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Czech PM warns of snap election if coalition crumbles

30 Jun 2019

PRAGUE Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Sunday there would be a snap election if his coalition partner goes through with threat to quit, raising the prospect of more political turmoil after weeks of street protests against his rule.

Czech government survives no-confidence vote

27 Jun 2019

PRAGUE The Czech minority government led by the populist ANO party on Thursday survived a vote of no confidence called by the opposition, after a series of public protests against Prime Minister Andrej Babis.

Czech leader Babis defies inquiry, protests and EU audit

20 Jun 2019

PRAGUE Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has dug in to resist a criminal investigation, a slap from European auditors and possibly the biggest protests in three decades of democracy.

Czech PM found in conflict of interest by EU Commission - report

31 May 2019

PRAGUE The European Commission has determined that Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is in conflict of interest because of his business empire placed in trust funds, and the country may lose some EU funding as a result, daily Hospodarske noviny reported on Friday.

Western allies agree 5G security guidelines, warn of outside influence

03 May 2019

PRAGUE Global security officials agreed a set of proposals on Friday for future 5G networks, highlighting concerns about equipment supplied by vendors that might be subject to state influence.

Western allies agree 5G security guidelines, warn of outside influence

03 May 2019

PRAGUE Global security officials agreed a set of proposals on Friday for future 5G networks, highlighting concerns about equipment supplied by vendors that might be subject to state influence.

Western allies agree 5G security guidelines, warn of outside influence

03 May 2019

PRAGUE, May 3 Global security officials agreed a set of proposals on Friday for future 5G networks, highlighting concerns about equipment supplied by vendors that might be subject to state influence.

Global security officials to hammer out united 5G security approach

02 May 2019

PRAGUE Global cooperation is key to ensuring the security of 5G networks, cyber security officials said on Thursday at a meeting in Prague aimed at hammering out how to combat threats as nations begin rolling out next-generation telecoms equipment.

Climate change to blame as bark beetles ravage central Europe's forests

26 Apr 2019

PRAGUE Hot, dry summers are fanning an unprecedented outbreak of bark beetles that are destroying vast swathes of central Europe's spruce forests which define the region's landscape. | Video

Climate change to blame as bark beetles ravage central Europe's forests

26 Apr 2019

PRAGUE, April 26 Hot, dry summers are fanning an unprecedented outbreak of bark beetles that are destroying vast swathes of central Europe's spruce forests which define the region's landscape.

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EU rebuffs Johnson's opening Brexit bid

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand that the European Union reopen the Brexit divorce deal was rebuffed on Tuesday by the bloc, which said Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border.