the world championship and has been banned from the Russian national team for four years.

  • Jul 19, 2019

    Mueller Probe Witness Faces Child Sex Trafficking Charge

    A businessman who served as a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation now faces a charge of child sex trafficking in addition to transporting child pornography. An indictment made public Friday in federal court in Alexandria charges Lebanese-American businessman George Nader, 60, with transporting a 14-year-old boy from Europe to Washington, D.C., in February 2000 and engaging in...

  • Jun 30, 2019

    A Strange, Wavy Jet Stream Is Blasting Europe With Heat. Scientists Say This Could Be the ‘New Normal’

    An oppressive heat wave baked Western Europe this week, setting record high temperatures in France, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. In India, a severe drought has choked water supplies in the city of Chennai, exposing its 9 million residents to a major shortage. And after the United States’ wettest 12-month stretch on record, towns across the Midwest and the...

  • Jun 8, 2019

    Australian Wins 1st Major at French Open

    Ash Barty knew she needed a break from tennis, from the pressure and expectations, from the week-in, week-out grind. So she stepped away in 2014 and wound up trying her hand at cricket, joining a professional team at home in Australia. After almost two years away, Barty was pulled back to the tour. Good choice. Now she’s a Grand Slam...

  • Jun 7, 2019

    Nadal Beats Federer to Reach 12th French Open Final; US Phenom Loses After Surprise Breakthrough

    Rafael Nadal made quick work of Roger Federer in their first French Open meeting since 2011, beating his rival 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 Friday in strong wind to reach his 12th final at Roland Garros. Two other players reached the finals Friday, both on the women’s side: Ashleigh Barty, who beat surprise American semifinalist Amanda Anisimova in three sets, and Marketa...

  • Jun 6, 2019

    17-Year-Old American Anisimova Beats ’18 French Open Champ Halep, Moves to Final Four

    In the latest surprise at a French Open filled with them, defending champion Simona Halep was knocked out in the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-4 loss to 17-year-old American Amanda Anisimova on Thursday. “The pressure was on,” said Halep, saying she felt “nerves, a little bit stressed. … Maybe expectations from myself were big today and maybe I couldn’t handle...

  • Jun 1, 2019

    Serena Williams Joins No. 1 Osaka on Way Out of French Open

    Maybe it was the daunting deficit Serena Williams faced in the French Open’s third round. Maybe it was the way her 20-year-old American opponent, Sofia Kenin, was questioning line calls. Either way, as Williams attempted to start a comeback Saturday with a three-ace game, she followed those big serves with some serious staredowns. Whether it was meant to get herself...

  • Jan 23, 2019

    1 Point Away, Serena Stunned by Pliskova at Australian Open

    Four times, Serena Williams was only one point — a single point — from closing out a victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals. On the first such chance, at 5-1, 40-30 in the third set, she turned her left ankle awkwardly. The owner of the best serve in the sport would lose every point she served the rest of the...

  • Dec 6, 2018

    1st Baby Born Using Uterus Transplanted From Deceased Donor

    Brazilian doctors are reporting the world’s first baby born to a woman with a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor. Eleven previous births have used a transplanted womb but from a living donor, usually a relative or friend. Experts said using uteruses from women who have died could make more transplants possible.

  • Jun 16, 2018

    Croatia Fans Cycle All the Way to Russia for World Cup

    Some soccer fans will follow their teams anywhere to see them play in the World Cup.

  • May 29, 2018

    Serena Williams Wins First Grand Slam Since Baby

    For all that has changed in the 16 months since Serena Williams last played in a Grand Slam tournament — she is now married and a mother — so much was familiar about her at the French Open on Tuesday. The fashion statement, this time in the form of a black bodysuit with a red belt that she said made...

  • Mar 31, 2018

    Russian Sent to US on Charges He Hacked Dropbox, Others

    A Russian man arrested over a year ago in the Czech Republic made his first appearance Friday in a U.S. courtroom, denying that he hacked computers at LinkedIn, Dropbox and other U.S. companies, compromising the personal information of millions of Americans. Yevgeniy Nikulin, 30, pleaded not guilty to computer intrusion, aggravated identity theft and other charges in federal court in...

  • Feb 25, 2018

    Best Alpine Skiing Moments From the 2018 Winter Olympics

    From Lindsey Vonn’s final Olympic medal to a snowboarder winning an Alpine skiing race, check out the best moments from the 2018 Winter Olympics Alpine skiing competition.

  • Feb 23, 2018

    Ledecka Gets Second Olympic Gold, This Time in Snowboarding

    Ester Ledecka won the second leg of an unheard-of Olympic double, taking the gold medal in snowboarding’s parallel giant slalom Saturday to go with her surprise skiing victory in the Alpine super-G earlier in the Winter Games. The Czech star, top-ranked on the snowboarding circuit but never a threat until now in skiing, is the first to win gold medals...

  • Feb 23, 2018

    Canada Beats Czechs, 6-4, for Men’s Hockey Bronze

    The Canadians made sure they aren’t going home from the Olympics empty-handed, even after missing out on a third straight gold medal. Andrew Ebbett, Chris Kelly and Derek Roy each scored in the first period, and Canada took the bronze medal at the Pyeongchang Games by beating the Czech Republic 6-4 Saturday.

  • Feb 22, 2018

    Men’s Hockey Semfinals: Shock Loss for Canada as Germany Books Ticket to Face Russians

    After an exciting finish to women’s Olympic hockey, the men’s competition is bringing the heat on the ice in the semifinals, with one match down and one to go. The men of the Czech Republic were shut out by the Olympic Athletes from Russia, 3-0, sending the Czechs to the bronze medal match to play the losing team from the...

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